Historical figures (20 pages found in this category)


Alice Ayres

English nursemaid who died after rescuing three children under her care when a fire broke out at their home in 1885.

Anne Vaux

Anne Vaux (c. 1562 – in or after 1637) was a wealthy Catholic recusant. She was a relative of Francis Tresham, one of the conspirators in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 to blow up the Houses of Parliament, but had no direct involvement in the plot herself.

Diana Beaumont

Eldest illegitimate daughter of Sir Thomas Wentworth of Bretton Hall near Wakefield in Yorkshire.

Elizabeth Tyldesley

Elizabeth Tyldesley (1585–1654) was a 17th-century abbess at the Poor Clare Convent at Gravelines.

Flora MacDonald

Jacobite heroine remembered for her role in the escape of the Young Pretender to the thrones of England and Scotland, Charles Edward Stewart, commonly known as Bonnie Prince Charlie, after his defeat at the Battle of Culloden in 1746.

George Arthur Ferguson, 6th Laird of Pitfour

6th and final laird of the Pitfour estate in Aberdeenshire, the Blenheim of the North

George Ferguson (Lt Governor of Tobago)

George Ferguson (1748 – 29 December 1820) was the fourth Laird of Pitfour, a large estate in the Buchan area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland which became known as The Blenheim of the North.

George Ferguson, 5th Laird of Pitfour

Scottish naval officer and Tory politician; also known as “The Admiral” or “The Sailor” to differentiate him from his father.

George Marsh

Protestant priest who became a martyr, after his execution in 1555 as a result of the Marian Persecutions during the reign of Queen Mary I.

George Ogilvy, 3rd Lord Banff

Inherited the lands of Inchdrewer and Montbray in 1668. He was murdered and his body burned at Inchdrewer Castle in 1713.