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Brodie [Brody], Alexander, of Brodie, Lord Brodie (1617–1680), politician and judge, was born on 25 July 1617, the eldest of the four children of David Brodie of Brodie (1586–1632) and his wife, Katherine (d. c.1664), daughter of Thomas Dunbar of Grange...

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Sir Hew Dalrymple, first baronet, Lord North Berwick (1652–1737) by William Aikman Sir Hew Hamilton-Dalrymple Bt

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Dalrymple, Sir Hew, first baronet, Lord North Berwick (1652–1737), judge and politician, was the third son of James Dalrymple, first Viscount Stair (1619–1695), and Margaret (d. 1692), daughter of James Ross of Balneil and widow of Fergus Kennedy of Knockdaw. Like his father and elder brothers ...

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Dundas, Robert, of Arniston (1713–1787), judge and politician, was born in Edinburgh on 18 July 1713, the eldest son of Robert Dundas (1685–1753), lord president of the court of session, and his first wife, Elizabeth (d. 1734), eldest daughter of Robert Watson...

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Erskine, James, Lord Grange (bap. 1679, d. 1754), judge and politician, the second son of Charles Erskine, twenty-first or fifth earl of Mar (1650–1689), and his wife, Lady Mary Maule, eldest daughter of George, second earl of Panmure, was baptized on 11 October 1679 at the parish church, ...

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Duncan Forbes (1685–1747) by Jeremiah Davison, c. 1737 in the collection of the Faculty of Advocates; photograph courtesy the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Forbes, Duncan (1685–1747), politician and judge, was born near Inverness on 10 November 1685, the fifth of nine children and the younger of two sons of Duncan Forbes (b. in or after 1643, d. 1704), of Culloden, Inverness-shire, member of the Scottish parliament...

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Foulis, Sir James, of Colinton, second baronet, Lord Colinton (d. 1688), politician and judge, was the eldest son of Sir Alexander Foulis of Colinton, first baronet, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Hepburn of Ford, and widow of Sir John Stewart, sheriff of ...

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Foulis, Sir James, of Colinton, third baronet, Lord Reidfurd (c. 1645–1711), judge and politician, was the son and heir of Sir James Foulis of Colinton, second baronet (d. 1688), and his first wife, Barbara (d. in or before 1661), daughter of Andrew Ainslie...

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George Gordon, first earl of Aberdeen (1637–1720) by unknown artist private collection; photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gordon, George, first earl of Aberdeen (1637–1720), judge and politician, was born on 3 October 1637, the second son of Sir John Gordon of Haddo, first baronet (d. 1644), an Aberdeenshire laird, and of Mary, daughter of William Forbes of Tolquhon, also an ...

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Grant, Sir John Peter, of Rothiemurchus (1774–1848), politician and judge, was born on 21 September 1774, the only son of William Grant, MD (d. 1786), of Lyme Street, London, and afterwards of the Doune of Rothiemurchus, Inverness-shire—descended from the sixteenth-century chief of clan ...

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Hope, Sir Thomas, of Kerse (1606–1643), politician and judge, was born on 6 August 1606, the second son of Sir Thomas Hope of Craighall (1573–1646), future lord advocate, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1660), daughter of John Bennett of Wallyford, Haddingtonshire. Sir James Hope of Hopetoun...

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MacGill, James, of Cranstoun Riddel, first viscount of Oxfurd (d. 1663), judge and politician, was the second son of David MacGill of Cranstoun Riddel (d. 1607), king's advocate, and his wife, Marie (d. 1606), eldest daughter of Sir William Sinclair of ...

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Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh (1636/16381638–1691) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, in or before 1686 in the collection of the Faculty of Advocates; photograph courtesy the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Mackenzie, Sir George, of Rosehaugh (1636/1638–1691), judge and politician, was born in Dundee either in 1636, as most sources assert, or in 1638, as his own works suggest. He was the eldest son of Simon Mackenzie (d. 1666) of Lochslin and his first wife, ...

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Mure, David, Lord Mure (1810–1891), judge and politician, was born on 21 November 1810, the fourth of the ten children of Colonel William Mure of Caldwell, vice-lieutenant of Renfrewshire and rector of Glasgow University, and his wife, Anne, daughter of Sir James Hunter Blair, ...

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Murray, Sir Gideon, of Elibank, Lord Elibank (c. 1560–1621), politician and judge, was the third son of Sir Andrew Murray of Blackbarony (c.1500–1572), Peeblesshire, and Grisel Bethune or Beaton (d. 1579), daughter of Sir John Bethune of Criech in Fife...

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Sir James Murray, Lord Philiphaugh (1655–1708) by unknown artist Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Murray, Sir James, Lord Philiphaugh (1655–1708), politician and judge, was born on 11 July 1655 at Eddleston, Peeblesshire, the eldest son of Sir John Murray of Philiphaugh (d. 1675) and Anne, daughter of Sir Archibald Douglas of Cavers. His father was parliamentary commissioner for ...