Walter of Gloucester
Walter of Gloucester (also Walter FitzRoger or Walter de Pitres) (d. c. 1129) was an early Anglo-Norman official of the King of England during the early years of the Norman conquest of the South...
Nicholas Arnold
Sir Nicholas Arnold (1507–1580) was an English courtier and politician, who held office as Lord Deputy of Ireland.
He was born at Churcham in Gloucestershire, the eldest surviving son of John Arno...
Anthony Poyntz
Sir Anthony Poyntz (1480? – 1533) was an English diplomat and naval commander.
He was knighted in 1513, when he commanded a ship in Thomas Howard's expedition against France. In September 1518 he ...
Arthur Porter (MP)
Arthur Porter (c.1505 – 31 May 1559) was an English Member of Parliament (MP) and was granted Llanthony Secunda Priory. He was the only surviving son of Roger Porter of Newent and Alvington, Glouceste...
Thomas Baynham
Thomas Baynham (1536-1611) was Lord of the Manor of Clearwell, in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. He served as Sheriff of Gloucestershire in 1582 and 1602. He died on 2 October 1611, aged 75, and...
Ian Mitchell (cricketer)
Ian Norman Mitchell (17 April 1925 – 4 June 2011) was an English cricketer. Mitchell was a right-handed batsman. The son of Major Alexander Black Mitchell, a High Sheriff of Gloucestershire, h...
Ricardian economics
Ricardian economics are the economic theories of David Ricardo, an English political economist born in 1772 who made a fortune as a stockbroker and loan broker. At the age of 27, he read An Inquiry in...
Gilbert Denys
Sir Gilbert Denys (c. 1350–1422) of Siston, Gloucestershire, was a soldier, and later an administrator. He was knighted by January 1385, and was twice knight of the shire for Gloucestershire constitue...
William Kingston
Sir William Kingston (c. 1476 – 14 September 1540) was an English courtier, soldier and administrator. He was the Constable of the Tower of London during much of the reign of Henry VIII. Among t...
Roger Fitzmiles, 2nd Earl of Hereford
Roger Fitzmiles, 2nd Earl of Hereford, (before 1125 – 1155) was an English noble who played an active and influential part in the wars between Empress Matilda and King Stephen (a civil war known...
Robert Stayner Holford
Robert Stayner Holford (1808–1892), of Westonbirt, in the village of Weston Birt, co. Gloucestershire, MP for East Gloucestershire, was a wealthy landowner, gardening and landscaping enthusiast, and a...
John Tracy, 1st Viscount Tracy
John Tracy, 1st Viscount Tracy (died 1648) was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1597.Tracy was the son and heir of Sir John Tracy who was High Sheriff of Glouc...
John Stourton, 1st Baron Stourton
John Stourton, 1st Baron Stourton (19 May 1400 / c. 1404 – 25 November 1462) was an English soldier and politician.
He was born at Witham Friary, Somerset, the son of Sir William de Stourton (abt ...
Henry Poole (died 1616)
Sir Henry Poole (1541 – 31 August 1616) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1593.Poole was the son of Sir Giles Poole and his first wife. He was admitted at Inner Temple...
David Ricardo (the younger)
David Ricardo (1803 – 17 May 1864) was a British Liberal Member of Parliament.He was the son of David Ricardo of Gatcombe Park and educated at Charterhouse School (1812-1815) and Trinity College, Camb...
Roger de Pitres
Roger de Pitres (also called Roger de Pistri) (d. bef. 1083), a Norman, was the Sheriff of Gloucester under William the Conqueror and constable of Gloucester Castle.
Roger's origins are confirmed ...
Thomas Estcourt
Sir Thomas Estcourt (c 1570 – 4 July 1624) was an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1624.Estcourt was the son of Thomas Estcourt of Gray's Inn and his wife Hannah Ascoug...
Nicholas Poyntz
Sir Nicholas Poyntz (1510 -- circa 28 November 1556) was a prominent English courtier during the latter part of Henry VIII's reign. There is a portrait drawing by Hans Holbein the Younger in the Royal...
George Jenkinson
Sir George Samuel Jenkinson, 11th Baronet (27 September 1817 – 19 January 1892), was a British Conservative politician.
Jenkinson was the son of the Right Reverend John Jenkinson, Bishop of ...
Sir Michael Hicks Beach, 8th Baronet
Sir Michael Hicks Hicks-Beach, 8th Baronet (25 October 1809 – 22 November 1854) was a British Conservative Party MP and High Sheriff.He was appointed High Sheriff of Gloucestershire for 1840 and then ...
Maurice Russell, knight
Sir Maurice Russell (2 February 1356 – 27 June 1416) of Kingston Russell, Dorset and Dyrham, Glos. was a prominent member of the Gloucestershire gentry, third but eldest surviving son and heir of Sir ...
Walter de Hereford
Walter de Hereford was a holder of the feudal title Baron Bergavenny or Lord Abergavenny in the Welsh Marches in the mid twelfth century.
Walter de Hereford was a son of Miles de Gloucester, 1st E...
William Philip Price
William Philip Price (1817 – 31 March 1891) was an English timber merchant and Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons in two periods between 1852 and 1873.Price was the son of Willia...
Edward Aldam Leatham
Edward Aldam Leatham (2 August 1828 – 6 February 1900) was an English Liberal Member of Parliament.Leatham was the son of William Leatham of Heath near Wakefield, and his wife Margaret Walker. The fam...
John Jones (MP for Gloucester)
John Jones (died 1 June 1630) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1604 to 1611.Jones was the son of Hugh Joanes of Milton, Gloucestershire. From before 1579, he was the Prin...
William de Beauchamp (of Elmley)
William de Beauchamp (c.1105–c.1170) was an Anglo-Norman baron and hereditary sheriff.He was born in Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, the son of Walter de Beauchamp, who had been made hereditary Sheriff...
Henry of Bath
Henry de Bada (or Henry de Bathonia) (died November 1260) was an English judge and administrator.
He began his career under his relative Hugh of Bath, who died in 1236, leaving his chattels to Hen...
Sir John Hanmer, 3rd Baronet
Sir John Hanmer, 3rd Baronet (died 1701) was a Welsh politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1659 and 1690.Hanmer was the son of Sir Thomas Hanmer, 2nd Baronet of Hanmer a...
Robert Pointz
Sir Robert Pointz (c 1590- 1665) was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1626 and 1629.Pointz was the son of Sir John Poyntz, Lord of the Manor of Iron Acton. H...
Anthony Hungerford of Down Ampney
Sir Anthony Hungerford of Down Ampney, Gloucestershire (born by 1492, died 18 November 1558), was a Member of Parliament for Gloucestershire. He was also a soldier, a sheriff, and a courtier during t...