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Menzies, Sir William John (1834–1905), lawyer and financier, was born in Edinburgh on 14 October 1834. His father, Allan Menzies (1804–1856), was a writer to the signet and professor of conveyancing (1847–56) in the university. His mother, Helen Cowan, was the daughter of ...

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Strickland, Mannock John (1683–1744), counsellor and lawyer, was born on 23 August 1683 at Thornton Bridge, Yorkshire, the fifth of the ten children of Robert Strickland (1639–1709), vice-chamberlain and treasurer to Queen Mary of Modena, and his wife, Bridget (d. 1736), fourth daughter of ...