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Robert Andrews (1725–1806) by Thomas Gainsborough, c.1750 © National Gallery, London / The Bridgeman Art Library

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Andrews, Robert (1725–1806), landowner and subject of a painting by Thomas Gainsborough, was born at Bulmer, Essex, on 10 November 1725, the son of Robert Andrews (1661–1735) and his fourth wife, Martha (d. 1749), the daughter of James Brewster (d. 1725)...

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Bathurst, Charles, first Viscount Bledisloe (1867–1958), agriculturist and politician, was born in London on 21 September 1867, the second but first surviving son of the barrister Charles Bathurst (1836–1907), of Lydney Park, Gloucestershire, where he owned 4000 acres of land, and his wife, ...

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Brock, (Arthur) Guy Clutton- (1906–1995), agriculturist and political activist, was born on 5 April 1906 at Lake View, Green Lane, Ruislip, Middlesex, the son of Henry Alan Clutton-Brock, stockbroker, and his wife, Rosa Gertrude Eleanor, née Bowles. He was educated at Rugby School...

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Buckman, James (1814–1884), naturalist and agriculturist, was born on 20 November 1814 in Cheltenham, a son of John Buckman (1767–1851), shoemaker and cordwainer, and his wife, Mary Bishop (b. 1777). He was first articled to Stephen H. Murley, a Cheltenham surgeon-apothecary, who inculcated in him an interest in science. From about 1835 ...

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Chevallier, John (1773/4–1846), agriculturist, was the youngest son of the Revd Temple Chevallier (1731–1804), who was descended from a Jersey family, one of whom purchased the manor of Aspall, Suffolk, in 1720, and his wife, Mary, née Fiske. John originally joined the medical profession, but was later ordained; he was instituted into the perpetual curacy of ...

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Coke, Thomas William, first earl of Leicester of Holkham (1754–1842), politician and agriculturist, was born in London on 6 May 1754 and baptized at St James's, Piccadilly, on 22 May, the eldest son of Wenham Roberts Coke (1717–1776), a landowner, and his second wife, ...

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Thomas William Coke, first earl of Leicester of Holkham (1754–1842) by Thomas Gainsborough, 1778 by kind permission of the Earl of Leicester and the Trustees of the Holkham Estate. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Coke, Thomas William, second earl of Leicester of Holkham (1822–1909), agriculturist and landowner, was born at Holkham Hall, the family seat in Norfolk, on 26 December 1822, the eldest son of Thomas William Coke, ‘Coke of Norfolk’, afterwards first earl of Leicester (1754–1842)...

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Culley, George (bap. 1735, d. 1813), agriculturist, was baptized on 16 April 1735 at Denton, co. Durham, the youngest of the four sons of Matthew Culley, farmer. Little is known of his childhood and adolescence, but it is known that in the early 1760s ...