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Macphail, Jameslocked

(1754–1805)
  • W. A. S. Hewins
  • , revised by Anne Pimlott Baker

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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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