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Holford, Robert Stayner (1808–1892), art and plant collector, was born at Westonbirt, Gloucestershire, on 16 March 1808, the only child of George Peter Holford, master in chancery, of Westonbirt, and his wife, Anne, daughter of the Revd Averill Daniel of Lifford, co. Donegal...

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Maries, Charles (1851–1902), plant collector and garden designer, was born in Hampton Lucy, Warwickshire, on 18 December 1851, the youngest of five sons of George Maries (1809–1869), the village cobbler, and his wife, Mary, née Harris (1813–1877). Educated at Hampton Lucy grammar school...