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Bogue, David (1750–1825), Independent minister, was born on 18 February 1750 at Dowlaw, in the parish of Coldingham, Berwickshire, the sixth of the twelve children of John Bogue (bap. 1713, d. 1786), who became laird and farmer at Hallydown, and Margaret Swanston (...

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Ferguson, Robert (d. 1714), pamphleteer and conspirator, was the son of William Ferguson of Badifurrow in Aberdeenshire. He received a liberal education in his native land, probably at the University of Aberdeen, where in 1650 the name 'Robertus Fergusone Aberdonensis' is entered in the record ( ...

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Gillespie, Thomas (1708–1774), Church of Scotland minister and a founder of the Relief church, was born at Clearburn, Duddingston, Edinburgh. Gillespie was the only son of a second marriage, his father, details of whom are unknown, having at least two previous children, a son ...

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Haldane, James Alexander (1768–1851), Baptist minister and author, was born on 14 July 1768 at Dundee, the younger and posthumous son of Captain James Haldane (1728–1768) of Airthrey estate, Stirlingshire, and Katherine Duncan (d. 1774) of Lundie, Forfarshire. Brought up by his grandmother, ...

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Haldane, Robert (1764–1842), theological writer and evangelical patron, was born on 28 February 1764 in Queen Anne Street, Cavendish Square, London, elder son of Captain James Haldane (1728–1768), heir to Airthrey estate, Stirlingshire, and Katherine Duncan (d. 1774) of Lundie near Dundee...

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Jaffray, Alexander (1614–1673), politician and Quaker leader, was born in Aberdeen in July 1614, a son of Alexander Jaffray (d. 1645), provost of the city, and Magdalen Erskine of Pittodrie (d. 1640). He was educated at Aberdeen grammar school and at schools in ...

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Menzies, John (1624–1684), Church of Scotland minister and university professor, was born in Aberdeen. He was said to have been brought up a Roman Catholic, but must have converted to protestantism at an early age; his parents are unknown. He was admitted to ...

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Roberton, John (1797–1876), obstetrician and social reformer, was born on 20 March 1797 at Kennedies, Earnock, near Hamilton, Lanarkshire, the fourth of the five children of William Roberton (1749?–1833), yeoman, and his wife, Elizabeth Lennox, of Darruchnar, Ayrshire. He grew up at Kennedies...

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Row, John (c. 1598–1672), Church of Scotland minister and author, was the second son of John Row (1568/9–1646), minister of Carnock, and his wife, Grisel (bap. 1576, d. 1659), daughter of David Ferguson (b. in or before 1533, d. 1598), and grandson of ...

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Scott, Alexander John [Sandy] (1805–1866), theological dissident and educationist, was born on 26 March 1805 at the Middle Parish manse, Greenock, the fifth of six children born to Dr John Scott (1763–1836), a Church of Scotland parish minister, and his wife, Susanna, daughter of ...

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Swinton, John (c. 1620–1679), politician, was the eldest son of Sir Alexander Swinton (c.1600–1652) of Swinton, and his wife, Margaret, daughter of James Home of Framepath, Berwickshire. His younger brother was Sir Alexander Swinton, Lord Mersington. He was trained as a lawyer, and in 1645 he married ...