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Blackwell, Alexander (bap. 1709, d. 1747), agricultural improver and government agent in Sweden, was baptized in Aberdeen on 10 October 1709. He was the son of Thomas Blackwell (1660?–1728), professor of theology and principal at Marischal College in Aberdeen, and his wife, Christian (...

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Ker [Kerr], Mark (1517–1584), landowner and administrator, second son of Sir Andrew Ker (d. 1526) of Cessford, Roxburghshire, and Agnes, daughter of Sir Patrick Crichton of Cranstoun Riddel, Edinburghshire, was born in Edinburgh Castle, of which Sir Patrick was then keeper. After graduating MA from ...

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Stuart, James (1775–1849), landowner, politician, and factory inspector, was the eldest son of Dr Charles Stuart (1745/6–1826), of Dunearn in Fife, and Mary, the daughter of the Revd Dr John Erskine. His father was minister of Cramond, on the Firth of Forth, and later a physician in ...