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Bridges, Thomas (c. 1842–1898), dictionary compiler, missionary, and sheep farmer, was found abandoned, perhaps on a bridge near Bristol, aged about two and a half, and taken to an orphanage, the name of which remains unknown. He was adopted by the Revd George Pakenham Despard...

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Clarke, William John Turner (1805–1874), pastoralist and financier in Australia, was born on 20 April 1805 at Bridgwater, Somerset, second son of William Clarke (c.1770–1813), Aldgate livestock dealer, and his wife, Sarah, née Turner (d. 1819), of Weston Royland, Somerset...

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Cotton, John (1802–1849), pastoralist and ornithologist in Australia, was born at Balham Hill, Surrey, the third son of William Cotton (1759–1816), a prosperous clerk in the London custom house, and his wife, Catherine Savery (d. 1803). An older brother was the art collector ...

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Dalgety, Frederick Gonnerman (1817–1894), wool merchant and sheep farmer, was born on 3 December 1817 in Canada, where his father was a lieutenant in the Irish fusiliers; he had at least two younger half-brothers. Nothing is known of his education or early career before his arrival in ...

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Heritage, John (c. 1470–c. 1536), sheep farmer and dealer in wool, was known to his contemporaries as a woolman or woolmonger. He was born about 1470, probably at Burton Dassett in Warwickshire, the son of Roger Heritage (d. 1495), a farmer of some substance, and his wife, ...

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Jennings, Sir Patrick Alfred (1831–1897), pastoralist, and politician in Australia, was born at Newry, co. Down, Ireland, on 20 March 1831, the son of Francis Jennings, a linen merchant, and his wife, Mary O'Neil. Both parents traced direct descent from families who had forfeited local estates for religious reasons under ...

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John Macarthur (1766–1834) by unknown engraver from the collection of the National Archives of Australia: A1200, L10417

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Macarthur, John (1766–1834), merchant and wool-grower, was probably born on 18 August 1766 and was baptized on 3 September 1767 at Stoke Damerel, near Plymouth, Devon, one of three known children of the expatriate Scot Alexander Macarthur (1720?–1790), mercer and draper, and his wife, ...

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Morris, Edward (bap. 1633, d. 1689), drover and Welsh-language poet, was born at Perthillwydion, Cerrigydrudion, Denbighshire, and baptized on 30 July 1633, the elder son of Morris ap Hugh (bap. 1601) and his wife, Lowri (d. 1669/70); in addition to a younger boy there were five sisters. Nothing is known of his education, and the presumption of a classical education, based on the extensive classical references in his poetry, overlooks the fact that translations were available in English printed sources. He would have been fluent in English since he earned his living as a drover, bringing cattle from the Welsh uplands to fairs at ...

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Murray, Sir Terence Aubrey (1810–1873), pastoralist and politician in Australia, was born at Balliston, co. Limerick, Ireland, the third child of Captain Terence Murray (d. 1835), paymaster of the 48th foot, and his wife, Ellen, née Fitzgerald. Brought up as a Roman Catholic by his paternal grandmother, ...

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Nelson, Sir Hugh Muir (1833–1906), politician and pastoralist in Australia, was born at Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, on 31 December 1833, the son of William Lambie Nelson LLD (d. 1887), a Presbyterian minister and sheep farmer, and his wife, Agnes, née Muir. He was educated at ...

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Palmer, Sir Arthur Hunter (1819–1898), politician and pastoralist in Australia, was born on 28 December 1819 in Armagh, Ireland, the elder son of Lieutenant Arthur Palmer RN (d. 1836), and his second wife, Emily (1797–1826), the daughter of Robert Hunter of Dublin...

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Redfern, William (1774/5?–1833), convict surgeon and pastoralist in Australia, had relatives in Londonderry, Wiltshire, and possibly Canada, but details are unknown. He acquired the diploma of the London Company of Surgeons in January 1797 and immediately joined HMS Standard as surgeon's first mate. Later that year he provided medical care and probably moral support to the mutineers at the ...

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Russell, Sir Andrew Hamilton [Guy] (1868–1960), sheep farmer and army officer, was born on 23 February 1868 at Napier, New Zealand, the second of the eight children and the elder son of Andrew Hamilton Russell (1837–1916), a sheep farmer and former army officer in the ...

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Sellar, Patrick (1780–1851), sheep farmer and agent of highland clearances, was born on 5 December 1780 in Elgin, Moray, the only son of Thomas Sellar (1754–1817), solicitor, and his wife, Jean Plenderleath, daughter of the minister of college church in Edinburgh. His father, originally from ...