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George Heriot (1563–1624) by David Scougall (after Paul van Somer) courtesy of George Heriot Trust, Edinburgh


Heriot, George (1563–1624), jeweller and philanthropist, was born in Edinburgh on 15 June 1563, the eldest son of George Heriot (1539/40–1610), goldsmith and MP, of Edinburgh and his first wife, Elizabeth Balderstone. Heriot was apprenticed to his father's trade, and on 14 January 1586 he was contracted to marry ...


Locker, Edward Hawke (1777–1849), hospital administrator and watercolour painter, born at the parsonage house, East Malling, Kent, on 9 October 1777, was the fourth of the five surviving children of Captain William Locker (1731–1800) and his wife, Lucy (1746/7–1780), daughter of Admiral William Parry...