John Elwes (a.k.a. "Elwes the Miser"), MP, Esq. (7 April 1714 – 26 November 1789) was a Member of Parliament (MP) in Great Britain for Berkshire (1772 – 1784) and a noted eccentric and miser, believed to be the inspiration for the character of Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Dickens made reference to Elwes some years later in his last novel, Our Mutual Friend. Elwes was also believed to inspire William Harrison Ainsworth to create the character of John Scarfe in his novel The Miser's Daughter.
Sir Henry Marten (1602 – 9 September 1680) was an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons in two periods between 1640 and 1653. He was an ardent republican and a regicide of King Charles I of England.
Henry Norris (1554 – 1599) was an English soldier and politician during the Tudor period.
William Dunch (1508–1597) was an English politician, a local official in the counties of Berkshire and Oxfordshire and Auditor of the Royal Mint for Kings Henry VIII and Edward IV.
John Fell (22 August 1735, Cockermouth – 6 September 1797, Homerton Academy) was an English congregationalist minister and classical tutor.
Lady Catherine Gordon (c. 1474 – October 1537) was a Scottish noblewoman and the wife of Yorkist pretender, Perkin Warbeck. After her imprisonment by King Henry VII of England, she became a favoured lady-in-waiting of Queen consort Elizabeth of York.
Samuel Dunch (1593–1668) was an English MP.
Gerard de Lisle, 1st Baron Lisle (1304 – 9 June 1360) was an English nobleman and soldier during King Edward III's campaigns in Scotland and France.
Katherine (sometimes spelled Katharine) Harriot Duncombe Pleydell-Bouverie (7th June, 1895 in Berkshire – 1985 in Wiltshire) was a pioneer in modern English Studio pottery.
Francis Norris, 1st Earl of Berkshire (1582–1622) was an English nobleman with the title of Earl of Berkshire.
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