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John MacGregor [Rob Roy] (1825–1892) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London

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MacGregor, John [called Rob Roy] (1825–1892), philanthropist and traveller, born on 24 January 1825 at Gravesend, Kent, was the eldest son of General Sir Duncan MacGregor KCB (1787–1881), inspector-general of police in Ireland. His mother was Elizabeth (d. 9 March 1858)...

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Richardson, James (1806–1851), traveller in Africa and anti-slavery campaigner, was born in Lincolnshire, and was educated for the evangelical ministry. He joined the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society on its foundation in 1839 and helped to direct the attention of the society to the hitherto neglected trans-Saharan and ...