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Babington, (Charles) Cardale (1808–1895), botanist and archaeologist, was born on 23 November 1808, at Ludlow, Shropshire, the son of Joseph Babington (1768–1826), at that time a physician, and Catherine, daughter of John Whitter of Bradninch, Devon. The historian Lord Macaulay was his first cousin. His father having taken holy orders, ...


Bicknell, Clarence (1842–1918), archaeologist and botanist, the youngest son of Elhanan Bicknell (1788–1861), financier and art patron, and his third wife, Lucinda Sarah (1801–1850), sister of Hablot Knight Browne, was born at Herne Hill, Surrey, on 27 October 1842. Herman Bicknell, orientalist and traveller, was his brother. ...


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Just, John (1797–1852), archaeologist and botanist, eldest son of Jonathan Just and his wife, Mary, was born at the family farm in the village of Natland, near Kendal, Westmorland, on 3 December 1797. After attending the village school he was employed on a farm, but, showing an aptitude for study, he went at the age of fourteen to ...