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Baillie, Alexander Dundas Ross Cochrane-Wishart-, first Baron Lamington (1816–1890), politician and author, was born on 24 November 1816, the younger of the two children of Admiral Sir Thomas John Cochrane GCB (1789–1872) and his first wife, Matilda, daughter of Lieutenant-General Sir Charles Lockhart-Ross, ...

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Campbell, John [called Iain Glas], first earl of Breadalbane and Holland (1634–1717), magnate and politician, was born on 29 May 1634 at Stronmillochan, Glenorchy, Argyll, the eldest son of Sir John Campbell of Glenorchy, fourth baronet (d. 1686), and his first wife, ...

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Dempster, George, of Dunnichen (1732–1818), agriculturist and politician, was born at Alexander Kyd's Close, Dundee, Forfarshire, on 8 December 1732, the eldest son of John Dempster (1700–1754), landowner and grain merchant, and his first wife, Isabel Ogilvie (1700×10–c.1738).

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Fairbairn, Sir Nicholas Hardwick (1933–1995), lawyer and politician, was born on 24 December 1933 at 18 Lansdowne Crescent, Edinburgh, the third surviving child and younger son of (William) Ronald Dodds Fairbairn (1889–1964), psychotherapist and psychoanalyst, and his wife, Mary Ann (d. 1952)...

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Fraser, Archibald Campbell, of Lovat (1736–1815), politician, was born on 16 August 1736, the son of Simon Fraser, eleventh Lord Lovat (1667/8–1747), Jacobite leader, and his second wife, Primrose Campbell (1710–1796). He was educated at a school at Petty, Inverness-shire. He was present at ...

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Gordon [née Maxwell], Jane, duchess of Gordon (1748/9–1812), political hostess and agricultural reformer, was born at Hyndford's Close, Edinburgh, the third of the four children of Sir William Maxwell of Monreith, Wigtownshire, third baronet, (c.1712–1771), and his wife, Magdalene, daughter of ...

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Keith, George, styled tenth Earl Marischal (1692/3?–1778), Jacobite army officer and diplomatist in the Prussian service, was the eldest son of William Keith, ninth Earl Marischal (c. 1664–1712) [see under Drummond, Lady Mary] and Lady Mary Drummond (1675–1729), eldest daughter of ...

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Lindsay, Colin, third earl of Balcarres (1652–1721), politician and Jacobite sympathizer, was baptized at Kilconquhar, Fife, on 23 August 1652, the fourth and youngest (but second surviving) son of Alexander Lindsay, first earl of Balcarres (1618–1659), and his wife, Anna Mackenzie (c. 1621–1707)...

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Lockhart, George, of Carnwath (1681?–1731), Jacobite politician and memoirist, was the elder of two children of Sir George Lockhart of Carnwath (c. 1630–1689), lord president of the court of session, and his second wife, Philadelphia (b. 1655, d. in or after 1717)...

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Lumisden, Andrew (1720–1801), Jacobite politician and antiquary, was the only son of William Lumisden (1688–1756), an Edinburgh law agent and burgess, and Mary (d. 1755), daughter of Robert Bruce, a merchant of the same city; and the grandson of another Andrew Lumisden...

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Mackintosh [née Farquharson], Anne [nicknamed Colonel Anne], Lady Mackintosh (1723–1784), Jacobite campaigner, was the eldest daughter of John Farquharson of Invercauld, Braemar, Scotland, who had himself been (coercedly) ‘out’ in the 1715 rising (for which he was subsequently pardoned). In February 1741 ...

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Munro, Sir Thomas, first baronet (1761–1827), army officer in the East India Company and administrator in India, was born on 27 May 1761 at Glasgow, the second of the seven children of Alexander Munro (d. 1809), a Glasgow merchant trading with Virginia...

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Murray, Katharine Marjory Stewart- [née Katharine Marjory Ramsay], duchess of Atholl (1874–1960), public servant and politician, was born in Edinburgh on 6 November 1874, the eldest of the five children of Sir James Henry Ramsay, tenth baronet (1832–1925), of Bamff, east Perthshire...

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Murray, William, first earl of Mansfield (1705–1793), judge and politician, was born on 2 March 1705 at his ancestral home, Scone Abbey, later to be known as Scone Palace, near Perth, the fourth son among the fourteen children (six brothers and eight sisters) of ...

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Rose, George (1744–1818), politician and publicist, was born at Lethnot, Forfarshire, on 17 June 1744, the second son of the Revd David Rose (1695–1758), a nonjuring episcopalian clergyman of the parish, and the first son of his second wife, Margaret (1705–1785), the daughter of a clansman, ...

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Stuart, James Gray, first Viscount Stuart of Findhorn (1897–1971), politician, was born at 2 Belford Park, Edinburgh, on 9 February 1897, the third son and third of the four children of Morton Gray Stuart, seventeenth earl of Moray (1855–1930), and his wife, Edith Douglas Palmer (...

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Stuart, John, third earl of Bute (1713–1792), prime minister, was born at Parliament Square, Edinburgh, on 25 May 1713, the elder son of James, second earl of Bute (1689/90–1723), and his wife, Lady Anne Campbell (1692–1736), only daughter of Archibald, first duke of Argyll...