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Somerville, Sir Williamlocked

(1860–1932)
  • J. A. S. Watson
  • , revised by Peter Osborne

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Somerville, Sir William (1860–1932), agriculturist, was born at Cormiston, Lanarkshire, on 30 May 1860, the only child to survive infancy of Robert Somerville (d. 1879), farmer, and his wife, Margaret Alexander. The Somerville family seems to have settled in Lanarkshire in the twelfth century, and at one time held very extensive landed estates, but the ...

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