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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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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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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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Naesmyth [Nasmyth], Sir James, second baronet (d. 1779), arboriculturist, was the eldest son of Sir James Nasmyth, first baronet (d. 1720), lawyer, and his third wife, Barbara (d. 1768), daughter of Andrew Pringle of Clifton. Naesmyth was said to have studied with ...

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H. G. Champion

revised by David E. Evans

Troup, Robert Scott (1874–1939), forestry scientist, was born at Neithrop, near Banbury, Oxfordshire, on 13 December 1874, the second son of James Troup, consul-general at Yokohama, and his wife, Hannah Scott. Educated at the Gymnasium, Grammar School, and University of Aberdeen, he entered the ...