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Borthwick family (per. c. 1400–c. 1515), landowners and administrators, provided some significant servants to the Scottish crown, especially in the second half of the fifteenth century. There are problems in constructing this family's genealogy, as between c.1370 and 1544 all the heads of the family bore the Christian name ...

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Boyd family (per. c. 1300–c. 1480), landowners and administrators, rose to prominence from a landed base in Ayrshire. The first member of the family to achieve national eminence was Sir Robert Boyd (d. 1333) under Robert I, even though he played an uncertain role in the early stages of the wars of independence. Certainly following the general submission of 1304 he entered English service as coroner of ...

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Brydges, Grey, fifth Baron Chandos (1578/9–1621), courtier and landowner, was the son of William Brydges, fourth Baron Chandos (d. 1602), and his wife, Mary Hopton (d. 1624), daughter of Owen Hopton. He was presumably born at the family seat at Sudeley, Gloucestershire...

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Bulkeley, Sir Richard (c. 1540–1621), landowner and courtier, was the eldest of six sons and the heir of Sir Richard Bulkeley (c.1523/4–1572), landowner, of Hen Blas, Beaumaris, Anglesey, and Cheadle, Cheshire, and his first wife, Margaret, daughter of Sir John Savage...

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Cathcart, Alan, of that ilk, first Lord Cathcart (c. 1430–1496), landowner and courtier, was the eldest son of Alan Cathcart of that ilk; his mother's name is not known. Alan senior was a hostage in England for the ransom of James I from 1432 until exchanged for ...

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Cope, Sir Anthony (1486/7–1551), landowner and courtier, was the second recorded son of William Cope (c.1440–1513), cofferer to Henry VII, of Bedhampton, Hampshire, and Hanwell, Oxfordshire, and an unknown second wife. His father married three times, and Anthony had at least one elder half-brother, ...

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