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Bannerman, John Macdonald, Baron Bannerman of Kildonan (1901–1969), politician and rugby player, was born at 71 Seymour Street, Crossmyloof, Glasgow, on 1 September 1901, the son of John Roderick Bannerman (d. 1938), who was originally from South Uist, and his wife, Mary Macdonald (...

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Campbell, John, second marquess of Breadalbane (1796–1862), politician and courtier, known in his younger days as Lord Glenorchy, and, after his father's elevation to the marquessate in 1831, as earl of Ormelie, was born at Dundee on 26 October 1796. He was the son of ...

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Cowan, Charles (1801–1889), paper manufacturer and politician, born on 7 June 1801 at 12 or 14 Charlotte Street, Edinburgh (as he said in his Reminiscences), was the eldest of the eleven children of Alexander Cowan (d. 1859), owner of paper mills at ...

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Dunlop, Alexander Colquhoun-Stirling-Murray- (1798–1870), lawyer and politician, was born in Keppoch, Dunbartonshire, on 27 December 1798, the son of Alexander Dunlop (1766–1840), of Keppoch, and his second wife, Margaret Colquhoun (1768–1818), of Kenmure, Lanarkshire, eldest daughter of William Colquhoun. Dunlop's half-brothers were John Dunlop...

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Reviser H. C. G. Matthew

McLaren, Duncan (1800–1886), politician, son of John McLaren, farmer, and his wife, Catherine, née McLellan, was born at Renton, Dunbartonshire, on 12 January 1800. At the age of twelve he was apprenticed for four years to a draper at Dunbar. From Dunbar he removed to ...

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Moncreiff, James Wellwood, first Baron Moncreiff of Tulliebole (1811–1895), lawyer and politician, was born at Edinburgh on 29 November 1811, the second of the eight children of Sir James Wellwood Moncreiff, ninth baronet (1776–1851), lawyer, and Ann (d. 1843), daughter of George Robertson...

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Robert Munro, Baron Alness (1868–1955) by Bassano, 1922 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Munro, Robert, Baron Alness (1868–1955), lawyer and politician, was born on 28 May 1868 at Alness, Ross-shire, the eldest son of Alexander Rose Munro (1835–1903), Free Church minister, and his wife, Margaret (d. 1920), daughter of John Sinclair, minister of Bruan, Caithness...

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Reid, Sir Hugh Gilzean- (1836–1911), journalist and politician, was born on 11 August 1836 at Thatchill Croft, Cruden, Aberdeenshire, the second of six children of Hugh Reid, crofter and shoemaker, and Christian Gilzean; both his parents had moved early in life to Aberdeenshire...

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Sinclair, Sir George, second baronet (1790–1868), politician, was the eldest son of Sir John Sinclair, first baronet (1754–1835), of Ulbster, Caithness, and his second wife, Diana (1769–1845), daughter of Alexander MacDonald, first Baron MacDonald of Sleat. He was born in Edinburgh on 28 August 1790; he was the brother of ...

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Donald James Stewart (1920–1992) by unknown photographer Scottish National Party

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Stewart, Donald James (1920–1992), politician, was born on 17 October 1920 at 39 Newton Street, reputedly the last thatched house in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, the son of Neil Murdo Stewart (1893–1944), carter, and his wife, Jessie Mary, née Smith (1894–1958), domestic servant. Educated at the ...