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Thomas Wedge (1760–1854) was an English agriculturalist. He was the son of Francis Wedge (1714–1784) of Fernhill House, near Forton, Staffordshire, a prosperous farmer, and brother of John Wedge and Charles Wedge of Shudy Camps. Thomas Wedge established himself on farms near Sealand, Flintshire where he prospered on the land.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north-northwest. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.
A farmer is a person engaged in agriculture, raising living organisms for food or raw materials. The term usually applies to people who do some combination of raising field crops, orchards, vineyards, poultry, or other livestock. A farmer might own the farmed land or might work as a laborer on land owned by others, but in advanced economies, a farmer is usually a farm owner, while employees of the farm are known as farm workers, or farmhands. However, in the not so distant past, a farmer was a person who promotes or improves the growth of by labor and attention, land or crops or raises animals.
Forton is a small village and civil parish in Staffordshire, England, situated east of the market town of Newport, Shropshire. The civil Parish population at the 2011 census was 308.
In 1794 he wrote A General View of the Agriculture of the County Palatine of Chester (London, 1794) for the Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvement. Thomas Wedge married Susannah Couchman of Balsall Temple, Warwickshire, the daughter of Henry Couchman the noted architect and landscape designer, but they had no children.
Warwickshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. The county town is Warwick, although the largest town is Nuneaton. The county is famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare.
Henry Couchman of Balsall Temple, Warwickshire, an 18th-century architect and landscape gardener, designed the Old Drapers' Hall, Coventry (demolished) and helped complete Arbury Hall, Warwickshire, for Sir Roger Newdigate, including designing the magnificent saloon.
Landscape architecture is the design of outdoor areas, landmarks, and structures to achieve environmental, social-behavioural, or aesthetic outcomes. It involves the systematic investigation of existing social, ecological, and soil conditions and processes in the landscape, and the design of interventions that will produce the desired outcome. The scope of the profession includes landscape design; site planning; stormwater management; erosion control; environmental restoration; parks and recreation planning; visual resource management; green infrastructure planning and provision; and private estate and residence landscape master planning and design; all at varying scales of design, planning and management. A practitioner in the profession of landscape architecture is called a landscape architect.
At the end of his life Thomas Wedge paid for and endowed the Thomas Wedge Church of England Primary School in Saughall, which existed until the early 21st century. Thomas Wedge School was extended in 2005, but its closure is planned for July 2009; a replacement school will be given a new name. He died in 1854 aged 94.
Saughall is a village and former civil parish, now in the parishes of Saughall and Shotwick Park, Puddington and the unparished area of Chester, in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is situated approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) north west of Chester and close to the Welsh border. The civil parish was abolished in 2015 to form Saughall and Shotwick Park, part also went to Puddington and Chester unparished area.
Józef Grzegorz Chłopicki was a Polish general who was involved in fighting in Europe at the time of Napoleon and later.
Thomas Watkins Ligon, a Democrat, was the 30th Governor of Maryland in the United States from 1854 to 1858. He also a member of the United States House of Representatives, serving Maryland's third Congressional district from 1845 until 1849. He was the second Maryland governor born in Virginia and was a minority party governor, who faced bitter opposition from an openly hostile legislature.
William Henry Hill was a Congressional representative from North Carolina; born in Brunswick Town, Brunswick County, North Carolina; attended the public schools in Boston, Massachusetts; engaged in agricultural pursuits; studied law in Boston; was admitted to the bar and practiced; appointed United States district attorney for North Carolina by President George Washington in 1790; member of the State senate in 1794; elected as a Federalist to the Sixth and Seventh Congresses ; appointed judge of the United States District Court for the District of North Carolina by President John Adams at the close of his term but the designation was withdrawn by President Thomas Jefferson; returned to his estate near Wilmington, North Carolina, where he engaged in agricultural pursuits until his death there in 1809; interment in the family burial ground on his estate, "Hilton," near Wilmington.
John Wedge was an English agriculturalist.
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The General View series of county surveys was an initiative of the Board of Agriculture of Great Britain, of the early 1790s. Many of these works had second editions, in the 1810s.