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Dalgety, Frederick Gonnerman (1817–1894), wool merchant and sheep farmer, was born on 3 December 1817 in Canada, where his father was a lieutenant in the Irish fusiliers; he had at least two younger half-brothers. Nothing is known of his education or early career before his arrival in ...

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Farrer, William James (1845–1906), wheat breeder, was born on 3 April 1845 at Docker, near Kendal, Westmorland, the first of the four children of Thomas Farrer, tenant farmer, and his wife, Sarah (d. 1853), daughter of John Brunskill. He was educated at ...

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Johnston, Samuel (1733–1816), planter and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 15 December 1733 in Dundee, the son of Samuel Johnston (1702–1757) and Helen, née Scrymsoure (d. 1750). In 1735 his parents moved to North Carolina where his uncle, Gabriel Johnston...

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Tilghman, Matthew (1718–1790), planter and colonial politician, was born on 17 February 1718 at The Hermitage, Queen Anne's county, Maryland, the youngest of the nine children of Richard Tilghman (1673–1739), also a planter and politician, and Anna Maria (1677–1748), daughter of Philemon Lloyd...