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Pulteney [formerly Johnstone], Sir William, fifth baronet (1729–1805), politician and property developer, was born William Johnstone on 19 October 1729 at Westerhall, Dumfriesshire, the third son of Sir James Johnstone MP, third baronet (1697–1772), and the Hon. Barbara Murray (d. 1773)...

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Steel, Sir James, baronet (1829–1904), builder and property developer, was born on 13 March 1829 at Buchts, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, the fifth of nine children of a Lanarkshire tenant farmer, James Steel (1792–1862), and Marion Reid. Apprenticed as a mason in Wishaw, by the 1850s he had developed his own successful building firm there and served on the ...