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Montgomerie, Alexander, tenth earl of Eglinton (1723–1769), politician and agricultural improver, was born on 10 February 1723, the son of Alexander Montgomerie, ninth earl of Eglinton (c. 1660–1729), politician and landowner, and his third wife, Susanna (1689/90–1780) [see Montgomerie, Susanna, countess of Eglinton...

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Ross, George, of Cromarty (1708/9–1786), army agent and agricultural improver, was probably born on the small estate of Pitkerrie, Ross-shire, the only son of Andrew Ross (fl. 1670–1710), proprietor of the estate. There is unresolved confusion as to the precise identity of his mother, a ...