Artist and entrepreneur who started a business at the age of 20, manufacturing banners and regalia.
Flora MacDonald (1722 – 4 March 1790) is a 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.
Guy Fawkes was a member of the group of English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
Ralph of Coggeshall, Abbot of Coggeshall Abbey, was 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.
George Marsh, a Protestant priest who became a martyr, was born in the parish of Deane near Bolton in 1515. He died at Boughton, Chester, on 24 April 1555 as a result of the Marian Persecutions during the reign of Queen Mary I.
Sir Thomas Tyldesley (1612 – 25 August 1651) was a supporter of Charles I and a Royalist commander during the English Civil War.
Diana Beaumont (1765–1831) née Wentworth was the eldest illegitimate daughter of Sir Thomas Wentworth of Bretton Hall near Wakefield in Yorkshire.
William Hulton was the magistrate who ordered the yeomanry to charge into the crowd at the Peterloo Massacre.
Born in about 1262, William Cragh was a medieval Welsh warrior 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.
Inherited the lands of Inchdrewer and Montbray in 1668. He was murdered and his body burned at Inchdrewer Castle in 1713.