- Lady Mary Abney (1676-1750), inherited the manor and commissioned the first map-based survey.
- William Allen (1770-1843), Quaker, philanthropist, scientist, abolitionist, and pioneer of girls' education – lived most of his life in Stoke Newington.
- Anna Lætitia (1743-1825), writer and poet, lived at 113 Stoke Newington Church Street.
- Wynne Edwin Baxter (1844-1920), coroner for several of the Jack the Ripper murders of 1888, died at his home in Church Street in 1920.
- Eric Bristow (born 1957), five times world professional darts champion, born in Stoke Newington.
- Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), author of Heart of Darkness – lived in Stoke Newington.
- Sir Horace Cutler (1912-1997), politician – born in the district.
- John Diamond (1953-2001), journalist and radio presenter – born in Stoke Newington.
- Daniel Defoe (c. 1660-1731), writer – born and lived on Church Street. His gravestone can be seen in the Hackney Museum.
- Charles Fleetwood (1618-1692), Parliamentary General during the English Civil War, later Lord Deputy of Ireland and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces lived in Stoke Newington.
- Paul Foot (1937-2004), political activist and writer – born in Palestine, lived in Stoke Newington.
- Arthur Gilbert (1819–1895), painter, born in Stoke Newington. His pictures can bee seen in English museums and also in the church of Audresselles, Pas-de-Calais, France.
- Joseph Jackson Fuller (1825-1908), Jamaican missionary to pre-colonial West Africa
- Samuel Hoare (1751-1825), Quaker and abolitionist lived in Paradise Row, Stoke Newington.
- John Howard (1726-1790), founding father of the prison reform movement, lived in Stoke Newington.
- Hugh Gater Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Putney (1908-2004), representative 1958–1965 of the Stoke Newington & Hackney constituency on the London County Council.
- Michael Levy, Baron Levy (born 1944), impresario and political fund raiser – born in Stoke Newington.
- Bernard Lewis (born 1916), historian of Islam and the Middle East, born in Stoke Newington.
- Joseph Jackson Lister (1786-1869), Quaker, amateur opticist and physicist, inventor of the modern microscope and the father of Joseph Lister; spent his early married life in Stoke Newington.
- Ken Livingstone (born 1945), former Mayor of London, was the representative for Stoke Newington on the Greater London Council between 1977–1981.
- Thomas Manton (1620-1677), appointed minister of St Mary's Church 1644/5; a forthright defender of Reformed principles and one of Oliver Cromwell's chaplains
- Samuel Morley MP (1809-1886), businessman, statesman, philanthropist and abolitionist – lived in Stoke Newington.
- Robert Oakeshott, champion of worker co-operatives. Obituary in The Economist. Funeral in St. Mary's Old Church, on 29 June 2011.
- James Richardson Spensley (1867-1915), doctor, Genoa CFC footballer, manager, Scout Leader and medic was born in 1867 in Stoke Newington.
- James Stephen (1758-1832), slavery abolitionist – his father moved the family home to Stoke Newington in 1774.
- Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), writer – attended Manor School on Church Street around 1820.
- Isaac Watts (1674-1748), theologian, logician and hymnwriter – lived and died at Abney House.
- Joseph Woods (1776-1864), Quaker, botanist and architect, son of a founding abolitionist by the same name.
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