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Carlyle, Alexander (1722–1805), Church of Scotland minister and memorialist, was born on 26 January 1722, the eldest child of the Revd William Carlyle (1689–1765) and Janet Robeson (1700–1779). He was descended on his father's side from a distinguished Cumberland family who had long before crossed over the Scottish border and established themselves in ...

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Home, John (1722–1808), Church of Scotland minister and playwright, was born in Leith on 21 September 1722, the son of Alexander Home, town clerk of Leith, and Christian Hay, daughter of John Hay, writer in Edinburgh. Home was a distant relative of both the ...

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Macleod, Norman (1812–1872), Church of Scotland minister and journalist, the eldest child of Norman Macleod (1783–1862) and his wife, Agnes, daughter of Maxwell of Aros, chamberlain of the duke of Argyll, was born at Campbeltown, Argyll, where his father was parish minister, on 3 June 1812. The surgeon ...

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Ogilvie, John (1732–1813), Church of Scotland minister and poet, was born on either 18 or 28 November 1732 in Aberdeen, and was baptized on 7 December at his father's church, St Nicholas's, in the town. He was the eldest of six children of ...