Famous Farmers from England

List of notable or famous farmers from England, with bios and photos, including the top farmers born in England and even some popular farmers who immigrated to England. If you're trying to find out the names of famous English farmers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These farmers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known farmer from England is included when available.

Thomas Parr and Jethro Tull are only the beginning of the people on this list.

This historic farmers from England list can help answer the questions "Who are some English farmers of note?" and "Who are the most famous farmers from England?" These prominent farmers of England may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected English farmers.

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  • Adrian Bell
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    Adrian Bell (4 October 1901 – 1980) was an English ruralist journalist and farmer, and the first compiler of The Times crossword.
    • Age: Dec. at 79 (1901-1980)
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
  • Christopher Stewart (born March 27, 1951) was the original drummer and a founding member of Genesis. He is now a farmer in Spain and the author of several popular autobiographical works.
    • Age: 73
    • Birthplace: Crawley, United Kingdom
  • Edward Ling

    Edward "Ed" Ling is a sport shooter who represented Great Britain at the 2004 Summer Olympics and at the 2012 Summer Olympics. At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens he participated in the men's trap event, finishing tied for 25th position. In 2012, he also competed in the men's trap, finishing in 21st position.
    • Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Taunton, United Kingdom
  • Francis Pettit Smith
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    Sir Francis Pettit Smith (9 February 1808 – 12 February 1874) was an English inventor and, along with John Ericsson, one of the inventors of the screw propeller. He was also the driving force behind the construction of the world's first screw-propelled steamship, SS Archimedes.
    • Age: Dec. at 66 (1808-1874)
    • Birthplace: Hythe, England
  • Garry Purdham

    Garry John Purdham (20 October 1978 – 2 June 2010) was an English professional rugby league footballer and farmer. He was killed in the 2010 Cumbria shootings.
    • Age: Dec. at 31 (1978-2010)
    • Birthplace: Whitehaven, Cumbria, United Kingdom
  • Geoffrey Keighley
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    William Geoffrey Keighley OAM (10 January 1925 – 14 June 2005) was an English barrister, businessman, first-class cricketer, farmer, grazier and legislator. Keighley was born in Nice, France. His family had business interests in Bradford, West Yorkshire and New South Wales. He was educated at the Tudor House preparatory school in New South Wales, Eton and Trinity College, Oxford. He received private coaching from the Yorkshire and England cricketer Herbert Sutcliffe (who was a friend of his mother's from Bradford). He captained the Eton XI, before going up to Oxford. After being called up by the Royal Air Force (RAF), he was trained as a navigator, but never flew on operations. Upon ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 80 (1925-2005)
    • Birthplace: Nice, France