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ABBEY, Alderman Henry (1816-1911)
Mayor of Brighton 1875-76. The Abbey family took over the Bristol Brewery from William Hallett, later changed the name to Kemp Town Brewery (eventually sold to Charringtons in 1954).
  17-19 Abbey Road
83 St George's Road
St Helen's Road
ABBEY, William Henry (1864-1949)
Brewer, industrialist and landowner. Mayor of Brighton 1875-76. Chairman of Kemp Town Brewery. Born and died in Brighton. He bought the Uckfield House estate in September 1924 for £61,714 and sold a large part of it a week later. He bought Sedgwick Park, Horsham in 1932 and sold it in 1947; he also bought Condover Hall in Shropshire in the 1930s but never lived there.
Image: portrait by Oswald Hornby Joseph Birley (Brighton & Hove Museums and Art Galleries)
  17-19 Abbey Road
83 St George's Road
St Helen's Road
ABERGAVENNY
[pron. Abergenny] See Nevill
 
ABINGER, Lady Elizabeth (d 1886)
Widow of James Scarlett, first Baron Abinger (1794-1844), chief baron of the treasury.
Image: portrait by Frances Elizabeth Grace [Brighton & Hove Museums and Art Galleries]
  Abinger House, 142 King's Road [residence 1851-1886]
ADDINSELL, Richard (1904-1977)
Composer, notably of more than 4o film scores and best known for the Warsaw Concerto featured in the film Dangerous Moonlight (1941), lived in Brighton from 1960 until his death.
  5 Chichester Terrace
ADELAIDE, Princess (Adelheid Amalie Luise Therese Caroline) of Saxe-Meiningen (1792-1849)
Became Queen Adelaide on the accession to the throne of William IV in 1830.
  Adelaide Crescent
Royal Pavilion, Old Steine
Queen's Park
AINSWORTH, William Harrison (1805-1882)
Thriller and adventure story writer.
  5 Arundel Terrace [residence]
Prince ALBERT (Francis Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel) (1819-1861)
Consort of Queen Victoria from 1840.
  • Prince Albert Street
Albert Road
ALCOCK, Charles William (CW) (1842-1907)
Born in SUnderland and grew up in Chingford, Essex. Educated at Harrow School, where he was a keen footballer. He first captained England in 1875, having been involved in arranging the earliest international matches from 1870 as secretary of the Football Association, in which role he also instituted the FA Cup. He played cricket for Essex and the edited James Lillywhite's Cricketers' Annual from 1871 to 1900 and the Cricket newspaper for a similar period. He died in Brighton.
  7 Arundel Road [residence c1903-1907)
Princess ALEXANDRA Caroline Marie Charlotte Louise Julia of Denmark {1844-1925)
Princess of Wales and consort of the future Edward VII.
  Alexandra Villas
• Royal Alexandra Hospital for Sick Children, Dyke Road
ALLAN, Elizabeth (1908-1990)
Actress who made around 50 films on both sides of the Atlantic from 1931. She appeared in 26 films in the first five years of the decade, taking the lead in most of them. She was under contract to MGM from 1933 but returned to England in 1938 after suing the studio for replacing her in The Citadel. Later in her career she appeared on television panel shows and advertising magazine programmes in the early days of ITV. She lived on the seafront at Hove.
  Courtenay Tye, Courtenay Terrace*
ALLANSON-WINN, Charles, 3rd Baron Headley (1810-1877).   20 Brunswick Square
ALLEN, Chesney (1893-1982)
Famous as the partner of Bud Flanagan and amember of the Crazy Gang, made 12 comedy films in that context between 1932 and 1946, with a final 13th Crazy Gang film outing in 1960. Okay for Sound (1937), which had run successfully on stage at the Brighton Hippodrome the previous year, is the only film on which he had a writing credit. He and Flanagan also appeared in the classic documentary Listen to Britain (1942).
  21 Park Crescent Place [childhood home]
ALLEN, (Alfred) Hylton
Actor who made his stage début in 1899 and thereafter toured extensively in the United States and South Africa between appearances in the West End and on Broadway. His first film part, in Caesar and Cleopatra, did not come until 1945 at the age of 65 and was uncredited. He was credited in the three other films he made between then and 1951. The son of a butcher and farmer, in early childhood he lived at 24 Market Street. He was educated privately in London. In later life he lived at Haywards Heath.
  24 Market Street [childhood home]
8 Clifton Terrace, Brighton [later family home]
AMHERST
The family were prominent landowners in the Hangleton/Aldrington area.
      AMHERST, Jeffrey 1st Baron Amherst (1717-1797) (right in a painting by Joshua Reynolds) was commander-in-chief of the army and, following successes in the French and Indian War in North American, was the first British governor-general of the colonies that became Canada.
      AMHERST, William Pitt, 1st Earl Amherst of Arracan (1773-1857) (far right), nephew of Jeffrey Amherst, led a diplomatic delegation to China in 1816 and is believed to have provided illustrations of Chinese buildings that influenced the Prince Regent in the decoration of the Royal Pavilion (see Old Steine).
  Amherst Crescent
ANGIER, Sir Theodore Vivian Samuel (1843-1935)
Senior partner in the Angier shipping line founded by his father and a member of the Committee of Lloyds register. He stood for parliament twice: in Orkney and Shetland in 1902 and at Gateshead in 19061.
1Walford (1919): 27
  Hill Crest, Dyke Road Avenue
ANSTRUTHER, Sir Wyndham Carmichael, 7th bt (1793-1869)
Declared an outlaw on two writs in 1851 (for non-attendance to answer civil actions for debt and thereby was removed from the protection of the law). He was photographed by the pioneers David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson in the 1840s.
  35 Albany Villas
ATTREE, William
Solicitor. Founded the law firm with his name in 1773. Became the first clerk and treasurer to the town Commissioners in that year and later acted for the Prince of Wales. Acquired the lordship of the manor of Atlingworth. In 1825 bought the land that became Queen's Park.
  Attree Road
8-9 Ship Street
     
     
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