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Robert Were Fox the Younger FRS (1789 in Falmouth 1877) British geologist, natural philosopher and inventor, worked on the temperature of the earth and a compass to measure magnetic dip at sea
Alfred Fox, (1794 in Falmouth 1874) owner and developer of Glendurgan Garden, now a National Trust property, and was a member of the Quaker Fox family of Falmouth
Mary Lloyd or Mary Hornchurch (1795 in Falmouth 1865) British joint secretary of the first Ladies Anti-Slavery Society
Charles Fox (1797 in Falmouth 1878), a Quaker scientist, developed Trebah garden near Mawnan Smith, part of the influential Fox family of Falmouth
The Revd. Henry Melvill (1798 in Pendennis Castle 1871) priest in the Church of England, principal of the East India Company College from 1844 to 1858 and Canon of St Paul's Cathedral
The Fox family of Falmouth were very influential in the development of the town of Falmouth in the 19th century and of the Cornish Industrial Revolution. In the 18th and 19th centuries, many of them were members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
Sibella Elizabeth Miles (1800 in Falmouth 1882), was an English schoolteacher, poet and writer of the 19th century.
John Sterling (1806 1844), Scottish author, moved to Falmouth in 1841
Edwin Octavius Tregelles (1806 in Falmouth 1886) was an English ironmaster, civil engineer and Quaker minister.
William Lobb (1809 1864) Cornish plant collector, employed by Veitch Nurseries of Exeter, introduced into England Araucaria araucana (the monkey-puzzle tree) from Chile
Lovell Squire (1809 1892) Quaker schoolteacher, meteorologist and writer of sacred verse. In 1834 he developed a Quaker boarding school in Ashfield which ran from 1839 to 1849
Henry Scott Tuke RA RWS (1858 in Falmouth 1929), English visual artist, primarily a painter, but also a photographer
John Charles Williams (1861 1939) English Liberal Unionist politician, gardener at Caerhays Castle, where he grew and bred rhododendrons, MP for Truro 1892/95, High Sheriff of Cornwall 1888 and Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall 1918/36
John Sydney Hicks (1864 in Falmouth 1931) British physician and surgeon. He lived in Australia from 1891 to 1912, and was a member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Charles Masson Fox (1866 in Falmouth 1935) Cornish businessman, prominent in chess problems and has his place in the gay history of Edwardian England
Robert Barclay Fox (1873 1934) Falmouth businessman and Conservative politician, inherited Penjerrick Garden
Joseph Conrad, (1857 1924) Writer, stayed at Falmouth for nine months in 1882 and later recalled his sojourn in a short story titled Youth. Conrad's Youth
Sir Edward Hoblyn Warren Bolitho KBE CB DSO (1882 1969) Cornish landowner and politician. He was Chairman of Cornwall County Council 1941/52 and Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall 1936/62
Frank Harold Hayman (1894 1966) British Labour Party politician, MP for Falmouth 1950 to 1966
Sir John Carew Pole, 12th Baronet (1902 1993) landowner, soldier, politician and Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall 1962/1977
Colonel James Power Carne VC, DSO (1906 in Falmouth 1986) Army officer, Korean War recipient of the Victoria Cross
Lieutenant Commander Robert Peverell Hichens DSO* DSC** RNVR (1909 1943) most highly decorated officer of the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve (RNVR) lived in Bodrennick House at Flushing, Cornwall
Hugh St Clair Stewart MBE (1910 in Falmouth 2011) British film editor and producer, filmed Bergen-Belsen concentration camp following its liberation in April 1945