William Aiton

William Aiton

Birth
Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death 2 Feb 1793 (aged 61–62)
Richmond, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England
Burial Kew, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 5912461 · View Source
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Scientist. He was appointed in 1759 as the gardener to King George III, and was regarded as the first true keeper of the Royal Gardens at Kew. Gaining renown as a botanist, he published the work "Hortus Kewensis" in 1789, which detailed all the plants he grew in the Gardens.

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  • Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 31 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5912461
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Aiton (1731–2 Feb 1793), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5912461, citing St Anne Churchyard, Kew, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .