Elwes, Henry John (1846–1922), natural historian and traveller, was born on 16 May 1846, the eldest child of the four sons and four daughters born to John Henry Elwes (1815–1891) of Colesbourne, Gloucestershire, and his wife, Mary (d. 1913), fourth daughter of ...
F. R. S. Balfour
revised by Elizabeth Baigent
Maker: Elliott & Fry
Townson, Robert (1762–1827), natural historian and traveller, was born early in 1762 at Spring Grove, Marshgate, Richmond, Surrey, the youngest child of London merchant and insurer John Townson (1721–1773) and Sarah Shewell (1731–1805), daughter of James Shewell (1708–1786) and Sarah Smith (d...
G. S. Boulger
revised by Andrew Grout
Webb, Philip Barker (1793–1854), traveller and natural historian, was born on 10 July 1793 at Milford House, near Godalming, Surrey, the eldest son in a family of three sons and three daughters of Captain Philip Smith Webb (1764–1799) and his wife, Hannah (...