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Davidson, John (c. 1724–1797), antiquary and lawyer, was the son of James Davidson of Haltree, an Edinburgh bookseller, and Elizabeth, sister of William Brown, Church of Scotland minister, also of Edinburgh. He was educated for the law, being apprenticed to George Balfour, writer to the ...

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Kinloch, George Ritchie (1797/8–1877), lawyer and antiquary, was born probably in Jamaica, one of at least seven children of George Kinloch (1741–1802), deputy judge advocate and master in chancery in Jamaica, and his wife, Susannah, née Wigglesworth (1759–1841), of Edinburgh. Named after his father and in memory of a dead elder brother, ...

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Lawrie, Sir Archibald Campbell (1837–1914), lawyer and antiquary, was born on 8 September 1837 in West Nile Street, Glasgow, the eldest son of John Adair Lawrie (1801–1859), surgeon and professor of surgery at the University of Glasgow, and his wife, Janet Finlay, of ...

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Murray, David (1842–1928), lawyer and antiquary, was born at Glasgow on 15 April 1842, the eldest son of David Murray, a writer to the signet in Glasgow, and Ann Hunter Guthrie. He attended Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh, and the University of Glasgow...