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W. R. Morfill

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Gordon, Patrick (1635–1699), army officer and diarist, was born on 31 March 1635 at Easter Auchleuchries in Aberdeenshire, where his father, John Gordon (d. c.1684), was a minor laird. His mother's name was Mary Ogilvie (d. c.1684). He wrote his diary in six thick quarto volumes, preserved in ...


Lamb, Roger (1756–1830), soldier and writer, was born on 17 January 1756 in Dublin. Little is known of his family or early life, except that he somehow received an excellent education in English composition. At the age of seventeen he entered the army, joining the ...