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Brewster, Patrick (1788–1859), Church of Scotland minister and political activist  

Rosemary Mitchell

Brewster, Patrick (1788–1859), Church of Scotland minister and political activist, was born at Jedburgh on 20 December 1788, the youngest of the four sons of James Brewster (c.1735–1815), rector of Jedburgh grammar school, and his wife, Margaret Key (1753–1790). He was the younger brother of ...

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Carstares, William (1649–1715)  

Maker: William Aikman

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William Carstares (1649–1715) by William Aikman, c. 1712 courtesy of the University of Edinburgh's Collections

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Carstares [Carstairs], William (1649–1715), Church of Scotland minister and political adviser  

Tristram Clarke

Carstares [Carstairs], William (1649–1715), Church of Scotland minister and political adviser, was born on 11 February 1649 at Cathcart, near Glasgow, the eldest child of John Carstairs (1623–1686), the parish minister, and his wife, Janet (1625–1685), daughter of William Mure of Glanderston.

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Henderson, Alexander (c. 1583–1646), Church of Scotland minister and politician  

John Coffey

Henderson, Alexander (c. 1583–1646), Church of Scotland minister and politician, was born about 1583 in Criech, Fife, probably in or near the village of Luthrie, since he left 2000 merks to the village school in his will. He was possibly the son of ...

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Henderson, Alexander (c. 1583–1646)  

Maker: Sir Anthony Van Dyck

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Alexander Henderson (c. 1583–1646) by Sir Anthony Van Dyck, c. 1641 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Walker, Horace (1910–1994), Church of Scotland minister and administrator  

R. D. Kernohan

Walker, Horace (1910–1994), Church of Scotland minister and administrator, was born on 16 August 1910 in Aberdeen, the youngest of five children of William Telfer Walker (c.1865–c.1937), a sales representative, and his wife, Sarah Jackson (c.1867–1949). From ...

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Wallace, Robert (1831–1899)  

Maker: Sir Benjamin Stone

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Robert Wallace (1831–1899) by Sir Benjamin Stone, 1898 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wallace, Robert (1831–1899), Church of Scotland minister and politician  

J. R. MacDonald

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

Wallace, Robert (1831–1899), Church of Scotland minister and politician, second son of Jasper Wallace, master gardener, was born at Kincaple near Cupar, Fife, on 24 June 1831. His mother claimed to be the illegitimate daughter of a peer, according to Wallace's autobiography. In his home he was taught a strict Calvinism. He was educated at the ...

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Wallace, Robert (1697–1771), Church of Scotland minister and writer on population  

B. Barnett Cochran

Wallace, Robert (1697–1771), Church of Scotland minister and writer on population, was born on 7 January 1697 in Kincardine, Perthshire, the only son of Matthew Wallace (d. 1727), Church of Scotland minister for the parish, and his wife, Margaret Stewart. Robert was educated at ...