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Claudius Buchanan (1766–1815) by Frederick Christian Lewis senior, pubd 1815 (after J. Slater, 1814) © National Portrait Gallery, London


Buchanan, Claudius (1766–1815), East India Company chaplain, was born on 12 March 1766 at Cambuslang, a village near Glasgow, the second son of Alexander Buchanan (d. 1788), schoolmaster at Inveraray, Argyll, and his wife, the daughter of Claudius Somers. He commenced his education at ...


Knox, John (d. 1688), Church of Scotland minister and army chaplain, was the younger son of John Knox (d. in or after 1654) [see under Knox, John (c. 1555-1623)], minister of Bowden in Teviotdale, Roxburghshire, and his wife, Margaret Douglas. He was the grandson of ...