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Hosier, Arthur Julius (1877–1963), farmer and engineer, was born on 16 October 1877 at Shawford, Somerset, the twelfth and youngest child of Joshua Hosier, tenant dairy farmer, and his second wife, Sarah Fricker, a farmer's daughter from Frome. His was the fourth generation of farmers in the family but his father did not prosper in the profession. Having failed as an arable farmer in the difficult years of the 1880s, ...

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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 ...