Erskine, Sir George, of Innerteil, Lord Innerteil (c. 1567–1646), judge and supposed alchemist, was the third son of Sir Alexander Erskine (c.1521–1588×92) of Gogar, Stirlingshire, and Margaret Home (d. in or after 1586), daughter of George Home, fourth Lord Home...
Peter G. B. McNeill
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R. B. Prosser
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Ponton, Mungo (1802–1880), inventor of photographic processes and lawyer, the only son of John Ponton, farmer, and his wife, Isabell née Ponton, was born at Balgreen, near Edinburgh, on 23 November 1802. Educated as a lawyer, he was admitted to the Society of Writers to the Signet...