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Katharine Gordon, duchess of Gordon (1718–1779) by unknown artist unknown collection / Christie's; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gordon, Katharine, duchess of Gordon (1718–1779), politician, was born on 20 October 1718, the daughter of William Gordon, second earl of Aberdeen (1679–1745), and his second wife, Lady Anna Susan Murray (1699–1725), the daughter of John Murray, first duke of Atholl. When Katharine...

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George Home, earl of Dunbar (d. 1611) by unknown artist Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Home, George, earl of Dunbar (d. 1611), courtier and administrator, was the fourth son of Alexander Home of Manderston (d. 1593) and Janet Home (d. 1593), daughter of George Home of Spott. The date of his birth is uncertain. There were many divisions among the ...

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William Maitland of Lethington (1525x3030–1573) by unknown artist in the collection of Thirlestane Castle Trust

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Maitland, William, of Lethington (1525x30–1573), courtier and diplomat, was the eldest son of Sir Richard Maitland of Lethington (1496–1586), courtier, judge, and writer, and Mary or Mariota Cranstoun (d. 1586), daughter of Sir Thomas Cranstoun of Corsbie. His younger brothers were John Maitland...