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Campbell [McGillespic], Colin, first earl of Argyll (d. 1493), magnate  

Michael A. Penman

Campbell [McGillespic], Colin, first earl of Argyll (d. 1493), magnate, was the only son of Gillespic Campbell, first son of Sir Duncan Campbell of Lochawe (created Lord Campbell in 1445) [see under Campbell family (per. c. 1300-1453)]; Colin's mother was Gillespic's...

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Gordon, George, fifth earl of Huntly (d. 1576), magnate  

Allan White

Gordon, George, fifth earl of Huntly (d. 1576), magnate, was the second, but eldest surviving, son and heir of George Gordon, fourth earl of Huntly (1513–1562), and his wife, Lady Elizabeth Keith. Perhaps because he was a younger son little is known of his early life before 18 January 1554, when he was contracted to marry ...

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Gordon, George, fourth earl of Huntly (1513–1562), magnate  

Allan White

Gordon, George, fourth earl of Huntly (1513–1562), magnate, was the eldest son of John Gordon, master of Huntly (d. 1517), and Margaret, illegitimate daughter of King James IV and Margaret Drummond. He succeeded his grandfather Alexander Gordon, the third earl, in 1524; his wardship was given to ...

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Graham, John, third earl of Montrose (1548–1608), magnate and lord chancellor of Scotland  

Rob Macpherson

Graham, John, third earl of Montrose (1548–1608), magnate and lord chancellor of Scotland, was the posthumous son of Robert Graham, master of Graham (c.1518–1547), and his wife, Margaret Fleming (d. 1584×7), daughter of Malcolm, third Lord Fleming. His father, who was killed at the battle of ...

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Stewart, John, fourth earl of Atholl (d. 1579), magnate  

G. R. Hewitt

Stewart, John, fourth earl of Atholl (d. 1579), magnate, was the only son of John Stewart third earl of Atholl (1507–1542), and his first wife, Grizel (d. c.1537), daughter of Sir John Rattray. Without being a leading figure either at court or in government, the third earl performed a number of useful services for ...