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Robert Andrews (1725–1806) by Thomas Gainsborough, c.1750 © National Gallery, London / The Bridgeman Art Library

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Andrews, Robert (1725–1806), landowner and subject of a painting by Thomas Gainsborough, was born at Bulmer, Essex, on 10 November 1725, the son of Robert Andrews (1661–1735) and his fourth wife, Martha (d. 1749), the daughter of James Brewster (d. 1725)...

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Lady Evelyn Barbara Balfour (1898–1990) by Elliott & Fry, 1943 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Balfour, Lady Evelyn Barbara [Eve] (1898–1990), promoter of organic farming and a founder of the Soil Association, was born on 16 July 1898 in Dublin, the fourth child of Gerald William Balfour, second earl of Balfour (1853–1945), and Lady Elizabeth Edith Balfour (1867–1942)...

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Davis, Hewitt (1804–1884), farmer and agricultural writer, was born on 16 August 1804 to Isaac Davis and his wife, Mary, née Kennard. He was baptized on 10 November 1804 at St Mildred Poultry, in the City of London.

In his twenties Davis managed the ...

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Moreton, Henry George Francis, second earl of Ducie (1802–1853), agriculturist and cattle breeder, was born on 8 May 1802 in Conduit Street, London, the eldest son in the family of three sons and five daughters of Thomas Reynolds Moreton, fourth Baron Ducie of Tortworth and first earl of Ducie...

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Ogg, Sir William Gammie (1891–1979), soil scientist and farmer, was born on 2 November 1891 at Craigbank Farm, Cults, Peterculter, Aberdeenshire, the only child of James Ogg and his wife, Janet Gammie, whose families had farmed in Aberdeenshire for generations. After Ogg's father died within a few months of his birth, his widowed mother and her sister continued the running of ...

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Paterson, Rex Munro (1902–1978), agricultural innovator and farmer, was born on 15 February 1902 at 10 Oakhill Road, Wandsworth, London, the son of Claude Dunbar Paterson, clergyman, and Elsie Verdon Paterson, née Roe. His mother was the sister of Sir A. V. Roe...

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Robertson, Alexander (1896–1970), organic chemist and farmer, was born on 12 February 1896 on a farm at Charlesfield, Auchterless (on the Hatton estate), Aberdeenshire, the son of Andrew Robertson, farmer, and his wife, Jane Cantlay. Robertson was the eldest of three children; his twin sisters predeceased him. He was educated at the ...

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Wight, Andrew (bap. 1719, d. 1792), farmer and writer on agriculture, was baptized at Ormiston, near Haddington, on 7 January 1719, which was possibly also the day of his birth. He was the son of Alexander Wight (d. 1751) and Kathrin Simpson...