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Creech, William [pseud. Theophrastus] (1745–1815), bookseller and magistrate, was born in Newbattle, Edinburghshire, on 12 May 1745, the son of the Revd William Creech (1705–1745), minister of Newbattle, and his wife, the Calvinist Mary Buley (d. 1764) of the English family of ...

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MacMorran, John (d. 1596), merchant and magistrate, may have begun his career as 'domestik and familiar servitor' to Regent Morton (Donaldson, Register of the Privy Seal, 8.684), receiving lands in Renfrewshire in 1576 and a pension of £50 for life the following year. When the regent fell from power ...