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Rev Miles Joseph Berkeley

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Rev Miles Joseph Berkeley

Birth
Benefield, East Northamptonshire Borough, Northamptonshire, England
Death
30 Jul 1889 (aged 86)
Sibbertoft, Daventry District, Northamptonshire, England
Burial
Sibbertoft, Daventry District, Northamptonshire, England
Plot
271
Memorial ID
221116847 View Source

Cryptogamist, clergyman, and one of the founders of the science of plant pathology. Christened April 4, 1803 at St Peter's Church, Oundle the son of Son of Charles and Charlotte Elizabeth Berkeley nee Munn, he was educated at Rugby School and Christ's College, Cambridge. After taking Holy Orders he became the incumbent of Apethorpe in 1837 and then the vicar of Sibbertoft in 1868. His love of lichens led him to become an authority on fungi and a founder of plant pathology. The author of the Introduction to Cryptogamic Botanity (1857), Outlines of British Fungology (1860), Vegetable Pathology (Gardener's Chronicle 1854) along with papers on mollusca and zoology in journals and magazines but his most notible work on fungi is included in British Flora by Sir William Jackson Hooker. He was elected as a member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and a Fellow of the Royal Society who awarded him with their Royal Medal in 1863. He married Cecilia Emma Campbell January 28, 1833 in Margate, Kent. The couple are recorded on the census from 1851 to 1881 and had 15 children: Emeric Streatfield, Richard William, Cecilia Jane, Mary Elizabeth, Miles, Charlotte Selina Margaret, Grace Emily, Ruth Ellen, Margaret Amabelle, Isabella, Paul Maurice, Charles James Roland, Julian Campbell, Anna Victoria and Rose Emerica Berkeley. Daughter Ruth Ellen Berkeley (1845-1914) became a scientific botanical illustrator, mycologist and collector of fungi specimens and her father named a named a fungal species Agaricus ruthae (now known as Pleurotus ruthae) in her honour. Buried August 3, 1889. Probate September 17, 1889. Portrait drawing by unknown author in the public domain by Creative Commons Licence provided by Wikipedia.

Cryptogamist, clergyman, and one of the founders of the science of plant pathology. Christened April 4, 1803 at St Peter's Church, Oundle the son of Son of Charles and Charlotte Elizabeth Berkeley nee Munn, he was educated at Rugby School and Christ's College, Cambridge. After taking Holy Orders he became the incumbent of Apethorpe in 1837 and then the vicar of Sibbertoft in 1868. His love of lichens led him to become an authority on fungi and a founder of plant pathology. The author of the Introduction to Cryptogamic Botanity (1857), Outlines of British Fungology (1860), Vegetable Pathology (Gardener's Chronicle 1854) along with papers on mollusca and zoology in journals and magazines but his most notible work on fungi is included in British Flora by Sir William Jackson Hooker. He was elected as a member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and a Fellow of the Royal Society who awarded him with their Royal Medal in 1863. He married Cecilia Emma Campbell January 28, 1833 in Margate, Kent. The couple are recorded on the census from 1851 to 1881 and had 15 children: Emeric Streatfield, Richard William, Cecilia Jane, Mary Elizabeth, Miles, Charlotte Selina Margaret, Grace Emily, Ruth Ellen, Margaret Amabelle, Isabella, Paul Maurice, Charles James Roland, Julian Campbell, Anna Victoria and Rose Emerica Berkeley. Daughter Ruth Ellen Berkeley (1845-1914) became a scientific botanical illustrator, mycologist and collector of fungi specimens and her father named a named a fungal species Agaricus ruthae (now known as Pleurotus ruthae) in her honour. Buried August 3, 1889. Probate September 17, 1889. Portrait drawing by unknown author in the public domain by Creative Commons Licence provided by Wikipedia.


Inscription

In affectionate remembrance of the Rev. Miles Joseph Berkeley, 21 years vicar of Sibbertoft, and an eminent botanist. Born at Biggin Hall, Oundle, April 1st 1803, died at Sibbertoft July 30th 1889. “He set his eye upon their hearts that he might shew them the greatness of his works. He gave them to glory in his marvellous works for ever and the elect shall praise his holy name”.


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