The only philosopher who comes to mind, not British of course, is Leibniz. Consider the following quotation from L.J. Russell :
Starting with the conviction that all in nature happens mechani-
cally, he thought that you ought to be able to derive the laws of
motion by deducing them from the notion of matter as what occupies
space. The cohesion of bodies, he argued, could not be taken as an
ultimate property of matter, nor could their weight, nor their resistance to being moved by other bodies which impinged on them, nor
their elasticity. All these qualities must, he thought, be explained in
terms of motion. The only quality bodies must have is that in virtue
of occupying space, they prevent other bodies from occupying the
same space as they do, at the same time. ( L.J. Russell, 'Leibniz's Philosophy of Science', Studia Leibnitiana, Bd. 8, H. 1 (1976), pp. 1-17 : 3.)
Note two points : (1) Leibniz lists four properties : cohesion, weight, resistance, and elasticity. Also (2) Leibniz is widely read in British philosophy courses. Admittedly the four properties are worked out in two treatises on motion which don't widely figure in British courses : Theoria Motus
Abstracti and Theoria Motus Concreti (Russell : 3) But you might have read an anthology of Leibniz's writings or a lecturer could have introduced the material.
Can't be of more help than this, I'm afraid.