Famous people from Jersey
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Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill is a British actor, best known for his role as Clark Kent / Kal-El in the 2013 film Man of Steel. He has appeared in the films Stardust and Immortals, and the role as Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, on the Showtime series The Tudors, from 2007 until 2010.
Lillie Langtry, usually spelled Lily Langtry when she was in the U.S., born Emilie Charlotte Le Breton, achieved overnight celebrity status when, in May 1877, Lady Sebright invited her to "an evening at home", attended by some of the famous artists of the day. Her looks—allied to her ability to enchant those in her company—attracted interest, comments, and invitations from artists and society hostesses. By 1881, she was an actress and would star in many plays, including She Stoops to Conquer, The Lady of Lyons, and As You Like It, eventually running her own stage production company. In later life she performed "dramatic sketches" in vaudeville. She was also known for her relationships with nobility, including the Prince of Wales, the Earl of Shrewsbury and Prince Louis of Battenberg. She would become the subject of much public and media interest.
Henry William "Harry" Vardon was a notable professional golfer from the Bailiwick of Jersey. He was member of the fabled Great Triumvirate of the sport in his day, along with John Henry Taylor and James Braid. Vardon won The Open Championship a record six times and also won the U.S. Open.
Graeme Le Saux
Graeme Pierre Le Saux is an English former professional footballer of French ancestry. He played as a left back from 1989 to 2005 for Chelsea, Blackburn Rovers and Southampton, and for the England national football team. He came out of retirement in 2012 by signing with Wembley in order to appear in the club's FA Cup fixtures. After beginning playing in Jersey, he moved to England and debuted for Chelsea in 1989. He left Chelsea in 1993 to join the Blackburn side being built by wealthy benefactor, Jack Walker, and was part of their 1994–95 Premier League winning team. In 1997 he returned to Chelsea, staying there for six seasons until moving to Southampton in 2003. He announced his retirement from football upon Southampton's relegation from the Premier League in 2005. In his club playing career, he scored 20 goals from 403 club appearances. He was twice named in the Professional Footballers' Association Team of the Year, in 1995 with Blackburn and in 1998 with Chelsea. His return to Chelsea in 1997 in a £5 million transfer made him the most expensive defender in English football. As an England international, he made 36 senior appearances from 1994 until 2000, including starting all four England games at the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, and scoring one international goal, against Brazil.
Elinor Glyn, born Elinor Sutherland, was a British novelist and scriptwriter who specialised in risqué romantic fiction which was considered scandalous for its time. She popularized the concept of It. Although her works are relatively tame by modern standards, she had tremendous influence on early 20th century popular culture and perhaps on the careers of notable Hollywood stars such as Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson and Clara Bow.
Brett Douglas Pitman is a Jersey-born footballer who plays for Bournemouth. He signed for Bournemouth as a 16 year-old after being spotted playing for Jersey league side St. Pauls and went on to become a regular in the Bournemouth first team. In August 2010, he moved to Championship side Bristol City. In December 2012 he was loaned to Bournemouth, until making the deal permanent in January 2013. Pitman has represented Jersey, having become an integral part of their team at the biennial Island Games.
Edward R. G. "Ted" Ray was a British professional golfer. He won two major championships, The Open Championship in 1912 and the U.S. Open in 1920, and contended in many others during the early years of the 20th century.
Sylvestra Le Touzel
Sylvestra Le Touzel is a British television, film and stage actor who was born on Jersey in the Channel Islands and raised in Kensington, London. She was schooled in East Acton.
James Walker is a professional racing driver driver from Great Britain.
Michael Edward Spillane is an Irish professional footballer, who plays as a defender or midfielder for Cambridge United.
Matthew Andrew Banahan is a Jerseyman who plays rugby union for Bath in the Aviva Premiership and England in international rugby union. His main position is wing, however he can also operate as an inside or outside centre.
Sir Edward Seymour Hicks, better known as Seymour Hicks, was a British actor, music hall performer, playwright, screenwriter, actor-manager and producer. He became known, early in his career, for writing, starring in and producing Edwardian musical comedy, often together with his famous wife, Ellaline Terriss. His most famous acting role was that of Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. Making his stage début at the age of nine and performing professionally by sixteen, Hicks joined a theatrical company and toured America before starring in Under the Clock in 1893, the first musical revue ever staged in London. Following this, he starred in a revival of Little Jack Sheppard at the Gaiety Theatre, London which brought him to the attention of impresario George Edwardes. Edwardes cast Hicks in his next show, The Shop Girl, in 1894. Its success led to his participation in two more of Edwardes's hit "girl" musicals, The Circus Girl and A Runaway Girl, both starring Terriss. He first played the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in 1901 and eventually played it thousands of times onstage. Hicks, along with his wife, joined the producer Charles Frohman in his theatre company and wrote and starred in a series of extraordinarily successful musicals, including Bluebell in Fairyland, Quality Street, The Earl and the Girl and The Catch of the Season.
Rosel Marie "Rosie" Boycott is a British journalist and feminist.
Peter Ian Vincenti is a footballer who plays for Rochdale as a midfielder or a striker. Vincenti began his career at Jersey football side St. Peter, after progressing through the Jersey Football Association's centre of excellence. He spent two years with the club, playing for the Jersey national team at the Island Games in 2007. Shortly after, he was offered a trial at Millwall and impressed in three pre-season friendlies, subsequently earning a short-term contract with the club. However, he failed to break into the first team and left the club when his contract expired in January 2008. He was signed by Hertfordshire side Stevenage Borough in the same month, and was part of the side that earned promotion to the Football League during the club's successful 2009–10 campaign. In October 2010, Vincenti joined Conference National side Mansfield Town on an initial three-month loan. Shortly after returning to his parent club, he signed for Aldershot Town, spending two-and-a-half years with the club and making over 100 appearances. In May 2013, Vincenti signed for League Two side Rochdale.
Babette Cole is an English children's writer and illustrator. She has created more than 70 picture books and her best-seller Doctor Dog has been adapted as a successful children's cartoon series. Most of her work is rude comedy like The Smelly Book, The Hairy Book, The Slimy Book and The Silly Book. Cole was born on Jersey in the British Channel Islands. She attended the Canterbury College of Art and received a BA Honours. She worked at the BBC creating children's programs such as Bagpuss and Watch With Mother. She currently spends her time writing, visiting schools and travelling.
Augustus Le Plongeon
Augustus Le Plongeon was a British-American photographer and antiquarian who studied the pre-Columbian ruins of America, particularly those of the Maya civilization on the northern Yucatán Peninsula. While his writings contain many eccentric notions that were discredited by later researchers, Le Plongeon left a lasting legacy in his photographs documenting the ancient ruins. He should also be regarded as one of the earliest proponents of Mayanism. Le Plongeon wrote a lengthy history of Maya culture, going so far as to propose a theory that Maya had been in touch with the lost continent of Atlantis and were ancestral to Ancient Egypt, a theory which has since been discredited by the scientific community. Le Plongeon, a Freemason, was also convinced that the roots of Freemasonry were to be found in the ancient Maya culture. However, as a pioneer in producing photographic records of Maya sites and inscriptions, Le Plongeon's works retain at least a curio value to later researchers and his photographs preserve the appearance of many sites and objects that have been subsequently damaged or destroyed.
Vice Admiral Sir George Carteret, 1st Baronet, son of Elias de Carteret, was a royalist statesman in Jersey and England, who served in the Clarendon Ministry as Treasurer of the Navy. He was also one of the original Lords Proprietor of the former British colony of Carolina and New Jersey. Carteret, a town in New Jersey as well as Carteret County in North Carolina, both in the USA, are named after him.
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Will Smith is a British comedian, actor, author and screenwriter. He grew up in Jersey and was educated at Victoria College, Jersey. He now lives in London. His brother is the TV presenter and wine critic Olly Smith.
Frank Harvey was a British-born actor, producer and writer best known for his work in Australia.
Trevor John Wood is a former Northern Ireland international football goalkeeper. He played 130 league games in the Football League, 100 league games in the League of Ireland, and won one cap for Northern Ireland in 1995. He began his career at Brighton & Hove Albion, but did not feature in the first team before he signed with Port Vale in May 1988. Mostly a back-up keeper for the "Valiants", he moved on to Walsall in May 1994. He helped the "Saddlers" to promotion out of the Third Division in 1994–95, before he signed with Hereford United in 1997. He then moved to Ireland to play for St Patrick's Athletic, and helped his new club to the League of Ireland title in 1997–98 and 1998–99, before he retired in 2001.
Edmund Blampied was one of the most eminent artists to come from the Channel Islands, yet he received no formal training in art until he was 16 years old. He was noted mostly for his etchings and drypoints published at the height of the print boom in the 1920s, but was also a lithographer, caricaturist, cartoonist, book illustrator and artist in oils, watercolours, silhouettes and bronze.
Hereward Carrington, Ph.D. was a well-known British investigator of psychic phenomena and author. His subjects included several of the most high-profile cases of apparent psychic ability of his times, and he wrote over 100 books on subjects including the paranormal and psychical research, conjuring and stage magic, and alternative health issues.
Delarivier Manley was an English author, playwright, and political pamphleteer. Manley is sometimes referred to as one of "The fair triumvirate of wit"—a later attribution.
Daryl Adam Clare is a Jersey-born Irish former professional footballer. As a player he was a striker from 1996 to 2011 for Grimsby Town, Northampton Town, Cheltenham Town, Boston United, Chester City, Crawley Town, Burton Albion, Rushden & Diamonds, Mansfield Town, Gateshead, Cambridge United and Gainsborough Trinity. He has twice won the Conference Golden Boot for the season's leading scorer. He won the Football Conference title twice, with Boston in 2002 and Chester in 2004. He has represented the Republic of Ireland at under-21 and B international level.
John Lemprière was an English classical scholar, lexicographer, theologian, teacher and headmaster. He was the son of Charles Lemprière, of Mont au Prêtre, Jersey.
Robert Ranulph Marett
Robert Ranulph Marett was a British ethnologist. An exponent of the British evolutionary school, his work focused primarily on anthropology of religion. In this field he modified the theories of E. B. Tylor. Marett was the only son of Sir Robert Pipon Marett, poet and Bailiff of Jersey, and Julia Anne Marett. He succeeded E.B. Tylor as Reader in Anthropology at Oxford in 1910, teaching the Diploma in Anthropology at the Pitt Rivers Museum. He worked on the palaeolithic site of La Cotte de St Brelade from 1910–1914, recovering some hominid teeth and other remains of habitation by Neanderthal man. In 1914 he established a Department of Social Anthropology, and in 1916 he published "The Site, Fauna, and Industry of La Cotte de St. Brelade, Jersey". He became Rector of Exeter College, Oxford. His students included Marius Barbeau, Dorothy Garrod, Earnest Albert Hooten, Henry Field and Rosalind Moss Whereas E.B. Tylor had considered animism to be the earliest form of human religion, Marett was convinced that primitive man had not developed the intellectual ability to form the conceptual structures Tylor proposed, and this led Marett to criticize Tylor’s theories of animism, suggesting that early religion was more emotional and intuitional in origin. Marett therefore argued that animism was preceded by an earlier form of belief, a magical "pre-animism" characterized by an impersonal force which Marett identified with the Melanesian concept of mana. Marett's idea of mana was developed in The Threshold of Religion, Anthropology, and Psychology and Folklore.
Robert Pipon Marett
Sir Robert Pipon Marett was a lawyer, journalist, poet, politician, and Bailiff of Jersey from 1880 until his death. He was born in St. Peter on 20 November 1820 and studied at the University of Caen and the Sorbonne. He was admitted to the Bar of Jersey as advocate in 1845, but in 1846 the family moved to Blois in France as a result of his mother's ill health. Returning to Jersey, he entered the political scene and was elected Constable of St. Helier in 1856. During his short term in municipal office, he laid out the Parade as an urban promenade. The death of the Bailiff, Sir Thomas Le Breton, created a vacancy among the Crown Officers and on 6 March 1858 Robert Pipon Marett was appointed Solicitor-General. He rose through the legal hierarchy, becoming Attorney-General in 1866, and Bailiff in 1880. He was knighted in 1880. He was one of the founders of the Société Jersiaise and a patron of education for girls. He was the father of Robert Ranulph Marett. He died on the 10 November 1884 at his home, La Haule Manor in St. Brelade, after a long illness.
Philip Carteret, Seigneur of Trinity was a British naval officer and explorer who participated in two of the Royal Navy's circumnavigation expeditions in 1764-66 and 1766-69.
Sir William John Haley, KCMG was a British newspaper editor and broadcasting administrator.
Jeremy Reed is a Jersey-born writer, poet and prose stylist. Reed has published 50 major works in 25 years. He has written more than two dozen books of poetry, 12 novels, and volumes of literary and music criticism. He has also published translations of Montale, Cocteau, Nasrallah, Adonis, Bogary and Hölderlin. His own work has been translated abroad in numerous editions and more than a dozen languages. He has received awards from the National Poetry, Somerset Maugham, Eric Gregory, Ingram Merrill, and Royal Literary Funds. He has also won the Poetry Society's European Translation Prize. Reed began publishing poems in magazines and small publications in the 1970s. His influences include Rimbaud, Artaud, Jean Genet, J.G. Ballard, David Bowie and Iain Sinclair. Reed has a long history of publication with both Creation Books and Peter Owen, however his Selected Poems is published by Penguin Books. His recent art criticism appears in Cornermag: 'Gareth Lloyd Leaving the 20th Century'. His latest novel to be published is The Grid. He has collaborated with the musician Itchy Ear. They perform live under the name Ginger Light. Reed's PhD. is from the University of Essex, and he has occasionally taught at that institution and at the University of London.
Steve Lodder, born Stephen John Lodder, is a British keyboardist, composer, and organist. He played piano as a child and took up organ at age 14. He studied organ at Gonville and Caius College, and after completing his studies he taught music and wrote for film and television.
Frederick Lonsdale was an English dramatist.
Sir Philip Martin Bailhache, KBE is a Jersey politician and lawyer. He was elected as a Senator in the States of Jersey in October 2011 and serves as an Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister. He previously held elected office as Deputy of Grouville 1972-1975. Between 1975 and 2009, he successively held office as Solicitor General, Attorney General, Deputy Bailiff and Bailiff of Jersey.
Sir Thomas Angus Lyall Paton CMG, FRS, BSc FASCE FIStructE MICE was a British civil engineer from Jersey. He was commonly known by his second name, Angus. Paton was born into a family that had founded the civil engineering firms of Easton, Gibb & Son and Sir Alexander Gibb & Partners and he would spend his entire professional career working for the latter. Following his graduation from University College London one of his first jobs was the construction of a dam in Maentwrog in Wales. Paton later became an expert on dams and much of his career was devoted to their construction. In 1931 he undertook an economic survey of Canada which recommended a programme of works for its port system. This report was still being used into the 1970s. During the Second World War Paton was involved with the construction of gun emplacements in the Dardanelles, Turkey and of caissons for the Mulberry Harbours used after the Invasion of Normandy. After the Second World War, Paton undertook an economic survey of Syria, which made recommendations for port, water infrastructure, irrigation and hydroelectric improvements. This was followed by a similar report on Lebanon and one on the possibility of extending railways from Northern Rhodesia to neighbouring countries. From 1946, Paton worked almost exclusively on hydroelectric projects, beginning with the Owen Falls Hydroelectric Scheme in Uganda. He also worked on the Kariba Dam in Zambia and Zimbabwe, which was the largest dam in the world when built and for which he was made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George. He was also involved with the Indus Basin Project, the Aswan High Dam, the Hendrik Verwoerd Dam, the P.K. Le Roux Dam, the Spioenkop Dam and the Tarbela Dam. Paton was knighted in 1973 and retired in 1977, remaining a senior consultant to Gibb and Partners. He spent his retirement in Jersey, where he died at St Helier on 7 April 1999. Paton was dedicated to his professional career and served as President of both the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Smeatonian Society of Civil Engineers.
Charles Robin was an entrepreneur from the Isle of Jersey. He was born in Saint Brélade, Jersey in 1743. By 1763, he was the captain of a ship working in the Newfoundland cod trade. In 1765, with his two brothers and two others, they formed a firm which developed fishing grounds off Cape Breton Island and the Gaspé region. The company sold dried cod to Portugal and Spain, and salmon, furs, and timber to England and Quebec. He brought exiled Acadians from France to work on Cape Breton Island and in the Chaleur Bay region. The operation suffered much damage at the hands of American forces during the American revolution. Robin became partner in a new firm under his own name in 1783. The company advanced merchandise to fisherman against future catches; this resulted in a labour force captive to credit and reduced costs for the company. His connections with the government in Quebec gave him access to the best beach locations near the fishing grounds used to cure the fish. Robin's fishing and trading operations extended around the Gulf of St. Lawrence region and Arichat. Fishermen on Isle Madame sold all of their fish to Robin, allowing him to control the price. Other merchants at Isle Madame included Valpy dit Janvrin, LeVesconte, de Gruchy, Hubert, Jean, and Moore. Many of these firms continued to exploit Isle Madame's fisheries until well into the twentieth century.
Philip Ozouf Jr
Philip Ozouf Jr. is a Jersey politician. He has been a member of the States of Jersey since 1999 and is currently Treasury and Resources Minister in the Council of Ministers.
Andy Chatterley is a Grammy-nominated record producer, songwriter, musician, and remixer.
John Wort Hannam
John Wort Hannam is a Canadian folk musician, from Fort Macleod, Alberta. He was born in Jersey, Channel Islands. John Wort Hannam is known for his story telling through music. Themes which are central to his music include life in Western Canada, and the human experience as seen through the eyes of simple working folk. John was a full-time public school teacher until 2000. He has performed at festivals in Canada, the United States, Great Britain and Australia and he appeared at the 2006 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C.. In addition to singing, John plays guitar, tenor guitar and harmonica.
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Roger Drew is a British illustrator and television screenwriter, and was educated at Victoria College, Jersey. He has written material for TV shows such as The Thick of It.
Mark Patton is a British archaeologist known for his work on the prehistory of the Channel Islands and North-Western France, particularly the archaeology of megaliths, as well as the prehistory of the Mediterranean islands, the theory of island biogeography and the history of European archaeology.
General Sir Hugh Charles Stockwell, GCB KBE DSO was a British soldier, most remembered for commanding the Anglo-French ground forces during the Suez Crisis and his service as Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO from 1960 to 1964.
Admiral Sir Wilbraham Tennyson Randle Ford KCB KBE OStJ, was a senior officer in the Royal Navy. He was the Rear Admiral Commanding His Majesty's Australian Squadron between 19 April 1934 and 20 April 1936.
Thomas Benjamin Frederick Davis
Thomas Benjamin Frederick Davis was a wealthy businessman, yachtsman and philanthropist.
Jon Brennan is a Jersey rugby union footballer who plays at prop for Jersey Rugby Football Club In addition to being a rugby player, he also teaches history at De La Salle College in Jersey.
Daniel Perrin was one of the first permanent European inhabitants of Staten Island, New York. Known as "The Huguenot", he arrived in New York Harbor from the Isle of Jersey on July 29, 1665 aboard the ship Philip, under the command of Philip Carteret. He lived in Elizabethtown, part of the Elizabethtown Tract, for a while before moving across the Arthur Kill and settling on Staten Island. In 1692 he was granted 80 acres of land by Governor Benjamin Fletcher in an area along the south shore of Staten Island then known as Smoking Point. During the American Revolutionary War this area was known as Blazing Star, and is now known as Rossville. Daniel Perrin was married to Maria Thorel, of Rouen, France, on February 18, 1666. They had five sons and one daughter; Peter, b. 1667, Henry, b. 1669, James, b. 1670, Daniel, b. 1672, William, b. 1673, and Francyntje, b. 1675. He also had three daughters from a second marriage to a woman named Elizabeth. The daughters names are Sara, Elizabet, and Mary. Perrin died on Staten Island after September 6, 1719. The Staten Island neighborhood of Huguenot is named after him and the other Huguenots who settled in the area during the late 17th century and early 18th centuries.
Tonicha Jeronimo is a British soap opera actress of partial Portuguese extraction. She starred on the show Emmerdale from 1994–97 until her character, Linda Fowler, was killed off. In 2000, she married Emmerdale co-star and fictional husband Stuart Wade, with whom she has two children. In 2003 Tonicha trained to be a police officer at Durham Police Training Centre and later became a police officer with West Yorkshire Police.
Kurtis O. Guthrie is an Jersey professional footballer who plays as a striker.
Chris Jones is a former professional footballer who played for Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Crystal Palace, Charlton Athletic, Leyton Orient and represented the England Under 21 national team on one occasion.
Colonel Sir Charles Frederick Arden-Close, KBE CB CMG FRS was a British geographer and surveyor, he was Director General of the Ordnance Survey from 1911 to 1922. His insistence on attention to detail saw the improvement of many attitudes and methods at the Ordnance Survey, his planning saw the production of many of maps now viewed as pinnacles in the classic period of map making. He was born Charles Frederick Close and changed his surname to Arden-Close in 1938 so as to comply with a bequest. He was born in Jersey, the eldest of the eleven children of Major-General Frederick Close and his second wife Lydia Ann Stevens. He attended, and excelled at mathematics at, the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich where military engineering and artillery were taught. After receiving his commission in the Royal Engineers in 1884 he saw service in the School of Military Engineering at Chatham, Gibraltar and India. In 1889 Close was posted to the survey of India where he carried out topographic work in Burma and triangulation in Mandalay. A further posting to eastern Nigeria where he was to survey the border with the German Cameroons. After appointment to the Ordnance Survey he carried out much work in central, eastern and southern Africa. After leading a small surveying unit in the Second Boer War he returned in 1902 to become chief instructor of surveying at the Chatham military academy. His Text Book of Topographical and Geographical Surveying published in 1905 became the standard textbook on the subject.
Alphonse Le Gastelois
Alphonse Le Gastelois was an agricultural worker and fisherman from Jersey who lived in self-imposed exile on the Ecréhous reef for 14 years after being wrongly accused of a string of child sex attacks. Fearing for his life, Le Gastelois felt compelled to leave Jersey to live on the small island six miles to the north east of Jersey, having been treated as a criminal and ostracised by many who lived on Jersey. Ten years later, on July 10, 1971, the real criminal, Edward Paisnel, nicknamed the Beast of Jersey, was caught and on November 29, 1971, was sentenced for 13 sex attacks, ending an 11-year reign of terror.
Simon Laurens is a British Para-equestrian who competed at the 2008 Summer Paralympics, held in Beijing, China. He started riding at the age of eight and competed in gymkhana and show jumping with his palomino Champagne, before taking up dreassage whilst working with Gemma Green for nine years at her yard in Jersey. Laurens was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2004. Within two years he began competing for the Great Britain para dressage team. He won the National Grade III Disabled Dressage title in 2006 and 2007 and also won both team and individual freestyle golds at the 2007 World Para Championships. Selected to compete at his first Paralympic Games in 2008, Laurens entered the individual freestyle test grade III and was part of the Great Britain quartet for the overall team championship. Competing on his horse 'Ocean Diamond' he won the silver medal in the individual event behind Hannelore Brenner of Germany. In the team open Laurens, with teammates Lee Pearson, Anne Dunham and Sophie Christiansen won the gold medal. This meant that Great Britain has won a gold medal in that event at four consecutive Games. Following his success in Beijing he was named the BBC South West Disabled Sports Personality of the year for 2008.
Serena Guthrie is a Jersey born netball player who plays for England. She plays in the Center and Wing Defence positions. She is a dynamic player, known for her speed and athleticism, with a keen eye for the intercept. She made the squad in 2008, debuting soon after when she was just 17 years old. and has so far earned over 20 caps for her country. In domestic netball she plays for Team Bath. She has never played in the ANZ Championships although she did train with the Northern Mystics in 2012. She played in the 2009 Netball World Youth Championships where she was vice captain. She won a gold medal in 2011 World Netball Series as well as a bronze medal at the 2011 Netball World Championships . She was also a part of the team that whitewashed Australia in January 2013, the first time the Diamonds had been whitewashed in a series since 2004.
Peter Tregloan is a former strongman and Powerlifter from Cornwall. He has won a number of titles including nine world championships in powerlifting and is the current world record holder in Squat, Deadlift and Total weight for the Masters age class.
Philip Carteret was the first Governor of New Jersey, from 1665 to 1673 and governor of East New Jersey from 1674 to 1682.
Anthony Charles Faramus was an actor and author who was born in Jersey in 1920 and died in Britain in 1990. The autobiographical accounts of his survival of Fort de Romainville, Buchenwald and the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp complex were published as The Faramus Story in 1954 and Journey Into Darkness in 1990. Two books about Agent Zigzag, the double agent Eddie Chapman, also document aspects of Faramus’s imprisonment in Jersey, Paris and the concentration camps.
Alexander Coutanche, Baron Coutanche
Alexander Moncrieff Coutanche, Baron Coutanche was a former Bailiff of Jersey and member of the House of Lords in the United Kingdom.
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Tom Vardon The brother of golfing icon Harry Vardon, Tom was a fair player in his own right. From 1892 to 1909 he played in 18 Open Championships, finishing in the top-10 nine times. His best was a second place finish to brother Harry in 1903 at Prestwick, his other notable placings were 1897 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake - 8th, 1902 at Hoylake - 5th, 1904 at Royal St George's Golf Club, Sandwich, Kent - 4th, 1907 at Hoylake - 3rd. He continued playing professional golf for four decades and became the oldest competitor at the 1930 U.S. Open at Interlachen Country Club. Vardon was born at Grouville, Jersey, Channel Islands. He was a professional at a number of golf clubs including Ilkley Golf Club from 1893–1900 and Royal St George's Golf Club. In 1909 he was given four months leave from Royal St George's to act as professional at the Onwentsia Club, this was part of a deal that allowed Vardon to enter that year's U. S. Open held at Englewood Golf Club, New Jersey. He finished his career at White Bear Yacht Club in Minnesota, arriving in 1913 and remaining there until his death in 1938, although he retired on pension one year before his death.
Frank Harrison Walker OBE was the first Chief Minister of Jersey, 2005-2008.
Edward Williams Byron Nicholson was an author and Bodley's Librarian, the head of the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford, from 1882 until his death in 1912.
Peter Gough is a Jersey cricket player.
Philippe Jean was a painter. Jean was born in Saint Ouen, Jersey, the son of Nicholas Jean and Marie Grandin. He was at first in the English Royal Navy, but later devoted himself to painting. He was chiefly a miniaturist, yet also worked with oils. While settled in London, Jean painted portraits of many members of the British Royal Family, amongst them the portraits of George III, of the Queen Charlotte, of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and of their children. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1787 to 1802. Amongst other collections, his works belong to the Victoria and Albert Museum and Windsor Castle. Jean was married twice. His first wife was Anna Noel, the daughter of a large and prominent Jersey family. They had two children; Roger, who also became a miniaturist, and Anne Marthe. Jean remarried after Anna's death, to Marie de Ste Croix and they had 4 children. He died in Hempstead, Kent.
Terry Le Sueur
Terence Augustine Le Sueur OBE was Chief Minister of Jersey between 2008 and 2011. He was born at Millbrook, Saint Helier, and was educated at De La Salle College, Jersey and Oxford University, where he was the King Charles Exhibitioner at Jesus College; and read physics. After being a teacher at De La Salle College, Jersey he moved into a career in accountancy. He was first elected to the States of Jersey as Deputy for St Helier #3&4 in 1987. In 1990 he became President of the Social Security Committee, and Vice-President of État Civil and Telecomms. He was elected a Senator in 1999. He was re-elected as a Senator in the 2005 election. He served as Minister for Treasury and Resources 2005-2008. Le Sueur was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2012 New Year Honours for political service.
William Saumarez Smith was an Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Australia. Smith was born in Saint Helier, Jersey the eldest twin son of the Lieutenant Richard Snowden Smith and his wife Anne, née Robin. Smith was educated at Marlborough College and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. with first-class honours in classics and theology in 1858. He was Crosse theological scholar in 1859, Tyrwhitt Hebrew scholar in 1860, and on two occasions won the Seatonian prize for poetry. He graduated M.A. in 1862, B.D. in 1871, D.D. in 1889, and was a fellow of Trinity College, 1860-70. Smith was ordained a deacon on 19 June 1859 and priest on 3 Jun 1860; he was vicar of Trumpington, 1867–69, and principal of St Aidan's Theological College, 1869-90. He was consecrated bishop of Sydney and Primate of Australia at St Paul's Cathedral, London, on 24 June 1890, and became Archbishop in 1897. At Sydney his episcopate was notable mainly for a great increase in missionary work, and the home mission fund was also established. There was some advance in education; Moore Theological College was reopened, and the Church of England Grammar School For Girls was established in his period. Smith was always accessible to his clergy and always glad to keep in touch with his parishes. Though an extreme evangelical he was broadminded and an advocate for the union of the churches; and though essentially a man of peace, he spoke strongly against gambling and other evils. Smith had a dislike of ceremonial, a passion for accuracy, and was a fine scholar and linguist, interested also in astronomy and botany.
Paul Le Claire
Paul Vincent Le Claire was a member of the States of Jersey from 1999 to 2011. He represented the Saint Helier District No.1 constituency and between 1999 and 2005 had an island-wide mandate as a Senator.
Ted Vibert was a politician in the States of Jersey from 1999 to 2005.
Walter William Ouless
Walter William Ouless, RA was a British portrait painter from Jersey. He became an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1877 and a full member in 1881. He was born in 1848 at 53 Paradise Row, New Street, Saint Helier, at the home where his father, marine artist Philip John Ouless, had established his studio in the previous year. His mother was Caroline Savage. He was educated at Victoria College and went to London in 1864, where he entered the Royal Academy schools in 1865. His earliest work was in the field of genre painting, but his compatriot Millais advised him to concentrate on portrait painting, in which field he established a successful career. In later life he turned to landscape painting. Ouless was "one of the best-known portraitists of the latter years of the nineteenth century", regarded as an "impressive exponent of character". He was a volunteer in the Artists Rifles. His daughter Catherine Ouless also achieved success as an artist.
David Durell D.D. was Principal of Hertford College, Oxford from 1757 to 1775, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford from 1765 to 1768, and a noted Old Testament scholar of his day.
John George Bourinot
John George Bourinot was a French Canadian merchant and politician, a member of the first Canadian Senate. Born in Grouville, Jersey, in the Channel Islands, he was educated in Jersey and in Caen in Normandy in France and emigrated as a young man to Sydney, Nova Scotia, where he opened a business as a ship-chandler. In 1834, shortly after his arrival there, he was appointed French vice-consul and also worked as an agent for Lloyd's of London. In 1835, he married Margaret Ann Marshall, daughter of John George Marshall, from a politically influential local family. Together, they would have eleven children. In the 1840s, Bourinot lobbied unsuccessfully for the independence of Cape Breton Island from Nova Scotia. In 1859, he was elected as the Conservative MLA of Cape Breton County in Halifax. Bourinot eventually sided with Charles Tupper, voting for the Confederation Resolution in 1866, and was appointed by John A. Macdonald as a Liberal-Conservative member of the first Canadian Senate. His political career thereafter was unremarkable; Bourinot was mostly active in committee work. He died of a stroke in Ottawa, where he had wanted to attend the opening of parliament in 1884.
Leonard Norman is a Jersey politician, and Connétable of Saint Clement. He was originally elected to the States of Jersey in 1983, as a Deputy.
Guy de Faye
Guy de Faye is a former news presenter, and former member of the States of Jersey who was first elected in 2002 as Deputy, and re-elected in 2005. He was Jersey's first Minister for Transport and Technical Services
Frederick William 'Fred' Leamon was a professional footballer, who played in The Football League for Newport County, Bristol Rovers and Brighton & Hove Albion, as well as an international bowls player. Leamon was a Royal Marines commando and also played for non-League side Bath City before taking up football professionally. He joined Newport County in February 1946, and scored a remarkable 23 goals in 16 unofficial wartime matches for them. On the resumption of League football in the summer of 1946 he played just four games for Newport, scoring three times, before moving to Bristol Rovers. He scored 21 goals in 43 League games during a three-year spell with The Pirates, and also scored four times in eleven games for Brighton & Hove Albion during the 1949–50 season. He then spent a year with non-League Chippenham Town before finally hanging up his boots in 1951. As well as playing football, Leamon was an accomplished bowls player, representing Wales over twenty times in international competitions, despite being born in Jersey. In later life he worked as a security guard for the BBC, and it was while working in this capacity that he suffered a heart attack at St Paul's Cathedral during the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. Despite attempts by a policeman to resuscitate him, he died on the steps of St Paul's Cathedral.
John Le Capelain
John Le Capelain or Jean Le Capelain was a painter born in Saint Helier, Jersey, the son of Samuel Le Capelain, a printer and lithographer, and Elizabeth Anne Pinckney, his English wife. He followed his father's trade in lithography but abandoned it later in life. He also learned the art of painting, without any formal training. About 1832 he came to London and practiced as water-colour painter. His technique gave his paintings a particularly misty and foggy effect. After Queen Victoria's visit to Jersey in 1846, a volume of drawings by Le Capelain of scenery of the island was presented to her as an official souvenir by the States of Jersey. This led to his receiving a commission from the queen to paint pictures of the Isle of Wight. While engaged on these he developed tuberculosis, of which he died in Jersey in 1848. A view of Mont Orgueil by Le Capelain was used on the reverse of the 1976 Jersey £20 banknote.
Wace, sometimes referred to as Robert Wace, was a Norman poet, who was born in Jersey and brought up in mainland Normandy, ending his career as Canon of Bayeux.
Ivy St. Helier
Ivy St. Helier was a British stage actress, composer and lyricist. On the stage, St. Helier played Manon la Crevette in the original production of Noël Coward's operetta Bitter Sweet, a role she reprised in the 1933 film version. She also starred in Coward's revue Words and Music As a lyricist, she wrote additional songs for The Street Singer, and for The Blue Train, the London musical by Reginald Arkell, Dion Titheradge and Robert Stolz. She made five films, including Laurence Olivier's Henry V and London Belongs to Me.
Dave Huson is a retired Channel Island football player who played professionally in the North American Soccer League and Major Indoor Soccer League. In 1979, Huson signed with the California Surf of the North American Soccer League. In 1980, the Surf sent Huson to the Memphis Rogues. At the end of the season, Nelson Skalbania purchased the Rogues and moved them to Calgary renaming the team the Calgary Boomers. Huson then played the 1980–81 NASL indoor season with the Boomers before being traded to the Chicago Sting. On 20 March 1982, the Sting traded Huson, John Tyma and a 1983 third-round draft pick to the Tulsa Roughnecks in exchange for Duncan McKenzie. He was back in Chicago for the 1983 season and would remain there until he was released by the team in May 1985. He then moved to the Chicago Shoccers of the American Indoor Soccer Association. In February 1986, Huson took over as head coach of the Shoccers. In the fall of 1986, he returned to the Sting as head of community relations. In 1999, he became the head coach of the Rockford Raptors of the USL Premier Development League. He also coached the Deerfield High School boy's soccer team. He was inducted into the Illinois State Soccer Hall of Fame in 2002.
Theodore Liscinski (born 1975) played the character Jacek the guitarist, in the rock opera cult film Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He is also a famed guitarist, and had often played for the off-Broadway show, Hedwig and the Angry Inch when they were touring. He is the former bass guitarist for the band MOTH and currently plays bass for the band Sea Wolf in Los Angeles.
Alex Noel is a Jersey cricket player.
Chris Hamon is a retired football forward from Jersey who played for Swindon Town, Cheltenham Town and Dundalk. He also represented the Jersey national team in the 1991 Island Games, scoring four goals. After retiring from football, Hamon worked as a paramedic.
Ferdinand Simeon Le Quesne
Lieutenant-Colonel Ferdinand Simeon Le Quesne VC was a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Bertram Falle, 1st Baron Portsea
Bertram Godfray Falle, 1st Baron Portsea, known as Sir Bertram Falle, Bt, between 1916 and 1930, was a Jersey-born barrister and politician in the United Kingdom.
Geraint Jennings is a Jersey politician and linguist.
Sam Dewhurst is a Jersey cricket player.
Bruce Trent is a film actor.
Ben Shenton is the son of the politician and former Senator Dick Shenton. He was born in Saint Helier in 1960, the third of four children and educated at De La Salle College. He lives in Grouville, Jersey.
Henry Felix Woods
Sir Henry Felix Woods, KCVO, was an Admiral and a Pasha in the Imperial Ottoman Naval Service. A British naval officer, born in Jersey in 1843 and educated at the Upper School of Greenwich Hospital, which offered training for the Royal Navy. After finishing top of the year, he entered as a Masters Assistant. On 17 October 1867 he was appointed a Navigating Lieutenant. He was attached to the British Embassy in the Ottoman Empire, and eventually joined the Imperial Ottoman Navy, where he was given the rank of Admiral. He was Aide-de-Camp for some years to Sultan Abdul Hamid. He was awarded the Grand Cordon of the Medjidie and Osminieh and was a Knight Commander of the Saxe-Coburg Order. He died in 1929 in Constantinople.
Andy Dewhurst is a Jersey cricket player.
Paul Routier, MBE is a member of the States of Jersey since he was elected in 1993, and is an Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister of Jersey since 25 November 2011.
Charles Wendling was a talent agent and the brother of Claudette Colbert.
George William Scoones was an English professional football player and manager.
Damian Léon Watts
Damian Léon Watts is an art director.