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Beale, John (bap. 1608, d. 1683), Church of England clergyman and writer on agriculture and natural philosophy, was baptized at Yarkhill, Herefordshire, on 17 April 1608, the sixth and youngest son of Thomas Beale (1575–1620), a lawyer and prominent gentleman farmer, and his wife, ...

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Clarke, Cuthbert (1728/9–1790), writer and lecturer on natural philosophy and agriculture, was probably born in Belford in Northumberland, though his origins are obscure. He spent the early and middle parts of his life in the north-east of England; having left Belford he lived in ...

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Gordon, Sir Robert, of Gordonstoun, third baronet (1647–1704), landowner and natural philosopher, was born on 7 March 1647 at Gordonstoun, in the parish of Drainie, Elgin, the first son and heir of the eight children born to Sir Ludovic Gordon of Gordonstoun, second baronet...

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Howard, Charles (1630–1713), landowner and natural philosopher, was born on 13 September 1630, the fourth son in the family of nine sons and three daughters of Henry Frederick Howard, fifteenth earl of Arundel (1608–1652), and his wife, Lady Elizabeth Stuart (d. 1674)...