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date: 11 April 2021

MacPherson, Jameslocked

(c. 1675–1700)
  • Mary Anne Alburger

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MacPherson, James (c. 1675–1700), thief and reputed musician, is said to have been an illegitimate son of the family of Invershie, Inverness-shire. He was described as 'the son of a gentleman … [and] a gipsy mother', who became 'the leader of one of the gangs of cattle-lifters which roamed over the Province of ...

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, 63 vols. (1885–1900), suppl., 3 vols. (1901); repr. in 22 vols. (1908–9); 10 further suppls. (1912–96); (1993)