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date: 11 April 2021

Sherard, Williamlocked

(1659–1728)
  • D. E. Allen

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Sherard, William (1659–1728), botanist, the second of six children and eldest son of a landowner, George Sherard (Sherwood), and Mary, his second wife, was born on 27 February 1659 at Bushby, a hamlet just outside Leicester. James Sherard (1666–1738) was a younger brother. The family's social position was sufficiently affluent for ...

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