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Freer, Ada Goodrich (1857–1931), folklorist and psychical researcher, was born at Uppingham on 15 May 1857, the daughter of George Freer, a veterinary surgeon, and his wife, Mary, née Adcock. Throughout her life she concealed her origin, giving the impression of coming from ...

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MacLeod, Kenneth (1871–1955), Church of Scotland minister and folklorist, was born at Sandareg on the island of Eigg on 6 February 1871. He was the son of Donald MacLeod, parochial schoolmaster of Eigg, and his wife, Jessie, née Humphrey, and was the youngest but one of a family of two sons and six daughters, none of whom married. Brought up by his paternal aunt ...

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McDonald, Allan (1859–1905), Roman Catholic priest and folklorist, son of John McDonald and his wife, Margaret, née MacPherson, was born at Kilmallie, on the borders of Argyll and Inverness-shire, on 25 October 1859. He was educated at Blairs College, Kincardineshire, and at the ...