Amherst, Sir. Jeffrey b. January 29, 1717 d. August 3, 1797 English Army General. He gained prominence during the Seven Years' War, called the French and Indian War in North America. Cosen to lead the assault on the French stronghold of Louisbourg in Canada and promoted to Major General, he captured Cape Breton Island in July 1758, opening the St. Lawrence River to British ships. Named then as Commander-in-Chief of British forces in North America, his forces closed off the French route into New York by siezing their forts at Ticonderoga and Crown Point...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) St Nicholas Churchyard, Sevenoaks, Kent, England
Gardiner, Samuel Rawson b. March 4, 1829 d. February 23, 1902 Historian. He studied at Christ Church College, Oxford, and was professor of modern history at Kings College, London, from 1871 until 1885. He was a descendant of Oliver Cromwell, and was a noted writer about the puritan England. His books include, "History of England from the Accession of James I to the Outbreak of the Civil War, 1603 to 1642" (10 vols., 1863 to 1882), "History of the Civil War, 1642 to 1649" (3 vols., 1886 to 1891), and "History of the Commonwealth and Protectorate, 1649 to...[Read More] (Bio by: js) St Nicholas Churchyard, Sevenoaks, Kent, England Plot: Churchyard (extension)
Herries, John Charles b. 1778 d. April 24, 1855 British Statesman. He was the son of a London merchant. His first job in politics was as a junior clerk in the Treasury. He soon gained a reputation for his financial skills, and after serving as private secretary to several ministers, he became Commissioner in Chief in 1811. This title was abolished in 1816, and he became Auditor of the Civil List. In 1823 he joined the government as Secretary to the Treasury, becoming Chancellor of the Exchequer for Lord Goderich in 1827. In 1828, following...[Read More] (Bio by: js) St Nicholas Churchyard, Sevenoaks, Kent, England Plot: Churchyard
Kirk, Sir. John b. December 19, 1832 d. January 15, 1922 Naturalist, Explorer, Diplomat. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh before joining the civil medical staff during the Crimean War. In 1858 he was made the physician and naturalist on David Livingstone's second expedition to Central Africa. He accompanied Livingstone for the next five years and in 1859 became one of the first four Europeans to reach Lake Nyassa. Ill health forced him to return to Britain in 1863, but in 1866 he was appointed acting surgeon to the political agency...[Read More] (Bio by: js) St Nicholas Churchyard, Sevenoaks, Kent, England Plot: Churchyard (extension).