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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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Bathurst, Charles, first Viscount Bledisloe (1867–1958), agriculturist and politician, was born in London on 21 September 1867, the second but first surviving son of the barrister Charles Bathurst (1836–1907), of Lydney Park, Gloucestershire, where he owned 4000 acres of land, and his wife, ...

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Brock, (Arthur) Guy Clutton- (1906–1995), agriculturist and political activist, was born on 5 April 1906 at Lake View, Green Lane, Ruislip, Middlesex, the son of Henry Alan Clutton-Brock, stockbroker, and his wife, Rosa Gertrude Eleanor, née Bowles. He was educated at Rugby School...

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Buckman, James (1814–1884), naturalist and agriculturist, was born on 20 November 1814 in Cheltenham, a son of John Buckman (1767–1851), shoemaker and cordwainer, and his wife, Mary Bishop (b. 1777). He was first articled to Stephen H. Murley, a Cheltenham surgeon-apothecary, who inculcated in him an interest in science. From about 1835 ...

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Chevallier, John (1773/4–1846), agriculturist, was the youngest son of the Revd Temple Chevallier (1731–1804), who was descended from a Jersey family, one of whom purchased the manor of Aspall, Suffolk, in 1720, and his wife, Mary, née Fiske. John originally joined the medical profession, but was later ordained; he was instituted into the perpetual curacy of ...

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Thomas William Coke, first earl of Leicester of Holkham (1754–1842) by Thomas Gainsborough, 1778 by kind permission of the Earl of Leicester and the Trustees of the Holkham Estate. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Coke, Thomas William, first earl of Leicester of Holkham (1754–1842), politician and agriculturist, was born in London on 6 May 1754 and baptized at St James's, Piccadilly, on 22 May, the eldest son of Wenham Roberts Coke (1717–1776), a landowner, and his second wife, ...

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Coke, Thomas William, second earl of Leicester of Holkham (1822–1909), agriculturist and landowner, was born at Holkham Hall, the family seat in Norfolk, on 26 December 1822, the eldest son of Thomas William Coke, ‘Coke of Norfolk’, afterwards first earl of Leicester (1754–1842)...

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Culley, George (bap. 1735, d. 1813), agriculturist, was baptized on 16 April 1735 at Denton, co. Durham, the youngest of the four sons of Matthew Culley, farmer. Little is known of his childhood and adolescence, but it is known that in the early 1760s ...

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John Christian Curwen (1756–1828) by Charles Turner, pubd 1809 (after John James Halls) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Curwen, John Christian (1756–1828), agriculturist and politician, was born on 12 July 1756 at Ewanrigg, Dearham, Cumberland, the eldest to survive infancy of the sons of John Christian of Ewanrigg, and his wife, Jane, eldest daughter of Eldred Curwen of Workington Hall, Cumberland...

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Davis, Thomas (1749–1807), estate steward and agriculturist, was born on 11 July 1749 at Penton Mewsey, Hampshire, son of Thomas Davis, an itinerant excise officer then based there, and his wife, Elizabeth. Davis received a good classical education at a school in Devizes, Wiltshire...

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George Dempster of Dunnichen (1732–1818) by John Opie Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Dempster, George, of Dunnichen (1732–1818), agriculturist and politician, was born at Alexander Kyd's Close, Dundee, Forfarshire, on 8 December 1732, the eldest son of John Dempster (1700–1754), landowner and grain merchant, and his first wife, Isabel Ogilvie (1700×10–c.1738).

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Engledow, Sir Frank Leonard (1890–1985), plant scientist and agriculturist, was born on 20 August 1890 at Dartford, Kent, the fifth and youngest child of Henry Engledow of Norfolk, and Elizabeth Prentice from Essex. Henry Engledow was police station sergeant at Bexleyheath, Kent, and on retirement became agent to a brewery. ...

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Eyton, Thomas Campbell (1809–1880), naturalist and agriculturist, was born at Eyton Hall, Wellington, Shropshire, on 10 September 1809, the son of Thomas Eyton (1777–1855), recorder of Wenlock, and later high sheriff of Shropshire, and his wife, Elizabeth (c.1780–1817), daughter of Major-General Donald Campbell...

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Frere, Philip Howard (1813–1868), agriculturist, was born on 6 August 1813 in Grundisburgh, Suffolk, the eldest son of William Frere (1775–1836) and his wife, Mary (d. 1864), daughter of Brampton Gurdon Dillingham. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in the first class in the classical tripos (1836). The following year he was elected a fellow of ...

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Grey, John (1785–1868), agriculturist and land agent, was born at Milfield, Glendale, Northumberland, in August 1785, the eldest of the two sons and two daughters of George Grey of West Ord, near Berwick, and his wife, Mary, daughter of John Burn of Berwick...

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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 ...