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William Jardine (1784–1843) by Thomas Goff Lupton (after George Chinnery) © National Portrait Gallery, London


Jardine, William (1784–1843), physician and merchant, was born on 24 February 1784 at Broadholm, a farm near Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire, the third son and the sixth of seven children of Andrew Jardine, farmer, and Elizabeth Johnstone. Educated in medicine at the University of Edinburgh...


Nunes [Nuñez], Hector [known as Dr Hector] (1520–1591), physician and merchant, was born in Evora, Portugal. His family were among those Jews who had been forcibly baptized in 1497 by order of King Manuel I. He studied medicine at Coimbra University, taking a BA in 1540 and an MB in 1543. Because at this time the ...