Chapman, Abel (1851–1929), naturalist and hunter, was born at 212 High Street, Bishopwearmouth, co. Durham, on 4 October 1851, the eldest of the six sons and two daughters of Thomas Edward Chapman (1820–1875), wine merchant, and his wife, Jane Ann, née Crawhall (...
Falkus, Hugh Edward Lance (1917–1996), angler and naturalist, was born on 15 May 1917 at Melton, Cornwall Road, Cheam, Surrey, during a zeppelin raid, the son of James Everest Falkus, bank clerk (shortly bank manager), and his wife, Alice Maud, née Musgrove. His father retired from the ...
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Richard Ian Hunter
Malloch, Peter Duncan (1852–1921), fishing tackle maker and naturalist, was born in Almondbank in Methven parish, Perthshire, on 15 July 1852, the second son in the family of at least four sons and one daughter of Joseph Malloch (1820–1890), a beetler (bleach worker) in the bleachfields serving the linen industry for which ...
Rickards, (Richard) Barrie (1938–2009), palaeontologist and angler, was born on 12 June 1938 at 8 Wolseley Mount, Burley, Leeds, the eldest child of Robert Rickards, industrial engineer, and his wife, Eva, née Sudborough. After the Second World War the family moved to Penda's Way...
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St John, Charles George William (1809–1856), sportsman and naturalist, was the fourth son of General the Hon. Frederick St John (1765–1844), second son of Frederick, second Viscount Bolingbroke. His mother was Lady Arabella (c.1774–1819), daughter of William, sixth earl of Craven...
Robin N. Campbell
Weir, Thomas [Tom] (1914–2006), mountaineer, naturalist, and broadcaster, was born on 29 December 1914 at 310 Springburn Road, Glasgow, the youngest of the four children of Thomas Weir (1887–1916), engine fitter, and his wife, Jeanie (1887–1960), daughter of Alexander Davidson. Tom Weir—he used the diminutive form of his name almost exclusively—was born into a family of railway workers employed in the ...