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John Port (died 1557)

Sir John Port (before 1510 – 6 June 1557) was an English Knight of the Bath and politician. He founded Repton School, an almshouse at Etwall and also has a secondary school named after him.

John Peyto-Verney, 15th Baron Willoughby de Broke

John Peyto-Verney, 15th Baron Willoughby de Broke and de jure 23rd Baron Latimer (28 June, 1762 – 1 September, 1820) was a peer in the peerage of England.
John Peyto-Verney was born on June 28, 1762, the eldest son of John Peyto-Verney, 14th Baron Willoughby de Broke (1738–1816), and Lady Louisa North, daughter of Francis North, 1st Earl of Guilford at the Verney family seat at Compton Verney House in Warwickshire, inheriting the title 15th Baron Willoughby de Broke and 23rd Baron Latimer on the death of his father in 1816. On his death on September 1, 1820 the title passed to his younger brother Henry.

John Peyntour

John Peyntour was a 14th- and 15th-century English politician.
Peyntour was a Member of Parliament for Devizes, Wiltshire in September 1397, 1407 and March 1416.
The first mention of Peyntour was in 1379, when he paid 6d. for the poll tax in Devizes. In the Parliament of 1386, he stood surety for Richard Gobet, and was made principal trustee of the chairty known as Gobet’s dole. In September 1388, he stood surety for Richard Cardmaker. After this, there is no record of him save which years he was elected in.

John Perry (musician)

John M. Perry (born 4 June 1952) is an English musician, songwriter, and composer. He came to prominence in the late 1970s as the guitarist for the English rock band the Only Ones.
The Only Ones came out of London during the first wave of punk (1976–77) and, rather like the New York bands the Heartbreakers and Television with whom they later toured, suffered from being too musical for lumpen-punk but too “new” for conservative record business sensibilities. Though they were lumped in with the new wave vanguard, the band were too musically literate – not to mention long in the tooth – to be punks. Rather they were sophisticated guitar rockers whose sound embraced all flavors of 50s and 60s rock. Although never a huge commercial success, the band are highly influential.
Perry’s guitar style is noted for a combination of attack and melody, a mixture that the UK music magazine Sounds described as being “very superb”.

John Perry (MP)

John Perry (ca. 1639–29 March 1732) was an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1690 and 1705.
Perry was a London merchant who had interests in the East India Company and the Royal African Company.
Perry was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for New Shoreham in 1690 and held the seat until 1701 when he was defeated. He stood unsuccessfully in a second election in 1701 and was returned again for New Shoreham in 1702. He held the seat until 1705 when he was again defeated.
Perry died 29 March 1732.

John Peche

Sir John Peche (sometimes spelt Pecche) (c. 1285 in Wormleighton, Warwickshire, England – before 1335 in Honiley, Warwickshire, England) was Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports from 1323 to 1324. He died about 1335. Sir John Peche was presumably the son and heir of Sir John Peche (living 1268). He was in the king’s service in Scotland almost continuously from January 1297/8 till 1304. He served in various capacities in County Warwick from 1317 to 1321. He was summoned to Parliament from 15 May 1321 to 22 Jan. 1335/6, by writs directed Johanni Pecche, whereby he is said to have become Lord Pecche. He was appointed keeper of the town and castle of Warwick, in 1321, and later was ordered to raise forces in County Warwick and lend them to the king. He kept the castle until July 1326. He fought at the Battle of Boroughbridge 16 March 1321/2, as a banneret, on the king’s side. He was summoned for service in Scotland in 1322 and 1323, and for service in Gascony, in person, 1324 and 1325. In 1323 he was appointed Constable of Dover Castle and Warden of the Cinque Ports; he was superseded in that capacity 21 May 1324. As a knight of Counties Warwick and Gloucester he was summoned to the Great Council at Westminster 30 May 1324, and in June, 1328, he was summoned to Council at York, and in 1329 to a conference at Windsor. Page text.

John Pearce (boxer)

John Pearce was an English middleweight boxer from the Wellington ABC. ABA Champion in 1996 and 1998 he went on to win Gold at the Commonwealth Games of 1998 in Kuala Lumpur. He defeated Jitender Kumar (India) in the final.
Coming from Middlesbrough he was at the time MD of his own double glazing company.

John Peacey

John Raphael Peacey (16 July 1896 – 31 October 1971) was an English cricketer. Peacey’s batting style is unknown. He was born at Hove, Sussex and educated at St Edmund’s School, Kent.
Peacey made his first-class debut for Sussex against Cambridge University in 1920. He made two further appearances in 1921 against Warwickshire and Oxford University, before making a single appearance in 1922 against Cambridge University. In these four matches, he scored a total of 54 runs at an average of 9.00, with a high score of 26.
He died at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex on 31 October 1971.

John Patrick Kenny

John Patrick Kenny (born 1942) is the founder of JKX Oil & Gas, one of the United Kingdom’s largest oil production and exploration businesses.

John Page (cricketer)

John Page (dates unknown) was an English professional cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1819 to 1822. He was mainly associated with Cambridge Town Club and made 5 known appearances in first-class matches.

John P. Connolly (businessman)

John Connolly (born 29 August 1950) is an English businessman. He serves as the chairman of G4S and Amec Foster Wheeler. He was was UK Senior Partner and Chief Executive of Deloitte in the UK until his retirement in June 2011.

John Outram

John Outram is a British architect. He established a practice in London in 1974 and produced a series of buildings in which polychromy and Classical allusions were well to the fore. Among his works are the temple-like Storm Water Pumping Station, Isle of Dogs, London (1985–8), the New House at Wadhurst Park, Sussex (1978–86), the Judge Institute of Management Studies in Cambridge (1995), and the Computational Engineering Building (Duncan Hall), Rice University, Houston, Texas (1997).

John Osborn (politician)

Sir John Holbrook Osborn (14 December 1922 – 2 December 2015) was a British Conservative Party politician. He was educated at Rugby School and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He was Member of Parliament for Sheffield Hallam from 1959 to 1987, preceding Irvine Patnick. Sir John was also a Member of the European Parliament from 1975 to 1979. He was knighted in the 1983 Birthday Honours.
Osborn was interviewed in 2012 as part of The History of Parliament’s oral history project.

John Oliver (canoeist)

John Oliver (born 12 January 1943) is a British sprint canoer who competed from the late 1960s to the mid-1970s. He was eliminated in the semifinals of the K-4 1000 m event at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Four years later in Munich, Oliver was eliminated in the repechages of the K-4 1000 m event and in the semifinals of the K-1 1000 m event. At his third and final Summer Olympics in Montreal, he was eliminated in the semifinals of the K-4 1000 m event.

John Oldershaw

John Oldershaw (died 1847) was a British clergyman.
He entered Emmanuel College, Cambridge University in 1771 and was senior wrangler and 1st Smith’s prizeman in 1776. He received an M.A. in 1779, a B.D. in 1786.
He was Archdeacon of Norfolk from 1797 to 1847.

John O’Kane

John Andrew O’Kane (born 15 November 1974 in Nottingham) is an English former professional footballer who last played for Hyde United.

John Norman, Lord Mayor of London (1453)

John Norman (died 1468) was a 15th-century draper, sheriff, alderman and for a term the Lord Mayor of London (in 2006 the title was changed to Lord Mayor of the City of London). He is known as being the first lord mayor to take a boat to Westminster to pledge his allegiance. Up until that point lord mayors of London had ridden or walked to Westminster in the yearly pageant on Lord Mayor’s Day. Such river pageants existed until 1856, and today the lord mayor rides within a state coach during the pageant which is known today as Lord Mayor’s Show. John Norman left his name to a song, supposedly created by the watermen who rowed him to Westminster, titled “Row the Boat, Norman”.

John Nock (footballer, born 1875)

John F Nock (born 1875 in West Bromwich, England) was an English footballer.
He played for West Bromwich Swifts, Halesowen Town, West Bromwich Albion, Langley Richmond and Brierley Hill Alliance.

John Nichol (RAF officer)

Flight Lieutenant Adrian John Nichol (born December 1963, North Shields) is a retired Royal Air Force navigator who was shot down and captured during the first Gulf War.

John Neptune Sargent

Lieutenant General John Neptune Sargent CB (18 June 1826 – 20 October 1893) was Commander of British Troops in China, Hong Kong and the Straits Settlements.

John Nelson (British Army officer)

Major General Sir Eustace John Blois Nelson KCVO CB DSO OBE MC (1912–1993) was a senior British Army officer who commanded the 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards during the Second World War and later served as Commandant of the British Sector in Berlin.

John Mullan

John Mullan is a professor of English at University College London. He is a specialist in eighteenth-century literature, currently writing the 1709-1784 volume of the Oxford English Literary History.
He has written a weekly column on contemporary fiction for The Guardian and reviews for the London Review of Books and the New Statesman. He has been a contributor to BBC Two’s Newsnight Review and BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time. He was a The Best of the Booker judge in 2008 and for the Man Booker Prize itself in 2009.
Educated at Downside School and King’s College, Cambridge, he was a research fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge and a lecturer at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, before moving to UCL in 1994.