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D'Ombrain, Henry Honywood (1818–1905), Church of England clergyman and gardener, was born in Ebury Street, Pimlico, London, on 10 May 1818, the son of Admiral Sir James D'Ombrain (1793–1871), inspector-general of the Coast Guard in Ireland from 1819 to 1849, for which he was knighted in 1844, and his wife, ...

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Margery Fish (1892–1969) by Valerie Finnis, 1960s © Valerie Finnis/National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fish [née Townshend], Margery (1892–1969), gardener and author, was born at 16 Eastbank, Stamford Hill, London, on 5 August 1892, the second of the four daughters of Ernest Townshend (d. 1926), City of London commercial traveller in tea, and his wife, ...

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Furber, Robert (c. 1674–1756), nurseryman, established his Kensington nursery soon after 1700 near Hyde Park Gate and Kensington Gore, on the west of what became Gloucester Road. About 1706 he married Mary Everton; they had a son.

Furber and Christopher Gray both bought some of the plants collected at ...

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McClintock, David Charles (1913–2001), plantsman, was born on 4 July 1913 at 12 Kingsland, St Andrews, Newcastle upon Tyne, the only son of Edward Louis Longfield McClintock, Church of England clergyman, and his wife, Margaret Katharine, née Buxton. He had five sisters in whose company as a young child he roved the country lanes of ...

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Streeter, Frederick [Fred] (1877/9–1975), gardener and broadcaster, was born in Pulborough, Sussex, the eldest of three sons of James Streeter, a farm worker, and his wife, Dinah, née Sayers, a postgirl. There is conflicting evidence about his year of birth: by Streeter's own account he was born on 25 June 1877 (his ninety-third birthday was celebrated in June 1970), but his mother registered his birth date as 25 June 1879, which is consistent with census returns from his childhood. The family moved to ...

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John Sutton (bap. 1777, d. 1863) by unknown photographer Suttons Consumer Products, Paignton, Devon

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Sutton, John (bap. 1777, d. 1863), corn dealer and seedsman, was baptized at St Mary Somerset, London, on 1 June 1777, the fourth son in a family of six sons and four daughters of James Sutton (1744–1789), partner in Sutton and Winckworth, flour factors, and his wife, ...

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Sutton, Martin Hope (1815–1901), seed merchant, was born on 14 March 1815 at Reading, the second of three sons (there were also three daughters, as well as a further son and daughter who died young) of John Sutton (bap. 1777, d. 1863), corn factor, and his wife, ...