- T. F. Henderson
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Barham, Henry (1670?–1726), botanist, was descended from the Barhams of Barham Court in Kent. Little is known of his life beyond that conveyed in his letters to Sir Hans Sloane, which reveal that Barham's father, a physician, intended to give him a university education but died while his son was still young. His mother remarried soon afterwards, and the boy was apprenticed when he was about fourteen to a surgeon. He left this situation to become surgeon's mate in HMS ...