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Anderson, James (1739–1808), agriculturist and political economist, born at Hermiston, near Edinburgh, inherited the tenancy of a large farm there at the age of fifteen when his parents (whose names are unknown) died. He had already prepared himself for the position by attending ...

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Andrews, Robert (1725–1806), landowner and subject of a painting by Thomas Gainsborough, was born at Bulmer, Essex, on 10 November 1725, the son of Robert Andrews (1661–1735) and his fourth wife, Martha (d. 1749), the daughter of James Brewster (d. 1725)...

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Caird, Sir James (1816–1892), agriculturist and writer, was the third son of James Caird of Stranraer, solicitor and procurator fiscal for Wigtownshire, and Isabella, daughter of Archibald McNeel of Stranraer. He was born at Stranraer on 10 June 1816, and was educated at the burgh school and ...

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Coke, Thomas William, first earl of Leicester of Holkham (1754–1842), politician and agriculturist, was born in London on 6 May 1754 and baptized at St James's, Piccadilly, on 22 May, the eldest son of Wenham Roberts Coke (1717–1776), a landowner, and his second wife, ...

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Curwen, John Christian (1756–1828), agriculturist and politician, was born on 12 July 1756 at Ewanrigg, Dearham, Cumberland, the eldest to survive infancy of the sons of John Christian of Ewanrigg, and his wife, Jane, eldest daughter of Eldred Curwen of Workington Hall, Cumberland...

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Dempster, George, of Dunnichen (1732–1818), agriculturist and politician, was born at Alexander Kyd's Close, Dundee, Forfarshire, on 8 December 1732, the eldest son of John Dempster (1700–1754), landowner and grain merchant, and his first wife, Isabel Ogilvie (1700×10–c.1738).

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Lawes, Sir John Bennet, first baronet (1814–1900), agriculturist, was born at Rothamsted, near St Albans, Hertfordshire, on 28 December 1814, the only son of John Bennet Lawes (d. 1822), owner of the Rothamsted estate of somewhat more than 1000 acres and lord of the manor of ...

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Lindsay, Robert James Loyd-, Baron Wantage (1832–1901), army officer and agriculturist, born of Scottish descent in London on 16 April 1832, was the youngest child of Lieutenant-General James Lindsay (1793–1855), Grenadier Guards, of Balcarres, Fife—paternal grandson of James Lindsay, fifth earl of Balcarres...

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Lopes, Sir Lopes Massey, third baronet (1818–1908), politician and agriculturist, born at Maristow, Devon, on 14 June 1818, was the eldest son of Sir Ralph Lopes, second baronet (d. 1854), and his wife, Susan Gibbs, eldest daughter of Abraham Ludlow of Heywood House, Wiltshire...

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Pusey, Philip (1799–1855), agriculturist, was born at Pusey, Berkshire, on 25 June 1799, the eldest of the three sons of Philip Bouverie Pusey (1724–1828) and his wife, Lucy (1772–1858), daughter of Robert Sherard, fourth earl of Harborough, and widow of Sir Thomas Cave...

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Russell, Francis, fifth duke of Bedford (1765–1802), agriculturist and politician, was born on 23 July 1765 and baptized on 20 August 1765 at St Giles-in-the-Fields, London, the eldest child of Francis Russell, marquess of Tavistock (1739–1767), politician, and Lady Elizabeth Keppel (1739–1768), daughter of ...

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Russell, Herbrand Arthur, eleventh duke of Bedford (1858–1940), agriculturist and philanthropist, was born on 19 February 1858 in London, the younger son in the family of two sons and two daughters of Francis Charles Hastings Russell, ninth duke of Bedford (1819–1891) [see under...

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Sebright, Sir John Saunders, seventh baronet (1767–1846), politician and agriculturist, was born in Sackville Street, Westminster, London, on 23 May 1767, the elder son of Sir John Sebright, sixth baronet (bap. 1725, d. 1794), MP for Bath (1761–80), and Sarah (d...

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Spencer, John Charles, Viscount Althorp and third Earl Spencer (1782–1845), politician, agriculturist, and sportsman, was born on 30 May 1782 at Spencer House, St James's Place, London, the eldest child of George John Spencer, second Earl Spencer (1758–1834), and Lavinia Bingham, daughter of the ...

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Sutton, Martin John (1850–1913), scientific agriculturist, was born in Reading on 25 October 1850, the eldest of five sons and four daughters of Martin Hope Sutton (1815–1901), seed merchant, and his second wife, Sophia Woodhead Warwick (d. 1894), of Whitley, Berkshire. He was educated at ...

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Wyndham, George O'Brien, third earl of Egremont (1751–1837), art patron, agriculturist, and philanthropist, was born on 18 December 1751 and baptized on 9 January 1752 at St Margaret's, Westminster. He was the eldest son of Charles Wyndham, second earl of Egremont (1710–1763), statesman, patron, and collector, and his wife, ...