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Cameron, Sir Ewen, of Lochiel (1629–1719), clan chief, was born at his maternal grandfather's seat, Kilchurn Castle, in February 1629, the son of John McAllan Cameron and Margaret, eldest daughter of Sir Robert Campbell of Glenfalloch (afterwards of Glenorchy). Immediately recognizable to many, owing to the production of the Jacobite ...

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Sir Ewen Cameron of Lochiel (1629–1719) by unknown artist Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Charles I (1600–1649), king of England, Scotland, and Ireland, was born in Dunfermline Castle, Scotland, on 19 November 1600 and baptized at the palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, on 23 December. He was the third child of James VI of Scotland (subsequently James I...

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Charles I (1600–1649) by Sir Anthony Van Dyck, 1635 The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Dalzell [Dalyell], Robert, first earl of Carnwath (d. 1654), royalist nobleman, was the eldest son of Robert Dalyell, first Lord Dalyell (d. 1635/6), and Margaret, daughter of Sir William Crichton of Clunie. That his parents' marriage contract was dated 1580 indicates the earliest possible date of his birth. He succeeded to the title of ...

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Erskine, John, nineteenth or third earl of Mar (c. 1585–1653), nobleman, was the only child of John Erskine, eighteenth or second earl of Mar (c. 1562–1634), and his first wife, Anna, daughter of David, Lord Drummond. Educated initially at home, Lord Erskine travelled in ...

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Erskine, Thomas, first earl of Kellie (1566–1639), courtier, was the second son of Sir Alexander Erskine of Gogar (c.1521–1588×92) and Margaret, daughter of George Home, fourth Lord Home; George Erskine was his younger brother. Erskine was educated with James VI, and became a gentleman of the bedchamber in 1585. He was confirmed in royal favour when at the time of the ...

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Hamilton, James, second marquess of Hamilton (1589–1625), courtier, was the son of John Hamilton, first marquess of Hamilton (1539/40–1604), and Margaret (c.1545–1625), daughter of John Lyon, seventh Lord Glamis, and widow of Gilbert Kennedy, fourth earl of Cassillis. All that is known of his education is that he was brought up with ...

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James VI and I (1566–1625) by Daniel Mytens, 1621 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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James VI and I (1566–1625), king of Scotland, England, and Ireland, was born at Edinburgh Castle on 19 June 1566, the only son of Mary, queen of Scots (1542–1587), and her second husband, Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley (1545/6–1567).

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Newton, Sir Adam, first baronet (d. 1630), royal official, whose parentage is unknown, was a native of Scotland. He graduated MA from the University of Glasgow in 1582. He spent some part of his early life in France, passing himself off as a priest and teaching at the college of ...

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Stewart, Henry, duke of Albany [known as Lord Darnley] (1545/6–1567), second consort of Mary, queen of Scots, was born at Temple Newsam, Yorkshire, the second but elder surviving son of Matthew Stewart, thirteenth or fourth earl of Lennox (1516–1571), and his wife, ...

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Henry Stewart, duke of Albany [Lord Darnley] (1545/66–1567) by Hans Eworth, 1563 [right, with his brother Charles Stewart, later earl of Lennox] The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II

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John Crichton- Stuart, second marquess of Bute (1793–1848) by Sir Henry Raeburn, exh. RA 1821 private collection

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Stuart, John Crichton-, second marquess of Bute (1793–1848), landowner and industrialist, was born on 10 August 1793 at Dumfries House, Ayrshire, the eldest son (there were no daughters) of John Stuart, Viscount Mountstuart (1767–1794), of Mountstuart House, Isle of Bute, and his wife, ...