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Gibson, Alexander, Lord Durie (d. 1644), judge, was the eldest son of George Gibson of Goldingstones (d. c.1590), a clerk of session, and Elizabeth Airth of that ilk in Stirlingshire. He married Margaret, the eldest daughter of eminent lawyer Thomas Craig...

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Hope, Sir Thomas, of Craighall, first baronet (1573–1646), advocate and politician, was the son of Henry Hope, an Edinburgh merchant of French descent, and his wife, Jacqueline de Tott (or de Jott). The couple witnessed the St Bartholomew's day massacre of Huguenots in ...

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Johnston, Sir Archibald, Lord Wariston (bap. 1611, d. 1663), lawyer and politician, was baptized at Edinburgh on 28 March 1611, the son of James Johnston, a wealthy Edinburgh merchant, and his wife, Elizabeth, second daughter of the eminent lawyer Sir Thomas Craig of ...

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Primrose, Sir Archibald, first baronet, Lord Carrington (1616–1679), legal official and judge, was born on 16 May 1616, son of James Primrose (d. 1640), clerk to the privy council of Scotland (1599–1640), and his second wife, Catherine (d. 1651), daughter of Richard Lawson (...