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Northumberland Notables

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From Wikipedia, notable people born in Northumberland:

Ashington was the birthplace of three famous footballers: Bobby and Jack Charlton, born in 1937 and 1935 respectively, and Jackie Milburn, born in 1924. In 1978 the international cricketer Steve Harmison was born here.

Mickley was the birthplace of Thomas Bewick, an artist, wood engraver and naturalist in 1753 and Bob Stokoe, a footballer and F.A. Cup-winning manager (with Sunderland in 1973), born 1930.

Other notable births include:

Thomas Addison, the physician who first described Addison's Disease, born at Longbenton in 1793

George Airy, Astronomer Royal and geophysicist, born at Alnwick in 1802

Alexander Armstrong, comedy actor and presenter, born at Rothbury in 1970

Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, landscape and garden designer, born at Kirkharle in 1715

Josephine (Grey) Butler, social reformer, born at Milfield in 1828

Basil Bunting, poet, born at Scotswood-on-Tyne in 1900

Eric Burdon, singer and leader of The Animals and War, born at Walker-on-Tyne in 1941

Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, naval commander at the Battle of Trafalgar, born at Newcastle upon Tyne in 1748

Grace Darling, sea-rescue heroine, born at Bamburgh in 1815

Pete Doherty, musician, born at Hexham in 1979

Bryan Donkin FRS FRAS, engineer and industrialist, born at Sandhoe in 1768

Wilfred Gibson, poet, born at Hexham in 1878

Daniel Gooch, engineer and politician, born at Bedlington in 1816

Sir Alistair Graham (1942–), trade unionist and civil servant

Tom Graveney, former England cricketer and President of the Marylebone Cricket Club 2004/5, born in Riding Mill in 1927.

Robson Green, actor and singer, born at Hexham in 1964

Charles Grey KG, 2nd Earl Grey, British Prime Minister, born at the family seat of Howick Hall in 1764

William Hewson British physician, the "Father of Haematology", at Hexham, 14 Nov 1739

Jean Heywood, actress, born at Blyth best known for Our Day Out and All Creatures Great and Small.

Marie Lebour (1876–1971), British marine biologist

Matt Ridley, peer, science writer, and businessman, and son and heir of the 4th Viscount Ridley

John Rushworth (1612–1690), historian, born at Acklington Park, Warkworth

George Stephenson, pioneering railway engineer, born at Wylam in 1781

Trevor Steven, footballer born in Berwick-upon-Tweed in 1963

Percival Stockdale, poet and slave-trade abolitionist, born 1736 in Branxton, Northumberland

Ross Noble, stand-up comedian, born and raised in Cramlington in the 1970s and 1980s

Hugh Trevor-Roper (1914–2003), Oxford historian, born at Glanton

William Turner, ornithologist and botanist born at Morpeth in 1508

Sid Waddell, sports commentator and children's television screenwriter, born at Alnwick in 1940

Veronica Wedgwood OM DBE (1910–1997), historian, usually published as C. V. Wedgwood

The Rt Rev Dr Tom Wright, Anglican theologian and author, former Bishop of Durham, born in Morpeth in 1948

Kevin Whately, actor, born in Humshaugh, near Hexham in 1951

Richard Pattison, climber, born in Ashington in 1975.

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