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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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Lady Rachael Fane (bap. 1613, d. 1680) studio of Sir Anthony Van Dyck Christie's Images Ltd. (2005)

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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 ...

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Gery [Geary], John (1637/8–1722), Church of England clergyman and land agent, was the son of John Gery of Coventry (d. c.1653), and his second wife, Anne, daughter of Richard Butler of the Charterhouse near Coventry. He matriculated at Magdalen College, Oxford...

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Gilbert, Thomas (bap. 1720, d. 1798), land agent and poor law reformer, was baptized on 26 January 1720 in Cotton, Staffordshire, the eldest son of Thomas Gilbert, a small landowner engaged in farming and mining, and his wife, Elizabeth. He was admitted to the ...

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Thomas Gilbert (bap. 1720, d. 1798) by unknown artist, c. 1790 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Grey, John (1785–1868), agriculturist and land agent, was born at Milfield, Glendale, Northumberland, in August 1785, the eldest of the two sons and two daughters of George Grey of West Ord, near Berwick, and his wife, Mary, daughter of John Burn of Berwick...

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Keary, (Hall) William (bap. 1815, d. 1887), farm manager and land agent, was born in Farlington, Yorkshire, and was baptized there on 14 January 1815, the son of William Keary, clerk, and his wife, Lucy. Some time between 1841 and 1843, possibly as a new appointee when the ...

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Alice L'Estrange, Lady L'Estrange (1585–1656) by John Hoskins, 1617 private collection; photograph courtesy of The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

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L'Estrange [née Stubbe], Alice, Lady L'Estrange (1585–1656), keeper of household and estate accounts, was the only child of Richard Stubbe (d. 1619), a lawyer, and his second wife, Anne Goding, formerly widow of John Le Strange (d. 1582). Richard Stubbe...