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Willielma Campbell, Viscountess Glenorchy (1741–1786) by Robert Scott, pubd 1804 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Campbell [née Maxwell], Willielma, Viscountess Glenorchy (1741–1786), evangelical activist and benefactor, was the younger daughter of prosperous parents, William Maxwell (d. 1741), medical practitioner of Kirkcudbright, and his wife, Elizabeth Hairstanes (d. c.1806) of Craig. Willielma was born on 2 September 1741 after her father's death. The only other child of the marriage was her sister, ...


Laurie C. C. Stanley-Blackwell and Jean M. MacLennan

Mackay, Isabella Gordon [Bella] (1777/8–1850), philanthropist and religious activist, was probably born at her parents' home near Brora in Sutherland, the youngest daughter of John Gordon of Carrol and Isabella McLeod of Geanies. Although her father's estate was small, Bella, as she was known, enjoyed '...