Historical figures (20 pages found in this category)


James Ferguson (Scottish politician)

James Ferguson (25 May 1735 – 6 September 1820) was a Scottish advocate and Tory politician and the third Laird of Pitfour, a large estate in the Buchan area of northeast Scotland, which is known as the ‘Blenheim of the North’.

James Ferguson, 1st Laird of Pitfour

Scottish lawyer and the 1st Laird of Pitfour, a large estate in the Buchan area of north-east Scotland.

James Ferguson, Lord Pitfour

Scottish advocate and second Laird of Pitfour, a large estate in Buchan. He was elevated to the bench in 1764.

James Wood

Presbyterian minister of the first Atherton and Chowbent Chapels in Atherton, Lancashire, England.

Jamie Fleeman

Probably the last Scottish family jester, better known as “the Laird of Udny’s Fool” or “the Laird of Udny’s Fule”

Ralph of Coggeshall

Abbot of Coggeshall Abbey and a major contributor to the early history of England known as the Chronicon Anglicanum, in which he included several anecdotes that have become folk tales.

Thomas Tyldesley

Supporter of Charles I and a Royalist commander during the English Civil War.

William Cragh

Medieval Welsh warrior born in about 1262, whose supposed resurrection after having been hanged for the killing of thirteen men, was one of the 38 miracles presented to the Vatican to justify the canonisation of St Thomas de Cantilupe.

William Hulton

Landowner who lived at Hulton Hall in Lancashire, notorious for his part in the Peterloo Massacre.

Worsley Man

Redirected to Chat Moss.