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Æthelweard [Ethelwerd] (d. 998?), chronicler and magnate, was ealdorman of south-western England. He styled himself 'Patricius Consul Fabius Quaestor', a latinization of 'Æthel-/ealdorman/Fabius/-weard'. He was the father of Æthelmær, grandfather of one Æthelweard and grandfather-in-law of another: all also ealdormen, and two of the same south-western ealdormanry as ...

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Douglas, William, first marquess of Douglas (1589–1660), magnate and scholar, was the eldest son of William Douglas, tenth earl of Angus (c. 1554–1611), and his wife, Elizabeth (d. in or after 1611), daughter of Laurence Oliphant, fourth Lord Oliphant. From early childhood, the ...

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Keith, George, fourth Earl Marischal (1549/50–1623), magnate and founder of Marischal College, Aberdeen, was the eldest son of William, master of Marischal (c.1530–1580), and his wife, Elizabeth Hay (b. c.1530), daughter of George, seventh earl of Erroll. He was educated with his younger brother ...

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Macfarlan, Walter, of Arrochar [of that ilk] (d. 1767), antiquary and chief of clan Macfarlan, was the second son of John Macfarlan of Arrochar (d. 1705), chief of clan Macfarlan, and Helen (d. 1741), daughter of Robert, second Viscount Arbuthnott. He was born, probably at ...

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Parker, Henry, tenth Baron Morley (1480/81–1556), nobleman and translator, was the son of Sir William Parker (d. c.1504) and Alice Lovel (1452–1518). His father, who was knighted by Richard III on 24 July 1482, was the latter's standard bearer at Bosworth Field...

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Henry Parker, tenth Baron Morley (1480/8181–1556) by Albrecht Dürer, 1523 © Copyright The British Museum