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Aislabie, William

Michael Symes

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/96719

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Aislabie, William (1699/1700–1781), landscape designer and landowner, was probably born at Studley Royal in the West Riding of Yorkshire, the son of John Aislabie (1670–1742), politician, and his first wife, Anne (d. 1700), daughter of Sir William Rawlinson of Hendon, Middlesex. Details of his education are unknown, beyond that he went on a grand tour in 1720. In 1721 he was returned as an MP for ...

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Subjects: History ; History of Agriculture ; Agriculture and Farming ; Architecture

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