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Howard, James (1821–1889), agriculturist and manufacturer of agricultural implements, was born on 16 October 1821, the eldest son of John Howard, maker of agricultural implements, of Bedford. He was educated at Bedford School, and as a boy he also gained much practical knowledge of agriculture from visiting his grandfather at ...

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Parkes, Josiah (1793–1871), agricultural and civil engineer, was born on 27 February 1793 at Warwick, the third son of John Parkes, a wool-carding and wool-spinning mill owner in Warwick, and his wife, Sarah. His younger brother was Joseph Parkes (1796–1865), an election agent and reformer. ...

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Small, James (bap. 1740, d. 1793), agriculturist and plough maker, was born at Upsettlington in the parish of Ladykirk, Berwickshire, and baptized in Ladykirk on 28 March 1740; he was the son of John Small, a farmer, and Elspeth Robeson. He served an apprenticeship with a carpenter and plough maker at ...