The Society of Agriculture 1793 - 1821

Nationality:
British
based:
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

1793 - Sir John Sinclair puts forth a motion in the House of Commons for the formation of the society and, on its creation and a grant of £3,000 per annum, was elected the first president. 1794-1798 - the first General Views series of British County surveys were published. 1796 - unsuccessfully tried to get a bill through parliament for the general enclosure of English agriculture. 1805-1814 - the second General Views series of British County surveys were published. 1813 - Sinclair, having served two terms as president, finally resigned from the Board. 1821 - the government stopped the grant to the Board and it was dissolved.