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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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Cowan, Charles (1801–1889), paper manufacturer and politician, born on 7 June 1801 at 12 or 14 Charlotte Street, Edinburgh (as he said in his Reminiscences), was the eldest of the eleven children of Alexander Cowan (d. 1859), owner of paper mills at ...

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Dunlop, Alexander Colquhoun-Stirling-Murray- (1798–1870), lawyer and politician, was born in Keppoch, Dunbartonshire, on 27 December 1798, the son of Alexander Dunlop (1766–1840), of Keppoch, and his second wife, Margaret Colquhoun (1768–1818), of Kenmure, Lanarkshire, eldest daughter of William Colquhoun. Dunlop's half-brothers were John Dunlop...

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Moncreiff, James Wellwood, first Baron Moncreiff of Tulliebole (1811–1895), lawyer and politician, was born at Edinburgh on 29 November 1811, the second of the eight children of Sir James Wellwood Moncreiff, ninth baronet (1776–1851), lawyer, and Ann (d. 1843), daughter of George Robertson...

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Sinclair, Sir George, second baronet (1790–1868), politician, was the eldest son of Sir John Sinclair, first baronet (1754–1835), of Ulbster, Caithness, and his second wife, Diana (1769–1845), daughter of Alexander MacDonald, first Baron MacDonald of Sleat. He was born in Edinburgh on 28 August 1790; he was the brother of ...