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John Campbell, second duke of Argyll and duke of Greenwich (1680–1743) by William Aikman, pubd c. 1720–25 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Campbell, John, second duke of Argyll and duke of Greenwich (1680–1743), army officer and politician, was born on 10 October 1680, according to the inscription on his memorial at Westminster Abbey. His place of birth was Ham House, Petersham, Surrey, the residence of his maternal grandmother. He was the eldest son of ...

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Cathcart, William Schaw, first Earl Cathcart (1755–1843), army officer and politician, was born on 17 September 1755 at Petersham, Surrey, the eldest child of Charles Schaw Cathcart, ninth Lord Cathcart (1721–1776), diplomat, and Jean (1726–1771), daughter of Lord Archibald Hamilton and Jane Hamilton...

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Cochrane, William, first earl of Dundonald (1605–1685), army officer and politician, was the second son of Alexander Blair (d. 1640/41) of Blair, Ayrshire, who assumed the name Cochrane on his marriage to Elizabeth, daughter of William Cochrane of Cochrane, Renfrewshire, and his wife, ...

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Dundas, Thomas (1750–1794), army officer and politician, of Fingask and Carron Hall, Stirlingshire, was born on 30 June 1750 into an old but minor Scottish gentry family. He was one of two sons and five daughters born to Thomas Dundas of Fingask (c. 1708–1786)...

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Erskine, Sir Henry [Harry], of Alva and Cambuskenneth, fifth baronet (bap. 1710, d. 1765), army officer and politician, was baptized on 23 December 1710 at Alva, Stirlingshire, the second son of Sir John Erskine, third baronet, who was accidentally killed on 12 March 1739, and his wife, ...

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Fraser, Simon, master of Lovat (1726–1782), army officer and politician, the eldest son of Simon Fraser, eleventh Lord Lovat (1667/8–1747), and his first wife, Margaret Grant (d. 1729), was born at Castle Downie near Inverness on 19 October 1726 and baptized in the ...

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Grant, Ludovick, of that ilk (1650?–1716), politician and army officer, was the eldest son of James Grant (1616–1663), laird of Freuchie, and his wife, Lady Mary (d. 1662), only daughter of James Stewart, second earl of Murray (d. 1638). He was educated at ...

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Kerr, William, second marquess of Lothian (bap. 1661, d. 1722), army officer and politician, was baptized at Newbattle, Edinburghshire, on 27 March 1661, the eldest son of Robert Kerr, fourth earl and first marquess of Lothian (1636–1703), and his wife, Lady Jean Campbell (...

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Lindsay, John, twentieth earl of Crawford and fourth earl of Lindsay (1702–1749), army officer and politician, was born on 4 October 1702, the son of John, nineteenth earl of Crawford (d. 1713/14), and his wife, Emilia (d. 1711), daughter of James Stewart, ...

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David Melville, third earl of Leven and second earl of Melville (1660–1728) by Sir John Baptiste de Medina, 1691 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Melville, David, third earl of Leven and second earl of Melville (1660–1728), army officer and politician, was born on 5 May 1660 at Monimail, Fife, third son of George Melville, first earl of Melville (1636–1707), and Lady Catherine Leslie (1639–1713), daughter of Alexander Leslie, ...

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Mitchell, Colin Campbell (1925–1996), army officer and politician, was born on 17 November 1925 at 44 Brigstock Road, West Croydon, London, the younger child and only son of Colin Mitchell, solicitor's managing clerk, of Thornton Heath, Surrey, and his wife, Janet Bowie, née...

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Colin Campbell Mitchell (1925–1996) by unknown photographer © News International Newspapers Ltd

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Archibald Montgomerie, eleventh earl of Eglinton (1726–1796) by Sir Joshua Reynolds, c. 1783–4 The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Montgomerie, Archibald, eleventh earl of Eglinton (1726–1796), army officer and politician, was born on 18 May 1726, the third son of Alexander Montgomerie, ninth earl of Eglinton (c. 1660–1729), and his third wife, Susanna (1689/90–1780) [see Montgomerie, countess of Eglinton], daughter of ...

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Montgomerie, Hugh, twelfth earl of Eglinton (1739–1819), politician and army officer, was born on 5 November 1739 in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, and baptized there on 29 November. He was the son of Alexander Montgomerie (d. 1783) of Coilsfield, Ayrshire—the 'Castle of Montgomerie...