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Speechly, Williamlocked

  • E. I. Carlyle
  • , revised by Anne Pimlott Baker


Speechly, William (1723–1819), agriculturist, was born near Peterborough, Northamptonshire, the son of a farmer. He began work as a gardener at Milton Abbey, Dorset, and after working at Castle Howard in Yorkshire he became head gardener to Sir William St Quintin of Harpham, Yorkshire...

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