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Kennedy, Thomas, ninth earl of Cassillis (1726–1775), smuggler and landowner, was born on 12 February 1726, the seventeenth child and second surviving son of Sir John Kennedy of Culzean, second baronet (d. 1742), and Jean Douglas (d. 1767), daughter of Andrew Douglas...

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Thomas Kennedy, ninth earl of Cassillis (1726–1775) by William Mosman, 1746 Culzean Castle collection; courtesy of The National Trust for Scotland

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Scott, Walter, of Buccleuch, first Lord Scott of Buccleuch (1565?–1611), landowner and border reiver, claimed to have been born in 1565 although it is possible that the actual date of his birth was several years later. He was the only son of ...

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Scott, Walter, of Harden (c. 1550–1629?), landowner and border reiver, also known as Wat o'Harden and Auld Wat Scott, was the son of William Scott of Todrig, who purchased the lands of Harden from Alexander, fifth Lord Home, about 1550. William Scott had died by 13 April 1563, when a ...

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Tailboys, Sir William (c. 1416–1464), landowner and gang leader, was the second son and eventual heir of Walter Tailboys of Goltho, Lincolnshire. His family had been prominent in the north of England and in Lincolnshire since the Norman conquest, and he had inherited extensive estates in the north and ...