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Bateman, James (1812–1897), horticulturist and botanist, was born on 18 July 1812 at Redivals, near Bury in Lancashire, the only child of John Bateman (1782–1858), banker, ironfounder, and manufacturer, of Knypersley Hall in Staffordshire and Tolson Hall in Westmorland, and his wife, Elizabeth (...

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Gilmour, John Scott Lennox (1906–1986), botanist and horticulturist, was born on 28 September 1906 at 1 St John's Wood Road, London, the youngest in the family of one daughter and three sons of Thomas Lennox Gilmour, Edinburgh lawyer, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of ...

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Lindley, John (1799–1865), botanist and horticulturist, was born on 5 February 1799 at Catton, near Norwich, the first of the four children of George Lindley (c.1769–1835), a nurseryman of Yorkshire extraction, and his wife, Mary (née Moore). He was educated under ...

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Ludlow, Frank (1885–1972), traveller, was born at 24 Queens Road, Chelsea, London, on 10 August 1885, the son of Walter Ludlow, grocer, and his wife, Ellen Elizabeth, née Crouch. About 1890 the family moved to Dunster, Somerset, where his father was a freemason and churchwarden. ...

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Lynch, Richard Irwin (1850–1924), horticulturist and botanist, was born at St Germans, Cornwall, on 1 June 1850, the eldest of four sons and a daughter of Richard Lynch (1818–1900), head gardener to the earl of St Germans at Port Elliot, Cornwall, and his wife, ...

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Maund, Benjamin (bap. 1790, d. 1864), botanist and horticulturist, was born at Terrills in Tenbury, Worcestershire, and baptized on 7 November 1790, the middle son of Owen Maund (c.1753–1813), a farmer, and his wife, Mary (c.1761–1848). His published works testify to his having had some formal education before he was apprenticed, on 5 December 1806, to ...

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McNab, James (1810–1878), horticulturist and botanist, was born at Richmond, Surrey, on 25 April 1810, the eldest son and second of nine children of William McNab (1780–1848), foreman at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Whiteman (1777/8–1844). Shortly after his birth the family moved to ...

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Moore [Moir, Muir], David (1808–1879), horticulturist and botanist, was born on 23 April 1808 at Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, the eldest son of Charles Moir (b. 1782), gardener, and Helen Rattray (1784–1832); David's baptismal record has their surname spelled Moir, but by 1830 the family had adopted the spelling ...

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Salisbury [formerly Markham], Richard Anthony (1761–1829), botanist and horticulturist, was born in Leeds on 2 May 1761, the only son (there were also two daughters) of Richard Markham, a Leeds cloth merchant. His mother was descended from Jonathan Laycock of Shaw Hill...

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Richard Anthony Salisbury (1761–1829) by William John Burchell, 1817 © Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: reproduced by kind permission of the Director and the Board of Trustees

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Smith, John (1798–1888), botanist and horticulturist, was born on 5 October 1798 at Aberdour, Fife, the son of Alexander Smith, gardener, and his wife, Mary Pye. A basic schooling at Pittenweem, near Grangemuir, ended prematurely when his father lost an apprentice and saw that as an opening for his son in his place. On completing his apprenticeship, ...

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Somerset [née Capel], Mary, duchess of Beaufort (bap. 1630, d. 1715), gardener and botanist, was baptized on 16 December 1630 at Hadham Parva, Hertfordshire, the eldest daughter of Arthur Capel, first Baron Capel of Hadham (1604–1649), and Elizabeth (d. 1661), daughter and heir of ...