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John Doherty (politician)

John Doherty, Q.C. (1785–1850) was an Irish politician, Solicitor-General for Ireland and senior judge.

John Dodderidge (died 1659)

John II Dodderidge (1610–1659) of Bremridge in the parish of South Molton, Devon, was a lawyer who was elected MP for Barnstaple in 1646 and 1654, for Bristol in 1656 and for Devon also in 1656, and chose to sit for Devon, but was prevented by Oliver Cromwell from taking his seat.

John Dodd (Reading MP)

John Dodd (24 September 1717 – 9 February 1782 in Swallowfield) was an English Whig politician.
He was the only son of Randolph (or Randall) Dodd of Chester and educated at Eton College (1728-32) and King’s College, Cambridge (1735). He succeeded his father in 1721.
A close friend of Horace Walpole, he was Member of Parliament (MP) for Reading in Berkshire in 1741, and from 1755 to 1782.
He lived at Swallowfield Park, near Reading. He married firstly Jane, the daughter of Henry Le Coq St. Leger of Shinfield, Berkshire, with whom he had 3 sons and a daughter and secondly Juliana, the daughter of Philip Jennings of Duddleston Hall, Shropshire, with whom he had a further son and 3 daughters.

John Denison-Pender, 2nd Baron Pender

John Jocelyn Denison-Pender, 2nd Baron Pender, CBE (26 January 1907 – 21 March 1965) was a British civil servant and businessman.
He was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford. He later went on to hold the following position:
Deputy Chief General Manager Cable and Wireless, 1933.
General Manager Cable and Wireless, 1935.
President of The Royal Albert Hall, 1952–1965.
Governor Cable & Wireless (Holdings), 1964.
Vice-Chairman Board of Governors Charing Cross Hospital, London.
Director, Direct Spanish Telegraph Company Ltd.
Finance Director, Commercial Union Assurance, now known as Aviva.
Joint Managing Director Cable and Wireless 1945–46, resigned on nationalisation of company. In 1946 the C&W board petitioned Select Committees of both *Commons and Lords against the nationalisation of the company.
In 1940 the Cable and Wireless ‘Board of Management’, working with the Post Office, introduced Expeditionary Force Messages (EFMs) which became the key communication for soldiers sending messages home and vice versa; these messages totalling 20,000 a day sometimes. Denison-Pender ran C&W services during the war years and it was some feat that it remained undisrupted during that time, despite numerous setbacks including the Electra House HQ (London), Brentwood wireless station, the Moorgate-Porthcurno landlines and Porthcurno Telegraph Museum (Cornwall) all receiving direct hits in 1940 and up to 1945.
His paternal Great Grandfather was Sir John Pender, the submarine communications cables pioneer who founded the Eastern Telegraph Company and other Worldwide Telegraph Companies, which became Cable & Wireless, and was the lead financier in the first successful laying of the Transatlantic Telegraph in 1866. In 1934, the new name Cable & Wireless (from Imperial and International Communications Limited) was designed to more clearly reflect the combined radio and cable services which it offered, without reference to the Empire. His Great (half) Uncle Sir James Pender, 1st Baronet (from Sir John Pender’s first marriage), was the first chairman of Eastman Kodak (UK). Eldest son of John Denison-Pender, 1st Baron Pender, and Irene De La Rue, married Camilla Lethbridge, daughter of Willoughby Pemberton

John Dellow

Sir John Albert Dellow CBE (born 5 June 1931) is a retired British police officer.
Dellow was born in London and educated at William Ellis School, Highgate, and the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe. After leaving school, he worked for Shell and did his national service in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, working in personnel selection. In 1951, he joined the City of London Police as a Constable. Rising to Chief Inspector and attending Bramshill Police College, he transferred to Kent County Constabulary as a Superintendent in 1966. He was promoted Chief Superintendent in 1968 and Assistant Chief Constable in 1969. In the same year, he became the first police officer to attend the Joint Services Staff College.
In 1973, he transferred to the Metropolitan Police as Deputy Assistant Commissioner (Traffic Planning). In 1975, he became DAC (Personnel), in 1978 he took over No.2 Area, and in 1979 he became DAC (Operations). In this post, Dellow commanded the police operation in the Iranian Embassy Siege in 1980. Later that year he was appointed DAC (Inspectorate). He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1979 New Year Honours.
On 10 May 1982, he was appointed Assistant Commissioner “B” (Traffic). In 1982, he headed the review of Buckingham Palace security after an intruder, Michael Fagan, managed to get into the Queen’s bedroom. In March 1984 he was transferred as Assistant Commissioner “C” (Crime). The reorganisation in 1985 meant he was the last officer to hold the post of Assistant Commissioner “C” and the first to hold the new post of Assistant Commissioner Specialist Operations (ACSO). He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1985. In 1987, he was promoted to Deputy Commissioner, holding the post until his retirement in 1991. He was vice-president of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) from 1988 to 1989 and president from 1989 to 1990. He was knighted in the 1990 Birthday Honours.

John Dawson Read

John Dawson Read is an English singer-songwriter.
Born in Wokingham, Berkshire, England, Read first came to prominence in 1975 with his debut album A Friend of Mine Is Going Blind, released on Chrysalis Records. The album’s title song was written by Read for a friend of his who suffered from Muscular Dystrophy. Read credits his friend with having been a writing inspiration for years, as well as being responsible for his debut album, having sent Read’s songs to publishers.
Read’s second album, Read On, was released in 1976, again on Chrysalis. After this release Read seemed to disappear from the music business. Fans had little success finding information on Read until singer-songwriter Michael Johnson put an MP3 of “A Friend of Mine Is Going Blind” on his website. Many Read fans began communicating through the site, and this was one factor which encouraged Read to re-enter the music world after spending most of the time between 1976 and 2005 in a business partnership in marketing.
Read credits his discovery of Pristine Audio as being “the second most influential factor in ‘getting back into it.’” Andrew Rose of Pristine Audio remastered A Friend of Mine Is Going Blind and Read On. [1]
In 2005, Read released his third CD after a nearly 30 year absence from the music world. This CD, entitled Now…Where were we? begins with “Days of Sweet Remembrance (reprise)” from the album Read On.

John Dawnay, 5th Viscount Downe

John Christopher Burton Dawnay, 5th Viscount Downe (15 November 1764 – 18 February 1832), styled The Honourable John Dawnay until 1780, was a British Whig politician.
Dawnay was the eldest son of John Dawnay, 4th Viscount Downe, by Laura, daughter of William Burton, of Luffenham, Rutland. He succeeded his father in the viscountcy in 1780. However, as this was an Irish peerage it did not entitle him to a seat in the English House of Lords. He subsequently sat as Member of Parliament for Petersfield between 1787 and 1790 and for Wootton Basset between 1790 and 1796. The latter year he was created Baron Dawnay, of Cowick in the County of York, in the Peerage of Great Britain, which gave him a seat in the House of Lords.
Lord Downe was twice married. He married firstly a daughter of Major John Scott of Balconie. After her death in 1798 he married secondly Louisa Maria, daughter of George Welstead, of Apsley, Sussex, in 1815. There were no children from the two marriages. Downe died in February 1832, aged 67. The barony of Dawnay died with him while he was succeeded in the viscountcy by his younger brother, Reverend William Henry Dawnay.
His widow spent her later years at Bowden Hall in Upton St Leonards, where she endowed the local primary school. The Viscountess Downe died in March 1867.

John Darcy, 1st Baron Darcy de Knayth

John Darcy, 1st Baron Darcy de Knayth (c. 1290 – 30 May 1347) was an English peer. He was created 1st Baron Darcy in 1317.
The son of Roger Darcy and Isabel d’Aton, he may have been born at Knaith, Lincolnshire circa 1280. Darcy became one of the most trusted advisors to King Edward III and was appointed High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and the Royal Forests in 1319, High Sheriff of Lancashire in 1323 and High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1327. He served as Member of Parliament for Nottinghamshire in 1320. He was summoned to Parliament in 1331, 1333 and 1341 as “Johanni Darcy le Cosin”.
In 1323 (until 1326), 1332 (until 1333) and again in 1340 (until 1344) he was appointed Lord Justice of Ireland. He was steward to the king (1337–1340) and then chamberlain (1342–1346).
In 1342 he joined the Earl of Northampton on an expedition to Flanders and on his return was made Constable of Nottingham Castle (1343–1344) and of the Tower of London (1345–1346). He took part in a number of wars against the Scots and French and fought at the Battle of Crecy in 1346, being sent home by the king to announce the victory in Parliament. He was created the first Lord Darcy of Knayth.

John Daniell (cricketer)

John Daniell, (12 December 1878 – 24 January 1963) was an international rugby union player for England and a first-class cricketer for Somerset and Cambridge University Cricket Club.
Daniell achieved international success at rugby and was an international selector and a prominent administrator in the game for many years. He was president of the Rugby Football Union for two seasons from 1945 to 1947. His longer playing career was as a cricketer: he was captain of Somerset for 13 of the 15 seasons in which first-class cricket was played between 1908 and 1926, acted as occasional secretary and general organiser for the county over many other years, and was a national selector for the England cricket team.

John Lockwood (British politician)

Lieutenant-Colonel John Cutts Lockwood (December 1890 – 18 January 1983) was a Conservative Party politician in England.
At the 1931 general election, he was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Hackney Central. He was defeated at the 1935 general election, and unsuccessfully contested the Bexley constituency at the 1945 general election.
He was returned to the House of Commons at the 1950 general election as MP for Romford, and held the seat until he stood down at the 1955 general election.

John Cunningham (poet and dramatist)

John Cunningham (1729 – 1773) was a Dublin born playwright, poet and actor, who spent much of his life in, and according to Allan, “whose name and fame will for ever be identified with Newcastle.”

John Cundle

John Cundle (born 6 August 1939) was an English cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman who played for Hertfordshire. He was born in Welwyn Garden City.
Cundle, who represented the team in the Minor Counties Championship between 1961 and 1978, made a single List A appearance for the team, in the 1964 Gillette Cup, against Durham. From the opening order, he scored 2 runs, in a match in which Hertfordshire finished with just 63 runs on the board.

John Cripps Pembrey Jnr

John Cripps Pembrey Jnr (28 December 1831, Jericho, Oxford – 1 May 1918, Oxford) was a distinguished Oriental proof reader. He was apprentice to Thomas Combe and worked with his father John Cripps Pembrey Snr at Oxford University Press, setting up Sanskrit in type for publication, in 1849, of the first volumes of the Rig-Veda, one of the first printed Sanskrit books to become available to the Western world.

Owen McLaughlin

Owen McLaughlin’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

John Crew, 1st Baron Crew

John Crew, 1st Baron Crew of Stene (1598 – 12 December 1679) was an English lawyer and politician, who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1624 and 1660. He was a Puritan and sided with the Parliamentary cause during the Civil War. He was raised to a peerage as Baron Crew by Charles II after the Restoration.

John Crace (writer)

John Crace (/ˈkreɪs/ KRAYS) is a British journalist and critic. Crace is the author of the “Digested Read” column in The Guardian, as well as the newspaper’s Parliamentary sketch writer. He is a supporter of Tottenham Hotspur F.C. and has written several books on the club. He blogs for ESPN FC on Tottenham.

John Colahan

John Colahan (born 1836) was Surgeon Major General in the British Army.
His father was the son of Professor Nicholas Colahan (1806–1890) and Sarah Whistler (1814–49). Their children were John (born 1836), Frances (born 1843), William H. W., and Nicholas, whose eldest son was the songwriter Arthur Colahan.
Colohan graduated M.D. at Queen’s University, Galway in 1857, and served as an army surgeon in India, Gibraltar and Malta.
He married Eliza McDowel Orr (1859–1899), a concert pianist, in 1885. Their children were Merita (1886), Beatrice (1889), Frederick (1892), Jack (1894), the artist Colin Colahan (1897) and Basil (1899) He served as Principal Medical Officer in Ireland. The family from Dublin to Cape Town in 1889, then to Victoria, Australia in 1896.

John Clarke (footballer)

John Clarke was a Scottish professional footballer. A centre forward, he played in the Football League for Bury, Blackpool and Luton Town.

John Chetwynd

John Chetwynd (1643 – 9 December 1702), of Rudge, Shropshire, was Member of Parliament for Stafford from 1689 to 1695, and again in 1701 and 1702. In the intervening period he sat for Tamworth in 1698–1700.
His son inherited the Ingestre estate from his distant cousin Walter Chetwynd the antiquary in 1693, greatly raising the prominence of his branch of the family. His eldest son Walter was created Viscount Chetwynd, a title to which his other two sons succeeded. His daughter Lucy married Edward Younge, Bath King of Arms.

John Charteris

Brigadier General John Charteris CMG, DSO (1877–1946) was a British general during the First World War. He was Sir Douglas Haig’s Chief of Intelligence at the British Expeditionary Force GHQ from 1915 to 1918.

John Cartwright (lawyer)

John Cartwright BCL, MA (born 1957)is the Professor of the Law of Contract at the University of Oxford, a Student (Fellow) of Christ Church, and a qualified Solicitor. He sat Honour Moderations in Classics in 1978, but decided to become a lawyer and transferred courses, gaining a BA in Jurisprudence from the University in 1981. Afterwards, he read the BCL.
Cartwright was appointed an Official Student of Christ Church after graduation and has been a Tutor of Law since 1982. In 2004 he was appointed Reader in the Law of Contract at the University. He has been Professor of the Law of Contract since 2008.
Further, he has been Professor of Anglo-American Private Law at the University of Leiden since 2007 and is a visiting professor to the Panthéon-Assas University (‘Panthéon-Assas’). He speaks French fluently and has a profound interest in French law and in the promotion of the ties between the Universities of Oxford and Paris. Cartwright flies to Europe about once a week.

John Carter (architect)

John Carter (1748-1817) was an English draughtsman and architect, an early advocate of the revival of Gothic architecture.

John Carlyle

John Carlyle (6 February 1720–October 1780) was a Scottish merchant who immigrated to British Colony of Virginia and became a leading landowner and social and political figure in Northern Virginia. He was a founding trustee and the first overseer of Alexandria, Virginia.