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NASH, Frederick
Artist, born in Lambeth, who studied architecture before enrolling at the Royal Academy. He specialised in landscapes and archiectural subjects. He moved to Brighton in 1834 and remained for the rest of his life. His will is in the national Archives1. • 44 Montpelier Road [residence, deathplace]

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NASH, John
Architect. Also noted for Regent Street, Buckingham Palace. His pupils included Augustus Pugin. • Royal Pavilion
NEAGLE, Dame Anna
Actress, born Florence Marjorie Robertson, who made her stage debut as a dancer in revues in 1917. In 1931 she had her first major stage success in Stand Up and Sing, starring Jack Buchanan. The two starred together the following year in the film musical Goodnight, Vienna, produced by Herbert Wilcox, whom she married in 1943 after a working partnership that had already produced a number of very successful films. In 1949 she was voted Britain's most popular star. When Wilcox lost substantial amounts of money on film flops, being made bankrupt in 1964, Neagle returned to the stage in Charlie Girl, which ran for six years and revived the couple's fortunes. She continued to work to within a year of her death. 18 Lewes Crescent* [residence 1954-1969]
NEVILL Family name of the Earls and Marquesses of Abergavenny, extensive land-owners. Patcham Court
NEVILL, William, 1st Marquess of Abergavenny KG MVO
Member of the land-owning family. Succeeded his father as 5th Earl of Abergavenny in 1868; created Earl of Lewes and Marquess of Abergavenny in January 1876 for his work in managing the Tory party. He was one of the founders of the Junior Carlton Club in 1864 and the Yorkshire Post in 1866. Lord Lieutenant of Sussex 1892-1905. The family seat was at Eridge Castle, Frant, Sussex. 9 Chichester Terrace
NEWLANDS, Baron See William Wallace Hozier.
NORMANTON, Helena Florence
The second woman to be called to the Bar in England and Wales and, in November 1922, the first practising female barrister in the UK. She was one of the first two women barristers to take silk as King's Counsel (KC). She campaigned for female suffrage and women's rights. After the death of her father, her mother moved to Brighton to run a grocery store and then a boarding house. Helena won a scholarship at York Place Science School, later Varndean School for Girls). Her ashes are buried near those of her husband, Gavin Bowman Watson Clark, in the churchyard of St Wulfrans, Ovingdean. Her bequest was the first donation to the fund to found a university in Sussex. St Wulfrans, Ovingdean
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