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Mennons, John (1747–1818), printer and journal editor, was born on 22 February 1747 in the Canongate parish of Edinburgh, son of John Mennons (1718–1793), baker, and Rebecca Galloway. John junior was apprenticed as a printer, probably with the Edinburgh Courant. He set up on his own in 1778 when he published the ...

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Robert Stephen Rintoul (1787–1858) by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, 1843–8 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Rintoul, Robert Stephen (1787–1858), journal editor, was born at Tibbermore, in Perthshire. He was educated at the parish school of Aberdalgie and apprenticed as a printer in Edinburgh. His career as a journalist started in April 1809, when he became a printer for the ...

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Roche, Eugenius (1780/1786–1829), journal editor, was born either on 23 February 1786 in Paris or in 1780 in Dublin and taken to Paris before his second birthday. His father was professor of modern languages in the École Militaire, Paris, and survived his son. ...

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William Smellie (1740–1795) by John Brown, 1783 The Trustees of the National Museums of Scotland; photograph courtesy the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Smellie, William (1740–1795), printer, editor, and author, was born in the Pleasance, a suburb of old Edinburgh, the second among six children of Alexander Smellie (1699–1752), a mason and master builder. His mother's identity is unknown and his own birth date uncertain because his father followed the Cameronians, an outlawed Presbyterian sect that eschewed record keeping for fear of persecution. His religious practices estranged ...