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T. W. Bayne

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

McDowall, William (1815–1888), newspaper editor and antiquary, born at Maxwelltown, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 21 July 1815, was the son of James McDowall (d. 1826), a traveller for a cabinet-making firm, and his wife, Mary, née Todd (d. 1849). He was educated in ...

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George Stronach

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Pagan, James (1811–1870), newspaper editor and antiquary, the son of James Pagan and Elizabeth Blackstock, was born on 18 October 1811 at Trailflat, in the parish of Tinwald, near Dumfries, where his father was a bleacher. The family removed to Dumfries shortly after ...

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Savage, James (1767–1845), antiquary and editor of newspapers and journals, was born in Howden, Yorkshire, on 30 August 1767, a son of James Savage, clockmaker, and elder brother of William Savage (1770–1843), printer and engraver; their mother's name was unrecorded. The family claimed descent from a younger branch of the long-established ...