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Gorrie, Archibald (1778–1857), agriculturist, was born on 15 May 1778 at Logiealmond, Perthshire. He was educated at the local school, and from 1797 to 1807 he held various gardening posts; for a time he was in charge of the hothouse at the Leith Walk nursery...

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John Mackenzie (1803–1886) by J. Collier, 1867 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mackenzie, John (1803–1886), physician and landowner, was born in Scotland on 23 November 1803, the fourth of the five sons of Sir Hector Mackenzie of Gairloch, fourth baronet (1758–1826), and his second wife, Christian, née Henderson. He was educated at Edinburgh University, graduating as a physician (DM) in 1824, and as a surgeon in 1825; he became a lifelong friend of ...

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MacPherson, John (c. 1835–1922), crofter, was born at Glendale, Isle of Skye, the son of Alexander MacPherson and his wife, Flora MacLeod. On 9 March 1865 he married Margaret Maclean; following her death in 1876, on 19 June 1877 he married Mary Macdonald, ...

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McConnell, Primrose (1856–1931), farmer and writer, was born on 11 April 1856 at Lessnessock, Ochiltree, Ayrshire, the son of Archibald McConnell (1821–1898) and his wife, Agnes Milroy (1830–1897). At this time his father held the tenancy of Lessnessock Farm, Ochiltree, but in 1862 he took the tenancy of ...

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Moore [Moir, Muir], David (1808–1879), horticulturist and botanist, was born on 23 April 1808 at Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, the eldest son of Charles Moir (b. 1782), gardener, and Helen Rattray (1784–1832); David's baptismal record has their surname spelled Moir, but by 1830 the family had adopted the spelling ...