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James Stuart Mackenzie (1719–1800) by Thomas Bardwell, 1752 in the collection of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry KT; photograph courtesy the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Mackenzie, James Stuart (1719–1800), politician and astronomer, was born on 23 February 1719, the younger son in the family of two sons and four daughters of James Stuart, second earl of Bute (1689/90–1723), royal servant, and his wife, Anne (1692–1736), daughter of Archibald Campbell (later ...

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Molyneux, Samuel (1689–1728), astronomer and politician, born at Chester on 18 July 1689, was the third but only surviving child of the experimental philosopher William Molyneux (1656–1698) and his wife, Lucy (d. 1691), the youngest daughter of Sir William Domville, attorney-general for ...

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Parker, George, second earl of Macclesfield (c. 1697–1764), astronomer and politician, was the only son of Thomas Parker, first earl of Macclesfield (1667–1732), and his wife and cousin Janet Carrier (c.1666–1733). He was instructed in mathematics by Abraham De Moivre and ...