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Macpherson, Annie Parlane (1825–1904), promoter of child emigration, was born on 2 June 1825 in Campsie, by Milton, Stirlingshire, and baptized there on 26 June 1825, the eldest of the seven children of James Macpherson (d. 1851), a shoemaker, teacher, and member of the ...

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Stirling, Emma Maitland (1838/9–1907), activist in child welfare and emigration to Canada, was born in Edinburgh, youngest of the eleven children of John Stirling (1786–1853), financier and landed gentleman, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Willing (1798/9–1874) of Philadelphia. A tradition of intermarriage, born of transatlantic trade connections, linked the ...