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


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).


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...


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 ...