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McDowall, William (1815–1888), newspaper editor and antiquary, born at Maxwelltown, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 21 July 1815, was the son of James McDowall (d. 1826), a traveller for a cabinet-making firm, and his wife, Mary, née Todd (d. 1849). He was educated in ...


Riddell, Robert, of Glenriddell (bap. 1755, d. 1794), antiquary and literary patron, born in Newhouse, Irongray, Dumfriesshire, and baptized at St Michael's Church, Dumfries, on 5 October 1755, was the eldest son and second of seven children born to Walter Riddell (1705–1788) of ...