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Some Prominent Liverpolitans
Frederick Agnew – A businessman who started the Liverpool Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in 1883 which developed into the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in Britain. He adopted the idea after studying the work of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and other societies in America.
Richard Ansdell – Was considered Liverpool's greatest 19th century animal artist. His picture "The Hunted Slaves" was raffled for the benefit of laid-off Lancashire Cotton Workers during the American Civil War and raised £700.
John Bellingham – Lived in Duke Street and was the man who assassinated the Prime Minister, Spencer Perceval in 1812. The new Prime Minister was the 2nd Earl of Liverpool.
Junius Brutus Booth – Was a popular actor at Liverpool's Theatre Royal which opened 1772 at Williamson Square. He emigrated to America in 1821 where he continued his acting career.  His son John Wilkes Booth was the person who assassinated President Lincoln at Ford's Theatre, Washington in 1865.  Junius B Booth also had a brother Algernon Booth who was the great great grandfather of Liverpool actor Anthony Booth who in turn is the father of Cherie Booth, wife of Tony Blair.
Bryan Blundell – Liverpool’s earliest philanthropist of consequence who was master of the "Mulberry" one of the first ships to enter the "Old Dock" on it’s completion in 1715. He transported hundreds of emigrants to Virginian planters. He founded Liverpool’s first charity school which was completed in 1718 and survives today as Bluecoat Chambers.
William E Gladstone – The son of a wealthy Scottish merchant, he was born at 62 Rodney Street on 29th December 1809. William E was baptised at Saint Peter's in Church Street. He became Britains Prime Minister, holding office four times. Saint Peter's church had been built over the "pool of Liverpool" and was the oldest building in the city when it was demolished in the 1920's.
Mr Haies - Helped finance Sir Humphrey Gilberts voyage to found the first English colony in Newfoundland in 1582.
Jesse Hartley – Appointed as Dock Engineer in 1824. His favourite material was Scottish granite. His supreme achievement was the Albert Dock which was opened by the Prince Consort in 1845.
Felicia Hemans – Was born at 118 Duke Street in 1793. A poetess, she wrote some famous work including "The Boy Stood on the Burning Deck" and "The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers" which is traditionally recited at Thanksgiving.
Frank Hornby – Successful entrepreneur who invented the construction kit "meccano" as well as producing the world famous Hornby model railways and also "Dinky Toy" die-cast cars.
Jeremiah Horrox – Born at Toxteth in 1618, at 14 he gained a place at Cambridge. He was interested in the secrets of the universe and the motions of the heavenly bodies. After graduating he returned home to Toxteth where he took every opportunity to measure the positions of the moon and planets against the stars. He discovered they did not fit the positions given in the tables of Longomonitus which had remained unchallenged as the bible of astromoners for thirteen centuries. Horrox was able to fit his observations to an astronomical theory and became an admirer of the then controversial and radical ideas of Copernicus and Kepler. Horrox died young in 1641 but he was later acknowledged by fellow astromoners as the father of English astronomers. When Isaac Newton first published his "Principia" in 1686 he acknowledged his debt to Horrox.
William Huskisson – The member of parliament who was the first person to be killed by a train when he was knocked down by Stephenson’s Rocket at the opening of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway in 1830.
David Lewis – Was one of Liverpool’s outstanding benefactors. He was a Jew who arrived from London aged 16 in 1856 and established a modest outfitters shop that developed into a great department store. From the fortune he left to Liverpool and Manchester came funds to build a hospital, a hotel and a club where later Frederick marquis, who was to become the first Lord Woolton served as warden.
Thomas Leyland – Known as Lucky Leyland because the basis of his fortune was a lottery prize. He was one of the wealthiest of the slave ship owners of 18th century Liverpool.
Father James Nugent – Was engaged in the relief of poverty and squalor. He opened a Ragged School to get small children off the streets. His allies included William Rathbone and Canon Major Lester. In 1854 they held a meeting in the city with "Save the Child" as it’s slogan. Father Nugent found homes for many of his orphans in the United States and Canada, many of whom later prospered. His statue is in St. Johns Gardens in the centre of Liverpool.
William Rathbone – Introduced district nursing for the first time in Britain. With the advice of Florence Nightingale he established a training school for nurses.
William Roscoe – Was born in 1753 at the top of Liverpool's Mount Pleasant. He died in 1831 and is buried in Roscoe Gardens in Mount Pleasant. In 1802 he was responsible for Liverpool Botanic Gardens, the same plan later being used for Philadelpia's botanic garden. He was sympathetic to America's independence and a friend of President Jefferson. In 1831 Roscoe, Ohio was named in commemoration of him.
George Stubbs – Considered Liverpool's greatest 18th century animal artist. A number of his best works are displayed at Liverpool's Walker Art Gallery and include "Molly Longlegs" and "Horse frightened by a Lion".
Kitty Wilkinson – Came from Londonderry and became a cholera heroine in 1833 with the assistance of Mrs William Rathbone. They helped bring the country’s first public baths and wash-houses.