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Arnott, Samuel (1852–1930), gardener and politician, was born above his father's baker's shop at the corner of Friar's Vennel, Dumfries, on 30 September 1852, the son of John Arnott (d. 1858) and his wife, Nicholas Richardson. His father, who was descended from a line of farmers and lead miners in the parish of ...

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George Baillie of Jerviswood (1664–1738) by William Aikman, 1717 in a private Scottish collection

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Baillie, George, of Jerviswood (1664–1738), landowner and politician, born on 16 March 1664 at Jerviswood Tower, Lanarkshire, was the eldest child of Robert Baillie (d. 1684) and of his wife and cousin Rachel Johnston (d. 1697), daughter of the Presbyterian martyr Sir Archibald Johnston, ...

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Alexander Bruce, second earl of Kincardine (c. 1629–1680) by Adriaen Hanneman, c. 1660 The Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, K.T.

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Bruce, Alexander, second earl of Kincardine (c. 1629–1680), landowner and politician, was the second son of Sir George Bruce (d. 1643) and his wife, Mary, daughter of Sir John Preston of Valleyfield. In 1645 Bruce matriculated at St Leonard's College, St Andrews...

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See Campbell family of Cawdor

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Cockburn, John, of Ormiston (1679–1758), politician and agricultural improver, was born in Scotland, the second son of Adam Cockburn (c. 1656–1735) of Ormiston, lord justice clerk and lord of session with the judicial title Lord Ormiston, and his first wife, Lady Susanna Hamilton...

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See Dundas family of Fingask and Kerse

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Ellice, Edward (1810–1880), landowner and politician, was born in London on 19 August 1810, the only son of Edward Ellice (1783–1863) and his first wife, Lady Hannah Althea (1785–1832), sister of Charles, second Earl Grey, and widow of Captain Bettesworth RN who was killed in action off ...

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Graham, James, first duke of Montrose (1682–1742), landowner and politician, the eldest son of James Graham, third marquess of Montrose (d. 1685), and his wife, Christian Leslie (1661–1710), second daughter of John Leslie, first duke of Rothes (c. 1630–1681), chancellor of Scotland...

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Graham, (James) Angus, seventh duke of Montrose (1907–1992), farmer and politician, was born on 2 May 1907 at 19 Manchester Square, London, the elder son and eldest of the four children of James Graham, marquess of Graham, later sixth duke of Montrose (1878–1954)...

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Grant, Sir Archibald, of Monymusk, second baronet (1696–1778), politician and agricultural improver, was born in Scotland on 25 September 1696. He was the elder son of Sir Francis Grant (1658x63–1726), lord of session with the judicial title Lord Cullen and, from 1705, first baronet...

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Grant, Sir George Macpherson-, third baronet (1839–1907), cattle breeder, landowner, and politician, was born on 12 August 1839, probably at Ballindalloch, Banffshire. He was the eldest son of Sir John Macpherson-Grant (1804–1850) and his wife, Marion Helen Campbell (1810–1855). His father was the second baronet and grandson of ...

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Thomas Hamilton, sixth earl of Haddington (1680–1735) by William Aikman, 1718 in the collection of the Earl of Haddington

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Hamilton, Thomas, sixth earl of Haddington (1680–1735), politician and forester, was born on 29 August 1680 at Tyninghame, Haddingtonshire, the second son of Charles, fifth earl of Haddington (1650–1685), landowner, and his wife, Lady Margaret Leslie (d. 1700), eldest daughter of John, ...

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Maxwell, William, of Terregles, fifth Lord Herries of Terregles (c. 1555–1603), politician and landowner, was probably born at Hoddom, the eldest son of Sir John Maxwell of Terregles, later fourth Lord Herries of Terregles (c. 1512–1583), and his wife, Agnes Herries (c...

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Sinclair, Sir John, first baronet (1754–1835), agricultural improver, politician, and codifier of ‘useful knowledge’, was born at Thurso Castle, Caithness, on 10 May 1754, the third but only surviving son of George Sinclair (d. 1770) of Ulbster and his wife, Lady Janet Sutherland (1720–1795)...

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Sir John Sinclair, first baronet (1754–1835) by Sir Henry Raeburn, c. 1794–9 National Gallery of Scotland