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Greville, Charles Francis (1749–1809), mineralogist and horticulturist, was born, probably at Warwick Castle, on 12 May 1749, the second son of Francis, eighth Baron Brooke and first earl of Warwick (1719–1773) and his wife, Elizabeth (1720/21–1800), daughter of Lord Archibald Hamilton. His elder brother was ...

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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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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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Trimmer, Joshua (1795–1857), geologist and agriculturalist, 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)...