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G. S. Boulger

revised by Anne Pimlott Baker

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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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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R. S. Troup

revised by Andrew Grout

Schlich, Sir William Philipp Daniel (1840–1925), forester, was born on 28 February 1840 at Flonheim in Rheinhessen (Germany), the sixth of ten children of Daniel Schlich (1792–1875), a Lutheran pastor who from 1865 was appointed Kirchenrat (church / parish councillor), and his wife, ...

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Sir William Philipp Daniel Schlich (1840–1925) by Walter Stoneman, 1921 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wilmot, Sir Sainthill Eardley- (1852–1929), forestry officer in India and Burma, was born in Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, on 17 July 1852, the third son of Augustus Hillier Eardley-Wilmot, police magistrate in Hobart, and his wife, Matilda Jessie, daughter of John Dunn...