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Allen, William (1704–1780), landowner and politician in America  

Benjamin H. Newcomb

Allen, William (1704–1780), landowner and politician in America, was born on 5 August 1704 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to William Allen (d. c.1725), merchant, and his wife, known only by her maiden name, Budd. They were Presbyterians from Dungannon, Tyrone, to whom ...

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Baillie, George, of Jerviswood (1664–1738), landowner and politician  

Barbara C. Murison

Baillie, George, of Jerviswood (1664–1738), landowner and politician, born on 16 March 1664 at Jerviswood Tower, Lanarkshire, was the eldest child of Robert Baillie (d. 1684) and of his wife and cousin Rachel Johnston (d. 1697), daughter of the Presbyterian martyr Sir Archibald Johnston, ...

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Baillie, George, of Jerviswood (1664–1738)  

Maker: William Aikman

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George Baillie of Jerviswood (1664–1738) by William Aikman, 1717 in a private Scottish collection

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Bruce, Alexander, second earl of Kincardine (c. 1629–1680), landowner and politician  

Clare Jackson

Bruce, Alexander, second earl of Kincardine (c. 1629–1680), landowner and politician, was the second son of Sir George Bruce (d. 1643) and his wife, Mary, daughter of Sir John Preston of Valleyfield. In 1645 Bruce matriculated at St Leonard's College, St Andrews...

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Bruce, Alexander, second earl of Kincardine (c. 1629–1680)  

Maker: Adriaen Hanneman

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Alexander Bruce, second earl of Kincardine (c. 1629–1680) by Adriaen Hanneman, c. 1660 The Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, K.T.

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Andrew Mackillop, Jean Munro, and R. W. Munro

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See Campbell family of Cawdor

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Clerk, Sir John, of Penicuik, first baronet (1649/50–1722), landowner and coal owner  

R. A. Houston

Clerk, Sir John, of Penicuik, first baronet (1649/50–1722), landowner and coal owner, was born probably at Penicuik in Edinburghshire, the son of John Clerk (1611–1674), merchant and art collector, and Mary (bap. 1630, d. in or before 1668), the daughter of Sir William Gray...

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Clerk, Sir John, of Penicuik, first baronet (1649/50–1722)  

Maker: William Aikman

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Sir John Clerk of Penicuik, first baronet (1649/5050–1722) by William Aikman, 1700 in the collection of Sir John Clerk of Penicuik House

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Clinton, Charles (1690–1773), surveyor and landowner  

H. M. Chichester

revised by Philip Carter

Clinton, Charles (1690–1773), surveyor and landowner, was born in Corbay, co. Longford, the grandson of an officer of Charles I's army who had settled in Ireland. He married Elizabeth Denniston (d. in or after 1773), who was of Scots-Irish descent, some time before the family left for ...

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Crichton, Sir Robert (c. 1569–c. 1620)  

See Crichton, James [called the Admirable Crichton]

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Douglas, Archibald, duke of Douglas (bap. 1694, d. 1761), landowner  

William C. Lowe

Douglas, Archibald, duke of Douglas (bap. 1694, d. 1761), landowner, the son of James Douglas, second marquess of Douglas (c. 1646–1700), and his second wife, Mary Kerr (Ker; bap. 1674, d. 1736), daughter of Robert Kerr, first marquess of Lothian, was baptized on 13 October 1694. He succeeded his father as ...

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Douglas, William, first earl of Queensberry (d. 1640), landowner  

Alsager Vian

revised by David Menarry

Douglas, William, first earl of Queensberry (d. 1640), landowner, was the eldest son of Sir James Douglas of Drumlanrig (d. 1615) and his wife, Mary, eldest daughter of John Fleming, fifth Lord Fleming, and his wife, Elizabeth; his parents married in 1581. By a contract dated 20 July 1603 he married ...

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See Dundas family of Fingask and Kerse

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See Dundas family of Fingask and Kerse

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Ellice, Edward (1810–1880), landowner and politician  

Jonathan Spain

Ellice, Edward (1810–1880), landowner and politician, was born in London on 19 August 1810, the only son of Edward Ellice (1783–1863) and his first wife, Lady Hannah Althea (1785–1832), sister of Charles, second Earl Grey, and widow of Captain Bettesworth RN who was killed in action off ...

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Erskine, John, of Dun (1509–1590), landowner and religious activist  

D. F. Wright

Erskine, John, of Dun (1509–1590), landowner and religious activist, was born in the House of Dun, between Montrose and Brechin, the elder son of John Erskine of Dun (d. 1513), and of Margaret Ruthven (d. 1548), widow of Alexander Stewart, first earl of Buchan...

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Fergusson, Sir Charles Dalrymple-, of Kilkerran [formerly Charles Fergusson of Kilkerran], fifth baronet (1800–1849), landowner  

G. B. Smith

revised by Roger T. Stearn

Fergusson, Sir Charles Dalrymple-, of Kilkerran [formerly Charles Fergusson of Kilkerran], fifth baronet (1800–1849), landowner, was the eldest son of Sir James Fergusson of Kilkerran, fourth baronet (1765–1838), and his first wife (and first cousin), Jean (d. 6 May 1803), second daughter of ...

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Gordon, Alexander, of Earlston (1587–1654), landowner and politician  

Sharon Adams

Gordon, Alexander, of Earlston (1587–1654), landowner and politician, was the eldest son of John Gordon of Airds and Earlston (d. in or before 1628) and Mary, daughter of Chalmers of Gadgirth, in Ayrshire. The Gordons of Earlston were a cadet branch of the ...

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Gordon, William, of Earlston (1614–1679), landowner and covenanter  

Vaughan T. Wells

Gordon, William, of Earlston (1614–1679), landowner and covenanter, born in Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire, was the second son of Alexander Gordon of Earlston (1587–1654), justice of the peace, and Elizabeth (d. in or after 1653), daughter of John Gordon of Pennynghame. Little is known regarding his education, though he is said to have studied for the ministry and to have graduated MA. On 26 October 1648 he married ...

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Graham, James, first duke of Montrose (1682–1742), landowner and politician  

Ronald M. Sunter

Graham, James, first duke of Montrose (1682–1742), landowner and politician, the eldest son of James Graham, third marquess of Montrose (d. 1685), and his wife, Christian Leslie (1661–1710), second daughter of John Leslie, first duke of Rothes (c. 1630–1681), chancellor of Scotland...