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


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 ...


Hill, Albert Edwin [Bertie] (1927–2005), equestrian and farmer, was born on 7 February 1927 at Birch Farm, Swimbridge, Devon, the son of Hubert Hill, farmer, and his wife, Margery Evelyn, née Thorne. His involvement with horses began at an early age. He is said to have followed the ...