Famous People from Cambridgeshire

Clare, John (1793-1864) Poet, born in Helpston, Cambridgeshire.
Coggeshall, Ralph de d. 1227 Chronicler, a native of Cambridgeshire.
Collier, Jeremy (1650-1726)

British Anglican cleric

Chichely, Sir Thomas (17th century) In 1664 established the Commons which exist in Soham to this day.
Downing, Sir George (1684-1749) Landowner, and founder of Downing College, Cambridge
Dowsing, William (17th century)

A Suffolk puritan.

Olaudah Equino b.1745 m.1792 d.1797 Anti-Slave Activist who married Susannah Cullen (from Fordham) at St Andrew's Church, Soham
Felix, St., of Burgundy (d. 647) First person to introduce Latin Christianity to Cambridgeshire during the 7th Century.
Grimald, Nicholas (1519-1562) Poet and playwright, born in Cambridgeshire.
Holcroft, Francis (1633-1692)

First founder of churches on congregational principles.

Moore, Sir Jonas (1617-1679) In 1664 established the Commons which exist in Soham to this day.
Morris, William Case (1864-1932) Responsible for founding a network of children's homes across Argentina.
Oddy, Joseph (1629-1687)

Associate of Francis Holcroft.

Osland, Henry Associate of Francis Holcroft and Joseph Oddy.
Paris, Matthew (c. 1200-1259) English chronicler.
Royce, Sir (Frederick) Henry (1863-1933) Engineer, born in Alwalton, Cambridgeshire.
Gustavus Vassa b.1745 m.1792 d.1797 Anti-Slave Activist who married Susannah Cullen (from Fordham) at St Andrew's Church, Soham

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