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Blundell, William (1620–1698), royalist landowner and topographer, was born on 15 July 1620 at Crosby Hall, Little Crosby, Lancashire, the second son of Nicholas Blundell (c.1590–1631) and Jane (d. 1640), daughter of Roger Bradshaigh of Haigh, near Wigan. In 1635 at the age of fifteen he married, in ...


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Robertson, George (1750?–1832), writer on agriculture and topographer, was born in Edinburghshire, and lived on a farm at Granton, near Edinburgh, for many years. He farmed in Scotland from 1765 until shortly before his death, moving from Granton to Kincardineshire in 1800 and then to ...


Rudge, Thomas (bap. 1753, d. 1825), topographer and writer on agriculture, was baptized on 13 June 1753 at the church of St Mary de Lode, Gloucester, the son of Thomas Rudge (1725/6–1809), attorney and writing master, and his first wife, Anne (1719/20–1759). His father was deputy registrar of the ...