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date: 13 May 2021

Porteous, Johnlocked

(c. 1695–1736)
  • K. J. Logue


Porteous, John (c. 1695–1736), army officer and victim of crowd violence, was probably born in the burgh of the Canongate, Edinburgh, the son of Stephen Porteous, a tailor. Little is known of his early life other than that he served in the army in ...

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