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Crichton, William, of that ilk, first Lord Crichton (d. 1453), administrator and courtier, was the eldest son of Sir John Crichton of that ilk and his spouse, thought to have been Christian Grimslaw (who survived her husband). The family's principal seat was at ...


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Norwich, Ralph of (d. 1258/9), administrator and royal clerk, was perhaps a native of Buckinghamshire. He was sent to Ireland as the king's messenger in May 1216, and having returned to England with a message from Geoffrey de Marisco, the justiciar, was on the accession of ...


Stewart, James, earl of Arran (c. 1545–1596), courtier and administrator, was the second son of the eight children of Andrew Stewart, second Lord Ochiltree (1521?–1594?), and his first wife, Agnes Cunningham (d. in or after 1557), daughter of John Cunningham of Caprington...