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date: 25 February 2020

McCombie, Williamlocked

  • Ewen A. Cameron


McCombie, William (1809–1870), farmer and journalist, was born on 7 May 1809 at Alford, Aberdeenshire, the son of William McCombie, farmer, and his wife, Marjory Wishart. McCombie received little formal education and was largely self-educated under the influence of his mother. The Spectator...

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