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Knight, Thomas Andrew (1759–1838), horticulturist and plant physiologist, was born on 12 August 1759 at Wormsley Grange, near Ludlow, Herefordshire, the younger son of Thomas Knight (1697–1764), non-resident rector of Ribbesford and Bewdley, Worcestershire, and Ursula Nash (1715–1798) of Bitterley, Shropshire. His father was very wealthy, having inherited a substantial income and land from the mining activities of ...