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date: 31 March 2020

Balfour, Sir James, of Pittendreichlocked

(c. 1525–1583)
  • Peter G. B. McNeill

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Balfour, Sir James, of Pittendreich (c. 1525–1583), politician and legal writer, was the eldest son of Sir Michael Balfour (d. 1577) of Mountquhanie in Fife, and Joneta Boswell. He may have been educated at St Andrews in 1539 or 1540, when he would have been about fifteen years old, and was at ...

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