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Mitchell, Sir Arthur (1826–1909), commissioner in lunacy for Scotland and antiquary, born at Elgin, Moray, on 19 January 1826, was the son of George Mitchell, CE, and his wife, Elizabeth Cant. He was educated at Elgin Academy and graduated MA at Aberdeen University...

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Train, Joseph (1779–1852), exciseman and antiquary, was born on 6 November 1779 at Gilminscroft in the parish of Sorn, Ayrshire, where his father was land steward. In 1787 the family moved to Ayr, where Train's father became a day labourer. His own schooling was limited. At an early age he was apprenticed to a weaver in ...

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Wood, John Philp (1762–1838), civil servant and antiquary, was born at King's Cramond, Edinburghshire, on 9 March 1762, the son of John Wood (d. 1792), the seventh son of Jasper Wood of Warriston, and of Isobel, the daughter of John Philp of ...