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See Brunton [née Balfour], Mary

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Cook, John (1771–1824), Church of Scotland minister and Hebrew scholar, eldest son of the Revd John Cook, professor of moral philosophy at the University of St Andrews, and his wife, Janet, daughter of the Revd John Hill, was born on 24 November 1771. He graduated at ...

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Hunter, Henry (1741–1802), Church of Scotland minister and translator, was born at Culross, Perthshire, on 25 August 1741, the fifth of seven children of David and Agnes Hunter. He was recognized to be an intelligent child and, though his was a humble family, he was sent, aged thirteen, to ...

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MacGregor, Alexander (1806–1881), Church of Scotland minister and writer of Scottish Gaelic prose, was born on 26 May 1806 at the Mission House, Dalfuil, Glengairn, near Ballater, the eldest of the four children of the Revd Robert MacGregor (1767–1846) and his wife, Janet Menzies...

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MacLeod, John (1756/7–1841), Church of Scotland minister and Gaelic scholar, was born on the Isle of Skye and educated at the University of Aberdeen where he graduated in 1776. He was licensed by the presbytery of Aberdeen on 16 April 1778. After assisting ...

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Macleod, Norman (1783–1862), Church of Scotland minister and Gaelic scholar, was born in December 1783, the son of Norman Macleod, who was ordained in 1774 minister of Morven, Argyll, and his wife, Jean, granddaughter of William Morrison, minister of Tiree in the Hebrides...

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Moodie, William [pseud. Adam Whyte] (1759–1812), Church of Scotland minister and university teacher, was born on 2 July 1759 in Gartly, Aberdeenshire, the eldest of the seven children of Roger Moodie (d. 1775), parish minister of Gartly and later of Monimail...

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Simson, William (b. 1562, d. in or after 1623), Church of Scotland minister and Hebraist, was born on 13 August 1562 in Perth, probably the third son of Andrew Simson (c. 1526–1591?), rector of Perth grammar school, and Violet, daughter of Patrick Adamson...

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Smith, John (1747–1807), Church of Scotland minister and Gaelic scholar, was born in July 1747 at Croft-Brackley in the parish of Glenorchy, Argyll, the son of John Smith (also known as John M'Lulich), who was probably a farmer, and Mary Campbell. He was educated at the ...

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Spens, Henry [Harry] (1714–1787), Church of Scotland minister and classicist, was born Henry Spence on 10 September 1714 in Edinburgh, the son of James Spens of Kirkton of Alves, an Edinburgh writer to the signet who is credited with a broadside against the Jacobite rising of 1715. His mother was ...