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Britten, James (1846–1924), botanist and Roman Catholic propagandist, was born on 3 May 1846 at 18 Shawfield Street, Chelsea, London, the son of James Alexander Britten, bookseller, and his wife, Mary Ann (née Shepard). His father was a prominent active member of the local community, and ...

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James Britten (1846–1924) by Maull & Fox, 1906 by permission of the Linnean Society of London

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G. S. Boulger

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Crosfield, George (1785–1847), botanist and Quaker publicist, was born on 26 May 1785 at Warrington, the son of George Crosfield (1754–1820) and his wife, Ann. His parents left Warrington in 1799, leaving the fourteen-year-old Crosfield to work in a grocery business there, a chain of events which gave him remarkable self-reliance. He acted as secretary to the ...

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Davies, Hugh (1739–1821), botanist and Church of England clergyman, was born on 3 April 1739 in Llandyfrydog, Anglesey, the youngest of six children of the Revd Lewis Davies, rector of Llandyfrydog, and his wife, Mary Knight. Only Hugh and two sisters survived their childhood. The father also died early, in 1750, but nevertheless the son was well educated at the ...

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Goodenough, Samuel (1743–1827), bishop of Carlisle and botanist, was born at Kimpton, near Weyhill, Hampshire, on 29 April 1743, the third son of the Revd William Goodenough, rector of Kimpton and of Broughton Poges, Oxfordshire, and prebendary of Brecon Cathedral. The family moved to ...

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Samuel Goodenough (1743–1827) by Henry Hoppner Meyer, 1811 (after James Northcote, 1810) by permission of the Linnean Society of London; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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John Stevens Henslow (1796–1861) by unknown artist Ipswich Borough Council Museums and Galleries

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Henslow, John Stevens (1796–1861), botanist and Church of England clergyman, was born on 6 February 1796 at Rochester, Kent. He was the eldest of eleven children; his father was John Prentis Henslow, a solicitor, and his mother, Frances, was daughter of Thomas Stevens...

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M. G. Watkins

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Knowles, Gilbert (1667–1734), Roman Catholic priest and botanist, was born in Hampshire, professed at St Gregory's, Douai, France, and was ordained priest in 1700. He was sent to the Benedictine northern province in 1705, and stationed at Newburgh, Yorkshire, in 1710–19. In that year he was transferred to ...

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Lawson, Thomas (bap. 1630, d. 1691), Quaker minister and botanist, was baptized on 10 October 1630 at Lawkland in the parish of Clapham, Yorkshire, the son of Thomas Lawson (d. 1649), a yeoman or peasant farmer, and his wife, Elizabeth (d...

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Milne, Colin (c. 1743–1815), Church of England clergyman and botanist, was born at Aberdeen. He was educated at the Marischal College under his uncle Dr Campbell, and afterwards received the degree of LLD from the university. He then moved to Edinburgh and became tutor to ...

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Smith, Gerard Edwards (1804–1881), botanist and Church of England clergyman, was born at Camberwell, Surrey, the sixth son of Henry Smith. He entered Merchant Taylors' School in January 1814, and St John's College, Oxford, as Andrew's exhibitioner, in 1822; he graduated BA in 1829. Before being ordained he published his principal botanical work, ...

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Wood, William (1745–1808), Unitarian minister and botanist, was born on 29 May 1745 at Collingtree, near Northampton, the son of Benjamin Wood, a member of Philip Doddridge's congregation at Castle Hill, Northampton. He received his grammar school education at the school conducted by the ...