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Eckford, Henry (1823–1905), gardener and hybridist, was born at Stenhouse, near Liberton, Midlothian, on 17 May 1823, the seventh of eight children of James Eckford (1780–1826), a well-to-do farmer, and his wife, Isabel, née Pirie (1794–1876). His father died when he was still in infancy. He attended school in the ...

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Tyso, Joseph (1774–1852), Baptist minister and plantsman, was probably born in Bedfordshire. Nothing is known about his parents and early life. In 1798 he was baptized with thirteen other individuals by the Revd Stephens at Colchester where he resided, and assisted in the proclamation of the gospel. The following year he entered the ...