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Barton, John (1789–1852), political economist and botanist, was born on 11 June 1789 in Southwark, London, the son of John Barton (1755–1789) and his second wife, Elizabeth, née Horne (1760–1833). He was the half-brother of Maria Hack, children's writer, and Bernard Barton, poet. The elder ...

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Ridley, Henry Nicholas (1855–1956), economic botanist, was born on 10 December 1855 at West Harling Hall, Norfolk, the third child of the Revd Oliver Matthew Ridley and his wife, Louisa Pole, daughter of William Stuart, of Aldenham Abbey. He was a direct descendant of ...

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Henry Nicholas Ridley (1855–1956) by Walter Stoneman, 1917 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Titford, William Jowett (1784–1823), accountant and botanist, was born on 13 May 1784 at Kingston, Jamaica, the eldest of four children of Isaac Titford (1760–1834), army surgeon in the 60th Royal American regiment and apothecary, and his first wife, Mary Greenaway (c...

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Turner, Dawson (1775–1858), banker, botanist, and antiquary, was born on 18 October 1775 at 40 Middlegate Street, Great Yarmouth, the eldest of the three surviving children of James Turner (1743–1794), merchant and banker, and his wife, Elizabeth (1742–1819), only daughter of John Cotman...