Professor John Wrightson

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About Professor John Wrightson

Obituary in 'Nature' 14 Dec 1916: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v98/n2459/abs/098294a0.html - "THE death of Prof. John Wrightson, on November 30, at seventy-six years of age, removes a well-known authority and writer from the agricultural world. As professor of agriculture (1864–79) at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, he formed one of a small but eminent group of teachers, including Church and Fream, who have left a lasting mark on their subject. After his departure from Cirencester he founded Downton College, of which he was president until it closed in 1906 from inability to compete with State-aided institutions. Many of his former pupils, both at Cirencester and Downton, have done much to promote the improvement of agriculture. For some years Wrightson was professor of agriculture and agricultural chemistry at the Royal College of Science, and chief examiner to the Science and Art Department in the “Principles of Agriculture.”"

Professor John Wrightson and Downton Agricultural College: https://edgreentheblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/25/julian-fellowes-great-grandfather-and-the-real-downton/

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Professor John Wrightson's Timeline

1840
1840
Haughton-le-Skerne, Durham, England
1874
1874
Age 34
Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England
1875
1875
Age 35
Beckenham, Kent, England
1876
1876
Age 36
Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England
1878
1878
Age 38
North Charford, Hampshire, , England
1879
1879
Age 39
North Charford, Hampshire, England
1881
1881
Age 41
Downton, Wiltshire, England
1882
July 31, 1882
Age 42
Downton, Wiltshire, England
1884
1884
Age 44
Downton, Wiltshire, England
1888
March 1, 1888
Age 48
Downton, Wiltshire, England