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Nicholson, George (1847 – 1908)

George Nicholson was born in Sharow, near Ripon (Yorkshire) on 7th December 1847. His father (James) was described in various census returns as a nurseryman.   George is recorded as working in the nursery as a young man.   He spent some … Continue reading

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Borrer, William (1781 – 1862)

William Borrer was born Henfield, Sussex (in June, 1781).  His father, also a William, served at one point as High Sheriff of Sussex and was involved in the supply of forage to troops stationed in the county, during the Napoleonic … Continue reading

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