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Janet Colquhoun, Lady Colquhoun (1781–1846) by Henry Thomas Ryall (after Colvin Smith, 1834) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Colquhoun [née Sinclair], Janet, Lady Colquhoun (1781–1846), religious writer, was the second daughter of Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster, first baronet (1754–1835), and his first wife, Sarah (d. 1785), the only child and heir of Alexander Maitland of Stoke Newington. She was born in ...

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Keith, Alexander (1792–1880), Free Church of Scotland minister and writer on prophecy, was born in Keith Hall, Aberdeenshire, on 13 November 1792 (Scot. Fasti; DNB gives 30 Nov 1791), the second son of George Skene Keith (1752–1823), minister of the same place, and his wife, ...

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Meikle, James (1730–1799), surgeon and religious writer, was born at Carnwath, in the upper part of Clydesdale, on 19 May 1730, the fifth child of George Meikle (d. 1748), a surgeon and druggist. James, a delicate boy, received little regular education; but he was religiously brought up by his parents, and when about sixteen years old joined the ...

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Hugh Miller (1802–1856) by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, c. 1843 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Miller, Hugh (1802–1856), geologist, evangelical journalist, and writer, was born on 10 October 1802 in Church Street, Cromarty, the first of three children of Hugh Miller (bap. 1754, d. 1807), shipmaster in the coasting trade, and Harriet Wright (bap. 1780, d...