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Gregorie [Gregory], David (1625–1720), physician and inventor of a cannon, son of the Revd John Gregorie, minister of Drumoak in Aberdeenshire, and elder brother of James Gregory (1638–1675), was born on 20 December 1625. His early education was probably undertaken by his mother, ...

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Wright, William (1735–1819), military physician and naturalist, was born in March 1735, at Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland, the second of two sons by his father's second marriage. He remained close throughout his life to his brother James who was two years older. Wright, it appears, came from a humble background and his father's occupation is unknown. After early schooling at a grammar school in ...