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Day, Francis (1829–1889), military surgeon and ichthyologist, was born on 2 March 1829 at Maresfield, Sussex, the third son of William Day (1797–1849) and his wife, Ann Elliott, née Le Blanc. The family moved to Hadlow House in Mayfield about 1833, and farmed an estate of some ...

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Irby, Leonard Howard Loyd (1836–1905), army officer and ornithologist, born at Boyland Hall, Morningthorpe, Norfolk, on 13 April 1836, was the son of Rear-Admiral the Hon. Frederick Paul Irby (1779–1844) and his second wife, Frances (d. 1852), daughter of Ichabod Wright of ...

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Jerdon, Thomas Caverhill (1811–1872), army medical officer and zoologist, was born at Biddick House, co. Durham, on 12 October 1811, eldest son of Archibald Jerdon (d. 1842) of Bonjedward, Scotland, and Elizabeth Sarah Milner (d. 1842). He had one brother, the botanist ...