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William Francis Brown (1862–1951) by Howard Coster, 1940s © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Brown, William Francis (1862–1951), Roman Catholic bishop, was born in Park Place House, Dundee, on 3 May 1862, the third of the four sons and six children of Andrew Brown of Lochton House, Inchture, Perthshire, who was the grandson of James Brown of ...

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George Hay (1729–1811) by G. A. Periam (after George Watson) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hay, George (1729–1811), vicar apostolic of the lowland district, was born in Edinburgh on 24 August 1729, the second child and only son of James Hay (d. 1756×1759), writer to the signet, and his wife, Mary Morrison (d. 1756). His parents were Scottish Episcopalian, and his father a Jacobite who had been imprisoned for his part in the rising of 1715. After schooling in ...