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T. F. Henderson

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Laing, Malcolm (1762–1818), historian and advocate, was the eldest son of Robert Laing (d. 1805), a merchant and provost of Kirkwall in 1788–92, who came of an old Orkney family; his brother was Samuel Laing (1780–1868). Laing was born at the paternal estate of ...


Thomas Thomson (1768–1852) by Robert Scott Lauder Scottish National Portrait Gallery


Thomson, Thomas (1768–1852), record scholar and advocate, was born on 10 November 1768 at the manse in Dailly, Ayrshire, the eldest son of the Revd Thomas Thomson, the parish minister, and his second wife, Mary Hay, daughter of Francis Hay in Lochside, Ayrshire...