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Bradley, Humphrey (fl. 1584–1625), designer of land drainage systems, was possibly the son of John Bradley (fl. 1561–1568), concierge of the English trading house at Bergen op Zoom, Brabant, who was married to Anna van der Delft. He first appears in England...

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Elkington, Joseph (bap. 1740, d. 1806), farmer and designer of land drainage systems, was baptized on 1 January 1740, the eldest son of Joseph Elkington (1697–1758), yeoman farmer, and his wife, Mary, née Gallimore (d. 1750), at Stretton-on-Dunsmore, Warwickshire. He married on 26 December 1760 ...

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Fleetwood, Thomas (1659x61–1717), owner and reclaimer of land, was the eldest of the family of three sons and two daughters of Sir Richard Fleetwood, baronet (1628–1721), of Calwich, Staffordshire, and his wife, Anne (1623/4–1720), daughter of Sir Edward Golding, baronet, of Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire...

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Grant, James Macpherson (1822–1885), politician and land reformer in Australia, was born at Alvie, Inverness-shire, son of Louis Grant and his wife, Isabella, née McBean. He was educated at Kingdenie. The family emigrated to Sydney, New South Wales, in 1836, where James was articled to ...

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Horsfall, Thomas Coglan (1841–1932), philanthropist, was born in Manchester on 23 May 1841, the only son among the four children of William Horsfall (1806–1871), a Manchester cotton mill owner and latterly vice-chairman of the Manchester and County Bank, and his wife, Maria, née...

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Thomas Coglan Horsfall (1841–1932) by F. Beaumount, 1914 Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester

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Knoydart, Seven Men of (act. 1948), protesters on the Scottish highland land question, became famous for a land raid on the Knoydart estate of Lord Brocket in which they sought to establish their claim to have smallholdings created by the department of agriculture...

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