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Fowler, John (1826–1864), agricultural engineer, was born on 11 July 1826 at Melksham, Wiltshire, one of at least two sons of John Fowler, merchant. His father was a leading member of the Quakers in Melksham. Fowler was at first engaged in the corn trade, but in 1847 he entered the works of ...

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Hall, Samuel [called the Sherwood Forest Patriarch] (1769–1852), agriculturist, was born on 9 April 1769 in Forest Lane, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, the second son of Samuel Hall and his wife, Dorothy Wilcock. He was apprenticed to Timothy Broadhurst, a cousin in the cobbling trade in ...

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Hutchinson, Sir Joseph Burtt (1902–1988), geneticist and agriculturist, was born on 21 March 1902 in Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire, the eldest of the three sons (there were no daughters) of Edmund Hutchinson, who farmed at Cransley Grange, near Kettering, and his wife, Lydia Mary Davy...

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W. P. Courtney

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Rack, Edmund [pseud. Eusebius] (c. 1735–1787), writer on agriculture, was born in Attleborough, Norfolk, the son of Edmund Rack, weaver, and his wife, Elizabeth, a Quaker preacher. He was brought up as a Quaker, and was apprenticed to a shopkeeper in Wymondham...

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Ransome, Robert Charles (1830–1886), agricultural engineer, was born on 1 June 1830, at Carr Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, the eldest son of Robert Ransome (1795–1864), agricultural engineer, and his wife, Sarah Coleby (1794–1863). He was the grandson of Robert Ransome (1753–1830) [see under...

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Charles Potter

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Tattersfield, Frederick (1881–1959), agricultural chemist, was born on 23 April 1881 at Kilpin Hill near Dewsbury, Yorkshire, the third son of Frederick Tattersfield, woollen manufacturer, and his wife, Frances Mary Walker. He was educated at the Wheelwright Grammar School, Dewsbury, and the University of Leeds...