Lightfoot, John (2)

Lightfoot, John (2), an English divine and botanist, was born in Gloucestershire in 1735. He was educated for the Church, became chaplain to the duchess of Portland, and obtained the livings of Sheldon and Gotham. He also devoted himself specially to the study of botany, and, in company with Pennant, explored the Hebrides about 1772, and published in 1777 a valuable "Flora of Scotland" (Hora Scotica, 2 volumes), with excellent figures. He died in 1788. — Thomas, Biographical Dictionary, page 1425.

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