Inventors (1204 pages found in this category)


John Fian

School teacher convicted of witchcraft in 1590, a central figure in the North Berwick witch trials

John Frederick Bateman

English civil engineer whose work formed the basis of the modern United Kingdom water supply industry.

John Greenwood

John Greenwood (1788–1851) was the keeper of a toll-gate in Pendleton on the Manchester to Liverpool turnpike, who In 1824 inaugurated the United Kingdom’s first omnibus service.

John Gregorson Campbell

Scottish folklorist and Free Church minister at the Tiree and Coll parishes in Argyll, Scotland.

John Grundy Limited

Company of heating engineers and ironfounders, started in Tyldesley, Lancashire in 1857.

John Hall-Edwards

British physician and pioneer in the medical use of X-rays in the United Kingdom.

John Henry Mole

English artist (1814–1886) who became a professional miniature painter in 1835, later focusing on landscapes and portraits of children.

John Holker

Jacobite soldier, industrialist, and one of the world’s first industrial espionage agents.

John Kemp Starley

Inventor of the safety bicycle and founder of what became known as the Rover car manufacturing company.

John Kincaid, witch-finder

Professional witch-finder or pricker of witches based in Tranent, East Lothian.