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Baker, John Wynn (c. 1730–1775), agricultural improver and writer, emigrated from England, possibly from Worcester, to Ireland in 1761 after the collapse of a business scheme to convey brine from salt pits to the River Severn by a system of pipes. He published his first experimental treatise in ...

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Blackwell, Alexander (bap. 1709, d. 1747), agricultural improver and government agent in Sweden, was baptized in Aberdeen on 10 October 1709. He was the son of Thomas Blackwell (1660?–1728), professor of theology and principal at Marischal College in Aberdeen, and his wife, Christian (...

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Bordley, John Beale (1727–1804), lawyer and agricultural improver in America, was born on 11 February 1727 in Annapolis, Maryland, the posthumous child of Thomas Bordley (c. 1683–1726), lawyer and government official, and his second wife, Ariana, née Vanderheyden (1690–1741), the widow of James Frisby...

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Cockburn, John, of Ormiston (1679–1758), politician and agricultural improver, was born in Scotland, the second son of Adam Cockburn (c. 1656–1735) of Ormiston, lord justice clerk and lord of session with the judicial title Lord Ormiston, and his first wife, Lady Susanna Hamilton...

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Conyngham, William Burton (1733–1796), politician and improver, was born William Burton in 1733, the second son of Francis Burton (1696–1743), politician and landowner, of Buncraggy, co. Clare, Ireland, and Mary Conyngham (d. 1737), the only surviving daughter of Major-General Henry Conyngham and the sister of ...

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Grant, Sir Archibald, of Monymusk, second baronet (1696–1778), politician and agricultural improver, was born in Scotland on 25 September 1696. He was the elder son of Sir Francis Grant (1658x63–1726), lord of session with the judicial title Lord Cullen and, from 1705, first baronet...

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Sir James Grant of Grant, eighth baronet (1738–1811) by Nathaniel Dance, c. 1760 [[Left to right] , John Mytton, the Hon. Thomas Robinson, later second Baron Grantham, (1738-1786), and Thomas Wynne (later Baron Newborough)] Yale Centre for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection / Bridgeman Art Library

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Grant, Sir James, of Grant, eighth baronet (1738–1811), agricultural improver and politician, was born on 19 May 1738, the only son of Sir Ludovick Grant of Grant, seventh baronet (1707–1773), landowner, and his second wife, Lady Margaret Ogilvie, eldest daughter of James, fifth earl of Findlater and second earl of Seafield...

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Rupert Edward Cecil Lee Guinness, second earl of Iveagh (1874–1967) by Howard Coster, 1931 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Guinness, Rupert Edward Cecil Lee, second earl of Iveagh (1874–1967), brewer and agricultural improver, was born in Berkeley Square, London, on 29 March 1874, the eldest of the three sons of Edward Cecil Guinness (1847–1927), who was created earl of Iveagh in 1919, and his wife, ...

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Hope, Sir Thomas, eighth baronet (c. 1681–1771), agricultural improver and politician, was born at the family home of Rankeillor in Fife, the second son of a distinguished lawyer, Archibald Hope of Rankeillor, Lord Rankeillor (1639–1706) [see under Hope, Sir John, Lord Craighall...

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Isham, Sir Charles Edmund, tenth baronet (1819–1903), rural improver and gardener, was born on 16 December 1819, the second son of Sir Justinian Isham, eighth baronet (1773–1845), and his wife, Mary Close (d. 1878). He was educated at Rugby School and at ...

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Maxwell, Robert (1695–1765), agricultural improver and writer, was born at Arkland, Kirkpatrick-Durham, Kirkcudbrightshire, the eldest child of James Maxwell and his wife, Margaret, daughter of Robert Neilson of Barncaillie. The Maxwells had been landowners at Arkland since the beginning of the seventeenth century, and the ...

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Montgomerie, Alexander, tenth earl of Eglinton (1723–1769), politician and agricultural improver, was born on 10 February 1723, the son of Alexander Montgomerie, ninth earl of Eglinton (c. 1660–1729), politician and landowner, and his third wife, Susanna (1689/90–1780) [see Montgomerie, Susanna, countess of Eglinton...

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Paterson, Rex Munro (1902–1978), agricultural innovator and farmer, was born on 15 February 1902 at 10 Oakhill Road, Wandsworth, London, the son of Claude Dunbar Paterson, clergyman, and Elsie Verdon Paterson, née Roe. His mother was the sister of Sir A. V. Roe...

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Plunkett, Sir Horace Curzon (1854–1932), agricultural reformer and politician, was born at Sherborne House, Gloucestershire, on 24 October 1854, the third of four sons and sixth of seven children of Edward Plunkett, sixteenth Baron Dunsany (1808–1889), and his wife, the Hon. Anne Constance Dutton (1816–1858)...

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Sir Horace Curzon Plunkett (1854–1932) by George Charles Beresford, 1903 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Price, Sir Uvedale, first baronet (1747–1829), writer and rural improver, was born at Foxley, in the parish of Yazor, Herefordshire, where he was baptized on 14 April 1747. He was the eldest son of Robert Price (1717–1761), a gentleman artist, and his wife, ...

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Robertson, Alexander (1896–1970), organic chemist and farmer, was born on 12 February 1896 on a farm at Charlesfield, Auchterless (on the Hatton estate), Aberdeenshire, the son of Andrew Robertson, farmer, and his wife, Jane Cantlay. Robertson was the eldest of three children; his twin sisters predeceased him. He was educated at the ...