Famous Wilkinsons Page
Wilkinsons have been active throughout history in a
variety of noteworthy ways. This page serves as a central depository for
Wilkinson bragging rites. These are, in most cases, submitted
anecdotes and, therefore, have not been verified.
I'm sure that I have missed many noteworthy
Wilkinsons, and would be glad to add any that you would like to submit.
Merely send a message to scottw at wilkinsons dot com, and I will get your entry added to the list.
- Laura Wilkinson was the United States National Champion in both Olympic
Diving events in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Gold Medal winner in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia and Wheaties
Box covergirl, Laura's diving accomplishments are too legion to list here.
Read more about her at NBC's Olympics site
Or go to her own site here (click here)
- Jonny Wilkinson plays Rugby Football for England and The Lions
(formerly known as the British Lions), and holds numerous
England records, including most points ever scored for England,
youngest player to play for England for 71 years when made his debut in 1998
against Ireland. Also, he is Englands highest points scorer in the six nations
and he is the only player to average more than 15 points per match.
- "Big Daddy" Wilkinson of the Washington Redskins NFL Team
- The coach of the University of Oklahoma Sooners football team during their glory years was "Bud" Wilkinson.
- Laura A. Wilkinson - cheerleader for the Baltimore Ravens football team
- Kim Wilkinson Swam for Great Britain in 200m backstroke at 1976
Montreal Olympics. She held numerous British junior and senior records
spanning several events
- Howard Wilkinson, coach of the Leeds Football team (League Title
in 1991-92). He was name Caretaker Manager of the England Football Team in 1999. If he gets the job permanently a
Wilkinson may coach a team to World Cup glory!
- Keith Wilkinson British national silver medal, 1973 Water Polo championships
- Bobby Wilkinson, Stadium Superintendent of Yankee Stadium
- George Wilkinson, member of the Great Britiain Water Polo team and gold medal winner, 1900, 1908, and 1912.
- Bluey Wilkinson: Australian speedway champion
- Paul Wilkinson (born 30 October 1964, Louth, Lincolnshire) is a retired
English football striker currently working as the reserve team manager for
Cardiff City (wiki).
Journalism and Writing
- Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist Signe Wilkinson
- Bruce H. Wilkinson is the author of the bestseller "The Prayer of Jabez" and other books
- Keith Wilkinson of Central News West
is an award-winning journalist with legions
of emailing fans who long for him to be included on this page.
- Stephan Wilkinson is a writer with frequent contributions to Air & Space Smithsonian, Town & Country,
Conde Nast Traveler, Delta's Sky Magazine, and Bloomberg Personal. He has also written three films that have been
nominated for Academy Awards in the short-documentary category.
- Alec Wilkinson is a well-known New Yorker and Esquire writer and the author of at least four nonfiction books.
- Poet Anne Wilkinson
- Kerry Wilkinson is the niece of Reg Smythe - the Andy Capp cartoonist for many worldwide newspapers.
- Glenn Wilkinson, Historian, Professor, and Author of many works
(click for a list), including:
- Paul Wilkinson is the author of "Construction Collaboration Technologies:
the Extranet Evolution".
- Click here for more books written by Wilkinsons, available in the Wilkinsons on the Web bookstore.
The Performing Arts
- Tom Wilkinson, starring and supporting actor of many films,
- Tony Award winning Broadway star Colm Wilkinson
- Adrienne Wilkinson, actress most recognized as "Eve"
on "Xena: Warrior Princess"
- Michael Wilkinson was
the costume designer for many blockbuster movies (and more to come),
- The Wilkinson family was propmasters on the film "Titanic"
- Ken Wilkinson hosted a nationally syndicated cable television show named Cable Cookery in the mid eighties.
Kendra Wilkinson is a Playboy Playmate, star of the reality shows
"Kendra" and "The Girls Next Door", and was one of Hugh Hefner's girlfriends.
- Mark Wilkinson is a furniture designer who has been given the
Keys to the City of London, made a Fellow of the Design Institute, has
given Keynote addresses to The Institute of American Architects,
awarded the Queens award for industry several times, dined with the
Royals and had tea in the gardens of Buckingham Palace on several
occasions. Finally, there is a move to have him Knighted.
- Pinup girl June
Wilkinson. Besides being called "the bosom", a nickname given to
her by Hugh Hefner, June has also been referred to as "the world's most
photographed woman". June also appeared in many B-Movies, including her debut
topless scene in Russ Meyer's "
The Immortal Mr. Teas ". Others include:
- A variety of other Wilkinson Actors, Actresses, Writers, Directors, and other Film Technicians
are listed at the Internet Movie Database
- Beth Wilkinson, Prosecutor for the Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols trials (the bombers in Oklahoma City).
- Jesse James' brother Wilkinson James
- Bert Wilkinson was known in San Juan County New Mexico and
Durango, Colorado as beeing a member of the "Stockton" gang.
He was quite young and during the days of the old West fell into bad company. Nineteen year
old Bert was hung by a vigilante group in Silverton, Colorado in 1881 after being turned in by
his "friend" Ike Stockton for reward money following an incident in a local saloon where a
sheriff was shot, probably not by Bert. A few months later Stockton was also shot by a
deputy in Durango, he lay on the street, as local history tells it, and bled to death while the
town people chanted around him, "Go to Hell, and face Bert Wilkinson".
- Wallace G. Wilkinson was governor of Kentucky from 1987-1991.
- Jim Wilkinson was the Deputy Communications Director to President George W. Bush in the White House
- Thomas H. Wilkinson - Elected Dec.1819 to the Governor's council of Maryland
- Llyod Wilkinson - Elected 1900 as speaker of the House of Delegates of Maryland
- Joseph Wilkinson - Member of the Convention of Maryland which ratified the Federal Constitution April 21 - 29, 1788
- Perry O. Wilkinson - Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates 1959
- Ellen Wilkinson-Member of Parliament for Jarrow, Jarrow March leader,
Minster of Education in Clement Attlee's 1945 Labour Government
- Josiah Henry Wilkinson, who somehow ended up as the owner of Oliver Cromwell's embalmed head.
His descendant, Dr. H. N. S. Wilkinson, donated the head to Cambridge in 1960.
- Ruth Wilkinson, (daughter of Samuel & Plain Wickenden) was the mother of Stephen Hopkins,
Governor of RI and the very last signer of the Declaration of Independence.
- A Lord Mayor of London was a Wilkinson.
- Thomas Wilkinson was an important figure in the Wicklow Brigade of the Irish Republican Army.
- General James Wilkinson, Commander-in-Chief of the American Army under George Washington
- Eugene P. Wilkinson, first Commander of the first nuclear powered
submarine - the Nautilus
Stark Wilkinson, Jr. - Vice Admiral of the US Navy and Medal of Honor
(later Capt.) John Wilkinson who resigned his commission in the US Navy
to join the Confederate Navy.
As a well-known blockade runner, first with the
Giraffe, renamed the Lee, he ran the blockades outside Wilmington NC 21
times. During these runs, he invented the ruse of the smoke
screen to cover his escape from pursuit. His book Narrative
of a Blockade Runner, published in 1877, covers his experiences.
- Alfred Robert Wilkinson, Victoria Cross recipient
- Thomas Wilkinson, Victoria Cross recipient
- Thomas Wilkinson, (another) Victoria Cross recipient
- Ken Wilkinson, WW2 ace who flew Hurricane fighter planes during
WW2 as a pilot at the famed Biggin Hill RAF base.
He earned his pilots wings in 1936 and fought during the legendary months of the "Battle of Britain".
- The USS Wilkinson, a destroyer launched in 1952,
scrapped in 1975, named for Vice Admiral Theodore Stark Wilkinson
- John R. Wilkinson, killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn (Custer's Last Stand)
Wilkinson, the "father of Dazzle Camouflage"
Business and Industry
- Ironbridge, England sponsor James Wilkinson
- William Boutland Wilkinson (Newcastle upon Tyne, (England) held an 1854 patent for iron
concrete composite floors and is acknowledged as one of the leading people in developing reinforced
- Dr. J. Malcolm Wilkinson is the managing Director of Technology for Industry, UK
- Cynthia Wilkinson was the 1998 Nanny of the Year, awarded by the International Nanny Association (INA)
- Karen Wilkinson won the National Apartment Association Certified Maintenance Technician of the Year award in 2000
- Daryl Wilkinson of Adelaide, Australia held the record for the largest commercial radio broadcast
in the Southern Hemisphere, prior to the introduction of satellite broadcast.
The largest live commercial radio broadcast in the southern hemisphere, prior to satellite
was a regular commercial breakfast radio show from Mt. Isa. Qld. on radio 4LM. the show was broadcast through 3
different radio stations and 7 transmitters. Its range stemmed from the NSW border, Northern territory, the northern
cape and gulf, and cairns region of Queensland and east to Townsville.
Science & Academia
- Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson of London won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1973
- John Gardner Wilkinson, one of the founders of Egyptology, designated tomb KV 5 in 1827 -
the fifth tomb beyond the entrance to KV, the Kings' Valley. The tomb turned out to be the largest ever found
in the Valley of the Kings - the burial place of many of the sons of Ramses.
- Dr. David T. Wilkinson, a Princeton professor and scientist, was one of
the foremost experts on the Big Bang and resultant cosmic radiation. The
Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe,
launched by NASA in 2001, was named for him.
NY Times obit)
- Paul Wilkinson is former Professor of International Relations and former
Director of the University of St Andrews Centre for the Study of Terrorism and
Political Violence. He has become a familiar presence as a commentator in the
mainstream British media in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks in
the U.S. (wiki).
- Charles Smith Wilkinson is considered one of the top 1000 people to Influence Australia. First surveyor general of
New South Wales, he conducted the first geological survey of the country and discovered how rich it was in minerals and coal.
He also recommended and oversaw the drilling of the first bore water hole and was trained by Richard Daintree.
- The agriculture department at the University of Connecticut has named a scholarship for noted
agriculturalist Albert E. Wilkinson.
- Dr. James R. Wilkinson, founder of the old Wilkinson Hospital in
Soochow, China, from South Carolina, a Presbyterian medical missionary
- Gladys Wilkinson of Whitstable, Kent, England was awarded the O.B.E. by Queen Elizabeth
for many years of work in rehabilitating young criminals
- Rev. Samuel Wilkinson, who was the head of the "Mission to the Jews" in England in the 19th century.
If anyone has any information on Rev. Wilkinson, please contact Joseph Halachmi, Film Historian
Address: P.O.B. 2738, Ramat-Hasharon 47216, Israel, Tel: 972-3-5490635
- Jane Wilkinson Long is considered the "Mother of Texas" having given birth to the first child of
European descent in Texas.
She was also a member of one of the first settlements of Texas.She was Jane Herbert Wilkinson,
b. 1798 either in Charles Co. or St. Mary's Co., MD and d. 1880 in Richmond, TX. After the death
of her father, her mother and she moved to live with a sister of hers in Mississippi where Jane
met her husband, Dr. James Long and they were married there 5/14/1815. She is known as "Daughter of Maryland",
"Wife of Mississippi", and "Mother of Texas".
- Jemima Wilkinson, also called "the Universal Friend", founded a religion in the US in the 1770s.
Click here for details.
- Mrs. Wilkinson, the dance instructor in the movie "Billy Elliott" (played by Julie Walters)
- Earl Wilkinson, the convict turned replacement football player in the movie "The Replacements"
(played by Michael Jace)
- Mr. Wilkinson (aka Mr. Slugworth), Willy Wonka's assistant in the chocolate factory (played by Gunter Meisner)
- Anne Wilkinson in the Australian Soap "Neighbours" (played by Brooke Satchwell)
- The music director Mr. Wilkinson on the television show That 70s Show, played by Roger Daltry of