James Veitch (1792-1853)
James Veitch was born in 1792 as the youngest son to John Veitch. In 1814 he married Mary Tosswill and was instrumental in developing the new Veitch nursery at Mount Radford, Topsham Road. Many of the plants arrived at Topsham Quay and were transported to the nursery. He died in Heavitree, Exeter in 1863 handing over the company to his son, James Veitch Junior.