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Fulton, Robert (1765–1815), engineer and artist, the elder son in the family of three daughters and two sons of Robert Fulton (d. 1774?), a tailor, farmer, and tradesman, and his wife, Mary Smith (d. 1799), was born on 14 November 1765 at a farmhouse in ...

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Alexander Nasmyth (1758–1840) by Andrew Geddes, c. 1820–25 in the collection of the Royal Scottish Academy

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Nasmyth, Alexander (1758–1840), artist and engineer, was born on 9 September 1758 at his father's house at Anderson's Land in the Grassmarket, Edinburgh, the second of two children of Michael Naesmyth (1719–1803), an architect and builder, and his wife, Lillias Anderson, known as Mary...