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Borthwick, Jane Laurie (1813–1897), hymn writer and translator, was born on 9 April 1813 in Edinburgh, the first daughter of James Borthwick, insurance manager of the North British Insurance Office, and his wife, Sarah Finlay, both staunch members of the Free Church of Scotland...

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Davidson, Andrew Bruce (1831–1902), Hebraist and theologian, was born on 25 April 1831 in the farmstead at Ellon, north Aberdeenshire, the son of Andrew Davidson (d. 1863) and Helen Bruce (d. 1876). His parents were keenly interested in the ecclesiastical and theological controversies that were to lead to the Disruption of 1843 and the founding of the ...

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Douglas, George Cunninghame Monteath (1826–1904), Hebrew scholar, was born on 2 March 1826, in Kilbarchan, west Renfrewshire, one of six children of Robert Douglas, minister of the parish, and his wife, Janet, daughter of John Monteath, minister of Houston. His brother, Carstairs Douglas (1830–1877)...

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Falconer, Ion Grant Neville Keith- (1856–1887), Arabic scholar, third son of Francis Alexander Keith-Falconer, eighth earl of Kintore (1828–1880), and Louisa Madaleine Hawkins (d, 1916), was born at Edinburgh (probably at 24 Abercromby Place) on 5 July 1856. His family were the representatives of the ...

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Mackay, John Alexander (1889–1983), theologian and Hispanic scholar, was born on 17 May 1889 in Inverness, Scotland, the eldest of the five children of Duncan Mackay (1859–1948), a tailor and clothier, and his wife, Isabella Macdonald (1869–1933).

Mackay received an MA in 1912 with first-class honours in philosophy from the ...

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Mackay, Mackintosh (1793–1873), Free Church of Scotland minister and Gaelic scholar, was born at Eddrachillis, Sutherland, on 18 November 1793, the son of Alexander Mackay, tacksman of Duartbeg and a captain in the Reay fencibles, and his wife, Helen, eldest daughter of Alexander Falconer...

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Maclauchlan, Thomas (1816–1886), Free Church of Scotland minister and Gaelic scholar, was born on 29 January 1816 at Moy, Inverness-shire. He was the fourth child of James Maclauchlan, minister of Moy, and his second wife, Catherine Fraser. He was educated initially at home and then at the ...

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Mitchell, John Murray (1815–1904), missionary and orientalist, was born in Aberdeen on 19 August 1815, the fourth of five sons and three daughters of James Mitchell, burgess of Aberdeen, and his wife, Margaret, née Gordon. His brothers James (1808–1884), Gordon (1809–1893), and Alexander (1822–1901)...

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George Stronach

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Nicolson, Alexander (1827–1893), sheriff-substitute and Gaelic scholar, son of Malcolm Nicolson (d. c.1846), was born at Usabost in Skye on 27 September 1827. His early education was obtained from tutors. After the death of his father he entered Edinburgh University, intending to study for the ...

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Smith, William Robertson (1846–1894), theologian and Semitic scholar, was born on 8 November 1846 at New Farm, Keig, Aberdeenshire, the second of the eight children of William Pirie Smith (1811–1890), Free Church minister at Keig and Tough, and Jane, daughter of William Robertson...

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E. I. Carlyle

revised by David W. Savage

Wilson, John (1804–1875), missionary and orientalist, born at Lauder in Berwickshire on 11 December 1804, was the eldest son of Andrew Wilson, for more than forty years a councillor of the burgh of Lauder, and his wife, Janet, eldest daughter of James Hunter...

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John Wilson (1804–1875) by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, after 1842 Scottish National Portrait Gallery