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John Campbell, first earl of Breadalbane and Holland (1634–1717) by Sir John Baptiste de Medina Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Campbell, John [called Iain Glas], first earl of Breadalbane and Holland (1634–1717), magnate and politician, was born on 29 May 1634 at Stronmillochan, Glenorchy, Argyll, the eldest son of Sir John Campbell of Glenorchy, fourth baronet (d. 1686), and his first wife, ...

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William Douglas, seventh earl of Morton (1582–1648) by unknown artist Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Douglas, William, seventh earl of Morton (1582–1648), politician and nobleman, was the son of Robert Douglas of Lochleven (d. 1585) and Jean Lyon (d. 1608×10), daughter of John Lyon, eighth Lord Glamis (c. 1544–1578). Following his father's death in March 1585 his mother married ...

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Fraser, William, twelfth Lord Saltoun of Abernethy (1654–1715), landowner and politician, was born on 21 November 1654, the second son of Alexander Fraser, master of Saltoun (c.1630–1682), and his first wife, Lady Anne Kerr (1631–1658), eldest daughter of William Kerr, earl of Lothian...

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Grierson, Sir Robert, first baronet (1655/6–1733), landowner, was the son of William Grierson (d. 1661), laird of Barquhar, Kirkcudbrightshire, and his wife, Margaret, daughter of Sir James Douglas of Mouswald. The family of Grierson received the lands of Lag, Dumfriesshire, in 1408, and in 1666 ...