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Alexander Dundas Ross Cochrane-Wishart- Baillie, first Baron Lamington (1816–1890) by Alfred, Count D'Orsay, 1846 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Baillie, Alexander Dundas Ross Cochrane-Wishart-, first Baron Lamington (1816–1890), politician and author, was born on 24 November 1816, the younger of the two children of Admiral Sir Thomas John Cochrane GCB (1789–1872) and his first wife, Matilda, daughter of Lieutenant-General Sir Charles Lockhart-Ross, ...

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Buchanan, Thomas Ryburn (1846–1911), politician, was born at Partick, Lanarkshire, on 2 April 1846, the third son of John Buchanan (1807–1876), of Dowanhill, Glasgow, a merchant and founder of the Dowanhill prizes in Glasgow University, and Jane (d. 1899), daughter of John Young...

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Burton, John Hill (1809–1881), historian and political economist, was born in the Gallowgate, Aberdeen, on 22 August 1809, the second of six children of William Kinninmont Burton (d. 1819), a lieutenant in the army, and of Elizabeth (d. 1848), daughter of ...

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Cameron, Archibald (1707–1753), physician and Jacobite conspirator, was the fourth son of John Cameron (c.1663–1748), laird of Lochiel, and his wife, Isabel, daughter of Alexander Campbell of Lochnell, and the younger brother of Donald Cameron of Lochiel, who took a prominent part in the Jacobite rising of 1745. ...

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Campbell, John [called Iain Glas], first earl of Breadalbane and Holland (1634–1717), magnate and politician, was born on 29 May 1634 at Stronmillochan, Glenorchy, Argyll, the eldest son of Sir John Campbell of Glenorchy, fourth baronet (d. 1686), and his first wife, ...

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John Campbell, first earl of Breadalbane and Holland (1634–1717) by Sir John Baptiste de Medina Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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T. F. Henderson

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Carmichael, John, third earl of Hyndford (1701–1767), diplomatist, son of James Carmichael, second earl of Hyndford (d. 1737), army officer, and Lady Elizabeth Maitland (1681/2–1753), only daughter of John Maitland, fifth earl of Lauderdale, was born at Edinburgh on 15 March 1701. He was styled ...

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Colquhoun, John Campbell (1803–1870), politician and writer, was born at Killermont, Dunbartonshire, on 23 January 1803, the elder son of Archibald Campbell-Colquhoun (c. 1754–1820), lord clerk register, and his wife, Mary Anne (d. 1833), daughter of William Erskine, Episcopalian minister of Muthill...

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George Dempster of Dunnichen (1732–1818) by John Opie Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Dempster, George, of Dunnichen (1732–1818), agriculturist and politician, was born at Alexander Kyd's Close, Dundee, Forfarshire, on 8 December 1732, the eldest son of John Dempster (1700–1754), landowner and grain merchant, and his first wife, Isabel Ogilvie (1700×10–c.1738).

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Dinwiddie, Lawrence (1696/7–1764), merchant and civic leader, was born in Glasgow, the eighth child of Robert Dinwiddie (d. 1708/9), laird of Germiston, a trader who had prospered after moving from Dumfriesshire in 1691, and Elizabeth Cumming (fl. 1685–1696). He attended Glasgow University...

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Dunbar, Sir William, seventh baronet (1812–1889), railway director and politician, was born on 2 March 1812, the eldest of the eight children of James Dunbar (1778–1840) and his wife, Anna Catherina (d. 1860), daughter of William Ferdinand, Baron de Reede d'Oudtshoorn of the ...

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Dundas, Sir David (1799–1877), politician, the eldest surviving son of James Dundas of Ochtertyre, Perthshire, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of William Graham of Airth, Stirlingshire, was born in Edinburgh. He attended Westminster School and then went in 1816 to Christ Church, Oxford...

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Erskine, David, Lord Dun (bap. 1673, d. 1758), judge and Jacobite sympathizer, was baptized in Dun in spring 1673, the third son and fourth child of David Erskine (d. 1710), laird of Dun, and Jean (d. 1702), daughter of Sir James Lumsden...

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Erskine, Thomas, ninth earl of Kellie (1745/6–1828), merchant and diplomat, was probably born at Cambo House, near Kingsbarns, Fife, the third son of David Erskine (c.1697–1769), Rothesay herald and later Lyon clerk, and his second wife, Anne Young (b. c...

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Sir Nicholas Hardwick Fairbairn (1933–1995) by unknown photographer © News International Newspapers Ltd

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Fairbairn, Sir Nicholas Hardwick (1933–1995), lawyer and politician, was born on 24 December 1933 at 18 Lansdowne Crescent, Edinburgh, the third surviving child and younger son of (William) Ronald Dodds Fairbairn (1889–1964), psychotherapist and psychoanalyst, and his wife, Mary Ann (d. 1952)...

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Forbes, Robert (bap. 1708, d. 1775), Jacobite annalist and Scottish Episcopal bishop of Ross and Caithness, was baptized on 4 May 1708 at Rayne, Aberdeenshire, the second child and only son of Charles Forbes (d. 1715?), schoolmaster, and his wife, Marjory Wright...

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Archibald Campbell Fraser of Lovat (1736–1815) by James Tassie, 1795 Scottish National Portrait Gallery