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Campbell, John, second marquess of Breadalbane (1796–1862), politician and courtier  

W. G. Blaikie

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

Campbell, John, second marquess of Breadalbane (1796–1862), politician and courtier, known in his younger days as Lord Glenorchy, and, after his father's elevation to the marquessate in 1831, as earl of Ormelie, was born at Dundee on 26 October 1796. He was the son of ...

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Douglas, Charles, third duke of Queensberry and second duke of Dover (1698–1778), courtier and politician  

William C. Lowe

Douglas, Charles, third duke of Queensberry and second duke of Dover (1698–1778), courtier and politician, the son of James Douglas, second duke of Queensberry and first duke of Dover (1662–1711), and his wife, Mary Boyle (1670/71–1709), daughter of Charles, Lord Clifford, was born at ...

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Douglas, Charles, third duke of Queensberry and second duke of Dover (1698–1778)  

Maker: Thomas Hudson

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Charles Douglas, third duke of Queensberry and second duke of Dover (1698–1778) attrib. Thomas Hudson private collection; photograph National Galleries of Scotland

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Hamilton, James, first earl of Abercorn (1575–1618), courtier and administrator  

Michael Wasser

Hamilton, James, first earl of Abercorn (1575–1618), courtier and administrator, was the eldest son of Claud Hamilton, first Lord Paisley (1546?–1621), and his wife, Margaret Seton (d. 1616), daughter of George, fifth Lord Seton. His links by blood and marriage to many of the most powerful nobles in ...

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Hay, John, of Cromlix, Jacobite duke of Inverness (1691–1740), Jacobite courtier and army officer  

Margaret D. Sankey

Hay, John, of Cromlix, Jacobite duke of Inverness (1691–1740), Jacobite courtier and army officer, was the third son of Thomas Hay, seventh earl of Kinnoull (c.1660–1719), and Elizabeth (1669–1696), only daughter of William Drummond, first viscount of Strathallan. George Hay, eighth earl of Kinnoull...

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Home, George, earl of Dunbar (d. 1611), courtier and administrator  

Maurice Lee jun.

Home, George, earl of Dunbar (d. 1611), courtier and administrator, was the fourth son of Alexander Home of Manderston (d. 1593) and Janet Home (d. 1593), daughter of George Home of Spott. The date of his birth is uncertain. There were many divisions among the ...

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Home, George, earl of Dunbar (d. 1611)  

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George Home, earl of Dunbar (d. 1611) by unknown artist Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Ker, Robert, first earl of Ancram (1578–1654), courtier and politician  

David Stevenson

Ker, Robert, first earl of Ancram (1578–1654), courtier and politician, was the eldest son of William Ker of Ancram (d. 1590) and Margaret, daughter of Alexander Dundas of Fingask. His father was assassinated in 1590 and his mother subsequently married Sir George Douglas...

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Livingstone [Livingston], Alexander, first earl of Linlithgow (d. 1621), politician and courtier  

Julian Goodare

Livingstone [Livingston], Alexander, first earl of Linlithgow (d. 1621), politician and courtier, was the eldest son of William Livingston, sixth Lord Livingston (d. 1592), and Agnes Fleming (fl. 1553–1584), daughter of the third Lord Fleming, who had married about 1553. As master of Livingstone...

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Maitland, William, of Lethington (1525x30–1573), courtier and diplomat  

Mark Loughlin

Maitland, William, of Lethington (1525x30–1573), courtier and diplomat, was the eldest son of Sir Richard Maitland of Lethington (1496–1586), courtier, judge, and writer, and Mary or Mariota Cranstoun (d. 1586), daughter of Sir Thomas Cranstoun of Corsbie. His younger brothers were John Maitland...

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Maitland, William, of Lethington (1525x30–1573)  

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William Maitland of Lethington (1525x3030–1573) by unknown artist in the collection of Thirlestane Castle Trust

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Murray, James, of Pardewis (d. 1592), courtier and administrator  

J. R. M. Sizer

Murray, James, of Pardewis (d. 1592), courtier and administrator, was the third son of Sir William Murray of Tullibardine (d. 1563) and his wife, Katherine (d. in or after 1576), daughter of Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy. First recorded in 1542, ...

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Murray, John, first earl of Annandale (d. 1640), politician and courtier  

Alan R. MacDonald

Murray, John, first earl of Annandale (d. 1640), politician and courtier, was the seventh of eleven (or youngest of nine) sons of Sir Charles Murray of Cockpool (1528–1605) and his wife, Margaret Somerville, daughter of Hugh Somerville, Lord Somerville. By 1636 he was the last surviving son, and inherited the family estates in succession to his brothers ...

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Stewart, Francis, first earl of Bothwell (1562–1612), courtier and politician  

Rob Macpherson

Stewart, Francis, first earl of Bothwell (1562–1612), courtier and politician, was probably born in December 1562, the only legitimate son of John Stewart, Lord Darnley and commendator of Coldingham (c.1531–1563), son of James V, and Lady Janet Hepburn (c.1532–...