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Anderson, Andrew (1798–1861), draughts player, was born on 3 May 1798 at Braidwood, near Carluke, Lanarkshire, the son of William Anderson, a stocking weaver, and his wife, Mary, née Selkirk. He became the champion draughts player of Scotland (from 1828) and (unofficially) of the world. He defeated ...

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Wilson, John Thomas [Jocky] (1950–2012), darts player, was born on 22 March 1950 at the Craigtoun Maternity Hospital, St Andrews, Fife, the son of William Wilson, brickworker, and his wife, Margaret Boyd, née Stewart. At the time of his birth his parents lived at ...