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Dalrymple, John, first earl of Stair (1648–1707), politician and lord advocate, was the eldest son of James Dalrymple, first Viscount Stair (1619–1695), and Margaret Ross (d. 1692), widow of Fergus Kennedy of Knockdaw, and daughter of James Ross of Balneil. Among his brothers were ...

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Erskine, Thomas, of Linlathen (1788–1870), theologian and advocate, was born in Edinburgh on 13 October 1788, the fifth of seven children born to David Erskine, laird of Linlathen, writer to the signet, who died in Naples on 5 April 1791, and Ann Graham (...

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Home, David Milne [formerly David Milne] (1805–1890), advocate and scientist, was born on 22 January 1805 at Inveresk, Musselburgh, near Edinburgh, the elder son of Admiral Sir David Milne (1763–1845) and his first wife, Grace Purves (1776?–1814). The naval officer Sir Alexander Milne, ...

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Hope, Sir John, Lord Craighall (1603x5–1654), advocate, was the eldest son of Thomas, later Sir Thomas Hope of Craighall, Fife (1573–1646), lord advocate, and Elizabeth (d. 1660), daughter of John Bennet of Wallyford, near Haddington; Sir Thomas Hope (1606–1643) and Sir James Hope (1614–1661)...

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Lockhart, Sir George, of Carnwath, Lord Carnwath (c. 1630–1689), advocate and judge, seems to have been the second son of Sir James Lockhart (1588/1599–1674) of Lee in Lanarkshire, judge, and his second wife, Martha, daughter of Sir George Douglas of Mordington. His early years are obscure. He may have been the ...

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Thomson, Thomas (1768–1852), record scholar and advocate, was born on 10 November 1768 at the manse in Dailly, Ayrshire, the eldest son of the Revd Thomas Thomson, the parish minister, and his second wife, Mary Hay, daughter of Francis Hay in Lochside, Ayrshire...