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Portrait of Thomas Gilbert, M.P., Cotton Hall

Thomas Gilbert was born in 1720. Both Thomas and his brother John, (b.1724, d.1795) were canal pioneers, who worked on many projects with James Brindley. Some of the canal developments attributed to the ...

RAF Stafford 40 years of the Freedom of the Borough of Stafford

The Borough of Stafford conferred the Freedom of Entry into the Borough to RAF Stafford (16 MU) on 16 December 1954. Forty years later, to mark this honour there was a major parade through the town on ...

RAF Stafford Battle of Britain Parade

RAF Stafford personnel are marching along Greengate Street, Stafford, during the 1986 Battle of Britain Parade. On the platform on the right a Senior Officer is taking the Salute, standing next to the ...

Robert William Hanbury

Lithograph print. A caricature of Robert William Hanbury (1845-1903), politician, by 'Spy', with caption 'A financial secretary' . Appeared in 'Vanity Fair' 28th May 1896. He was the only son of Robert ...

Samuel Allsopp, 2nd Baron Hindlip

Lithograph print. A caricature of Samuel Allsopp, 2nd Baron Hindlip (1842-1897) by 'Spy'. Appeared in 'Vanity Fair' August 1st 1885. He was a British businessman and Conservative politician in the House ...

Sir Arthur John Otway

Lithograph print. A caricature of Sir Arthur John Otway, 3rd Baronet Privy Council (1822-1912) by 'Ape'. Appeared in 'Vanity Fair' February 8th 1879. He was Liberal Member of Parliament for Stafford between ...

Sir Bulstrode Whitelocke

Sir Bulstrode Whitlocke (1605-1675), diplomat, lawyer and writer. Born in London, he lived at Fawley Court in Buckinghamshire and Chilton Park in Wiltshire. A Parliamentarian, he was member of Parliament ...

Sir Charles Forster

Lithograph print. A caricature of Sir Charles Forster, 1st Baronet (1815-1891) by 'Ape'. Appeared in 'Vanity Fair' March 29th 1874. He was an English Liberal politician who was Member of Parliament for ...

Sir Dudley Ryder

Sir Dudley Ryder (1691-1756), Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench 1754-1756, member of the Privy Council. he was member of Parliament for St. Germans (1733-1734) and for Tiverton (1734-1754). He ...

Sir Frederick Peel

Lithograph print. A caricature of Sir Frederick Peel (1823-1906) by 'Spy', with caption 'A railway commissioner'. Appeared in 'Vanity Fair' 17th December 1903. He was the second son of Prime Minister ...

Sir George Anson

Major General Sir George Anson (1769-1849) was born at Shugborough, the second son of George Anson (formerly Adams) of Shugborough and brother to Thomas, 1st Viscount Anson. He fought in the Peninsular ...

Sir George Granville Leveson-Gower

Lithograph print. A caricature of Sir George Granville Leveson-Gower (1858-1951) by 'Spy'. Appeared in 'Vanity Fair' August 14th 1886. He was private secretary to Prime Minister William Gladstone from ...

Sir Henry Samuel Wiggin

Lithograph print. A caricature of Sir Henry Samuel Wiggin, 1st Baronet (1824-1905) by 'Stuff'. Appeared in 'Vanity Fair' April 16th 1892. He was born at Cheadle, Staffordshire. He was a Director of Midland ...

Sir John Walter Huddleston

J.W. Huddleston (1815-1890), criminal lawyer and judge. He was a judge on the Oxford Circuit and attended sessions at Stafford and Worcester. He was elected as Conservative Member of Parliament for ...

Sir Orlando Bridgeman, 4th Baronet

Portrait of Sir Orlando Bridgeman, 4th Baronet (1695-1764). Born Blodwell, Shropshire, he married Lady Anne Newport and their son Sir Henry Bridgeman inherited Weston Park on the death of Lady Anne's ...

Sir Oswald Mosley, 2nd Baronet

Sir Oswald Mosley (1785-1871), 2nd Baronet of Ancoats. The family seat was Rolleston Hall, near Burton upon Trent. Oswald married Sophia Anne Every on 31 January 1804. He wrote a number of local and natural ...

Sir Oswald Mosley, 2nd Baronet

Sir Oswald Mosley (1785-1871), 2nd Baronet of Ancoats. The family seat was Rolleston Hall, near Burton upon Trent. Oswald married Sophia Anne Every on 31 January 1804. He wrote a number of local and ...

Sir Richard Dyott

Sir Richard Dyott (c.1591-1660) of Freeford Manor, near Lichfield. A lawyer, he was admitted to the Inner Temple in 1615, and held the offices of Recorder of Stafford in 1624, High Steward of Lichfield, ...