Beale, John (bap. 1608, d. 1683), Church of England clergyman and writer on agriculture and natural philosophy, was baptized at Yarkhill, Herefordshire, on 17 April 1608, the sixth and youngest son of Thomas Beale (1575–1620), a lawyer and prominent gentleman farmer, and his wife, ...
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Bell, Patrick (1799–1869), Church of Scotland minister and inventor of agricultural machinery, was born in April 1799 at mid-Leoch, in the parish of Auchterhouse, a few miles north-west of Dundee. He was one of at least two sons of George Bell, a tenant farmer at ...
Eliot, Jared (1685–1763), Congregationalist minister in America, physician, and writer on agriculture, was born on 7 November 1685 in Guilford, Connecticut, the first of four children of Joseph Eliot (1638–1694), Congregational minister, and Mary Wyllys. Eliot entered Harvard College in 1699 but studied there only a year. When ...
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Findlater, Charles (1754–1838), Church of Scotland minister and writer on agriculture, was born on 10 January 1754 in the manse of West Linton, Peeblesshire, the second son of Thomas Findlater (1697–1778) and his second wife, Jean Brown (d. 1802), daughter of William Brown...
J. H. Burns
Headrick, James (bap. 1759, d. 1841), Church of Scotland minister, agronomist, and geologist, was baptized in the Stirlingshire parish of Logie on 25 March 1759, second of eight children of John Headrick (b. c.1730), farmer, and Isabel, née Neilson (b...
Edward R. Ward
Huxtable, Anthony (1808–1883), agriculturist and Church of England clergyman, was born on 30 November 1808 in Williton, Somerset, the eldest of the three sons of Anthony Huxtable, a Bristol surgeon. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he obtained his BA in 1833. He was ordained deacon in 1833 and after being made priest in 1834 became vicar of ...
Nourse, Timothy (c. 1636–1699), agricultural and religious writer, was born at The Place, Newent, Gloucestershire, a younger son of Sir Walter Nourse (d. 1652). His mother may have been Sir Walter's first wife, Mary, daughter of Sir Edward Engeham of Gunston, Kent...
Rham, William Lewis (1778–1843), agriculturist and Church of England clergyman, was born at Utrecht in the Netherlands. His father, William Rham, originated from Leiden and his mother, of whom very little is known, was Swiss. The family moved to England when he was very young. He initially attended ...