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Borden, Sir Robert Laird (1854–1937), lawyer and prime minister of Canada, was born in Grand Pré, in the Annapolis valley, Nova Scotia, on 26 June 1854, the eldest son of Andrew Borden (1816–1900), a farmer and railway station master, and his wife, Eunice Jane (...

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Boswell, James (1740–1795), lawyer, diarist, and biographer of Samuel Johnson, was born in Edinburgh on 29 October 1740, probably at the family's house on the fourth storey of Blair's Land, Parliament Close, the eldest son of Alexander Boswell, Lord Auchinleck (1707–1782), and his first wife, ...

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Caldwell, Andrew (1733–1808), barrister and connoisseur of architecture, was born on 19 December 1733, the eldest of the ten children of Charles Caldwell (1707–1776), solicitor to the commissioners of revenue in Ireland, and his wife, Elizabeth (1709–1792), daughter of Benjamin Heywood, merchant, of ...

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Crosbie, Andrew (1736–1785), lawyer and antiquary, was probably born at Soutergate, Dumfries. He was the surviving son (the elder died young) of Andrew Crosbie (d. 1762), provost of Dumfries (like his father, John), and Jean, daughter of James Grierson of Barjary...

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Dalrymple, James, first Viscount Stair (1619–1695), lawyer and politician, was born in May 1619 at Drummurchie in Ayrshire, the only child of James Dalrymple of Drummurchie (d. 1625) and of Janet (d. 1664), daughter of Fergus Kennedy of Knockdaw. His father was the second son of ...

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Dalrymple, John, first earl of Stair (1648–1707), politician and lord advocate, was the eldest son of James Dalrymple, first Viscount Stair (1619–1695), and Margaret Ross (d. 1692), widow of Fergus Kennedy of Knockdaw, and daughter of James Ross of Balneil. Among his brothers were ...

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Erskine, Henry (1746–1817), lawyer and politician, was born at Gray's Close, Edinburgh, on 1 November 1746, the third son of Henry David Erskine, tenth earl of Buchan (1710–1767), and of his wife, Agnes (1717–1778); she was the second daughter of Sir James Steuart, ...

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Erskine, Thomas, of Linlathen (1788–1870), theologian and advocate, was born in Edinburgh on 13 October 1788, the fifth of seven children born to David Erskine, laird of Linlathen, writer to the signet, who died in Naples on 5 April 1791, and Ann Graham (...

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Garrow, Sir William (1760–1840), barrister and judge, was born on 13 April 1760 at Monken Hadley, Middlesex, the youngest son of David Garrow (1715–1805), an ordained minister of the Church of England who maintained a boarding-school at Monken Hadley, and his wife, Sarah Lowndes...

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Hamilton, Thomas, earl of Melrose and first earl of Haddington (1563–1637), lawyer and politician, was the eldest son of Thomas Hamilton of Priestfield (fl. 1547–1610) and his first wife, Elizabeth Heriot (fl. 1558–1563).

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Home, David Milne [formerly David Milne] (1805–1890), advocate and scientist, was born on 22 January 1805 at Inveresk, Musselburgh, near Edinburgh, the elder son of Admiral Sir David Milne (1763–1845) and his first wife, Grace Purves (1776?–1814). He was educated at home, then at ...

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Hope, Sir John, Lord Craighall (1603x5–1654), advocate, was the eldest son of Thomas, later Sir Thomas Hope of Craighall, Fife (1573–1646), lord advocate, and Elizabeth (d. 1660), daughter of John Bennet of Wallyford, near Haddington; Sir Thomas Hope (1606–1643) and Sir James Hope (1614–1661)...

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Hope, Sir Thomas, of Craighall, first baronet (1573–1646), advocate and politician, was the son of Henry Hope, an Edinburgh merchant of French descent, and his wife, Jacqueline de Tott (or de Jott). The couple witnessed the St Bartholomew's day massacre of Huguenots in ...

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Johnston, Sir Archibald, Lord Wariston (bap. 1611, d. 1663), lawyer and politician, was baptized at Edinburgh on 28 March 1611, the son of James Johnston, a wealthy Edinburgh merchant, and his wife, Elizabeth, second daughter of the eminent lawyer Sir Thomas Craig of ...

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Kidd [married name MacDonald], Dame Margaret Henderson (1900–1989), lawyer, was born on 14 March 1900 at Grange Park, Carriden, Bo'ness, Linlithgowshire, the elder daughter of James Kidd (1872–1928) and his wife, Janet Gardner Turnbull (1872–1930), a teacher. Her parents were both Scottish. Her father was a much respected solicitor and (Unionist) MP for the local seat of ...

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Livingston, William [pseud. the American Whig] (1723–1790), lawyer, political writer, and colonial governor, was born in Albany, New York, on 30 November 1723. He was the son of Catherine Van Brugh (1689–1756) and Philip Livingston (1686–1749), second lord of the Livingston Manor...

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Lockhart, Sir George, of Carnwath, Lord Carnwath (c. 1630–1689), advocate and judge, seems to have been the second son of Sir James Lockhart (1588/1599–1674) of Lee in Lanarkshire, judge, and his second wife, Martha, daughter of Sir George Douglas of Mordington. His early years are obscure. He may have been the ...

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McNeill, Duncan, Baron Colonsay and Oronsay (1793–1874), lawyer and politician, was born on 20 August 1793, either on the island of Colonsay or on neighbouring Oronsay, Argyll. He was the second, but eldest surviving, son of John McNeill (1767–1846), owner of the islands, agriculturist, and breeder of highland cattle, and his wife, ...

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Munro, Robert, Baron Alness (1868–1955), lawyer and politician, was born on 28 May 1868 at Alness, Ross-shire, the eldest son of Alexander Rose Munro (1835–1903), Free Church minister, and his wife, Margaret (d. 1920), daughter of John Sinclair, minister of Bruan, Caithness...

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Ponton, Mungo (1802–1880), inventor of photographic processes and lawyer, the only son of John Ponton, farmer, and his wife, Isabell née Ponton, was born at Balgreen, near Edinburgh, on 23 November 1802. Educated as a lawyer, he was admitted to the Society of Writers to the Signet...