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Beale, John (bap. 1608, d. 1683), Church of England clergyman and writer on agriculture and natural philosophy, was baptized at Yarkhill, Herefordshire, on 17 April 1608, the sixth and youngest son of Thomas Beale (1575–1620), a lawyer and prominent gentleman farmer, and his wife, ...

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Blith, Walter (bap. 1605, d. 1654), writer on husbandry, was baptized on 7 August 1605 in Allesley, Warwickshire, the fourth and youngest son of John Blith (d. 1626), yeoman farmer, and Ann, daughter of Barnaby Holbeche of Birchley Hall, Fillongley. His father, a relatively prosperous cereal and dairy farmer, had moved to ...

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Walter Blith (bap. 1605, d. 1654) by unknown engraver, pubd 1653 © Copyright The British Museum

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William Hunt

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Brown, Robert (1757–1831), writer on agriculture, was born on 27 August 1757 in East Linton, Haddingtonshire, Scotland. He entered into business in East Linton but soon turned to farming, which he carried on first at West Fortune and afterwards at Markle, where he conducted several important experiments. He was a close friend of ...

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Corbet, Henry (1820–1878), agricultural editor, was born on 31 December 1820 and educated at Bedford School. He hoped to go to university but was unable to do so because of family difficulties. During the early 1840s he lived in London and first came to public attention in November 1846 when he was appointed secretary of the ...

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Davis, Hewitt (1804–1884), farmer and agricultural writer, was born on 16 August 1804 to Isaac Davis and his wife, Mary, née Kennard. He was baptized on 10 November 1804 at St Mildred Poultry, in the City of London.

In his twenties Davis managed the ...

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M. G. Watkins

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Dickson, Adam (bap. 1721, d. 1776), agricultural writer, was baptized on 5 October 1721 at Aberlady, Haddingtonshire, the son of the Revd Andrew Dickson, minister of Aberlady, and his wife, Agnes Burnside. He studied at Edinburgh University, and took the degree of MA in 1744. In 1742 he married ...

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Eliot, Jared (1685–1763), Congregationalist minister in America, physician, and writer on agriculture, was born on 7 November 1685 in Guilford, Connecticut, the first of four children of Joseph Eliot (1638–1694), Congregational minister, and Mary Wyllys. Eliot entered Harvard College in 1699 but studied there only a year. When ...

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Findlater, Charles (1754–1838), Church of Scotland minister and writer on agriculture, was born on 10 January 1754 in the manse of West Linton, Peeblesshire, the second son of Thomas Findlater (1697–1778) and his second wife, Jean Brown (d. 1802), daughter of William Brown...

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Henley [Hanley], Walter of (fl. c. 1260), writer on agriculture, was the author of a treatise known from more than thirty manuscripts; written in French, in most versions it is entitled Husbandry (Hosbondrye, and so on) but only about ten of them give the author's name, which was apparently not included in the original work but added by copyists. The text at one point refers to 'au tens qe ieo fu baillif' (...

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Johnson, Cuthbert William (1799–1878), writer on agriculture, was born at Widmore House, Bromley, Kent, on 28 September 1799, the eldest surviving son of William Johnson of Liverpool and Widmore House. His father was proprietor of several chemistry-based businesses. Johnson was admitted a member of ...

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W. A. S. Hewins

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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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Marshall, William (bap. 1745, d. 1818), agricultural writer and land agent, was baptized on 28 July 1745 at Sinnington, North Riding, Yorkshire. The younger son of a yeoman farmer, according to his own account he could trace his blood through the veins of agriculturists for upwards of four hundred years. At the age of fifteen, however, he was apprenticed in the linen trade in ...

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Massingham, (Harold) John (1888–1952), rural writer, was born in London on 25 March 1888, the eldest of the six children of the radical Liberal journalist Henry William Massingham (1860–1924) and his first wife, Emma Jane Snowdon (d. 1905). John Massingham won an exhibition from ...

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J. G. Alger

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Mills, John (c. 1717–1786x96), writer on agriculture, is a figure about whom little definite is known, other than through his publications. He was apparently in Paris in 1743 in order to bring out a French edition of Ephraim Chambers's Cyclopaedia, in collaboration with ...

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Thomas Seccombe

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Mortimer, John (1656?–1736), writer on agriculture, was born in London, the only son and heir of Mark Mortimer, of the old Somerset family of that name, and his wife, Abigail Walmesly, of Blackmore, Essex. He received a commercial education, and became a prosperous merchant on ...

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Murray, Keith Anderson Hope, Baron Murray of Newhaven (1903–1993), agricultural economist and university administrator, was born at 62 Great King Street, Edinburgh, on 28 July 1903, the third of five sons (there were no daughters) of Charles David Murray (1866–1936), judge of the ...

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Nourse, Timothy (c. 1636–1699), agricultural and religious writer, was born at The Place, Newent, Gloucestershire, a younger son of Sir Walter Nourse (d. 1652). His mother may have been Sir Walter's first wife, Mary, daughter of Sir Edward Engeham of Gunston, Kent...

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Orwin, Charles Stewart (1876–1955), agricultural economist and historian, was born on 26 September 1876 at Horsham, Sussex, the only son of Frederick James Orwin and Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Campbell Stewart, of Blackheath, and niece of George Gawler, governor of South Australia (1838–41). Born into a medical family with a reputation for independent, radical thinking, from his earliest days ...

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Plat [Platt], Sir Hugh (bap. 1552, d. 1608), writer on agriculture and inventor, was baptized on 3 May 1552 at St James Garlickhythe, London, third son of the three sons and a daughter of Richard Plat (d. 1600), to whom a grant of arms had been made, and his wife, ...