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Leefe, Rev. John Ewbank (1813-1889)

John Ewbank Leefe was born in Richmond  in 1813) and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge – matriculated in 1831, taking a B.A in 1835, and an M.A in 1838.  He then became Vicar at Audley End (1841) but moved back … Continue reading

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Baker, John Gilbert F.R.S., F.L.S (1834-1920).

John G Baker * was born in Guisborough.    He attended Bootham School  – “the  nursery” of many Quaker naturalists (to quote D E Allen ‘The Botanists’). He worked in his father’s drapery and grocery business in Thirsk for several … Continue reading

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