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Andrews, Robert (1725–1806)  

Maker: Thomas Gainsborough

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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  

Hugh Belsey

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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Ashby, Joseph (1859–1919), farmer and social reformer  

Alun Howkins

Ashby, Joseph (1859–1919), farmer and social reformer, was born in Tysoe in Warwickshire on 13 June 1859, the son of an unmarried servant, Elizabeth Ashby. His father was the husband of Elizabeth's mistress, yet, common as such births were, Ashby's was in some ways different. His father provided for him but his mother, a fiercely independent woman, refused to use the money. More importantly his mother's branch of the ...

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Ashby, Joseph (1859–1919)  

Maker: unknown photographer

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Joseph Ashby (1859–1919) by unknown photographer © reserved

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Atkinson, Sir Harry Albert (1831–1892)  

Maker: unknown photographer

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Sir Harry Albert Atkinson (1831–1892) by unknown photographer, c. 1880 Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa (F-23108-1/2)

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Atkinson, Sir Harry Albert (1831–1892), farmer and premier of New Zealand  

Judith Bassett

Atkinson, Sir Harry Albert (1831–1892), farmer and premier of New Zealand, was born on 1 November 1831 at Broxton, Cheshire, the fourth son and the seventh of the thirteen children of John Atkinson (1798–1856), an architect and stonemason, and his wife, Elizabeth Smith (...

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Bakewell, Robert (1725–1795)  

Maker: John Boultbee

Robert Bakewell (1725–1795) by John Boultbee, c. 1788–91 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bakewell, Robert (1725–1795), stock breeder and farmer  

Jennett Humphreys

revised by G. E. Mingay

Bakewell, Robert (1725–1795), stock breeder and farmer, was born at Dishley Grange, Dishley (otherwise Dixley), near Loughborough, Leicestershire, on 23 May 1725. His father, also a farmer, had been born at the same place and rented a farm there of 440 acres. About 1755 ...

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Lady Evelyn Barbara Balfour (1898–1990) by Elliott & Fry, 1943 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Balfour, Lady Evelyn Barbara [Eve] (1898–1990), promoter of organic farming and a founder of the Soil Association  

John Martin

Balfour, Lady Evelyn Barbara [Eve] (1898–1990), promoter of organic farming and a founder of the Soil Association, was born on 16 July 1898 in Dublin, the fourth child of Gerald William Balfour, second earl of Balfour (1853–1945), and Lady Elizabeth Edith Balfour (1867–1942)...

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Banneker, Benjamin (1731–1806), astronomer and farmer in America  

Silvio A. Bedini

Banneker, Benjamin (1731–1806), astronomer and farmer in America, was born on 9 November 1731 in Baltimore county, Maryland, in what later became the community of Oella, the first of four children of Robert (d. 1759), a former slave from Guinea who had been given his freedom, and his mixed-race wife, ...

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Barber, Derek Coates, Baron Barber of Tewkesbury (1918–2017), farmer, countryman, and conservationist  

Adrian Phillips

Barber, Derek Coates, Baron Barber of Tewkesbury (1918–2017), farmer, countryman, and conservationist, was born on 17 June 1918 in Park Road, Crumpsall, Lancashire, the son of Thomas Smith Barber (1877–1966), who ran the family’s Manchester-based import brokerage business, and his second wife, ...

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Batchelor, Thomas (1775–1838), farmer and writer on language  

John Martin

Batchelor, Thomas (1775–1838), farmer and writer on language, was born on 25 September 1775 at Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, the fifth child of Joseph Batchelor (1741–1804) and Ann Brandon (d. 1792), farmers. He was baptized in 1785 at Ampthill where, from the age of ten to thirteen, he went to school. At this time, spelling book fables were the only texts he could read with any real sense of enjoyment, his particular favourite being ...

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Baylis, George (1846–1936), farmer  

Roy Brigden

Baylis, George (1846–1936), farmer, was born at Prospect House Farm, Bengeworth, near Evesham, Worcestershire, on 7 January 1846, the son of George Baylis (bap. 1811), a farmer, and his wife, Caroline, née Bomford (1813–1848). The family moved to Woodley Farm, Reading...

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Bell, Benjamin (1749–1806), surgeon and farmer  

John Kirkup

Bell, Benjamin (1749–1806), surgeon and farmer, eldest son of the fifteen children of George Bell (1722–1813), farmer, and Anne, née Corrie, of Speddoch, was born at Dumfries in April 1749. He was descended from landed proprietors of long standing in Dumfriesshire. Subsequently the family moved to ...

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Best, Henry (c. 1592–1645), landowner and farmer  

Donald Woodward

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Best, Henry (c. 1592–1645), landowner and farmer, was probably born in Hutton Cranswick, Yorkshire, the second of the five sons and one daughter of James Best (d. 1617), yeoman of Hutton Cranswick (later gentleman of Elmswell, Yorkshire), and his wife, Dorothy (...

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Birkbeck, Morris (1764–1825)  

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Morris Birkbeck (1764–1825) by unknown engraver, pubd 1825 Special Collections and Archives, Knox College Library, Galesburg, Illinois

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Birkbeck, Morris (1764–1825), farmer and writer  

Charlotte Erickson

Birkbeck, Morris (1764–1825), farmer and writer, was born on 23 January 1764 in Settle, Yorkshire, the only child of Morris Birkbeck (1734–1816), Quaker minister, and his wife, Hannah, née Bradford, of Lancaster, who died a few days after his birth. On 23 April in 1794 he married ...

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Blackmore, Richard Doddridge (1825–1900), novelist and fruit farmer  

Charlotte Mitchell

Blackmore, Richard Doddridge (1825–1900), novelist and fruit farmer, was born on 7 June 1825, at the vicarage, Longworth, Berkshire, the third but second surviving son of the Revd John Blackmore (1794–1858) and his first wife, Anne Basset Knight (1794–1825). Anne was the eldest daughter of the ...

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Blackmore, Richard Doddridge (1825–1900)  

Maker: Frederick Jenkins

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Richard Doddridge Blackmore (1825–1900) by Frederick Jenkins © National Portrait Gallery, London