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George Lawson (1749–1820) by James Tassie, 1794 Scottish National Portrait Gallery


Henry Paton

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Lawson, George (1749–1820), university professor, was born at Boghouse Farm in the parish of West Linton, Peeblesshire, on 13 March 1749. He was the second son of Charles Lawson and his wife, Margaret Noble. His father was a carpenter as well as a farmer, and was able to provide a good education for ...


Lee, John (1779–1859), Church of Scotland minister and university principal, was born at Torwoodlee-Mains, in the parish of Stow, Edinburghshire, on 22 November 1779, the son of James Lee and his wife, Helen Patterson. He was educated at a school in Clovenfords, Selkirkshire...