Robert Veitch (1823-1885)
Robert Veitch was born in 1823, the son of James Veitch Snr. and grandson of John Veitch. He spent much time in the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, before returning to England in 1864 to manage the Exeter nursery. He helped the Veitchs’ company expand into New North Road and High Street, Exeter whilst establishing the company as Robert Veitch & Son. He married Sarah Jacoba, who he met in the Cape. Robert passed away in 1885.