• Guided tour of the Nursery and Arboretum at Thornhayes, near Cullompton. Friday 20th October 2017. See Events section for information.
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James Veitch (1792-1853)

James Veitch (1792-1853)

James VeitchJames 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.