Category:People from Bucklebury
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The following 11 pages are in this category, out of 11 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 11 pages are in this category, out of 11 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Bucklebury – Bucklebury is a village and civil parish in West Berkshire, England. The village ranges between 1 and 3 miles north of the A4 road. The village is much smaller. Bucklebury Common is one of the major village commons in the ceremonial and historic county of Berkshire. The parish of Bucklebury has three main parts. The original village is to its three sources in the parish. The common is, under the Inclosure Acts, privately owned. At the eastern boundary of the common is Chapel Row, incorporating local landmarks such as the Blade Bone public house, a doctors' surgery and a teashop. The village of Upper Bucklebury became the parish's largest residential area in the 20th century. This is on a hill about a 1.5 miles south-west of Bucklebury village at the western tip of the common. Upper Bucklebury has a general store, a public house, a Church of England primary school. The hamlet of Marlston is also in the parish. It is mostly fields, with a large minority of woodland. Bucklebury was a royal manor owned by Edward the Confessor. The village and church are recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086.Bucklebury – St Mary the Virgin parish church
2. Districts of England – The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. As the structure of local government in England is not uniform, there are currently four principal types of district-level subdivision. Some districts are styled as boroughs, royal boroughs; these are purely honorific titles, do not alter the status of the district. Vestries dealt with the administraction of both secular governmental matters. Parishes historically had been grouped into hundreds. Hundreds once exercised some supervising administrative function. However, these powers ebbed as more and more civic and judicial powers were centred on county towns. From 1834 these parishes were grouped into Poor Law Unions, creating areas for administration of the Poor Law. These areas were later used as the basis for sanitary provision. Another reform in 1900 created 28 metropolitan boroughs as sub-divisions of the County of London. Meanwhile, from this parish-level local government administration was transferred to civil parishes. The setting-down of the current structure of districts in England began in 1965, when its 32 London boroughs were created. They are the oldest type of district still in use. In 1974, metropolitan counties and non-metropolitan counties were split into metropolitan districts and non-metropolitan districts. In London power is now shared albeit on a different basis, with the Greater London Authority.Districts of England – Districts (England)
3. Berkshire – Berkshire is a county in south east England, west of London. Berkshire is a home county, a ceremonial county and a non-metropolitan county without a county council. Berkshire County Council was the main governance from 1889 to 1998 except for the separately administered County Borough of Reading. In 1974, significant alterations were made to the county's administrative boundaries although the traditional boundaries of Berkshire were not changed. The towns of Abingdon, Didcot and Wantage were transferred to Oxfordshire, the separate administration of Reading was ended. Since 1998, Berkshire has been governed by the six unitary authorities of Bracknell Forest, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Maidenhead and Wokingham. It borders the counties of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Greater London, Surrey, Wiltshire and Hampshire. According to Asser, it takes its name from a large forest of box trees, called Bearroc. Berkshire has been the scene of some notable battles through its history. Alfred the Great's campaign against the Danes included the Battles of Englefield, Ashdown and Reading. Newbury was the Second Battle of Newbury in 1644. The nearby Donnington Castle was reduced to a ruin in the aftermath of the second battle. Another Battle of Reading took place on 9 December 1688. It ended in a decisive victory for forces loyal to William of Orange. Reading became the new town in 1867, taking over from Abingdon, which remained in the county.Berkshire – Windsor Castle, viewed from the Long Walk
4. Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke – Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke was an English politician, government official and political philosopher. He supported the Church of England politically despite his antireligious views and opposition to theology. In 1715 he supported the Jacobite rebellion of 1715 which sought to overthrow the new king George I. Escaping to France he became foreign minister for the Pretender. He was attainted for treason, but was allowed to return to England in 1723. He is best known as the philosopher of the Country Party. Henry St John was most likely christened in Battersea. It is possible he was educated at a Dissenting academy. He acquired an exceptional knowledge of French. Oliver Goldsmith reported that he had been seen to "run naked through the park in a state of intoxication". This made little difference to his lifestyle. He became a Member of Parliament in 1701, representing the family borough of Wootton Bassett as a Tory. His seat was Lydiard Park at Lydiard Tregoze, now in the Borough of Swindon. In March 1702, he was chosen commissioner for taking the public accounts. He supported the bill for requiring a real qualification for a seat in parliament.Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke – Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke. Attributed to Alexis Simon Belle, c. 1712. (NPG 593 at the National Portrait Gallery, London).
5. Hutin Britton – Nelly Hutin Britton, usually credited as Hutin Britton was an English actress. She was best known for her performances in Shakespeare roles early in the 20th century. She also appeared in leading roles in two British films. Nelly, the daughter of Thomas Britton, was born in Berkshire, England in 1876. Her first appearance on stage was with Frank Benson's company in 1901, in Henry V. Among the Shakespeare parts she played were Hero in Much Ado About Nothing, Ophelia in Hamlet, Lady Elizabeth in Richard III and Lady Macbeth at Stratford. Thereafter they often appeared together on stage and later on film. In 1906 she played Arganthael in Joseph Comyns Carr's play Tristram and Iseult at the Adelphi Theatre, as Tristram. Britton and Lang subsequently formed their own company, which toured India, South Africa and Australia from 1910-13 performing Shakespeare. In 1914, she and Lang successfully produced The Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet at the Old Vic Theatre. She also appeared in Mr Wu, which became his signature role. In 1916 they appeared together in a silent film of The Merchant of Venice in which she again played Portia. She also joined her husband in The Wandering Jew playing the part of Judith. In later life she sat on the governing board of the Old Vic Theatre. Britton died in 1965 aged 89.Hutin Britton – Britton c. 1905
6. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge – Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is the wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. The Duchess grew up in Chapel Row, a village near Newbury, Berkshire, England. She studied art history in Scotland at the University of St Andrews, where she met William in 2001. Their engagement was announced on 16 November 2010 before they married on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey. The Duke and Duchess have two children: Prince George and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, who are respectively third and fourth in line to the British throne. Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was born at Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading on 9 January 1982 to an upper-middle-class family. She was christened at St Andrew's Bradfield, Berkshire, on 20 June 1982. The family of her father Michael has ties to British aristocracy and benefitted financially from trust funds which they had established over 100 years ago. Her Middleton relatives were reported as having played host to British royalty "as long ago as 1926". She has James. Michael Middleton worked to September 1986. In Jordan, Catherine Middleton went to an English-language nursery school before returning to their home in Berkshire. She boarded part-weekly at St Andrew's in her later years. She then studied briefly at Downe House. In November 2006, Middleton accepted a position as an accessory buyer with the clothing chain Jigsaw, where she worked part-time until November 2007.Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge – The Duchess of Cambridge in 2014
7. Henry Coxe – Henry Octavius Coxe was an English librarian and scholar. The eighth son of Rev. Richard Coxe and Susan Smith, he was educated at Worcester College, Oxford. The monks were too wise to part with their treasures. One valuable result of his travels was the detection of the forgery attempted by Constantine Simonides. Under his direction that of the Bodleian, in more than 720 volumes, was completed. He was likewise honorary fellow of Worcester and Corpus Christi. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, ed.. "name needed". Encyclopædia Britannica. Cambridge University Press.Henry Coxe – Librarians
8. Carole Middleton – Prince George of Cambridge, was born on 22 July 2013 and is third in the line of succession to the British throne. On 2 her first granddaughter, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, was born, now fourth in line to succeed to the British throne. Born at the daughter of Dorothy Harrison and Ronald Goldsmith, she is the elder sister of IT recruitment multi-millionaire Gary Goldsmith. She spent her early years in a small house in Southall, attending the local state schools. She met dispatcher Michael Francis Middleton while working with British Airways as a flight attendant. The couple were married on 21 June 1980, in Dorney, Buckinghamshire. By 1995 the firm, run by both Carole and Michael, was so successful that it moved at Ashampstead Common. This wealth, combined with the trust funds that Michael Middleton inherited from Olive Middleton, has meant that the Middletons are reported to be millionaires. Her husband Michael own Bucklebury Manor, in Bucklebury, West Berkshire - a substantial Grade II-listed Georgian manor house set on over 18 acres. The Middletons' grandson, Prince George spent his few weeks at Bucklebury Manor. In 2002, Carole and Michael Middleton bought "with cash" a flat in Chelsea, London, in which their children lived after completing their university studies. The gold chevron on the coat of arms taken out by her husband Michael is to Carole's maiden name of Goldsmith. It was reported in December 2014 that Sir Thomas Conyers shared a direct ancestor with the Queen Mother, née Bowes-Lyon. Their common ancestor was County Durham's Sir William Blakiston. The famous Blakiston-Bowes Cabinet, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was created to celebrate the union of the Bowes-Lyon family.Carole Middleton – Carole Middleton
9. James William Middleton – James William Middleton is an English businessman and member of the Middleton family. Middleton's companies include the "Cake Kit Company" which can create themed cakes and cake-making kits for birthdays and other occasions. He read the lesson at her wedding to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Carole Middleton's mother's family were miners from County Durham. His elder sisters are Philippa Charlotte. Middleton was educated at Pangbourne, followed by Marlborough College. He left after one year to start his business. He is speaking out to raise awareness about the condition. His business now bakes in converted barns. Cake baking kits are created with themes, which are then distributed through his parents' company, Party Pieces. Themed cakes are baked for companies such as Jigsaw, Ralph Lauren. The business won Smarta 100 and Haines Watts Young Entrepreneur awards. Middleton also co-created a company that makes marshmallows with edible pictures on them. In February 2015, Middleton said that "my focus at the moment is just on Boomf". It was reported in August 2015 that the company had raised £1million in funding.James William Middleton – Notes The Arms of James William Middleton are the Arms of his father differenced by a gold label. In heraldry, the label is the mark of the first son. Escutcheon Per pale Azure and Gules, a chevron Or, cotised Argent, between three acorns slipped and leaved Or, labeled Or
10. Pippa Middleton – Philippa Charlotte "Pippa" Middleton is an English socialite, author, columnist, the younger sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Philippa "Pippa" Middleton is the second of three children born to Michael Middleton, Carole Middleton, a former flight attendant. Middleton was christened at Berkshire. Michael, was born in Leeds, now in West Yorkshire, to an old and wealthy Yorkshire family with ties to the British aristocracy. The daughter of Baroness von Schunck, later lived at nearby Gledhow Hall Estate. A BBC documentary reported in 2014 that Gledhow Hall had been visited by King Edward VII -- at that time the Prince of Wales. Carole, are from London. Carole's ancestors worked in County Durham. Middleton's father had inherited large trust funds from his grandmother Olive Middleton. Added to this wealth was Michael Middleton's wife's success as a businesswoman. In 1986, Middleton's family returned from Amman; her father having worked there for two and a half years. Once again, the family were living in the two eldest children were at St Andrew's Private Preparatory School. In 1987, Carole Middleton set up Party Pieces. The company initially went on to sell party supplies and decorations by mail order. While at Bradfield Southend, her sister were members of the local St Andrew's Brownie pack.Pippa Middleton – Middleton at the wedding of Lady Melissa Percy in June 2013
11. George Palmer (businessman) – George Palmer was a proprietor of the Huntley & Palmers biscuit manufacturers of Reading in England. Both were Quaker families. His wife was a first cousin of James Clark who founded C. & J. Clark. He married Elizabeth Sarah Meteyard in 1850. They had had six sons and four daughters. One daughter Emily married the evolutionary biologist Edward Bagnall Poulton, whilst his daughter Alice married the physiologist Augustus Desire Wallace. He died at home three years later. The firm was renamed Huntley & Palmers. With the engineer William Exall, Palmer invented new machinery to manufacture biscuits on an industrial scale. When Thomas Huntley died, in 1857, George Palmer was joined by two brothers, Samuel Palmer. The turnover of the business had increased from £2,700 in 1841 to £125,000 in 1857. He was later joined by his son, George William Palmer. Two other sons of George and four of his nephews, sons of Samuel, later became partners in the business. The company claimed to be the largest manufacturer of biscuit in the world. In addition to his business career, George Palmer was involved in politics.George Palmer (businessman) – Statue of George Palmer in Palmer Park, Reading