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Carnegie, Sir Robert, of Kinnaird (d. 1566), diplomat and judge, was the son of John Carnegie of Kinnaird (d. 1513) and Jane Vaus. He inherited the family estates in Forfarshire on his father's death. He married Margaret Guthrie, the daughter of a north-east laird, and they had at least three sons. He also had an illegitimate son, ...

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Newton, Sir Henry (1650–1715), diplomat and judge, was baptized at Romford on 20 August 1650, the eldest son of Henry Newton of Highley, Essex, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Richard Hunt of Essex. He matriculated at St Mary Hall, Oxford, on 17 March 1665, aged fourteen, graduated BA in 1668, and proceeded MA in 1671 and BCL in 1674. He was still at ...

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Vaus [Vans], Sir Patrick, Lord Barnbarroch (d. 1597), diplomat and judge, was the second son of Sir John Vaus of Barnbarroch, Wigtownshire, and his wife, Janet, only child of Sir Samuel MacCulloch of Myreton, keeper of the palace of Linlithgow. Vaus was intended for the church and became rector of ...