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Gerard, John (c. 1545–1612), herbalist, was born at Nantwich, Cheshire, of unknown parentage; his family was possibly connected with the Gerards of Ince, as indicated by the coat of arms he used in his Herball. He went to school at Willaston, 2 miles...

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John Gerard (c. 1545–1612) by William Rogers, 1598 © Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

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Leyel [née Wauton], Hilda Winifred Ivy [known as Mrs C. F. Leyel] (1880–1957), herbalist, was born in London on 6 December 1880, the daughter of Edward Brenton Wauton, from 1881 an assistant master at Uppingham School, and his wife, Elizabeth Anne Drewitt...

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Stone, Edward (1702–1768), Church of England clergyman and discoverer of the active ingredient in aspirin, was born in Lacey Green, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, on 5 November 1702, the only son of Edward Stone (d. 1740×42), yeoman, and his first wife, Elizabeth Reynolds (...