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Gant, Gilbert de, earl of Lincoln (c. 1123–1155/6), magnate, lord of Folkingham, Lincolnshire, and Hunmanby, Yorkshire, was the son of Walter de Gant (d. 1139) and Maud, daughter of Stephen, count of Brittany and lord of Richmond. Gant had three brothers, Robert...

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Francis Frederick Johnson (1911–1995) by John Langton, 1980 Merchant Adventurer's Hall

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Johnson, Francis Frederick (1911–1995), architect, was born on 19 April 1911 at 8 Swanland Drive, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, the son of James Frederick Barker Johnson (1880–1938), corn merchant, from an established Hull business family, and his wife, Ethel, née Smith (1887–1911)...

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Kendall, Emma Goldworth [May] (1861–1943), writer, was born on 4 December 1861 in Manor Street, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, the second daughter and youngest of four children of James Kendall (1814/15–1903) and his wife, Eliza Goldworth, ...

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William Kent (bap. 1686, d. 1748) by William Aikman, c. 1723–5 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Kent, William (bap. 1686, d. 1748), painter, architect, and designer of gardens and interior furnishings, was baptized William Cant in St Mary's Church, Bridlington, Yorkshire, on 1 January 1686, the son of William Cant and his wife, Esther Shimmings.

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Matthews, Alfred Edward [Matty] (1869–1960), actor, was born at Bridlington, Yorkshire, on 22 November 1869, the son of William Matthews (1829/30–1906) and his wife, Alice Mary Long. His father was one of the Matthews brothers of the original Christy Minstrels and his great-uncle was the famous clown ...

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Newburgh, William of (b. 1135/6, d. in or after 1198), Augustinian canon and historian, belonged to a family that may have originated in Bridlington or an area nearby, according to statements in his Historia rerum Anglicarum. He was educated from boyhood in the Augustinian priory of ...

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Outram, Sir Benjamin Fonseca (1774–1856), surgeon and naval officer, son of Captain William Outram, was born in Kilham, near Bridlington, Yorkshire, and baptized at Gravesend, Kent. He was apprenticed to a Mr Coleman and later to Mr William Harvis, surgeon-apothecaries of Gravesend. He joined the ...

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Pickering, John (c. 1495–1537), Dominican friar and rebel, was probably born in or near Bridlington, Yorkshire. Nothing is known of his parents or early life. He entered the Dominican house at York on 21 September 1510 and was ordained into the priesthood on 20 September 1516. ...