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Gray, Samuel (bap. 1693?, d. 1766), seedsman, may have been the Samuel Gray baptized on 28 January 1693 at St Giles Cripplegate, London, but A. E. Gunther, in A Century of Zoology at the British Museum gives his birth date as 1694. Very little is known of ...

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Isham, Sir Charles Edmund, tenth baronet (1819–1903), rural improver and gardener, was born on 16 December 1819, the second son of Sir Justinian Isham, eighth baronet (1773–1845), and his wife, Mary Close (d. 1878). He was educated at Rugby School and at ...

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Lawson, Charles (1795–1873), seed merchant and agriculturist, was born in Edinburgh on 9 August 1795, the second son of Peter Lawson (d. 1821), seed merchant, who in 1770 founded a successful nursery in Edinburgh, and his first wife, Patricia Grant. He was educated at ...

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Macphail, James (1754–1805), gardener and writer on agriculture, was born in Aberdeenshire, the son of a highland peasant. In his seventeenth year he became a farm labourer, and his wages were 23s. 4d. for the half-year. After suffering many hardships working in ...

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Sutton, Martin Hope (1815–1901), seed merchant, was born on 14 March 1815 at Reading, the second of three sons (there were also three daughters, as well as a further son and daughter who died young) of John Sutton (bap. 1777, d. 1863), corn factor, and his wife, ...