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Campbell, Archibald, seventh earl of Argyll (1575/6–1638), magnate and politician, was the elder surviving son of Colin Campbell, sixth earl of Argyll (c. 1542–1584), and his second wife, Lady Annas or Agnes Keith (c. 1540–1588), eldest daughter of William Keith, fourth Earl Marischal...

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Archibald Campbell, seventh earl of Argyll (1575/66–1638) by unknown artist in a private Scottish collection

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Thomas Hamilton, earl of Melrose and first earl of Haddington (1563–1637) after Adam de Colone, 1624 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Hamilton, Thomas, earl of Melrose and first earl of Haddington (1563–1637), lawyer and politician, was the eldest son of Thomas Hamilton of Priestfield (fl. 1547–1610) and his first wife, Elizabeth Heriot (fl. 1558–1563).

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George Hay, first earl of Kinnoull (bap. 1570, d. 1634) by Daniel Mytens, 1633 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Hay, George, first earl of Kinnoull (bap. 1570, d. 1634), politician and entrepreneur, was baptized on 4 December 1570, probably at Megginch, Perthshire, the second son of Peter Hay (d. 1596), laird of Megginch and bailie to his distant kin the earls of Erroll...

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Maxwell, William, of Terregles, fifth Lord Herries of Terregles (c. 1555–1603), politician and landowner, was probably born at Hoddom, the eldest son of Sir John Maxwell of Terregles, later fourth Lord Herries of Terregles (c. 1512–1583), and his wife, Agnes Herries (c...

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Stewart, Alexander, fifth earl of Moray (bap. 1634, d. 1701), politician, baptized on 8 May 1634, was the second son of James Stewart, fourth earl of Moray (c.1608–1653), and Lady Margaret (d. 1683), elder daughter of Alexander Home, first earl of Home...

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Stewart, Francis, first earl of Bothwell (1562–1612), courtier and politician, was probably born in December 1562, the only legitimate son of John Stewart, Lord Darnley and commendator of Coldingham (c.1531–1563), son of James V, and Lady Janet Hepburn (c.1532–...