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Brenchley, Winifred Elsie (1883–1953), agricultural botanist, was born on 10 August 1883 in London, the only child of William Brenchley, a Camberwell schoolmaster who was once mayor of the borough, and Elizabeth Beckett. She was educated at James Allen's Girls' School in Dulwich...


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Gilbert, Sir Joseph Henry (1817–1901), agricultural chemist, was born on 1 August 1817, in Hull, Yorkshire, one of the seven children of Joseph Gilbert, Congregationalist minister, and his wife, Ann Gilbert, known as Ann Taylor (1782–1866) [see under Taylor, Jane], a successful children's writer. In 1825 the family moved to ...