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List of famous people from Lincolnshire, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Lincolnshire, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Lincolnshire you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Lincolnshire, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

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William Byrd is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
William Byrd Died at 83 (1540-1623) - William Byrd was an English composer of the Renaissance. He wrote in many of the forms current in England at the time, including various types of sacred and secular polyphony, keyboard, and ...more

Neville Marriner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Neville Marriner age 93 - Sir Neville Marriner CBE is an English conductor and violinist.

Bernie Taupin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Bernie Taupin age 67 - Bernard John "Bernie" Taupin is an English lyricist, poet, and singer, best known for his long-term collaboration with Elton John, writing the lyrics for the majority of the star's ...more

Dave Moore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Dave Moore age 58 - David "Dave" Moore is an English former professional footballer, football manager and physiotherapist. He is head physiotherapist of Conference National club Grimsby Town. As a player ...more

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Ten... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson Died at 83 (1809-1892) - Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets. Tennyson excelled ...more

Boz Burrell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Boz Burrell Died at 60 (1946-2006) - Raymond "Boz" Burrell was an English musician. Originally a vocalist and guitarist, Burrell is best known for his bass playing and work with the bands King Crimson and Bad Company. He ...more

Michael Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Michael Gilbert Died at 94 (1912-2006) - Michael Gilbert is a screenwriter.

William G. Stewart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
William G. Stewart age 82 - William Gladstone Stewart is an English television producer and director of comedy and game shows. He was the presenter and producer of the Channel 4 quiz show Fifteen to One.

Wallace L. W. Sargent is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Wallace L. W. Sargent Died at 77 (1935-2012) - Wallace Leslie William Sargent was a British-born American astronomer. He was often known as Wal Sargent. Although he became a U.S. citizen, he was born in Elsham, England. He received his Ph.D. ...more

Anthony Ascham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Anthony Ascham Died at 36 (1614-1650) - Anthony Ascham was a British academic, political theorist, Parliamentarian and diplomat.

Elizabeth Jennings is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Elizabeth Jennings Died at 75 (1926-2001) - Elizabeth Jennings was an English poet.

John Foxe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
John Foxe Died at 70 (1517-1587) - John Foxe was an English historian and martyrologist, the author of Actes and Monuments, an account of Christian martyrs throughout Western history but emphasizing the sufferings of English ...more

Charles Hudson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Charles Hudson Died at 37 (1828-1865) - Charles Hudson was an Anglican chaplain and mountain climber from Skillington, Lincolnshire, England. Hudson was one of the most important climbers of the golden age of alpinism. An immensely ...more

Martin Simpson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Martin Simpson age 64 - Martin Stewart Simpson is an English folk singer, guitarist and songwriter. His music reflects a wide variety of influences and styles, rooted in Britain, Ireland, America and beyond.

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Chris Woods is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Chris Woods age 58 - Christopher 'Chris' Charles Eric Woods is a former England international football goalkeeper, who played in the Football League and Premier League for Nottingham Forest, Queens Park Rangers, ...more

Iain Matthews is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Iain Matthews age 71 - Iain Matthews is an English musician and songwriter. He was a singer with Fairport Convention, before forming his own band Matthews Southern Comfort, which had a UK number one in 1970 with a ...more

Jean Ingelow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Jean Ingelow Died at 77 (1820-1897) - Jean Ingelow, was an English poet and novelist.

John Taverner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
John Taverner Died at 55 (1490-1545) - John Taverner was an English composer and organist, regarded as one of the most important English composers of his era.

Toby Jepson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Toby Jepson age 50 - Toby Jepson is a singer, songwriter and was lead vocalist and guitarist in the British rock band, Little Angels between the years of 1984 and 1994. Between 2008 and 2010, he was the lead singer ...more

Henry Stubbe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Henry Stubbe Died at 44 (1632-1676) - Henry Stubbe or Stubbes was an English physician, writer and scholar.

William Paley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
William Paley Died at 81 (1843-1924) - William Paley was a cinematographer and film director.

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Christopher de Lapuente is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Christopher de Lapuente age 55 - Christopher de Lapuente is a businessperson.

Jeff Hall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Jeff Hall Died at 30 (1929-1959) - Jeffrey James "Jeff" Hall was an English footballer who played as a right back for Birmingham City and England. It was the death of Hall – a young, fit, international footballer – from ...more

Kate Haywood is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Kate Haywood age 30 - Kate Emma Haywood is a retired English elite swimmer who competed for Great Britain and England, predominantly as a breaststroke swimmer. She was the youngest swimmer to represent England in the ...more

Richard Buck is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Richard Buck age 31 - Richard Thomas Buck is a British sprinter who specialises in the 400 metres event. He is from York, and trains in Loughborough; his current club is City of York A.C,; previously he had an ...more

James Elphinstone Roe is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
James Elphinstone Roe Died at 79 (1818-1897) - James Elphinstone Roe was a convict transported to Western Australia. After serving his sentence he became one of the colony's ex-convict school teachers. Through his agitation for education ...more

John Elliott is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
John Elliott Died at 67 (1858-1925) - John Elliott was an artist, illustrator, and muralist. Born in Lincolnshire, England, he studied in Paris at the Académie Julian under Carolus-Duran. In 1878, he went to Rome to study ...more

Rod Temperton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Rod Temperton age 70 - Rodney Lynn "Rod" Temperton is a British songwriter, record producer and musician from Cleethorpes, England, United Kingdom, significant for being keyboardist and producer in funk band ...more

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Christopher Addison, 1st Visco... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Christopher Addison, 1st Viscount Addison Died at 82 (1869-1951) - Christopher Addison, 1st Viscount Addison, KG, PC, FRCS was a British medical doctor and politician. By turns a liberal and a socialist, he served as Minister of Munitions during the First World ...more

George Spencer-Brown is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
George Spencer-Brown age 95 - George Spencer-Brown is a polymath best known as the author of Laws of Form. He describes himself as a "mathematician, consulting engineer, psychologist, educational consultant and ...more

Georgie Twigg is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Georgie Twigg age 27 - Georgie Twigg is a British field hockey player.

Carmel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Carmel age 59 - Carmel McCourt is an English singer, best known for her eponymous band Carmel with bassist Jim Parris, and drummer Gerry Darby.

James Cobban is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
James Cobban Died at 89 (1910-1999) - Sir James Macdonald Cobban, CBE, DL was an English educator and headmaster, as well as a prominent lay leader in the Church of England. He was the headmaster of Abingdon School from 1947 to 1970 ...more

Mike Jackson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Mike Jackson age 74 - General Sir Michael David "Mike" Jackson, GCB, CBE, DSO, DL is a retired British Army officer and one of its most high-profile generals since the Second World War. Originally ...more

Reginald Goodall is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Reginald Goodall Died at 89 (1901-1990) - Sir Reginald Goodall was an English conductor and singing coach, noted for his performances of the operas of Richard Wagner and for conducting the premieres of several operas by Benjamin

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Richard Foxe is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Richard Foxe Died at 80 (1448-1528) - Richard Foxe was an English churchman, successively Bishop of Exeter, Bath and Wells, Durham, and Winchester, Lord Privy Seal, and founder of Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

Juliet E. McKenna is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Juliet E. McKenna age 53 - Juliet E. McKenna is a British fantasy author. McKenna was born in Lincolnshire in 1965, and studied Greek and Roman history and literature at St Hilda's College, Oxford. She now lives in West ...more

Rachael English is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Rachael English Rachael English is an Irish broadcaster and writer. Known for presenting Five Seven Live for six years, English has also presented other radio shows, such as RTÉ News at One,Today with ...more

Rob Locke is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Rob Locke age 46 - Rob Locke is a British actor, television host and voice-over artist who lives in Los Angeles, California.

Freddie Frinton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Freddie Frinton Died at 59 (1909-1968) - Freddie Frinton, born Frederick Bittiner Coo, was an English comedian who remains a household name in Germany and Scandinavia because of his performance in Dinner for One.

Graham Oates is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Graham Oates age 74 - Graham Oates is an English former professional footballer. He played as a midfielder. Oates began his career with Ron Suart's Blackpool in 1961. He made his debut for the Division One club on 16 ...more

Jackie Marriott is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Jackie Marriott age 90 - John Leonard "Jackie" Marriott is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League as an outside right for Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield Town and

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Hannah Macleod is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Hannah Macleod age 33 - Hannah Macleod is an English field hockey player.

Harry Pougher is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Harry Pougher age 77 - Harry Pougher was a former English cricketer. Pougher was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm off break. He was born in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. Pougher made his debut for Lincolnshire ...more

Steve Croudson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Steve Croudson age 37 - Steven David "Steve" Croudson is an English former professional footballer and academy goalkeeping coach of Premier League side Hull City. He played as a goalkeeper initially from 1998 ...more

Shirley Brasher is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Shirley Brasher age 83 - Shirley Brasher, née Bloomer is an English former tennis player who won three Grand Slam titles during her career and who was the second ranked singles player in her country in 1957. ...more

Lambert Williamson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Lambert Williamson Died at 68 (1907-1975) - Lambert Williamson was a film score composer.

Kelly Adams is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Kelly Adams age 38 - Kelly Adams is an English actress.

Brian Bolland is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Brian Bolland age 67 - Brian Bolland is a British comics artist. Best known in the UK as one of the definitive Judge Dredd artists for British comics anthology 2000 AD, he spearheaded the 'British Invasion' of the ...more

John Oster is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
John Oster age 39 - John Morgan Oster is an English-born Welsh professional footballer, who plays as a midfielder for Conference Premier side Gateshead. Oster was a product of the youth team at Grimsby Town where ...more