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Bruce, Sir William, first baronet (c. 1625–1710), architect and politician, was born into minor Perthshire gentry, the second son of Robert Bruce, Lord Bruce of Blairhall, and Catherine (or Jean), daughter of Sir John Preston of Valleyfield. His early life is obscure but if he is identified with the ...

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Mathew, Arnold Harris (1852–1919), clergyman and writer, was born in Montpellier, France, on 7 August 1852, the only son (there were two younger daughters) of Arnold Harris Ochterlony Matthew (1802/3–1894), a retired officer in the Bombay infantry, and his wife, Emma (b...

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McGill, Alexander (c. 1680–1734), mason and architect, was the son of George McGill, minister of Arbirlot in Forfarshire (c.1641–1691×1702), and his wife, Margaret Guthrie. In 1697 he was apprenticed to Alexander Nisbet, an Edinburgh mason with strong professional connections in Forfarshire...

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Charles Murray, first earl of Dunmore (1661–1710) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1683 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Murray, Charles, first earl of Dunmore (1661–1710), army officer and politician, the second son among the twelve children of John Murray, first marquess of Atholl (1631–1703), and his wife, Lady Amelia Sophia Stanley (1633–1703), daughter of James Stanley, seventh earl of Derby, was born on 28 February 1661 at ...

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Murray, James, Jacobite first earl of Dunbar (1690–1770), politician and governor of the exiled Stuart princes, was the second of the fourteen children of David Murray, fifth Viscount Stormont (d. 1731), and his wife, Marjory (d. 1746), daughter and heiress of ...