Canon Arthur Townshend Boscawen of the Ludgvan Rectory in Cornwall, England was born on 9 July 1862, the son of the Rector of Lamorran. Boscawen is said to have had a notable garden himself, to have introduced many new plants to the gardens at Tregothnan in Cornwall, home to the Boscawen family since 1335, in the early years of the 20th century, and to have been a pioneer of the fruit and flower growing industry in Cornwall itself. Boscawen was the rector at Ludgvan from 1893 until his death. He died in Ludgvan on 17 July 1939.
Desmond, Ray, Dictionary of British and Irish Botanists and Horticulturists (London: Taylor & Francis and the National History Museum, London, 1994) p. 87.