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James Burnett, Lord Monboddo (bap. 1714, d. 1799) by John Brown Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Burnett, James, Lord Monboddo (bap. 1714, d. 1799), judge and philosopher, was born at Monboddo, near Fordoun, Kincardineshire, and baptized on 25 October 1714. He was the eldest surviving son of James Burnett (b. 1688), third laird of Monboddo, and Elizabeth (1690–1765)...

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Campbell, Sybil (1889–1977), barrister and first woman stipendiary magistrate, was born on 9 October 1889 in Ceylon, the eldest of the three daughters and a son of Neill Graeme Campbell (1859–1940) of Auchendarroch, tea company agent, and his wife, Maude Georgiana (d...

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Sybil Campbell (1889–1977) by unknown photographer, c. 1940 The Mistress and Fellows, Girton College, Cambridge

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Erskine, David, Lord Dun (bap. 1673, d. 1758), judge and Jacobite sympathizer, was baptized in Dun in spring 1673, the third son and fourth child of David Erskine (d. 1710), laird of Dun, and Jean (d. 1702), daughter of Sir James Lumsden...

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Erskine, William, Lord Kinneder (bap. 1768, d. 1822), judge, was baptized on 29 August 1768 at Muthill, Perthshire; he was the son of William Erskine (d. 1783), episcopal clergyman at Muthill, and his wife, Helen, née Drummond. He was educated at Glasgow University...

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Francis Watt

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Forbes, John Hay, Lord Medwyn (1776–1854), judge, was born in Edinburgh, the second son of Sir William Forbes, baronet (1739–1806), banker and author, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1802), daughter of Sir James Hay of Smithfield, baronet. He was admitted advocate in March 1799. ...

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William Murray, first earl of Mansfield (1705–1793) by John Singleton Copley, 1782–3 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Murray, William, first earl of Mansfield (1705–1793), judge and politician, was born on 2 March 1705 at his ancestral home, Scone Abbey, later to be known as Scone Palace, near Perth, the fourth son among the fourteen children (six brothers and eight sisters) of ...

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J. A. Hamilton

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Park, Sir James Alan (1763–1838), judge, the son of James Park, an Edinburgh surgeon, was born in Edinburgh on 6 April 1763. He was brought up in England, his father having taken up a practice at Newington, Surrey. He was educated at Northampton grammar school...

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Robertson, James Patrick Bannerman, Baron Robertson of Forteviot (1845–1909), politician and judge, born at the manse of Forteviot on 10 August 1845, was the second son of Robert John Robertson (1791–1856), parish minister of Forteviot, Perthshire, and his second wife, Helen Saunders Bannerman (1804–1877)...

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Shaw, Charles James Dalrymple, Baron Kilbrandon (1906–1989), judge, was born on 15 August 1906 in Martnaham, near Maybole, Ayrshire, the only son and second of three children of James Edward Shaw, of High Greenan by Ayr, solicitor and county clerk of Ayrshire, and his wife, ...

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Charles James Dalrymple Shaw, Baron Kilbrandon (1906–1989) by Walter Bird, 1966 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Stuart, Alexander John Mackenzie, Baron Mackenzie-Stuart (1924–2000), lawyer and judge, was born at 37 Queen's Road, Aberdeen, on 18 November 1924. He was the only son and elder child of Alexander Mackenzie Stuart KC (d. c.1934) and his wife, Amy Margaret Dean (...