Beveridge, Erskine (1851–1920), textile manufacturer and antiquary, was born on 27 December 1851 at Priory House, Dunfermline, Fife, the eldest of the four children of Erskine Beveridge (1803–1864) and his second wife, Maria Elizabeth Wilson (1816–1873). He was educated at the Free Abbey School, Dunfermline...
Jeffrey R. Smitten
Cordiner, Charles (1746
A. H. Millar
revised by Rowan Strong
Gordon, James Frederick Skinner (1821–1904), antiquary and Scottish Episcopal church minister, born at Keith, Banffshire, claimed descent from the Gordons of Glenbucket, in Strathdon. Educated at Keith School and then at Madras College, St Andrews, he gained, at fifteen years of age, the Grant bursary at ...
Richard A. Marsden
Innes, Cosmo Nelson (1798–1874), antiquary, was born on 9 September 1798 at Durris, near Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, the fifteenth child of John Innes (1747–1827), farmer and formerly laird of Leuchars in Fife, and his wife, Euphemia, née Russell (d. 1833), daughter of John Russell...
Maker: James Tassie
Lumisden, Andrew (1720–1801), Jacobite politician and antiquary, was the only son of William Lumisden (1688–1756), an Edinburgh law agent and burgess, and Mary (d. 1755), daughter of Robert Bruce, a merchant of the same city; and the grandson of another Andrew Lumisden...
Oughton, Sir (James) Adolphus Dickenson (bap. 1719, d. 1780), army officer and antiquary, was baptized at St Giles-in-the-Fields, London, on 27 October 1719, the illegitimate son of Colonel Sir Adolphus Oughton baronet (1684/5–1736), army officer and politician, and Miss Frances Dickenson (...
E. I. Carlyle
revised by H. C. G. Matthew
Pratt, John Burnett (1799–1869), Scottish Episcopal clergyman and antiquary, born at Cairnbanno, New Deer, Aberdeenshire, was the son of a working tradesman. After graduating MA at Aberdeen University he took orders in the Scottish Episcopal church, and obtained a living at Stuartfield in 1821. In 1825 he was elected to ...
Turnbull, William Barclay David Donald (1811–1863), archivist and antiquary, was born on 6 February 1811 in St James's Square, Edinburgh, the only child of Walter Turnbull (d. 1819), armiger, from Hanover in Jamaica and later of Leven Lodge, near Edinburgh, and Torryburn, Fife...