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William Adam (1751–1839) by Sir Henry Raeburn photograph by courtesy Sotheby's Picture Library, London

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Adam, William (1751–1839), politician and advocate, was born on 2 August 1751, the son of John Adam (1721–1792), architect, of Blair Adam, Kinross-shire, and Jean (1721–1795), daughter of John Ramsay of Woodstone, Kincardineshire; he was the nephew of the architects Robert and James Adam...

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See Allan, Thomas

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Baillie, James (bap. 1672, d. 1744), advocate, was baptized on 26 April 1672, the son of William Baillie of Glenlewin (d. 1714), advocate, and Eupham(ia) Watson (d. before 1682). His father's uncle was a Baillie of Lamington in Lanarkshire, which family had produced at least one judge, ...

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Balfour, John Blair, first Baron Kinross (1837–1905), advocate and politician, born at Clackmannan on 11 July 1837, was the second son (in a family of two sons and a daughter) of Peter Balfour (1794–1862), parish minister of that place, and his wife, Jane Ramsay (...

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Bayne, Alexander, of Rires (c. 1684–1737), advocate and jurist, was the eldest son of John Bayne of Logie (d. in or before 1700), sheriff-clerk of Fife, and his wife, Cecilia Gibson (fl. 1670–1705), daughter of John Gibson of Durie and Elizabeth...

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Boyle, David, Lord Shewalton (1772–1853), advocate, was born on 26 July 1772 at Irvine, Ayrshire, the fourth son of Patrick Boyle (1717–1798), of Shewalton, army chaplain and landowner, and of his second wife, Elizabeth (d. 1832), daughter of Alexander Dunlop (1684–1747), professor of Greek at the ...

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David Boyle, Lord Shewalton (1772–1853) by Sir John Watson-Gordon, exh. RA 1848 in the collection of the Faculty of Advocates; photograph courtesy the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Brand, Sir David (1837–1908), advocate and local politician, was born in Glasgow on 27 December 1837, the eldest son of Robert Brand, a linen merchant, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Thomson. He was educated at Glasgow Academy and the universities of ...

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John Dalrymple, first earl of Stair (1648–1707) by Sir John Baptiste de Medina photograph by kind permission of The National Trust for Scotland