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Sir Harry Albert Atkinson (1831–1892) by unknown photographer, c. 1880 Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa (F-23108-1/2)

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Atkinson, Sir Harry Albert (1831–1892), farmer and premier of New Zealand, was born on 1 November 1831 at Broxton, Cheshire, the fourth son and the seventh of the thirteen children of John Atkinson (1798–1856), an architect and stonemason, and his wife, Elizabeth Smith (...

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Blamire, William (1790–1862), farmer and politician, was born on 13 April 1790 at The Oaks, near Dalston, Cumberland, the son of William Blamire (1740–1814), yeoman farmer and naval surgeon, and Jane Curwen (1739/40–1837). He came on both sides of his family from long-established ...

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Blundell, Francis Nicholas Joseph (1880–1936), politician and farmer, was born on 16 October 1880 at Altmouth, Alt Road, Hightown, near Liverpool, the first of the three children of Francis Nicholas Blundell (1853–1884), land agent, and his wife, Mary (Polly) Sweetman (1859–1930). Blundell was a prominent public figure between the wars whose main interests were agriculture and Roman Catholic causes. His father died when he was three and he was brought up with his two sisters by his mother, a successful author who wrote some fifty novels and plays under the name ...

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Sir Michael Blundell (1907–1993) by Barker, 1962 © News International Newspapers Ltd

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Blundell, Sir Michael (1907–1993), farmer and politician in Kenya, was born on 7 April 1907 at 33 Campden House Court, Kensington, London, the third of four sons of Alfred Herbert Blundell, a London solicitor, and his wife, Amelia Woodward Richardson. His father's family came from ...

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Denis Victor Carter, Baron Carter (1932–2006) by unknown photographer, 1997 © Photoshot

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Carter, Denis Victor, Baron Carter (1932–2006), farmer and politician, was born on 17 January 1932 at 39 Hayles Street, Southwark, London, the son of Albert William Carter (d. 1973), tea warehouseman, and his wife, Annie Julia, née Tynan (d. 1972). The family later moved to ...

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William Cobbett (1763–1835) by George Cooke?, c. 1831 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cobbett, William (1763–1835), political writer and farmer, was born on 9 March 1763 in Farnham, Surrey, the third of four children of George Cobbett, publican and farmer, and his wife, Anne Vincent.

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Courtauld, Katherine Mina (1856–1935), farmer and agriculturist, was born at High Garrett, Bocking, Essex, on 13 July 1856, the eldest daughter of George Courtauld (1830–1920), crape manufacturer, and his wife, Mina, née Bromley (1832–1859). She had one brother, George...

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Gibbs, Sir Humphrey Vicary (1902–1990), farmer and colonial administrator, was born on 22 November 1902 at 9 Portman Square, London, the third son and sixth and youngest child of Herbert Cokayne Gibbs, first Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon (1854–1935), merchant banker, and his wife, ...

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Graham, (James) Angus, seventh duke of Montrose (1907–1992), farmer and politician, was born on 2 May 1907 at 19 Manchester Square, London, the elder son and eldest of the four children of James Graham, marquess of Graham, later sixth duke of Montrose (1878–1954)...

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Kerruish, Sir (Henry) Charles (1917–2003), politician and farmer, was born on 23 July 1917 at Ballafayle, Maughold, Isle of Man, the only child of Henry Howard Kerruish (bap. 1872, d. 1938), farmer, and his wife, Clara May, née Kewin (1877–1961). Ballafayle, Kerruish's...

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Kitchen, Jane (d. 1658), farmer and parish constable, lived in Upton by Southwell in Nottinghamshire. Nothing is known of her early life. In 1619 she married John Kitchen (d. 1643), yeoman and churchwarden, son of John Kitchen of Upton, outside the parish of ...

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Mackie, John, Baron John-Mackie (1909–1994), farmer and politician, was born on 24 November 1909 at North Ythsie, Tarves, Aberdeenshire, one of six children and the second of three sons of Maitland Mackie, farmer, and his wife, Mary Ann, née Yull. His father came from a prosperous Scottish farming family, with extensive holdings in ...

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Mason, Joseph (b. 1799?), farm labourer and radical, lived in the Hampshire village of Bullington, approximately 7 miles north of Winchester. Little is known about Joseph Mason or his brother Robert Mason (b. 1806?) but briefly in 1830–31 they came to public notice as participants in the ...

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Monro, Hector Seymour Peter, Baron Monro of Langholm (1922–2006), farmer and politician, was born at 18 Walker Street, Edinburgh, on 4 October 1922, the younger child and only son of Ian Alastair Seymour Hale Monro (d. 1943), a lieutenant and later captain in the ...

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Rolleston, William (1831–1903), farmer and politician in New Zealand, was born at Maltby Hall, Yorkshire, on 19 September 1831, the third son and ninth child of George Rolleston (1791–1868), a Church of England clergyman and squire, and Anne Nettleship (d. 1851), the daughter of a well-known family of ...

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Thuku, Harry (1895–1970), Kenyan nationalist politician and farmer, was born near Kambui, Kiambu district, Kenya, to Wanjiku (d. 1934), the fourth wife of Kairianja (d. 1899), an elder of the powerful Gathirimu clan of southern Kikuyu. In the same year Britain...