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Campbell, John, second marquess of Breadalbane (1796–1862), politician and courtier, known in his younger days as Lord Glenorchy, and, after his father's elevation to the marquessate in 1831, as earl of Ormelie, was born at Dundee on 26 October 1796. He was the son of ...

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Charles Douglas, third duke of Queensberry and second duke of Dover (1698–1778) attrib. Thomas Hudson private collection; photograph National Galleries of Scotland

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Douglas, Charles, third duke of Queensberry and second duke of Dover (1698–1778), courtier and politician, the son of James Douglas, second duke of Queensberry and first duke of Dover (1662–1711), and his wife, Mary Boyle (1670/71–1709), daughter of Charles, Lord Clifford, was born at ...

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Ker, Robert, first earl of Ancram (1578–1654), courtier and politician, was the eldest son of William Ker of Ancram (d. 1590) and Margaret, daughter of Alexander Dundas of Fingask. His father was assassinated in 1590 and his mother subsequently married Sir George Douglas...

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Livingstone [Livingston], Alexander, first earl of Linlithgow (d. 1621), politician and courtier, was the eldest son of William Livingston, sixth Lord Livingston (d. 1592), and Agnes Fleming (fl. 1553–1584), daughter of the third Lord Fleming, who had married about 1553. As master of Livingstone...

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Murray, John, first earl of Annandale (d. 1640), politician and courtier, was the seventh of eleven (or youngest of nine) sons of Sir Charles Murray of Cockpool (1528–1605) and his wife, Margaret Somerville, daughter of Hugh Somerville, Lord Somerville. By 1636 he was the last surviving son, and inherited the family estates in succession to his brothers ...

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Stewart, Francis, first earl of Bothwell (1562–1612), courtier and politician, was probably born in December 1562, the only legitimate son of John Stewart, Lord Darnley and commendator of Coldingham (c.1531–1563), son of James V, and Lady Janet Hepburn (c.1532–...