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Bannatyne, Richard (d. 1605), secretary to John Knox, may have originated in western Scotland, for his brother James was a merchant in Ayr around the time of Richard's death. There is no evidence to support suggestions that he belonged to the same family as his contemporary ...

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Campbell, Alison (d. 1608), minister's wife, was the daughter of an Ayrshire laird, James Campbell of Stevenston (fl. 1542–1581). Soon after the Reformation (1560) she married, at some date after August 1560, William Kirkpatrick (d. 1577), former monk of Kilwinning Abbey, Ayrshire...

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M'Quhae, William (1737–1823), Church of Scotland minister and friend of James Boswell, was born on 1 May 1737, the eldest child of David M'Quhae, Wigtown magistrate, and Margaret Laurie. After graduating MA in 1756 at the University of Glasgow, where he was a favourite pupil of ...