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George Hamilton- Gordon, fourth earl of Aberdeen (1784–1860) by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1829–30 private collection

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Gordon, George Hamilton-, fourth earl of Aberdeen (1784–1860), prime minister and scholar, first child of six sons and a daughter of George Gordon, Lord Haddo (1764–1791), and his wife, Charlotte (or Charles; d. 1795), the youngest daughter of William Baird of Newbyth, Haddingtonshire...

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George Mackenzie, first earl of Cromarty (1630–1714) by Michael Dahl, c. 1708 in the collection of the Faculty of Advocates; photograph courtesy the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Mackenzie, George, first earl of Cromarty (1630–1714), politician and polymath, was born at Innerteil, near Kinghorn, Fife, the eldest son of Sir John Mackenzie (d. 1654) of Tarbat, Ross-shire, baronet, and his wife, Margaret, daughter of Sir George Erskine of Innerteil, Lord Innerteil...