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Craufurd, Quintin (1743–1819), author and friend of the French royal family, was born on 22 September 1743 at Kilwinning in Ayrshire, the second son of Quintin Craufurd of Newark (d. 1749), justiciary baillie for the west seas of Scotland, and his wife, ...

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Edgar, James (1688–1764), secretary to James Francis Edward Stuart, was born at Keithock, Forfarshire, on 13 July 1688, the fifth of seven sons of David Edgar (1650?–1722) of Keithock, a farmer, and his second wife, Elizabeth, née Guthrie, of St Vigeans. Despite his large ...

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Hardinge, Alexander Henry Louis, second Baron Hardinge of Penshurst (1894–1960), private secretary to Edward VIII and George VI, was born on 17 May 1894 at the British embassy, Paris, the younger son of Charles Hardinge, later first Baron Hardinge of Penshurst (1858–1944), diplomatist, and his wife, ...