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Robert Bakewell (1725–1795) by John Boultbee, c. 1788–91 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jennett Humphreys

revised by G. E. Mingay

Bakewell, Robert (1725–1795), stock breeder and farmer, was born at Dishley Grange, Dishley (otherwise Dixley), near Loughborough, Leicestershire, on 23 May 1725. His father, also a farmer, had been born at the same place and rented a farm there of 440 acres. About 1755 ...

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Ernest Clarke

revised by Anne Pimlott Baker

Bates, Thomas (1775–1849), stockbreeder, was born on 21 June 1775 at Matfen, Northumberland, the younger of the two sons of George Bates of Aydon Castle, near Corbridge, Northumberland, and his wife, Diana (d. 1822), daughter of Thomas Moore of Bishop's Castle, Shropshire...

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Anne Isabella Noel Blunt, suo jure Baroness Wentworth (1837–1917) by unknown photographer [with Kassida] © Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

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Blunt [née King], Anne Isabella Noel, suo jure Baroness Wentworth (1837–1917), traveller and breeder of Arab horses, was born on 22 September 1837 in London, the second of the three children, and the only daughter, of William King, first earl of Lovelace...

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Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (1840–1922) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen (1840–1922), hedonist, poet, and breeder of Arab horses, was born at Petworth House, Sussex, on 17 August 1840, the second son of the three children of Francis Scawen Blunt (1790–1842) of Crabbet Park, Poundhill, and Newbuildings Place, Southwater, Sussex, and his wife, ...

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See Booth, Thomas

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See Booth, Thomas

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G. C. Boase

revised by Anne Pimlott Baker

Booth, Thomas (c. 1755–1835), stock breeder, was the owner and farmer of the estate of Killerby, near Catterick, Yorkshire, but little is known about his origins. In 1790 he turned his attention to the breeding of shorthorn cattle, selecting his cows from Mr Broader...

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Ernest Clarke

revised by Anne Pimlott Baker

Colling, Charles (1751–1836), stockbreeder, was the second son in the family of two sons and two or three daughters of Charles Colling (1721–1785), farmer, and Dorothy Robson (d. 1779). He succeeded his father in the occupancy of a farm at Ketton, near ...

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J. S. Cotton

revised by M. C. Curthoys

Cotton, Sir Henry (1821–1892), judge, was born at Walwood House, Leytonstone, on 20 May 1821, the second son of William Cotton (1786–1866) and his wife, Sarah Lane. Sarah Acland was his eldest sister and Agnes Cotton his youngest. He was educated at Eton College...

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Fairfax, Thomas, first Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1560–1640), diplomat, soldier, and horse breeder, was born at Bilbrough, near York, the eldest son of Sir Thomas Fairfax (1521–1600) of Denton and Nun Appleton, Yorkshire, and Dorothy (d. 1596), daughter of George Gale, goldsmith and lord mayor of ...

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Gilbey, Sir Walter, first baronet (1831–1914), wine merchant and horse breeder, was born on 2 May 1831 at Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, the sixth son of Henry Gilbey, coach proprietor, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of William Bailey of Stansted, Essex. Educated at Bishop's Stortford grammar school...

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Grant, Sir George Macpherson-, third baronet (1839–1907), cattle breeder, landowner, and politician, was born on 12 August 1839, probably at Ballindalloch, Banffshire. He was the eldest son of Sir John Macpherson-Grant (1804–1850) and his wife, Marion Helen Campbell (1810–1855). His father was the second baronet and grandson of ...

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J. R. MacDonald

revised by Anne Pimlott Baker

McCombie, William (bap. 1805, d. 1880), cattle breeder, was born at Home Farm, Tillyfour, Aberdeenshire, and baptized on 3 August 1805, the younger son of Charles McCombie, a farmer and cattle dealer, who was descended from an old highland family, and his wife, ...

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Moreton, Henry George Francis, second earl of Ducie (1802–1853), agriculturist and cattle breeder, was born on 8 May 1802 in Conduit Street, London, the eldest son in the family of three sons and five daughters of Thomas Reynolds Moreton, fourth Baron Ducie of Tortworth and first earl of Ducie...

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(Helen) Beatrix Potter (1866–1943) by Delmar Banner, 1938 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Potter [married name Heelis], (Helen) Beatrix (1866–1943), artist, children's writer, and sheep breeder, was born on 28 July 1866 at 2 Bolton Gardens, South Kensington, London, the elder child and only daughter of Rupert William Potter (1832–1914), a lawyer specializing as equity draftsman and conveyancer until he inherited a large fortune in 1883. A close friend of ...