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Blount, Thomas (1605/6–1678), landowner and local politician, was the second son of the six sons and two daughters born to Edward Blount (1559–1618), lawyer and landowner, and his second wife, Fortune, daughter of the London merchant Sir William Garway (Garraway). The Blount family held the manor and ...

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Bruce, Sir George (c. 1550–1625), mining industrialist and landowner, was probably born about 1550, the youngest of the three sons of Sir Edward Bruce (1505–1565) of Blairhall near Culross, in Perthshire, and Alison Reid of Aitkenhead, a sister of the bishop of Orkney...

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Craufurd, Patrick [Peter], of Auchenames (c. 1704–1778), politician and landowner, was the first surviving son of Patrick Craufurd (d. 1733), a wealthy Edinburgh merchant, and his second wife, Jean (d. 1740), daughter of Archibald Craufurd of Auchenames and Crosbie. The younger ...

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Hay, William, fifth Lord Hay of Yester (1537/8–1586), landowner, was the son of John Hay, fourth Lord Hay of Yester (c.1510–1555/6), and his wife, Margaret, daughter of William Livingstone, fourth Lord Livingstone. He succeeded his father between 30 September 1555 and 30 January 1556, and was served heir to him either in 1559 or 1560. In June 1559 ...

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Thomas Kennedy, ninth earl of Cassillis (1726–1775) by William Mosman, 1746 Culzean Castle collection; courtesy of The National Trust for Scotland

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Kennedy, Thomas, ninth earl of Cassillis (1726–1775), smuggler and landowner, was born on 12 February 1726, the seventeenth child and second surviving son of Sir John Kennedy of Culzean, second baronet (d. 1742), and Jean Douglas (d. 1767), daughter of Andrew Douglas...

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Leslie, Norman, master of Rothes (d. 1554), landowner and soldier, was the eldest son of George Leslie, fourth earl of Rothes (d. 1558), and Margaret Crichton, natural daughter of William, third Lord Crichton and Princess Margaret, daughter of King James II. Norman, who was regarded as an accomplished young man, was for a time a yeoman of the chamber to ...

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Lindsay, Alexander, first Lord Spynie (c. 1563–1607), landowner and courtier, was the fourth son of David Lindsay, tenth earl of Crawford (1526/7–1574) [see under Lindsay, David, eleventh earl of Crawford], and Margaret, an illegitimate daughter of Cardinal David Beaton, archbishop of ...

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Lyon, Claude George Bowes-, fourteenth earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne in the peerage of Scotland, and first earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne in the peerage of the United Kingdom (1855–1944), landowner, was born in Lowndes Square, London, on 14 March 1855, the eldest son of ...

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See Macpherson, Ewen, of Cluny

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Major, Richard (1603/4–1660), landowner, was the son of John Major (d. 1630), alderman of Southampton, and his wife, Ann. His grandfather John Major, a brewer, was mayor of Southampton in 1601, while his father, steward of Southampton in 1610–11 and mayor in 1615–16, put his financial skills to acquiring landed property, buying the manors of ...

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See Martin, Richard

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See Morgan [formerly Gould], Sir Charles, first baronet

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Morris, Roger (1727–1794), army officer and landowner, was born in Yorkshire on 28 January 1727, the second son of Roger Morris (1695–1749), an architect of Netherby, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, and Mary (d. 1729), the daughter of Sir Peter Jackson...

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See Nassau van Zuylestein, William van, second earl of Rochford

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See Poyntz, Sir Robert

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Scott, Walter, of Harden (c. 1550–1629?), landowner and border reiver, also known as Wat o'Harden and Auld Wat Scott, was the son of William Scott of Todrig, who purchased the lands of Harden from Alexander, fifth Lord Home, about 1550. William Scott had died by 13 April 1563, when a ...

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Caroline Townshend, suo jure Baroness Greenwich (1717–1794) by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1756–7 in the collection of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry KT; photograph courtesy National Gallery of Scotland

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Townshend [née Campbell], Caroline, suo jure Baroness Greenwich [other married name Caroline Scott, countess of Dalkeith] (1717–1794), landowner, was born on 17 November 1717, the first of the five children of John Campbell, second duke of Argyll and first duke of Greenwich...