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Balfour, Sir Andrew, first baronet (1630–1694), botanist and antiquary, was born at Balfour Castle, Denmiln, Fife, on 18 January 1630, the fifth and youngest son in the large family of Sir Michael Balfour and his wife, Jane or Joanna (d. 1640), daughter of ...

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G. S. Boulger

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Lyte, Henry (1529?–1607), botanist and antiquary, was born at Lyte's Cary, Somerset, the eleventh, in direct descent, of his name settled at that place. He was the second and eldest surviving son of John Lyte (d. 1576) and his first wife, ...

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Morris, William (1705–1763), antiquary and botanist, was born on 1 May 1705 at Fferam in the parish of Llanfihangel Tre'r-beirdd, Anglesey, the third of five children of Morris Prichard (1674–1763), cooper, tenant farmer, and small merchant, and Marged Morris (1671–1752). Both parents were of ...

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Phillips, William (1822–1905), botanist and antiquary, was born on 4 May 1822 at Presteigne, the ninth of the ten children of Thomas and Elizabeth Phillips. After an elementary education in Presteigne, Phillips moved to Shrewsbury about 1836 to work with his older brothers in their tailor's shop in ...

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B. B. Woodward

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Rudge, Edward (1763–1846), botanist and antiquary, was born in Evesham on 27 June 1763, the son of Edward Rudge (1717–1790), a merchant and alderman of Salisbury, and his wife, Elizabeth Long (d. 1820). His father possessed a large portion of the abbey estate at ...

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Turner, Dawson (1775–1858), banker, botanist, and antiquary, was born on 18 October 1775 at 40 Middlegate Street, Great Yarmouth, the eldest of the three surviving children of James Turner (1743–1794), merchant and banker, and his wife, Elizabeth (1742–1819), only daughter of John Cotman...