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Buckman, James (1814–1884), naturalist and agriculturist, was born on 20 November 1814 in Cheltenham, a son of John Buckman (1767–1851), shoemaker and cordwainer, and his wife, Mary Bishop (b. 1777). He was first articled to Stephen H. Murley, a Cheltenham surgeon-apothecary, who inculcated in him an interest in science. From about 1835 ...

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Dampier [formerly Whetham], Sir William Cecil Dampier (1867–1952), scientist and agriculturist, was born in South Hampstead, London, on 27 December 1867, the only son (he had one sister) of Charles Langley Whetham, manufacturer, and his wife, Mary Ann, daughter of Thomas Dampier...

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Engledow, Sir Frank Leonard (1890–1985), plant scientist and agriculturist, was born on 20 August 1890 at Dartford, Kent, the fifth and youngest child of Henry Engledow of Norfolk, and Elizabeth Prentice from Essex. Henry Engledow was police station sergeant at Bexleyheath, Kent, and on retirement became agent to a brewery. ...

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Eyton, Thomas Campbell (1809–1880), naturalist and agriculturist, was born at Eyton Hall, Wellington, Shropshire, on 10 September 1809, the son of Thomas Eyton (1777–1855), recorder of Wenlock, and later high sheriff of Shropshire, and his wife, Elizabeth (c.1780–1817), daughter of Major-General Donald Campbell...

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Headrick, James (bap. 1759, d. 1841), Church of Scotland minister, agronomist, and geologist, was baptized in the Stirlingshire parish of Logie on 25 March 1759, second of eight children of John Headrick (b. c.1730), farmer, and Isabel, née Neilson (b...

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Hutchinson, Sir Joseph Burtt (1902–1988), geneticist and agriculturist, was born on 21 March 1902 in Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire, the eldest of the three sons (there were no daughters) of Edmund Hutchinson, who farmed at Cransley Grange, near Kettering, and his wife, Lydia Mary Davy...

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Parkes, Josiah (1793–1871), agricultural and civil engineer, was born on 27 February 1793 at Warwick, the third son of John Parkes, a wool-carding and wool-spinning mill owner in Warwick, and his wife, Sarah. His younger brother was Joseph Parkes (1796–1865), an election agent and reformer. ...

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Pereira, Sir (Herbert) Charles (1913–2004), hydrologist and agronomist, was born on 12 May 1913 at the City of London Lying-in Hospital, Holborn, London, the only child of Herbert John Pereira (d. 1952), schoolteacher, and his wife, Maud Edith, née Machin. His early education took place at ...

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Russell, Herbrand Arthur, eleventh duke of Bedford (1858–1940), agriculturist and philanthropist, was born on 19 February 1858 in London, the younger son in the family of two sons and two daughters of Francis Charles Hastings Russell, ninth duke of Bedford (1819–1891) [see under...

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Herbrand Arthur Russell, eleventh duke of Bedford (1858–1940) by unknown photographer, c. 1910 Getty Images

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G. A. J. Cole

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Solly, Edward (1819–1886), chemist, agronomist, and antiquary, was born, probably in London, on 11 October 1819, the son of Edward Solly (c.1790–c.1847), a wealthy Baltic timber merchant of Berlin and St Mary Axe, London. Sarah Solly, who made a significant bequest to the ...

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Sutton, Martin John (1850–1913), scientific agriculturist, was born in Reading on 25 October 1850, the eldest of five sons and four daughters of Martin Hope Sutton (1815–1901), seed merchant, and his second wife, Sophia Woodhead Warwick (d. 1894), of Whitley, Berkshire. He was educated at ...

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Martin John Sutton (1850–1913) by Henry Tanworth Wells, exh. RA 1900 ? National Portrait Gallery, London

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Trimmer, Joshua (1795–1857), geologist and agriculturist, was born at North Cray, Kent, on 11 July 1795, the eldest son of Joshua Kirby Trimmer (1767–1829), and his wife, Eliza Thompson (d. in or after 1857). His grandmother was the writer Sarah Trimmer (1741–1810)...

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Ernest Clarke

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Yarranton, Andrew (1619–1684), engineer and agriculturist, was probably born at Larford in Astley, Worcestershire, the second son of Walter Yarranton (d. 1631), from a yeoman family long settled there, and his wife, Sara (d. 1641). He was baptized at Astley on 29 August 1619. About 1632 he was apprenticed to a linen draper in ...