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Alexander Dundas Ross Cochrane-Wishart- Baillie, first Baron Lamington (1816–1890) by Alfred, Count D'Orsay, 1846 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Baillie, Alexander Dundas Ross Cochrane-Wishart-, first Baron Lamington (1816–1890), politician and author, was born on 24 November 1816, the younger of the two children of Admiral Sir Thomas John Cochrane GCB (1789–1872) and his first wife, Matilda, daughter of Lieutenant-General Sir Charles Lockhart-Ross, ...

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Buchanan, Thomas Ryburn (1846–1911), politician, was born at Partick, Lanarkshire, on 2 April 1846, the third son of John Buchanan (1807–1876), of Dowanhill, Glasgow, a merchant and founder of the Dowanhill prizes in Glasgow University, and Jane (d. 1899), daughter of John Young...

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

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Colquhoun, John Campbell (1803–1870), politician and writer, was born at Killermont, Dunbartonshire, on 23 January 1803, the elder son of Archibald Campbell-Colquhoun (c. 1754–1820), lord clerk register, and his wife, Mary Anne (d. 1833), daughter of William Erskine, Episcopalian minister of Muthill...

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George Dempster of Dunnichen (1732–1818) by John Opie Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Dempster, George, of Dunnichen (1732–1818), agriculturist and politician, was born at Alexander Kyd's Close, Dundee, Forfarshire, on 8 December 1732, the eldest son of John Dempster (1700–1754), landowner and grain merchant, and his first wife, Isabel Ogilvie (1700×10–c.1738).

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Dunbar, Sir William, seventh baronet (1812–1889), railway director and politician, was born on 2 March 1812, the eldest of the eight children of James Dunbar (1778–1840) and his wife, Anna Catherina (d. 1860), daughter of William Ferdinand, Baron de Reede d'Oudtshoorn of the ...

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Dundas, Sir David (1799–1877), politician, the eldest surviving son of James Dundas of Ochtertyre, Perthshire, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of William Graham of Airth, Stirlingshire, was born in Edinburgh. He attended Westminster School and then went in 1816 to Christ Church, Oxford...

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Sir Nicholas Hardwick Fairbairn (1933–1995) by unknown photographer © News International Newspapers Ltd

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Fairbairn, Sir Nicholas Hardwick (1933–1995), lawyer and politician, was born on 24 December 1933 at 18 Lansdowne Crescent, Edinburgh, the third surviving child and younger son of (William) Ronald Dodds Fairbairn (1889–1964), psychotherapist and psychoanalyst, and his wife, Mary Ann (d. 1952)...

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Archibald Campbell Fraser of Lovat (1736–1815) by James Tassie, 1795 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Fraser, Archibald Campbell, of Lovat (1736–1815), politician, was born on 16 August 1736, the son of Simon Fraser, eleventh Lord Lovat (1667/8–1747), Jacobite leader, and his second wife, Primrose Campbell (1710–1796). He was educated at a school at Petty, Inverness-shire. He was present at ...

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Kinnear, John Boyd (1828–1920), politician and agriculturist, was born in Edinburgh on 15 March 1828, the eldest son of Charles Kinnear (b. 1795?), of Kinloch, Fife, and Christiana Boyd Greenshields. He was educated at home and then at the universities of St Andrews...

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Colin Lindsay, third earl of Balcarres (1652–1721) by John Riley private collection; photograph © National Galleries of Scotland

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Lindsay, Colin, third earl of Balcarres (1652–1721), politician and Jacobite sympathizer, was baptized at Kilconquhar, Fife, on 23 August 1652, the fourth and youngest (but second surviving) son of Alexander Lindsay, first earl of Balcarres (1618–1659), and his wife, Anna Mackenzie (c. 1621–1707)...

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Maconochie, Alexander [later Alexander Maconochie-Welwood], Lord Meadowbank (1777–1861), lawyer and politician, was born on 2 March 1777; he was the eldest son of Allan Maconochie (bap. 1748, d. 1816), judge and author, and his wife, Elizabeth, third daughter of Robert Welwood of ...

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Maxwell, Sir John, of Pollok, eighth baronet (1791–1865), landowner and politician, was born on 12 May 1791 at Pollok House, Renfrewshire. The mansion and surrounding lands were eventually absorbed into Glasgow, and in 1966 the family gifted the estate to the city for use as public parkland. He was the second of four children and the only son of ...

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Miller, Sir William, first baronet (1809–1887), merchant and politician, was born on 25 March 1809 at Leith, near Edinburgh, the third son of James Miller (1775–1855) and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1862), the daughter of the Revd William Sutherland of Wick. He was educated at ...