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Cochrane, Sir Alexander Inglis (1758–1832), naval officer and politician, was born Alexander Forrester Cochrane on 22 April 1758, the ninth of eleven children (all sons) of Thomas Cochrane, eighth earl of Dundonald (bap. 1691, d. 1778), and his second wife, Jean (1722/3–1808)...

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Sir Alexander Forrester Inglis Cochrane (1758–1832) by Robert Field, 1809 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Elliot, Sir George (1784–1863), naval officer and politician, was the second son of Gilbert Elliot Murray Kynynmound, first earl of Minto (1751–1814), and his wife, Anna Maria (1752–1829), daughter of Sir George Amyand, bt. He was born on 1 August 1784, the younger brother of ...

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Elphinstone, George Keith, Viscount Keith (1746–1823), naval officer and politician, was born on 7 January 1746 at Elphinstone Tower, Airth, near Stirling, the fourth son and seventh child of the eight children of Charles Elphinstone, tenth Lord Elphinstone (1711–1781), and Lady Clementina Fleming (1719–1799)...

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George Keith Elphinstone, Viscount Keith (1746–1823) by John Hoppner, c. 1799 The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Hay, Lord John (1793–1851), naval officer and politician, third son of George Hay, seventh marquess of Tweeddale (1753–1804), and his wife, Hannah Charlotte Maitland (d. 8 May 1804), daughter of James Maitland, seventh earl of Lauderdale, was born in Scotland on 1 April 1793. In December 1804 he was nominally entered on the books of the ...

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Hay, Sir John Charles Dalrymple, third baronet (1821–1912), naval officer and politician, was born at 113 Princes Street, Edinburgh, on 11 February 1821, eldest surviving son of Sir James Dalrymple Hay, second baronet (1788–1861), and his wife, Elizabeth, née Maxwell (d. 1821)...

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Sir Charles Napier (1786–1860) by Thomas Musgrove Joy, 1853 courtesy of the Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom

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Napier, Sir Charles (1786–1860), naval officer and politician, was born at Merchistoun Hall, Stirlingshire, on 6 March 1786, the second son of Captain the Hon. Charles Napier (1731–1807) of Merchistoun Hall and his second wife, Christian (d. 1814), daughter of Gabriel Hamilton...