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date: 27 February 2021

Birnie, Sir Richardlocked

(c. 1760–1832)
  • T. F. Henderson
  • , revised by Catherine Pease-Watkin

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Birnie, Sir Richard (c. 1760–1832), police magistrate, was a native of Banff, Scotland. After serving his apprenticeship to a saddler he went to London, where he found work in the Haymarket with Macintosh & Co., saddlers and harness makers to the royal family. Having on one occasion been called upon by chance to attend the ...

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