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Erskine, John, of Dun (1509–1590), landowner and religious activist, was born in the House of Dun, between Montrose and Brechin, the elder son of John Erskine of Dun (d. 1513), and of Margaret Ruthven (d. 1548), widow of Alexander Stewart, first earl of Buchan...

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Irvine, Sir Alexander, of Drum (d. 1657), royalist landowner, was the eldest son of Alexander Irvine of Drum (d. 1630) and Lady Marion (Mariota), daughter of Robert Douglas, earl of Buchan. Irvine was a knight by 1618, and in 1620 he married ...

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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...