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Bean, William Jackson (1863–1947), arboriculturist and dendrologist, was born at Leavening, near Malton in the North Riding of Yorkshire, on 26 May 1863, the eldest of four sons (there were no daughters) of George Bean (c.1833–1869), nurseryman and gardener, following two generations of nurserymen, and his wife, ...

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David Prain

revised by M. Rangarajan

Brandis, Sir Dietrich (1824–1907), forester and botanist, born at Bonn on 31 March 1824, was the eldest son of Christian August Brandis (1790–1867) and his wife, Caroline Hausmann, a Hanoverian, who was a pioneer in social work. His father, son of the court physician at ...

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G. S. Boulger

revised by Anne Pimlott Baker

Drope, Francis (1629?–1671), arboriculturist, was born at Cumnor vicarage, Berkshire, a younger son of the Revd Thomas Drope BD, vicar of Cumnor and rector of Ardley, near Bicester, Oxfordshire. He became a demy (or foundation scholar) of Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1645, and graduated as BA in 1647. In 1648 he was expelled by the parliamentary visitors, probably for having borne arms for the king, and he then became an assistant master in a private school kept by ...

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Thomas Hamilton, sixth earl of Haddington (1680–1735) by William Aikman, 1718 in the collection of the Earl of Haddington

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Hamilton, Thomas, sixth earl of Haddington (1680–1735), politician and forester, was born on 29 August 1680 at Tyninghame, Haddingtonshire, the second son of Charles, fifth earl of Haddington (1650–1685), landowner, and his wife, Lady Margaret Leslie (d. 1700), eldest daughter of John, ...

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Hope, Helen, countess of Haddington (bap. 1677, d. 1768), forester, was baptized on 28 September 1677 at Kirkliston, Linlithgowshire, the elder child and only daughter of John Hope of Hopetoun (1650–1682) and his wife, Lady Margaret Hamilton (d. 1711), eldest daughter of ...

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Kemp, Edward Edmund [Eddie] (1910–2012), botanic garden curator, horticulturist, and arboriculturist, was born at Kingsford Farm in the parish of Skene, six miles west of the city centre of Aberdeen, on 26 July 1910, the eleventh of twelve children of Alexander Kemp, farmer, and his wife, ...

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Leyland [formerly Naylor], Christopher John (1849–1926), naval officer and silviculturist, was born at Liscard, Wallasey, Cheshire, on 19 September 1849, the eldest son in the family of three sons and seven daughters of John Naylor (1813–1889), a partner in the family's Liverpool...

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Matthew, Patrick (1790–1874), arboriculturist and social reformer, was born at a farm named Rome on the River Tay near Scone, Perthshire, on 20 October 1790, the son of John Matthew (d. 1808), a gentleman farmer, and his wife, Agnes Duncan, a relative of ...

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Montfichet, Richard de (b. after 1190, d. 1267), baron and forest administrator, was the eldest son of Richard de Montfichet (d. 1203), an important servant of Richard I, and his wife, Millicent. He was a descendant of William de Montfichet (d...

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Naesmyth [Nasmyth], Sir James, second baronet (d. 1779), arboriculturist, was the eldest son of Sir James Nasmyth, first baronet (d. 1720), lawyer, and his third wife, Barbara (d. 1768), daughter of Andrew Pringle of Clifton. Naesmyth was said to have studied with ...

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Neville, Hugh de (d. 1234), royal forester, was apparently the son of a Ralph de Neville, and a grandson of the notoriously unpopular chief forester of Henry II, Alan de Neville. Hugh performed many governmental tasks, but the most important of them was the execution of his office as chief justice of the forest, or chief forester, under ...

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Robinson, Roy Lister, Baron Robinson (1883–1952), forester, was born on 8 March 1883 at Macclesfield, near Adelaide, South Australia, the eldest son of William Robinson, a mechanical engineer, and his wife, Annie Lowe. He was educated at St Peter's College, the School of Mines...

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R. S. Troup

revised by Andrew Grout

Schlich, Sir William Philipp Daniel (1840–1925), forester, was born on 28 February 1840 at Flonheim in Rheinhessen (Germany), the sixth of ten children of Daniel Schlich (1792–1875), a Lutheran pastor who from 1865 was appointed Kirchenrat (church / parish councillor), and his wife, ...

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Sir William Philipp Daniel Schlich (1840–1925) by Walter Stoneman, 1921 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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H. G. Champion

revised by David E. Evans

Troup, Robert Scott (1874–1939), forestry scientist, was born at Neithrop, near Banbury, Oxfordshire, on 13 December 1874, the second son of James Troup, consul-general at Yokohama, and his wife, Hannah Scott. Educated at the Gymnasium, Grammar School, and University of Aberdeen, he entered the ...

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Wilmot, Sir Sainthill Eardley- (1852–1929), forestry officer in India and Burma, was born in Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, on 17 July 1852, the third son of Augustus Hillier Eardley-Wilmot, police magistrate in Hobart, and his wife, Matilda Jessie, daughter of John Dunn...