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Graham, (James) Angus, seventh duke of Montrose (1907–1992), farmer and politician, was born on 2 May 1907 at 19 Manchester Square, London, the elder son and eldest of the four children of James Graham, marquess of Graham, later sixth duke of Montrose (1878–1954)...

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Keith, Alexander (1895–1978), author and farmer, was born on 18 August 1895 in The Square, Kintore, Aberdeenshire, the son of Alfred George Keith, chemist, and his wife, Janet Greig, née Wishart. Janet Keith was the daughter of a local farmer and butcher, and brought up the family single-handed, running both the business and the local savings bank after her husband's early death. ...

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MacPherson, John (c. 1835–1922), crofter, was born at Glendale, Isle of Skye, the son of Alexander MacPherson and his wife, Flora MacLeod. On 9 March 1865 he married Margaret Maclean; following her death in 1876, on 19 June 1877 he married Mary Macdonald, ...

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McConnell, Primrose (1856–1931), farmer and writer, was born on 11 April 1856 at Lessnessock, Ochiltree, Ayrshire, the son of Archibald McConnell (1821–1898) and his wife, Agnes Milroy (1830–1897). At this time his father held the tenancy of Lessnessock Farm, Ochiltree, but in 1862 he took the tenancy of ...

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Mylne, James (1738/9–1788), poet and tenant farmer, was the son of George Mylne (d. 1744), farmer, of Barns, Haddingtonshire. A precocious poet, Mylne seems to have inked a small collection of juvenile verse while attending the grammar school of Dalkeith. Many of these early odes, epistles, fables, and songs touch on the sensitive nerve of class. The favourite target of his sense of position when young was ...

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Thuku, Harry (1895–1970), Kenyan nationalist politician and farmer, was born near Kambui, Kiambu district, Kenya, to Wanjiku (d. 1934), the fourth wife of Kairianja (d. 1899), an elder of the powerful Gathirimu clan of southern Kikuyu. In the same year Britain...

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Wight, Andrew (bap. 1719, d. 1792), farmer and writer on agriculture, was baptized at Ormiston, near Haddington, on 7 January 1719, which was possibly also the day of his birth. He was the son of Alexander Wight (d. 1751) and Kathrin Simpson...