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McWhirter, (Alan) Ross (1925–1975), book editor and litigant, was born in Winchmore Hill, north London, on 12 August 1925, the third and youngest son and the younger twin son (there were no daughters) of William Allan McWhirter (1888–1955), editor of the Sunday Pictorial...

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Peter Williamson (1730–1799) by unknown engraver, pubd 1759 [in the dress of a Native American of Delaware] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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P. J. Anderson

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Williamson, Peter (1730–1799), publisher and adventurer, son of James Williamson, crofter, was born at Hirnley in the parish of Aboyne, Aberdeenshire. At the age of ten, while living with an aunt in Aberdeen, he was kidnapped by a merchant and transported to the American plantations, where he was sold for a period of seven years to a fellow countryman in ...