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Blackwell [née Blachrie], Elizabeth (bap. 1707, d. 1758), botanical author and artist, was baptized on 22 June 1707 at St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the sixth daughter of a prosperous stocking merchant, William Blachrie (b. c.1669) and his wife, Isobel Fordyce. Elizabeth...

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Bury [née Falkner], Priscilla Susan (1799–1872), botanical artist, was born on 12 January 1799 in Rainhill, Lancashire, the daughter of Edward Dean Falkner (1750–1825), a wealthy Liverpool trader, who had been high sheriff of Lancashire in 1788, and his wife, Bridgett Tarleton (...

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Craig, Stella Ross- (1906–2006), botanical artist, was born on 19 March 1906 at 61 Gordon Road, Aldershot, Hampshire, one of the three children of John Ross Craig, pharmacist, and his wife, Christina Sinclair, née Lauder. Both her parents were Scottish. On her birth certificate her father signed himself ...

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Hussey [née Reed], Anna Maria (1805–1853), mycologist and botanical illustrator, was born at Leckhampstead, Buckinghamshire, on 5 June 1805, the eldest of seven children of John Theodore Archibald Reed (1758/9–1830), curate and later rector of Leckhampstead, and his second wife, Anna Maria, ...

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Mee [née Brown; other married name Bartlett], Margaret Ursula (1909–1988), political activist and botanical artist, was born on 22 May 1909 at The Crest, White Hill, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, one of three daughters of George John Henderson Brown (d. 1938), insurance clerk, and his wife, ...

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Roupell [née Pigott], Arabella Elizabeth (1817–1914), botanist and botanical artist, was born in Newport, Shropshire, on 23 March 1817, the fourth of five daughters (there were also seven sons) of the Revd John Dryden Pigott, rector and squire of Edgmond, Shropshire, and his wife, ...

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Shackleton, Lydia (1828–1914), botanical artist, was born on 22 November 1828 at Grisemount, Ballitore, co. Kildare, Ireland, the third of the thirteen children of George Shackleton (1785–1871), a flour miller, and his wife, Hannah, née Fisher (1803–1873). The family were staunch Quakers. Lydia...

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Stackhouse, Emily (1811–1870), botanical artist, was born at Modbury vicarage, Devon, on 15 July 1811, the fifth of six children (five girls, one boy) of William Stackhouse (1772–1861), vicar of Modbury, and his wife, Sarah, née Smith (1774–1845). The Stackhouse daughters were educated at home (the only son died of cholera at ...

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Withers [née Baker], Augusta Joanna Elizabeth Innes (bap. 1793, d. 1876), botanical artist, was born at Dowdeswell, Gloucestershire, where she was baptized on 12 July 1793, the daughter of William Baker (1752/3–1826), rector of Dowdeswell, and his wife, Joanna. She married in ...