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Brown, Gilbert (d. 1612), abbot of Sweetheart and Roman Catholic priest, was the son of Richard Brown (d. in or after 1546) and his wife, Elizabeth Lindsay (d. in or after 1577), of Carsluith. He was professed as a Cistercian monk at ...

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Campbell, Donald (d. 1562), abbot of Coupar Angus, was the fourth son of Archibald Campbell, second earl of Argyll (d. 1513), and his wife, Elizabeth Stewart. He matriculated at St Salvator's College, St Andrews, in 1522. As a graduate and a clerk in ...

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Mary Sunniva Garson (1921–2007) by unknown photographer, 1993 by kind permission of the Grace and Compassion Benedictines

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Garson, Mary Sunniva (1921–2007), nun and founder of the Benedictine sisters of Grace and Compassion, was born on 3 October 1921 at Denend, Udny, Aberdeenshire, the only daughter and eldest of four children of David Garson, merchant seaman and later harbour master, and his wife, ...

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Richardson, Robert (d. 1578), prior of St Mary's Isle and administrator, was the son of Robert Richardson, burgess of Jedburgh (d. c.1556). The historian George Crawfurd asserts that he was descended 'of a stock of ancient and opulent burgesses of ...

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Winram [Wynram], John (c. 1492–1582), prior of St Serf and ecclesiastical reformer, was the son of James Winram of Ratho (d. in or before 1540), and Margaret Wilkie (d. in or before 1551). He had at least one brother, Robert of Ratho...