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Chapman, Abel (1851–1929), naturalist and hunter, was born at 212 High Street, Bishopwearmouth, co. Durham, on 4 October 1851, the eldest of the six sons and two daughters of Thomas Edward Chapman (1820–1875), wine merchant, and his wife, Jane Ann, née Crawhall (...

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Cokayne, Sir Thomas (1519–1592), soldier and huntsman, was the son of Francis Cokayne of the family of Cockaine, which for generations had owned estates at Ashbourne, Derbyshire, and his wife, Dorothy Marrow. Brought up in the household of Francis Talbot, fifth earl of Shrewsbury...

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Corbett, Edward James [Jim] (1875–1955), hunter and conservationist, was born at Naini Tal, India, on 25 July 1875, the eighth child of Christopher William Corbett (1822–1881), a postmaster, and his wife, Mary Jane (1837?–1924), née Prussia, widow of Charles Doyle. From childhood, Jim...

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Cumming, Roualeyn George Gordon- (1820–1866), lion hunter, the second son of Sir William Gordon Gordon-Cumming, second baronet (1787–1854), and his first wife, Eliza Maria (d. 1842), the daughter of John Campbell and a granddaughter of the duke of Argyll, was born at ...

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Fortescue, Lady Margaret (1923–2013), landowner and huntswoman, was born on 13 December 1923 at Ebrington Manor, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, the original seat of the Fortescue family, the elder daughter and second child in the family of one son and two surviving daughters of ...

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Hunter, John Alexander (1882–1963), hunter, was born on 3 June 1882 at Shearington, on the coast of the Solway Firth near Dumfries, one of the five children of David Hunter, a farmer, and his wife, Elizabeth. He was educated at local schools, after which he joined his father working the family farm, but his heart was not in agriculture. By his teens he was a keen hunter and a good shot, especially of geese and duck, and spent more time shooting and poaching than ploughing. At the age of twenty-six he was discovered to be having an affair with a married woman, and his parents persuaded him to emigrate to avoid a scandal. Having a distant relative dairy farming in ...

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Karr, Heywood Walter Seton- (1859–1938), soldier and game hunter, was born on 2 June 1859 at Belgaum, Bombay, India, the third son of three sons and a daughter of George Berkeley Seton-Karr and his wife, Eleanor, daughter of H. Osborne of Suffolk. His brothers were ...