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Hastings, Sir Edward (1382–1438), soldier and litigant, was born on 21 May 1382 at Fenwick, Yorkshire, the second son of Sir Hugh Hastings (d. 1386/7) of Elsing, Norfolk, and great-grandson of Sir Hugh Hastings (c. 1310–1347). His father, a noted soldier, served on most of the principal campaigns of the 1370s and 1380s, and was a prominent retainer of ...

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Porteous, John (c. 1695–1736), army officer and victim of crowd violence, was probably born in the burgh of the Canongate, Edinburgh, the son of Stephen Porteous, a tailor. Little is known of his early life other than that he served in the army in ...