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Drummond, James, fourth earl of Perth and Jacobite first duke of Perth (1648–1716), politician, born on 7 July 1648, was the elder son of James Drummond, third earl of Perth (c. 1615-1675), and Lady Anne (1616?–1656), eldest daughter of George Gordon, ...

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Gordon, George, first earl of Aberdeen (1637–1720), judge and politician, was born on 3 October 1637, the second son of Sir John Gordon of Haddo, first baronet (d. 1644), an Aberdeenshire laird, and of Mary, daughter of William Forbes of Tolquhon, also an ...

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Hay, George, first earl of Kinnoull (bap. 1570, d. 1634), politician and entrepreneur, was baptized on 4 December 1570, probably at Megginch, Perthshire, the second son of Peter Hay (d. 1596), laird of Megginch and bailie to his distant kin the earls of Erroll...

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Hay, John, first marquess of Tweeddale (1626–1697), politician, was the eldest son of John Hay, eighth Lord Hay of Yester and first earl of Tweeddale (c.1593–1654), and his first wife, Lady Jean Seton (d. 1626/7), daughter of Alexander Seton, first earl of Dunfermline...

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Hume, Patrick, first earl of Marchmont (1641–1724), politician, was born at Redbraes, Berwickshire, on 13 January 1641, the eldest son of Sir Patrick Hume of Polwarth, first baronet (d. 1648), and Christian (d. 1688), youngest daughter of Sir Alexander Hamilton of ...

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Leslie, John, duke of Rothes (c. 1630–1681), politician and nobleman, was the only son of John Leslie, sixth earl of Rothes (c. 1600–1641), and his wife, Lady Anne Erskine (d. 1640), daughter of John Erskine, earl of Mar (c. 1562–1634). Following his father's death on 23 August 1641 he succeeded to the earldom at the age of about eleven. He was placed into the care of his tutors, ...

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Ogilvy, James, fourth earl of Findlater and first earl of Seafield (1663–1730), politician, was born on 11 July 1663, the second son of the five children of James Ogilvy, third earl of Findlater (d. 1711), and Lady Anna Seton (c.1632–1687)...