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Balfour [née Campbell], Lady Frances (1858–1931), suffragist leader and churchwoman, was born at Argyll Lodge, Kensington, London, on 22 February 1858, the fifth daughter and tenth of twelve children of George Douglas Campbell, eighth duke of Argyll (1823–1900), and his first wife, ...

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Lady Frances Balfour (1858–1931) by Bassano, 1919 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bannatyne, Richard (d. 1605), secretary to John Knox, may have originated in western Scotland, for his brother James was a merchant in Ayr around the time of Richard's death. There is no evidence to support suggestions that he belonged to the same family as his contemporary ...

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Burnet [née Kennedy], Lady Margaret (d. 1685), religious and political adviser, was the eldest daughter of John Kennedy, sixth earl of Cassillis (1601x7–1668), and his first wife, Lady Jean Hamilton (1607–1642). Known as 'the grave and solemn Earl', John Kennedy was, according to his son-in-law ...

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Campbell, Alison (d. 1608), minister's wife, was the daughter of an Ayrshire laird, James Campbell of Stevenston (fl. 1542–1581). Soon after the Reformation (1560) she married, at some date after August 1560, William Kirkpatrick (d. 1577), former monk of Kilwinning Abbey, Ayrshire...

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Clarksone, Bessie (d. 1625), exemplar of godly life, lived in Lanark at least from 1621, but probably earlier, and died there in April 1625. Knowledge of her life and personality comes from a transcript of conversations between her and her minister, William Livingstone...

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Dundas, Sir James, Lord Arniston (b. in or after 1619, d. 1679), presbyterian leader and judge, was the son of Sir James Dundas of Arniston (1570–1628), MP for Edinburghshire in 1612 and 1625 and governor of Berwick under James VI, and his second wife, ...

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Haining, Jane Mathison (1897–1944), Christian missionary and martyr, was born on 6 June 1897 at Lochenhead Farm, Dunscore, Dumfriesshire, the fifth of the six children of Thomas John Haining (1866/7–1922), farmer, and his first wife, Jane Mathison (1865/6–1902), a farmer's daughter. After her mother's early death in childbirth she was nurtured in the strongly evangelical piety of ...

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Hugh Miller (1802–1856) by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, c. 1843 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Miller, Hugh (1802–1856), geologist, evangelical journalist, and writer, was born on 10 October 1802 in Church Street, Cromarty, the first of three children of Hugh Miller (bap. 1754, d. 1807), shipmaster in the coasting trade, and Harriet Wright (bap. 1780, d...