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Blaikie, Francis (1771–1857), agriculturist and land agent, was born on 24 December 1771 at Holydean in the parish of Bowden, Roxburghshire, the son of Andrew Blaikie, a tenant farmer of Holydean, and his wife, Jane Currie. Francis followed a career in agriculture and moved to ...

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Charles Cunningham Boycott (1832–1897) by unknown engraver, pubd 1897 (after Lafayette) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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G. Le G. Norgate

Reviser: Anne Pimlott Baker

Boycott [formerly Boycatt], Charles Cunningham (1832–1897), land agent, from whose surname the word ‘boycott’ is derived, was born on 12 March 1832, the eldest surviving son of Revd William Boycatt (who changed his name to Boycott in 1862), rector of Wheatacre, Burgh St Peter, Norfolk...

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Brent, Margaret (c. 1601–c. 1671), colonist and proprietary agent in America, was born in England, the eldest daughter of Catholic gentry parents, Richard Brent (1573–1652) of the manor of Lark Stoke and Admington in Gloucestershire, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Giles Reed...

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Calle, Richard (d. in or after 1503), administrator and land agent, was the son of a shopkeeper from Framlingham in Suffolk. Nothing more is known about his family except that he had at least one brother. Framlingham was the seat of the Mowbray...

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J. M. Rigg

Reviser: Lionel Alexander Ritchie

Clark, John (d. 1807), scholar of Scottish Gaelic literature and land agent, was, in the astringent judgement of the Celtic scholar Alexander Macbain, 'James Macpherson's fellow Badenoch man, contemporary, friend, and sincere imitator in poetry and literary honesty' (Macbain, 186). In 1778 ...

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Crakehall, John of (d. 1260), administrator, originated from Crakehall, a few miles south-east of Richmond in the North Riding of Yorkshire. He was probably the younger son of Ellis of Crakehall (fl. c.1220), and thus born into a family of subtenants of the honour of ...

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Davis, Thomas (1749–1807), estate steward and agriculturist, was born on 11 July 1749 at Penton Mewsey, Hampshire, son of Thomas Davis, an itinerant excise officer then based there, and his wife, Elizabeth. Davis received a good classical education at a school in Devizes, Wiltshire...

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Fane, Lady Rachael [married namesRachael Bourchier, countess of Bath; Rachael Cranfield, countess of Middlesex] (bap. 1613, d. 1680), estate manager and benefactor, was baptized at Mereworth, Kent, on 28 January 1613, one of the fourteen children of Sir Francis Fane (1583/4–1629), later ...