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Imlay, Gilbert (1754–1828), land speculator and author, was born on 9 February 1754 in Monmouth county, New Jersey, the son of Peter Imlay, landowner. His upbringing remains obscure but it is known that he served as a paymaster and lieutenant in the American revolutionary army in the American War of Independence between 1777 and 1778 before being wounded in action. Following his military service ...

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Montgomery, Sir Robert, of Skelmorlie, fifth baronet (1680–1731), property speculator and author in America, was born at Skelmorlie Castle, Ayrshire, the son of Sir James Montgomery of Skelmorlie, fourth baronet (c. 1654–1694), and Lady Margaret (1654–1726), second daughter of James Johnstone, second earl of Annandale...