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Bean, William Jackson (1863–1947), arboriculturist and dendrologist, was born at Leavening, near Malton in the North Riding of Yorkshire, on 26 May 1863, the eldest of four sons (there were no daughters) of George Bean (c.1833–1869), nurseryman and gardener, following two generations of nurserymen, and his wife, ...

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David Prain

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Brandis, Sir Dietrich (1824–1907), forester and botanist, born at Bonn on 31 March 1824, was the eldest son of Christian August Brandis (1790–1867) and his wife, Caroline Hausmann, a Hanoverian, who was a pioneer in social work. His father, son of the court physician at ...

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G. S. Boulger

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Drope, Francis (1629?–1671), arboriculturist, was born at Cumnor vicarage, Berkshire, a younger son of the Revd Thomas Drope BD, vicar of Cumnor and rector of Ardley, near Bicester, Oxfordshire. He became a demy (or foundation scholar) of Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1645, and graduated as BA in 1647. In 1648 he was expelled by the parliamentary visitors, probably for having borne arms for the king, and he then became an assistant master in a private school kept by ...

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Thomas Hamilton, sixth earl of Haddington (1680–1735) by William Aikman, 1718 in the collection of the Earl of Haddington

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Hamilton, Thomas, sixth earl of Haddington (1680–1735), politician and forester, was born on 29 August 1680 at Tyninghame, Haddingtonshire, the second son of Charles, fifth earl of Haddington (1650–1685), landowner, and his wife, Lady Margaret Leslie (d. 1700), eldest daughter of John, ...

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Hope, Helen, countess of Haddington (bap. 1677, d. 1768), forester, was baptized on 28 September 1677 at Kirkliston, Linlithgowshire, the elder child and only daughter of John Hope of Hopetoun (1650–1682) and his wife, Lady Margaret Hamilton (d. 1711), eldest daughter of ...

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Kemp, Edward Edmund [Eddie] (1910–2012), botanic garden curator, horticulturist, and arboriculturist, was born at Kingsford Farm in the parish of Skene, six miles west of the city centre of Aberdeen, on 26 July 1910, the eleventh of twelve children of Alexander Kemp, farmer, and his wife, ...

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Leyland [formerly Naylor], Christopher John (1849–1926), naval officer and silviculturist, was born at Liscard, Wallasey, Cheshire, on 19 September 1849, the eldest son in the family of three sons and seven daughters of John Naylor (1813–1889), a partner in the family's Liverpool...

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Matthew, Patrick (1790–1874), arboriculturist and social reformer, was born at a farm named Rome on the River Tay near Scone, Perthshire, on 20 October 1790, the son of John Matthew (d. 1808), a gentleman farmer, and his wife, Agnes Duncan, a relative of ...

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Montfichet, Richard de (b. after 1190, d. 1267), baron and forest administrator, was the eldest son of Richard de Montfichet (d. 1203), an important servant of Richard I, and his wife, Millicent. He was a descendant of William de Montfichet (d...