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See Bridges, Thomas

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Bridges, Thomas (c. 1842–1898), dictionary compiler, missionary, and sheep farmer, was found abandoned, perhaps on a bridge near Bristol, aged about two and a half, and taken to an orphanage, the name of which remains unknown. He was adopted by the Revd George Pakenham Despard...

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Clarke, William John Turner (1805–1874), pastoralist and financier in Australia, was born on 20 April 1805 at Bridgwater, Somerset, second son of William Clarke (c.1770–1813), Aldgate livestock dealer, and his wife, Sarah, née Turner (d. 1819), of Weston Royland, Somerset...

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Cotton, John (1802–1849), pastoralist and ornithologist in Australia, was born at Balham Hill, Surrey, the third son of William Cotton (1759–1816), a prosperous clerk in the London custom house, and his wife, Catherine Savery (d. 1803). An older brother was the art collector ...

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Dalgety, Frederick Gonnerman (1817–1894), wool merchant and sheep farmer, was born on 3 December 1817 in Canada, where his father was a lieutenant in the Irish fusiliers; he had at least two younger half-brothers. Nothing is known of his education or early career before his arrival in ...

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Foster, Marjorie Elaine (1893–1974), rifle shot and poultry farmer, was born at 107 Canfield Gardens, Hampstead, London, on 20 June 1893, the only child of Lancelot Henry William Foster, syphon manufacturer, and his wife, Mary Aldridge Leetham. Encouraged by her father who had held a commission in the ...

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Gibson, Sir Herbert, first baronet (1863–1934), landowner and livestock breeder in Argentina, was born at Henderson Place, Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire, on 8 July 1863, the fourth son among the nine children of Thomas Gibson (1816–1903) and his wife, Clementina, née Corbett (1829–1886)...

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Hay, Sir John (1816–1892), politician and pastoralist in Australia, was born on 23 June 1816 at Little Ythsie, Aberdeenshire, the eldest son of John Hay (b. c.1790), a farmer, and his wife, Jean Mair (b. c.1794). He was educated at ...

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Heritage, John (c. 1470–c. 1536), sheep farmer and dealer in wool, was known to his contemporaries as a woolman or woolmonger. He was born about 1470, probably at Burton Dassett in Warwickshire, the son of Roger Heritage (d. 1495), a farmer of some substance, and his wife, ...