Famous people from Montserrat
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M. P. Shiel
Matthew Phipps Shiell — known as M. P. Shiel — was a prolific British writer of West Indian descent. His legal surname remained "Shiell" though he adopted the shorter version as a de facto pen name. He is remembered mostly for supernatural and scientific romances. His work was published as serials, novels, and as short stories. The Purple Cloud remains his most famous and often reprinted novel.
Alphonsus Celestine Edmund Cassell MBE was a calypso and soca musician who performed under the stage name Arrow, and is regarded as the first superstar of soca from Montserrat.
Maizie Ursula Williams is one of the original members of successful 70s disco music group, Boney M.
Charles Henry "Jim" Allen is a former Montserratian first-class cricketer who represented the World Series Cricket West Indians and is considered the greatest ever Montserrat sportsperson. Born in Harris Village, Montserrat, Allen starred in Montserrat cricket from a young age and made his debut for the Montserrat national team in 1969, and his first-class debut on 15 January 1972 for Leeward Islands against Windward Islands at Roseau, scoring one and 82. An attacking right-hand batsman with an unorthodox, open–chest, wide-legs batting stance, Allen was soon considered a more exciting batsman than his Leeward Islands team mate Vivian Richards. Allen became the first professional Monserratian sportsperson when he began playing in England during the northern summer, turning out for teams in the Lancashire and Cheshire Leagues. Allen's best season was 1976/77, where he scored 559 first-class runs at 50.81, with a highest score of 150. This form led to a lucrative offer to join the World Series Cricket competition when it commenced in Australia in late 1977. The only member of the West Indian squad not to play Test cricket, Allen appeared in one SuperTest, against the Australians, scoring eight and 12.
Jennette Arnold is a Labour Party politician and member of the London Assembly representing the London Boroughs of Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest. Born in Montserrat, Arnold trained as a nurse. She then worked as an Industrial Relations Officer and as Regional Director of Services and Special Adviser to the General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing. She then worked as an associate for organisational development consultancy, Beacon Associates. Arnold was elected to Islington Council in 1994, eventually serving a term as Deputy Mayor. Following the resignation of David Lammy, Arnold became a London-wide member of the Assembly in May 2000. She was elected as a constituency member for North East London in the 2004 Assembly election. She became Labour's lead member for children and young people and lead spokesperson for older people. She chaired the Cultural Strategy Group for London, sat on the Assembly's Economic and Social Development Committee and served as a member of the MPA. In 2007 Arnold was listed by New Nation newspaper as one of Britain’s 50 most influential Black Women. In 2008/09, Arnold assumed the Chair of the London Assembly, taking over from Sally Hamwee.
Carl Tadeus Fletcher is a former professional Canadian soccer defender.
Donervon Joseph Daniels is a Montserratian footballer who plays as a defender for West Bromwich Albion.
Lionel Sionne Baker is a West Indian cricketer who has played first-class cricket for the Leeward Islands. He is the first person from Montserrat to have represented the West Indies at Test cricket.
Douglas Robinson was a member of the silver medal winning French cricket team at the 1900 Summer Olympics, the only time to date that cricket has featured in the Olympics. In the only match against Great Britain, he took two wickets in Great Britain's first innings, and was dismissed for a duck in both French innings. Born of Irish parents in Montserrat, he was the son of the colonial administrator William Cleaver Francis Robinson.
E. A. Markham
Edward Archie Markham FRSL was a Montserratian poet, playwright, novelist and academic. He moved to the United Kingdom in 1956, where he remained for most of his life, writing as well as teaching at various academic institutions. He was known for writing subtle, witty and intelligent poetry, which refused to conform to the conventions, and stereotypes, of British and Caribbean poetry alike.
Dale Lee is a Montserratian international footballer who plays as a midfielder.
Julian Wade is a footballer who plays for the Montserrat national football team and Caledonia AIA as a striker.
Dionne Audain is an actress.
Kendall Allen is a Montserratian international footballer who plays as a defender.
Clifford Joseph is a footballer who plays for the Montserrat national football team.
Lydia Emelda Simmons is a Labour Party local politician in Slough, Berkshire, England who was active between 1979 and 2007. She has the distinction of being the first person of African descent, as well as the first female, to become Mayor in England. By the end of her tenure as Councillor on Slough Borough Council, she was the longest-serving member of the council. She was born in Montserrat, a small volcanic island in the Caribbean.
Lesroy Charlesworth Weekes was a first-class cricketer. Weekes was a fast bowler who made appearances for the Leeward Islands, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Cricket Board, taking sixty nine first-class wickets at an average of 27.11, and scoring 535 runs at 17.83, in a fitful career which spanned the 1990s. He also played in twenty eight List A one day games, taking 27 wickets at 40.14. Since retiring from first-class cricket, Weekes became one of the more successful league cricketers in the North of England. In one season for the Yorkshire League Club, Rotherham Town C.C., he amassed over 90 wickets and scored 500 runs. Weekes also played for Elsecar C.C. and currently plays at Wath C.C.
Benjamin Manning is a footballer who plays for the Montserrat national football team.
Nyron Dyer is a Montserratian international footballer who plays as a defender.
Vladimir Santos Farrell is a footballer who played as a striker for Hucknall Town. He has also represented Montserrat at international level. He made his debut in 2002 against the Dominican Republic. He played in "The Other Final", squandering his team's only chance. In February 2009 he signed for Conference North side Hucknall Town from Sutton Town, who he had joined the previous September. He had previously played for South Normanton Athletic, Shirebrook Town and Long Eaton United.
Calvin Petrie is a Montserratian footballer playing for the Montserrat National Football team.
Micah Hilton is a football goalkeeper in Montserrat who plays for P.C. United. He has made three appearances for the Montserrat national team. His first international appearance came on 10 June 2010 in a Caribbean Cup qualifying match against Saint Vincent & the Grenadines which, despite some brave keeping from Hilton, ended in a 7–0 defeat. Despite this defeat, Hilton retained his place for the match against Barbados two days later in which he conceded a further five goals, as a result of which he lost his place to Jermaine Sweeney. Hiton's third international appearance came in a World Cup qualification match against Belize on 15 June 2011; this match ended in a 5–2 defeat, allowing Sweeney to reclaim his place.
Alexander Bramble is a Montserratian international footballer who plays as a midfielder.
McPherson Meade is a Montserratian footballer playing for the Montserrat National Team.
Stanford Jarrett is a Montserratian international footballer who plays as a midfielder.
Denoy Campbell is a Montserratian footballer playing for Montserrat National Football team.
Loretta Anne Williams
Loretta Anne Williams is an elevator operator and the mother of Billy Dee Williams.