Ponton, Mungo (1802–1880), inventor of photographic processes and lawyer, the only son of John Ponton, farmer, and his wife, Isabell née Ponton, was born at Balgreen, near Edinburgh, on 23 November 1802. Educated as a lawyer, he was admitted to the Society of Writers to the Signet...
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Roberts, David (1796–1864), artist, was born on 24 October 1796 at a house in Church Lane, Stockbridge, near Edinburgh, and baptized on 23 November 1796 at St Cuthbert's Church, Canongate, Edinburgh, the eldest of the five children of John Roberts (1754–1840), shoemaker, and his wife, ...
Walker, Robert [called the Skating Minister] (1755–1808), Church of Scotland minister and subject of a painting by Henry Raeburn, was born on 30 April 1755 at Monkton, Ayrshire, the second son of the Revd William Walker (1719–1774), minister of that parish, and ...