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Keith, Alexander (1895–1978), author and farmer, was born on 18 August 1895 in The Square, Kintore, Aberdeenshire, the son of Alfred George Keith, chemist, and his wife, Janet Greig, née Wishart. Janet Keith was the daughter of a local farmer and butcher, and brought up the family single-handed, running both the business and the local savings bank after her husband's early death. ...

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Christopher Lloyd (1921–2006) by Jonathan Buckley © Jonathan Buckley

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Lloyd, Christopher [Christo] (1921–2006), gardener and author, was born on 2 March 1921 at Great Dixter, Northiam, Sussex, the fifth son and sixth child of Nathaniel Lloyd (1867–1933), printer, architect, and architectural historian, and his wife, Daisy, née Field (1881–1972). His father had been a successful printer and in 1909 sold his share of ...

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George Reid Millar (1910–2005) by C. Woods, 1946 Getty Images

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Millar, George Reid (1910–2005), special operations officer, author, and farmer, was born on 19 September 1910 at Boghall, Baldernock, Stirlingshire, the younger son (there was no daughter) of Thomas Andrew Millar (d. 1921/2), architect, and his wife, Mary Reid, née Morton (...

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Mosley, Nicholas (bap. 1611, d. 1672), author and royalist landowner, born at Ancoats Hall, Manchester, and baptized at the collegiate church there on 26 December 1611, was the eldest son of Oswald Mosley (d. 1630), merchant clothier, and his wife, Anne (...

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Price, Sir Uvedale, first baronet (1747–1829), writer and rural improver, was born at Foxley, in the parish of Yazor, Herefordshire, where he was baptized on 14 April 1747. He was the eldest son of Robert Price (1717–1761), a gentleman artist, and his wife, ...

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Rowland Edmund Prothero, first Baron Ernle (1851–1937) by Walter Stoneman, 1931 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Prothero, Rowland Edmund, first Baron Ernle (1851–1937), author, land agent, and politician, was the third son of Canon George Prothero and Emma, daughter of the Revd William Money Kyrle of Homme House, Herefordshire; he was born at Clifton upon Teme, Worcestershire, on 6 September 1851. His father was the rector of ...

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Smith, Ronald Gordon [Dick] King- (1922–2011), farmer, teacher, and writer, was born on 27 March 1922 at Homelea, Bitton, Gloucestershire, the eldest of four sons of Ronald King-Smith (1894–1980), owner and manager of Golden Valley Paper Mills, and his wife, Grace, née Boucher (1902–1980)...

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West, Victoria Mary [Vita] Sackville- (1892–1962), writer and gardener, was born on 9 March 1892 at Knole near Sevenoaks, Kent, the only child of Lionel Edward Sackville-West (1867–1928), and his wife and first cousin, Victoria Josefa Dolores Catalina Sackville-West (1862–1936), society hostess, the illegitimate daughter of ...

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Victoria Mary Sackville- West (1892–1962) by Sir Cecil Beaton, 1958 © Cecil Beaton Archive, Sotheby's; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wilson, Ernest Henry [called Chinese Wilson] (1876–1930), plant collector and writer, was born on 15 February 1876 in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, the eldest of the six children of Henry Wilson, railway worker, and his wife, Annie Curtis. The family moved to Shirley, Warwickshire...