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Blackadder, Adam (b. 1659, d. in or after 1696), merchant and writer on covenanting, was probably born in the parish of Troqueer, near Dumfries, the second son of John Blackadder (1615/1623?–1686), the minister there, and his wife, Janet Haining (d. 1688). Among his brothers were ...

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Flockhart, Robert (1778–1857), street preacher, was born at Dalnotter in the parish of Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, on 4 February 1778, the son of Neil Flockhart and his wife, Elizabeth Ferguson. Shortly after his birth his parents moved to Edinburgh and Robert enjoyed five years of education up to the age of ten. His parents returned to ...

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Geddie, Emelia [Emilia] (1665–1681), child prophet and exemplar of godliness, was born at Hilltown of Falkland, Fife, one of three children (her two brothers died young) of John Gedde of Hilltown of Falkland (fl. 1647–1697), steward clerk of Fife, and Anne Wallace (...

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Elizabeth Gordon, duchess of Gordon (1794–1864) by unknown artist in the collection of the National Trust for Scotland

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Gordon [née Brodie], Elizabeth, duchess of Gordon (1794–1864), evangelical patron, was born in London on 20 June 1794. Her father, Alexander Brodie (1748–1818) of Arnhall, Kincardineshire, a wealthy India merchant and MP, was a younger son of James Brodie of Brodie, in the north of ...

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Hampton, Elizabeth [Bess] (d. 1661), conventicle keeper and laundress, was perhaps of a family from Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire. She never married. She lived in Holywell Street, Oxford, round the corner from Wadham College, and on a direct route to Magdalen College, in a tenement leased from ...

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Latham, Ebenezer (c. 1688–1754), nonconformist tutor, was born probably at Mickledale, Cheshire, the eldest son of the Revd Richard Latham (c.1653–1706), nonconformist minister at Wem, Shropshire, from 1696. Intended for the nonconformist ministry from an early age he was a student under ...

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Matheson, Hugh Mackay (1821–1898), overseas trader and Presbyterian lay supporter, was born on 23 April 1821 in Edinburgh, son of Duncan Matheson (1784–1838), advocate and afterwards presiding magistrate of Edinburgh, and his wife, Annabella (1796×9–1829), daughter of Thomas Farquharson of Howden. He had an elder brother and two sisters. He was educated in ...

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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...