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Hodgkinson, George Christopher (1816–1880), schoolmaster and meteorologist, was born at Newark, Nottinghamshire, the son of George Hodgkinson, attorney, and his wife, Julia Beevor. From King Edward VI School, Louth, he went in 1833 as a pensioner to Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating BA (fourteenth wrangler) in 1837 and MA in 1842. His first posts were as master at the ...

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Johnes, Thomas (1748–1816), agriculturist and translator, was born at Ludlow, Shropshire, on 1 September 1748, the eldest son of Thomas Johnes (1727–1780) of Llanfair Clydogau and Croft Castle, Herefordshire, member of parliament for Radnorshire, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1813), daughter of ...

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Orwin, Charles Stewart (1876–1955), agricultural economist and historian, was born on 26 September 1876 at Horsham, Sussex, the only son of Frederick James Orwin and Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Campbell Stewart, of Blackheath, and niece of George Gawler, governor of South Australia (1838–41). Born into a medical family with a reputation for independent, radical thinking, from his earliest days ...

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Rudge, Thomas (bap. 1753, d. 1825), topographer and writer on agriculture, was baptized on 13 June 1753 at the church of St Mary de Lode, Gloucester, the son of Thomas Rudge (1725/6–1809), attorney and writing master, and his first wife, Anne (1719/20–1759). His father was deputy registrar of the ...

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Solly, Edward (1819–1886), chemist, agronomist, and antiquary, was born, probably in London, on 11 October 1819, the son of Edward Solly (c.1790–c.1847), a wealthy Baltic timber merchant of Berlin and St Mary Axe, London. Sarah Solly, who made a significant bequest to the ...