Category:People from Sevenoaks
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1. Sevenoaks – Sevenoaks is a town and civil parish with a population of 29,506 situated in western Kent, England, south-east of London. The population of the civil parish had reduced at the 2011 Census. It is 21 miles south-east of London Charing Cross. The town gives its name to the Sevenoaks district, of which it is the principal town, followed by Swanley and Edenbridge. A settlement was recorded in the 13th century, when a market was established. Construction of Knole House in the 15th century helped develop the village. In the 21st century, it has a commuting population, although the nearby Fort Halstead defence installation is a major local employer. Located to the south-east of the town is Knole Park, within which lies Knole House. Educational establishments in the town include the independent Sevenoaks School and Knole Academy. There are few records earlier than the 13th century for the town, when it was given status. The weekly cattle market was held in Hitchen Hatch Lane until 1999.It was closed to make way for the "160 BT building" in London Road. A market is held in the centre of town every Saturday. In the Middle Ages two hospitals were provided by religious orders for the care of sick people, especially those going on pilgrimage. Sevenoaks School, at the south end of High Street, is one of the oldest lay foundations in England. It was founded by William Sevenoke in 1432.Sevenoaks – Knole House
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. Kent – Kent /ˈkɛnt/ is a county in South East England and one of the home counties. The town is Maidstone. France can be seen clearly in the White Cliffs of Dover. Because of its relative abundance of hop gardens, Kent is known as "The Garden of England". Kent's economy is greatly diversified. Haulage, logistics and tourism are major industries; major industries in north-west Kent include printing and scientific research. Mining has also played its part in Kent's industrial heritage. Twenty-eight per cent of the county forms part of two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty: the North Downs and The Weald. The area has been occupied since the Palaeolithic era, as attested at Swanscombe. The Medway megaliths were built during the Neolithic era. The modern name of Kent is derived from the Brythonic word Cantus meaning ``" "border". This describes the eastern part of the current area as a border land or coastal district. Julius Caesar had described home of the Cantiaci in 51 BC. The extreme west of the modern county was by Iron Age tribes known as the Regnenses. East Kent was known as Cantia from about 730 and recorded as Cent in 835.Kent
4. John Miller Adye – General Sir John Miller Adye GCB was a British soldier and amateur artist. Adye was the son of Major James P. Adye, born on 1 November 1819. In the Indian rebellion of 1857 he served in a similar capacity. From 1870 to 1875 Adye was Director of Artillery and Stores at the War Office. In 1882 he served throughout the campaign. The civilians enjoyed relaxed trade laws. After his retirement in 1886, he unsuccessfully contested Bath in 1892. He married Clara Joan Williams in 1899. Evelyn Violet, was to become John Meade Falkner's wife on 18 October 1899. Sir John Adye, would become a Major-General. Two of India are in the National Army Museum. John Miller Adye. A Review of the Crimean War to the winter of 1854-5. Hurst and Blackett. Works by John Adye at Project Gutenberg Works by or about John Miller Adye at Internet Archive Works by John Miller Adye at LibriVoxJohn Miller Adye – Sir John Miller Adye
5. Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst – Field Marshal Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst KB served as an officer in the British Army and as Commander-in-Chief of the Forces. Amherst is best known as the architect of Britain's successful campaign to conquer the territory of New France during the Seven Years' War. Under his command, British forces captured the cities of Louisbourg, Quebec City and Montreal, well as major fortresses. He was also the first British Governor General in the territories that eventually became Canada. Numerous streets are named in both Canada and the United States. Born the son of Elizabeth Amherst, Jeffery Amherst was born in Sevenoaks, England, on 29 January 1717. His brothers included Admiral John Amherst and Lieutenant General William Amherst. At an early age, he became a page to the Duke of Dorset. Amherst became an ensign in the Grenadier Guards in 1735. Promoted to colonel on 25 December 1745, he also saw action in October 1746. He was made colonel of the 15th Regiment of Foot on 12 June 1756. In the wake of this action, he was appointed commander-in-chief of the British army in North America and colonel-in-chief of the 60th Regiment in September 1758. Amherst served as the nominal Crown Governor of Virginia from 12 September 1759. Half the continent changed hands "at the scratch of a pen." The British settlers were relieved and proclaimed a day of thanksgiving.Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst – Amherst by Joshua Reynolds
6. William Amherst (British Army officer) – Lieutenant General William Amherst was a British military commander. In 1762 during the Seven Years' War he led British forces that defeated a French expedition at the Battle of Signal Hill. Amherst was commissioned in the First Regiment of Foot Guards in 1755. He eventually rose in 1779. As a Lieutenant Colonel, Amherst was instrumental in the re-capture of St. John's at the Battle of Signal Hill. In 1768 he became MP for Launceston until 1774. In 1769 he built a house on the Isle of Wight. He named the estate St John's, after his victory in Newfoundland. The neighbourhood of Ryde that surrounds the house is still known by that name. He was appointed Adjutant-General to the Forces in 1778: he died while serving in that role in 1781. The point of St. John's Harbour, adjacent to Signal Hill is named "Fort Amherst", in commemoration of his great victory at Signal Hill. He married Elizabeth Patterson: their children included Earl Amherst of a future Governor-General of India. Chartrand, René, Louisbourg 1758: Oxford: Osprey. Biography at Newfoundland Grand Banks The Rooms article on Conflict in NewfoundlandWilliam Amherst (British Army officer) – Lieutenant General William Amherst
7. Douglas Booth – Douglas John Booth is an English actor. Booth first came to public attention following his performance as Boy George in the BBC Two film Worried About the Boy. Booth also starred in His Kind. In 2013, he starred in Carlo Carlei's adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. In 2014, Booth appeared in 2015, co-starred in The Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending. His mother is of Spanish and Dutch ancestry. Abigail, is a Chelsea School of Art graduate. He was moved to Sevenoaks, Kent at the age of ten. Booth found it "very hard" to read or write up until the age of ten; he remains "a really slow reader." Booth played the trumpet as a child. I thought,'I rather like being the centre of attention. This is where I want to be." By the age of thirteen, Booth was involved with the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He joined the Curtis Brown acting agency at the age of fifteen. Booth quit his AS levels in drama, media studies and English literature.Douglas Booth – Booth at the Ice & Diamonds Ball in February 2011
8. Tom Bosworth – Thomas Stewart "Tom" Bosworth is a British race walker who holds three British records. He is currently ranked 1st overall in the UK for 20 km. His current PB leaves him 3rd on the 20k All-Time list, only 17 seconds from the 20k British record. He is the British Record Holder for 39:36, set in 2015 along with the 5000m race walk, 19:16, set in 2014. Bosworth currently trains full-time at the UK Race Walking centre at Leeds Met University. Bosworth was also selected to carry the Olympic Torch through Potternewton, Leeds. Bosworth came out on 13 October 2015. In the interview he told the BBC that he had been for the last four-and-a-half years. He was accepted by his now-fiancé, Harry Dineley on Copacabana Beach during the Rio Olympics. Tom Bosworth profile at IAAFTom Bosworth – Bosworth in training for Commonwealth Games 2010
9. Ursula Brennan – During her career, she has been an outspoken proponent of the need for equality. For her public service, Brennan was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the Bath in 2013. Brennan was educated at Putney High School in London. She attended the University of Kent in Canterbury, where she earned a degree in English and American Literature. Following university, Brennan worked from 1973 to 1975. In 1975, Brennan began work with the Department of Health and Social Security. She worked several positions before joining the social security division, where she worked on disability benefits policy from 1990 to 1993. Brennan moved into operations, becoming director of the department's IT Services Agency from 1993 to 1995. From 1995 to 1997, she was disability director at the Department of Social Security. After that she became director of Change Management at the department's Benefits Agency, where she oversaw a staff of more than 1,000 employees. She was appointed director-general of the Department in 1999. From 2004 to 2006, Brennan served as the director-general of Seas division at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Her responsibilities included leadership of the division's strategy for rural disadvantage. Her area of responsibility encompassed leadership of the corporate functions in the Ministry, including finance, IT, human resources, strategy and planning, research and analysis. In October 2008, Brennan joined the Ministry of Defence as Second Permanent Under-Secretary.Ursula Brennan – Dame Ursula Brennan DCB
10. Bill Bruford – He then played in Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe which led to his return to Yes, lasting until 1992. He played in King Crimson for his final tenure between 1994 and 1997, after which he continued with Earthworks and further collaborations. On 1 Bruford retired from public performance. Bruford continues to speak and write about music. Bruford operates his record labels, Winterfold Records. After four and a half years of study, he earned a PhD in Music at the University of Surrey. In 1990, Bruford was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame. Bruford will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017. He was born on 17 May 1949 in Sevenoaks, Kent, John Bruford, a local veterinary surgeon. Bruford has a brother, a sister, Jane. Bruford attended boarding school at Tonbridge School. Bruford cites Max Roach, Joe Morello, Ginger Baker as his favourite and the most influential drummers as a youngster. He recalled it as "a perfect education". Though he was given a single snare drum at first, he gradually built a drum kit. Bruford later took a few lessons from a member of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.Bill Bruford – Bill Bruford
11. Gemma Chan – Gemma Chan is a British film, television and theatre actress and former fashion model. Chan also appeared in Exam and Paramount Pictures' action-thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Chan stars in an AMC/Channel 4 science-fiction drama, which premiered in June 2015. She was born at Guy's Hospital in London, England. Her father was an engineer. Chan later went on to read law at Oxford. Spotted by British film producer Damian Jones, Chan then signed to acting agent Nicki van Gelder. In 2006, she was one of the models in season one of the UK version of Project Runway. Chan has also appeared for Channel 4. Chan was a cast-member of Channel 4 romantic drama Dates. She played Anita in Humans, an AMC/Channel 4 eight-part science-fiction drama. Filming commenced with a June 2015 premiere. The second season premiered on 30th October. For her portrayal of Anita, she has been nominated for numerous awards. A supporter of human rights, Chan has also made a film for Amnesty International to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.Gemma Chan – Gemma Chan at the British Independent Film Awards 2014
12. Mike Conway – Mike Conway is a British professional racing driver. Conway is currently competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the FIA Formula E Championship. Conway, born in London, England attended Sevenoaks Prep School from 1986 to 1996. Like many racing drivers, Conway started karting at Rye House in Hertfordshire. After that, Conway went on to be the Formula A British Karting Champion, then raced with Van Diemen. Conway also made his GP2 debut in June 2006 when he replaced the injured Olivier Pla in a DPR Direxiv car. Having stalled at the start of Race One, Conway battled home to 11th place. In Race 2 Conway finished again. He also won the National Racing Driver of the Award at the 2006 McLaren Autosport Awards. Conway remained in the series for 2008, having signed for the Trident Racing team, after testing for other teams. At Monaco Conway took his first GP2 win in the sprint race, earning pole position by finishing 8th in the feature race. This time he faded to finish 6th in a wet sprint race. Conway eventually finished 12th on the previous year. He signed with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing to compete in the IndyCar Series full-time in 2009. He was flown straight to the Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis.Mike Conway – Mike Conway at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Bump Day for the 2009 Indianapolis 500.
13. Diana, Princess of Wales – Diana, Princess of Wales, was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. She was born as The Honourable Diana Spencer. Diana was the fourth child and third daughter of the Honourable Frances Roche. Diana was educated in England and Switzerland. In 1975, after her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer, she became Lady Diana Spencer. Her wedding to the Prince of Wales on 29 July 1981, held at St Paul's Cathedral, reached a global audience of over million people. While married, she bore the titles Princess of Wales, Countess of Chester. The marriage produced the princes William and Harry, who were then respectively third in the line of succession to the British throne. As Princess of Wales, Diana undertook royal duties on behalf of the Queen and represented her at functions overseas. She was celebrated for her charity work and for her support of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. She was involved with dozens of charities including London's Great Ormond Street Hospital for children, of which she was president from 1989. Diana remained the object of worldwide media scrutiny during and after her marriage, which ended in divorce on 28 August 1996. Media public mourning were extensive after subsequent televised funeral. Diana was born on 1 July 1961, in Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk. Diana was the fourth of five children of his first wife, Frances.Diana, Princess of Wales – The Princess of Wales raising money for cancer research in Chicago, Illinois, June 1996
14. Anton du Beke – In 2009, he presented the UK version of Hole in the Wall, for the BBC, replacing Dale Winton after being a team captain in 2008. His professional partner since 1997 has been Erin Boag. He was born to a Hungarian father, Antal Xavier Beke, a Spanish mother, Ascensión Lema. Du Beke has two younger siblings. Du Beke attended Wildernesse School in Sevenoaks. He began dancing at 14, when he discovered the Holton School of Dancing in Sevenoaks. The school was run by Beryl Holton together with her mother Velda and later with her husband Stephen Turner. Du Beke started competitive dancing a few years later. He left school at 16 to follow an amateur career. At 17 Du Beke decided to specialise in ballroom. He lives with girlfriend Hannah Summers. In November 2016 the couple announced they were expecting twins, due in Spring 2017. Du Beke has appeared in all fourteen series of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing. In more recent years, a running joke has been that Du Beke is always partnered with the poorer dancers, who often score very low marks. In the first series, Du Beke finished in third place.Anton du Beke – Du Beke and Erin Boag at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham, January 2008
15. Charles Ede – Charles Richard Montague Ede was the founder of The Folio Society. In 1971 Ede set up as an antiquities dealer. The firm is still carried under the name Charles Ede Limited Antiquities. The Art of the Book: some record of work carried out in Europe and the U.S.A. 1939-1950. London: Studio Publications, 1951. Collecting Antiquities: An introductory guide. London; Dent, 1976. ISBN 0-460-04240-8 Charles Ede Limited AntiquitiesCharles Ede – Sophie Gengembre Anderson, A portrait of a fairy, by (1869). The title of the painting is Take the Fair Face of Woman, and Gently Suspending, With Butterflies, Flowers, and Jewels Attending, Thus Your Fairy is Made of Most Beautiful Things - purportedly from a poem by Charles Ede.
16. Edith of Wilton – Saint Edith of Wilton was an English nun, a daughter of King Edgar of England The Peaceful. She was born in 961. Her feast day is on 16 September. Edith was the daughter of Edgar, by a woman of noble birth whom Edgar carried off from the nunnery at Wilton Abbey. He took her to his residence near Sevenoaks, where Edith was born. Under Dunstan's direction, Edgar did penance by not wearing his crown for seven years. Although forms of abduction were a traditional part of Anglo-Saxon society, whether Edgar took Wulfryth forcibly is unclear. Soon as Wulfthryth could, she returned to Wilton, taking Edith with her. Edgar continued to support the abbey monetarily and with land grants. Edith was educated by the nuns of the abbey, where her mother had become abbess. As was the custom of the time, Edith probably took the veil in her latter teens. Edgar died in 975, when Edith was about 14. According in 979, Edith had a dream that she had lost her right eye. Like Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians before her, she could have been offered a throne as a woman. But given her upbringing, Edith would not have had any training in leadership in the practical sense, certainly not military strategy.Edith of Wilton – Edith of Wilton
17. John Epps – Dr John Epps was an English physician, phrenologist and homeopath. Epps was also a political activist, known as a champion of radical causes on which he preached, wrote in periodicals. The eldest son of John Epps, was born into a Calvinist family in Sevenoaks, Kent in 1805. George Napoleon Epps was his half-brother. He became disillusioned with the religious atmosphere of his childhood. After education at a dissenting academy and then Mill Hill School, Epps served an apprenticeship to an apothecary of the name of Dury or Durie. At the age of 18, he went to Edinburgh to study medicine, in 1827 graduated at the age of 21. Epps conceived as' a tool of liberation for the poor and lower classes'. After graduating he moved back to London where he began eventually settling in Great Russell Street. In 1831 Epps married. Epps became Medical Director of the Royal Jennerian and London Vaccine Institution, on the death of John Walker. He had no license from the Royal College of Physicians. He also lectured in London locations. Initially this was at Windmill Street; and later at Westminster at the Hunterian School of Medicine. There was briefly a medical school in Brewer Street, set up by William Birmingham Costello, Michael Ryan.John Epps – Dr John Epps
18. Cathy Gilliat-Smith – Cathy Gilliat-Smith is an English field hockey player forward. She was selected for the England Women's U21 squad to play in the Junior Nations Cup in 2002 European Junior Nations Cup in Jaen, Spain. She was a member of the England U21 squad that toured South Africa in early 2001. She made her senior international debut in 2002. With the English team at the Eurohockey Nations Championships she won bronze medals twice: in Dublin she in 2007. She was also in the squad that won a medal in the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. She is retired from international hockey. She has played for a number of top national league clubs including Loughborough Students, Chelmsford and Canterbury. She attended Tonbridge Grammar School between 2000. She then attended Loughborough University, graduating with a degree in sports science in 2004. She is a qualified teacher and currently a full-time teacher at Sevenoaks School in Kent. She teaches PE and Design as well as tutoring the Middle School boys of Johnsons. Sevenoaks Hockey Club Unofficial website of the playerCathy Gilliat-Smith – Cathy Gilliat-Smith
19. Danielle Murphy – Danielle Murphy is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder or defender for Barnet Ladies and has represented England at senior international level. Murphy joined Millwall Lionesses as a 14-year-old with Pauline Cope. She won the 1997 FA Women's Cup, playing alongside fellow 15-year-old Katie Chapman. In 1999 Murphy went on a soccer scholarship. While playing for Florida she was a team-mate of Abby Wambach. When Murphy returned in July 2003, she signed for Charlton Athletic Ladies. In four successful years Charlton won the 2005 the Premier League Cup in 2004 and 2006. Murphy was then an outspoken critic of relegated Charlton Athletic's decision to axe the women's team in 2007. Murphy was one of seven players to join Watford Ladies from Charlton in August 2007. She moved in February 2008. Murphy was the captain of England U-18s when she made her senior debut, aged 16, in a match against Scotland. She was England's youngest ever player since the Football Association took in 1993. She was named in the Euro 2001 squad. After participating in 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification, Murphy retired from international football to concentrate in America. Murphy graduated with a degree in sociology from the University of Florida.Danielle Murphy – Danielle Murphy
20. Vita Sackville-West – Victoria Mary Sackville-West, Lady Nicolson, CH, usually known as Vita Sackville-West, was an English poet, novelist, garden designer. Victoria Sackville-West was born at Knole House near Sevenoaks, Kent, Lionel Edward Sackville-West, 3rd Baron Sackville, who were cousins. Her mother was the illegitimate daughter of 2nd Baron Sackville and a Spanish dancer, Josefa de Oliva, known as Pepita. The girl was known as "Vita" throughout her life to distinguish her from her mother. The usual English aristocratic inheritance customs were followed by the Sackville-West family, which prevented Vita from inheriting Knole on the death of her father. The house followed the title, was bequeathed instead by her father to his nephew Charles, who became the 4th Baron. At age 21, she married the 27-year-old writer and politician Harold George Nicolson in the private chapel at Knole. Nicknamed pilgrim, by his father, he was the third son of British diplomat Arthur Nicolson, 1st Baron Carnock. The couple had an open marriage. Following the pattern of his father's career, Harold Nicholson was at different times author of biographies and novels. They bought Long Barn in Kent, where they lived from 1915 to 1930. They employed the architect Edwin Lutyens to make many improvements to the house. The couple had Benedict, an art historian. In the 1930s, the family moved to Sissinghurst Castle, near Cranbrook, Kent. Sissinghurst had once been owned by Vita's ancestors, which gave a dynastic attraction to her after her father disinheriting her from Knole and his title.Vita Sackville-West – Vita Sackville-West by Philip de László, 1910
21. Julie Verhoeven – Julie Verhoeven is a British illustrator and designer who has collaborated with brands such as Louis Vuitton, Versace and Peter Jensen. While she is recognised primarily for her work in fashion, she has also contributed illustrations to books, album covers. Her work has been widely exhibited, including at London's Hayward Gallery. She is the Royal College of Art. With recurring retro references -- particularly to the 1970s and pop culture -- "Rock & Roll meets rainbow". In a 2008 interview, she said: "For the moment I am doing artist/designer... I would like to be regarded as an artist eventually". In 2012, the Victoria & Albert Museum acquired a large archive of her work for its permanent collection. Verhoeven studied fashion at Kent Institute of Art & Design, graduating in 1987. She worked first as an assistant for John Galliano, later for Martine Sitbon in Paris. In 2002, the Gibo by Julie Verhoeven line was first shown at London Fashion Week, returning for the spring 2003 shows. Following Gibo, Verhoeven focused on design collaborations. She has worked with major fashion brands, including Louis Vuitton, Versace, Mulberry and H&M. She also worked with Suzanne Clements and Inacio Ribeiro at Cacharel. Verhoeven's illustrations have been widely exhibited internationally, including Cologne.Julie Verhoeven – Julie Verhoeven illustration for the exhibition Man enough to be a Woman, 2009 source: Playing Futures: Applied Nomadology
22. William Waller – Sir William Waller was an English Parliamentary general during the English Civil War. He served in the Venetian army and in the Thirty Years' War. He received a knighthood after taking part in Vere's expedition to the Electorate of the Palatinate. His father was a descendant of the Waller family of Groombridge Place, Kent, member of parliament for Dover. His cousin was the Parliamentarian and regicide Hardress Waller. William Waller did not graduate. He was knighted on 30 June 1622. As from 1636 Waller owned a quarter-share in the Providence Island Company. In 1640 Waller was elected Member of Parliament in the Short Parliament. He was elected MP for Andover for the Long Parliament on 3 May 1642. At the beginning of 1643 Waller was placed in charge of operations in the region of Gloucester and Bristol. He concluded his first campaign with a victory at Highnam and the capture of Hereford. However, Hopton and a relieving force from Oxford inflicted a crushing defeat upon Waller's army at the Battle of Roundway Down. . .William Waller – General Sir William Waller by Cornelius Johnson, 1643, National Portrait Gallery, London, NPG 5819