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Cameron, Donald, of Lochiel (c. 1700–1748), chief of clan Cameron and Jacobite army officer, was born at Achnacarry House in Lochaber, the son of John Cameron of Lochiel (c.1663–1748) and Isabel, daughter of Alexander Campbell of Lochnell; Archibald Cameron was his younger brother. His father, like his grandfather, ...

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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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Campbell, John [called Iain Glas], first earl of Breadalbane and Holland (1634–1717), magnate and politician, was born on 29 May 1634 at Stronmillochan, Glenorchy, Argyll, the eldest son of Sir John Campbell of Glenorchy, fourth baronet (d. 1686), and his first wife, ...

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John Campbell, first earl of Breadalbane and Holland (1634–1717) by Sir John Baptiste de Medina Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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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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Alexander Ranaldson Macdonell of Glengarry (1773–1828) by Sir Henry Raeburn, 1812 National Gallery of Scotland

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Macdonell, Alexander Ranaldson, of Glengarry (1773–1828), chief of clan Macdonell or Macdonnell of Glengarry and soldier, was born on 15 September 1773 at Invergarry, Inverness-shire, the first of nine children of Duncan Macdonell (c.1744–1788), chief of clan Macdonell of Glengarry, and ...

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Maclachlan, Lauchlan (1688–1746), Jacobite army officer and chief of clan Lachlan (Lachlainn), was born at Castle Lachlan, Argyll, the son of Lachlan Maclachlan (d. 1719), chief of the ancient, but minor, Argyll clan Lachlan (Lachlainn). On 23 September 1719 he became chief of the clan following his father's death. The ...

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Malcolm, John, of Poltalloch (1805–1893), art collector and landowner, was the second surviving son of Neill Malcolm (1769–1837), twelfth laird of Poltalloch [see under Malcolm family of Poltalloch], who owned extensive landed estates in Argyll and sugar plantations in Jamaica, and his wife, ...

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Maxwell, Sir John, of Pollok, eighth baronet (1791–1865), landowner and politician, was born on 12 May 1791 at Pollok House, Renfrewshire. The mansion and surrounding lands were eventually absorbed into Glasgow, and in 1966 the family gifted the estate to the city for use as public parkland. He was the second of four children and the only son of ...

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Nairne, David [Jacobite Sir David Nairne, first baronet] (1655–1740), Jacobite courtier, was born in August 1655 at Sandford, Fife, and baptized on 7 September 1655 at St Phillins Church in St Andrews. He was the second of the four sons of Thomas Nairne (...