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Enid Bagnold

Enid Bagnold

Novelist and playwright. Born Enid Algerine Bagnold at Borstal Cottage, Rochester, Kent. She spent several years of her childhood in Jamaica, where her father, a military engineer had been posted. ...

Person, Theatre, Literature, Jamaica

1 memorial

William Beckford, Alderman

William Beckford, Alderman

Lord Mayor of London 1762 and 1769. Born Jamaica. Inherited a fortune from the family slave-based business. Lived at 22 Soho Square from 1751 until his death while travelling from the family seat a...

Person, Lord Mayor, Politics & Administration, Race Issues, Jamaica

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Admiral John Benbow

Admiral John Benbow

Admiral.   Born Shropshire.  Whilst in the West Indies fighting the French, Benbow was in charge of a fleet of seven ships.   During the fight, which lasted a few days, he sustained a broken leg fr...

Person, Armed Forces, Jamaica

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Sir Noel Coward

Sir Noel Coward

Actor, playwright, composer, film director, author, singer. Born Helmsdale, 5 Waldegrave Road, Teddington. Died at home in Jamaica, where he was buried. Plays include: 'Private Lives' and 'Blithe ...

Person, Music / songs, Seriously Famous, Theatre, Cinema, Jamaica

3 memorials

Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming

Writer. Born Ian Lancaster Fleming at 27 Green Street, Mayfair. He worked as a foreign correspondent with Reuters in Moscow, and was a senior naval intelligence officer in World War II. His varied ...

Person, Armed Forces, Seriously Famous, Literature, Jamaica, Russia

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