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G. S. Boulger

revised by Anne Pimlott Baker

Drope, Francis (1629?–1671), arboriculturist, was born at Cumnor vicarage, Berkshire, a younger son of the Revd Thomas Drope BD, vicar of Cumnor and rector of Ardley, near Bicester, Oxfordshire. He became a demy (or foundation scholar) of Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1645, and graduated as BA in 1647. In 1648 he was expelled by the parliamentary visitors, probably for having borne arms for the king, and he then became an assistant master in a private school kept by ...

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Thomas Hamilton, sixth earl of Haddington (1680–1735) by William Aikman, 1718 in the collection of the Earl of Haddington

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Hamilton, Thomas, sixth earl of Haddington (1680–1735), politician and forester, was born on 29 August 1680 at Tyninghame, Haddingtonshire, the second son of Charles, fifth earl of Haddington (1650–1685), landowner, and his wife, Lady Margaret Leslie (d. 1700), eldest daughter of John, ...

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Hope, Helen, countess of Haddington (bap. 1677, d. 1768), forester, was baptized on 28 September 1677 at Kirkliston, Linlithgowshire, the elder child and only daughter of John Hope of Hopetoun (1650–1682) and his wife, Lady Margaret Hamilton (d. 1711), eldest daughter of ...

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Leyland [formerly Naylor], Christopher John (1849–1926), naval officer and silviculturist, was born at Liscard, Wallasey, Cheshire, on 19 September 1849, the eldest son in the family of three sons and seven daughters of John Naylor (1813–1889), a partner in the family's Liverpool...

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Montfichet, Richard de (b. after 1190, d. 1267), baron and forest administrator, was the eldest son of Richard de Montfichet (d. 1203), an important servant of Richard I, and his wife, Millicent. He was a descendant of William de Montfichet (d...

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Neville, Hugh de (d. 1234), royal forester, was apparently the son of a Ralph de Neville, and a grandson of the notoriously unpopular chief forester of Henry II, Alan de Neville. Hugh performed many governmental tasks, but the most important of them was the execution of his office as chief justice of the forest, or chief forester, under ...

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Sir William Philipp Daniel Schlich (1840–1925) by Walter Stoneman, 1921 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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R. S. Troup

revised by Andrew Grout

Schlich, Sir William Philipp Daniel (1840–1925), forester, was born on 28 February 1840 at Flonheim in Rheinhessen (Germany), the sixth of ten children of Daniel Schlich (1792–1875), a Lutheran pastor who from 1865 was appointed Kirchenrat (church / parish councillor), and his wife, ...

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Wilmot, Sir Sainthill Eardley- (1852–1929), forestry officer in India and Burma, was born in Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, on 17 July 1852, the third son of Augustus Hillier Eardley-Wilmot, police magistrate in Hobart, and his wife, Matilda Jessie, daughter of John Dunn...