Category: Notable people

July 20, 2020|Notable people | People

Arthur Hamilton Lee, 1st Viscount Lee of Fareham

Arthur Hamilton Lee, who was elevated to the peerage in 1918, was the tenant of Rookesbury Park from about 1900 to 1912.  A soldier, politician, diplomat, patron of the arts and philanthropist, Arthur Lee served as Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, and First Lord of the Admiralty following the Great War.  He donated his country…

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June 27, 2016|Naval connections | Notable people

Captain James Robert Mosse

James Robert Mosse was born in 1745 and died in 1801. He was a military hero who was killed at the Battle of Copenhagen during the Napoleonic Wars and is remembered on a memorial stone in St Nicholas Churchyard, Wickham. James married Ann Grace Kinchin, daughter of the Reverend Stephen Kinchin, of Stoke Charity on 16 March 1780 at Deane, Hampshire. They lived…

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February 19, 2016|Notable people

Sir Henry Alexander Wickham

Sir Henry Alexander Wickham took rubber seeds from Brazil to Kew from where the Indonesian rubber production industry was founded. He is buried in St Nicholas Churchyard. Read the story of Henry Wickham.

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February 9, 2016|Local People | Notable people

Dame Dorothy Mary Donaldson – First Female Lord Mayor  of London

Dame Dorothy Mary Donaldson, nurse, arbitrator, administrator, philanthropist and highly respected politician, philanthropist, was born August 29 1921 and died October 4 2003 aged 82. Born Dorothy Mary Warwick – although she preferred to be called Mary – in Wickham, in what is now Warwick Lane shopping arcade, she was the daughter of an ironmonger and his school-teacher wife. She attended…

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William of Wykeham

February 3, 2016|Notable people

William of Wykeham – Chancellor of England

Born in 1324 near Wickham Village of humble yet honourable parents, William rose to become the most powerful man in England after the King. William of Wykeham

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January 7, 2016|Notable people

Henry Lutterloh – The Spy of Wickham

A resident of Wickham who was tried, along with Francis de la Motte, at the Old Sessions House in 1784 on a charge of High Treason. The story of Henry Lutterloh

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