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Wells, Williamlocked

  • Ernest Clarke
  • , revised by John Martin


Wells, William (1818–1889), agriculturist and politician, was born on 15 March 1818, the eldest son of Captain William Wells RN, of Holme, Huntingdonshire, and Elizabeth, daughter of John Joshua Proby, first earl of Carysfort. After being educated at Harrow School he went to ...

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