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Griffiths, Ralph (1720?–1803), journal editor and bookseller, is said to have been born in 1720; most authorities give Shropshire as the place, while others simply mention that he was first heard of in Staffordshire. He does not appear in written records until his legal troubles in ...

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Hastings, James (1852–1922), United Free Church minister and journal editor, was born on 26 March 1852 at Huntly, Aberdeenshire, the second son and fifth child of James Hastings, miller, of the mill of Huntly, and his wife, Hope Ross. He was educated at ...

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John Gibson Lockhart (1794–1854) by Robert Scott Lauder, c. 1841–2 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Lockhart, John Gibson (1794–1854), writer and literary editor, was born on 12 June 1794 in the manse at Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland, the eldest of five children of Dr John Lockhart (1761–1842), minister of the parish church of Cambusnethan, and his second wife, Elizabeth (...

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Rees, Josiah (1744–1804), Unitarian minister and journal editor, was born on 2 October 1744 at Clun-pentan in the parish of Llanfair-ar-y-bryn, near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, the son of Owen Rees (1716–1768), and his wife, Mary Howell (1718–1818). His father, who was ordained minister to a congregation of protestant dissenters at ...

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Salmond, James Bell (1891–1958), journal editor and writer, was born at 4 Gayfield, Arbroath, on 8 December 1891, the only son of James Boath Salmond (1860–1901), co-owner and editor of the Arbroath Herald, and his wife, Anne Duncan, née Bell (b. 1857)...

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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 ...