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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...


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


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...


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 (...