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Fraizer, Sir Alexander, first baronet (1607?–1681), physician and courtier, was the son of Adam Fraser, second son of Thomas Fraser of Durris in Kincardineshire; his mother belonged to the family of Duff of Drummure. Educated at Aberdeen, his Montpellier MD (1635) was incorporated at ...


Sir William Knighton, first baronet (1776–1836) by Charles Turner, pubd 1823 (after Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1822–3) © National Portrait Gallery, London


J. A. Hamilton

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Knighton, Sir William, first baronet (1776–1836), courtier and physician, son of William Knighton, was born at Bere Ferrers, Devon. His family had an estate at Grenofen, Whitchurch, Devon, but his father was disinherited, and, dying very early, left his widow in poverty. Knighton...


Somerset, John (d. 1454), physician and courtier, was a Londoner by birth. His origins are obscure, although he may have been related to Robert Somerset, a London draper active during the late fourteenth century. That his sister, Alice, became prioress of Wintney, Hampshire...