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Alastair J. Durie and Stuart Handley

Home, Henry, Lord Kames (1696–1782), judge and writer, was born at Kames, near Duns, Berwickshire, the first son of George Home of Kames (d. 1741) and his wife, Agnes (b. 1675), daughter of John Walkinshaw of Barrowfield, near Glasgow. His father was an impecunious border laird, much burdened by debt and a large family (by 1715 he had nine children). ...

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Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh (1636/16381638–1691) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, in or before 1686 in the collection of the Faculty of Advocates; photograph courtesy the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Mackenzie, Sir George, of Rosehaugh (1636/1638–1691), judge and politician, was born in Dundee either in 1636, as most sources assert, or in 1638, as his own works suggest. He was the eldest son of Simon Mackenzie (d. 1666) of Lochslin and his first wife, ...

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Maitland, Charles, third earl of Lauderdale (c. 1620–1691), politician and judge, was the third son of John Maitland, second Lord Maitland of Thirlestane (d. 1645), created earl of Lauderdale in 1624, and his wife, Lady Isabel (1594–1638), daughter of Alexander Seton, first earl of Dunfermline...