Reading has been the place of birth, residence, marriage, death and burial for many people who have became well-known in various walks of life. Here are just a few; or for an overview, check out our Brief History of Reading.

Dr. Anthony Addington
Henry Addington, Viscount Sidmouth
Sir Arthur Aston
Jane Austen
St. Birinus
Daniel Blagrave
John Blagrave
Joseph Blagrave
Thomas Blagrave of Reading
Rev. Dr. Charles Blake
Thomas Bradley
Col. Elizeus Burges
William Cadogan, Earl Cadogan
St. Thomas Cantilupe of Hereford
John D'Earley
Sir Henry Charles Englefield
Sir William Essex
Hugh Cook of Faringdon, Abbot of Reading
John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster
John Hampden
King Henry I

John Kendrick
Sir John Kentwood
Sir Francis Knollys Senior
Sir Francis Knollys Junior
Henry Knollys
Lettice Knollys, Countess of Essex & Leicester
Richard Knollys
Sir Robert Knollys
William Knollys, Earl of Banbury
William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury
Dr. John London
William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke
Henry Marten
Sir Christopher Milton
Mary Russell Mitford
Richard Neville, Earl of Salisbury
Richard the Kingmaker Neville, Earl of Warwick
Jocelyn Palmer
William Penn
Sir Constantine Phipps
Robert De Reading

John Scott, Earl of Eldon
William Scott, Baron Stowell
George Blackall Simonds
William Blackall Simonds
Sir John Soane
George Spencer-Churchill, Duke of Marlborough
Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd
Francis Turner, Bishop of Ely
Thomas Turner, Dean of Canterbury
Tanfield Vachell
Sir Peter Vanlore
Alfred Waterhouse
Sir Thomas White
Sir Thomas Wood


Blagrave Family
Noyes Family
Blandy Family
Simonds Family


Abbots of Reading Mayors of Reading



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