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Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881) by George Frederic Watts, 1868 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Carlyle, Thomas (1795–1881), author, biographer, and historian, was born on 4 December 1795 in the Arched House, Ecclefechan, Annandale, Dumfriesshire. He was the eldest son of James Carlyle (1757–1832), a hard-working stonemason whose father, Thomas (1722–1806), the husband of Mary Gillespie (1727–1797), had been a carpenter and tenant farmer; beyond that, the ...

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George Lawson (1749–1820) by James Tassie, 1794 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Lawson, George (1749–1820), university professor, was born at Boghouse Farm in the parish of West Linton, Peeblesshire, on 13 March 1749. He was the second son of Charles Lawson and his wife, Margaret Noble. His father was a carpenter as well as a farmer, and was able to provide a good education for ...

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Lee, John (1779–1859), Church of Scotland minister and university principal, was born at Torwoodlee-Mains, in the parish of Stow, Edinburghshire, on 22 November 1779, the son of James Lee and his wife, Helen Patterson. He was educated at a school in Clovenfords, Selkirkshire...

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McKerrow, John (1789–1867), minister of the United Presbyterian church and historian, was born in Mauchline, Ayrshire, on 15 May 1789, the third son of John McKerrow and his wife, Margaret, in a family of six sons and four daughters. His father, a cloth merchant, died while he was still a boy and his mother died during his first session at ...

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William McKerrow (1803–1878) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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McKerrow, William (1803–1878), minister of the Presbyterian Church of England and educationist, was born on 7 September 1803, the son of William and Elizabeth (née Muir) McKerrow of Kilmarnock. His parents were keen supporters of the Burgher section of the Secession church...