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Creech, William [pseud. Theophrastus] (1745–1815), bookseller and magistrate, was born in Newbattle, Edinburghshire, on 12 May 1745, the son of the Revd William Creech (1705–1745), minister of Newbattle, and his wife, the Calvinist Mary Buley (d. 1764) of the English family of ...

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MacMorran, John (d. 1596), merchant and magistrate, may have begun his career as 'domestik and familiar servitor' to Regent Morton (Donaldson, Register of the Privy Seal, 8.684), receiving lands in Renfrewshire in 1576 and a pension of £50 for life the following year. When the regent fell from power ...

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Willoughby, Hugh, twelfth Baron Willoughby of Parham (c. 1643–1712), magistrate and landowner, was probably born in Horwich, Lancashire, the eldest surviving son and heir of Thomas Willoughby, eleventh Baron Willoughby of Parham (c.1602–1692), landowner and army officer, who in 1680 had successfully claimed his family's peerage but had not inherited its estates, and his wife, ...