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Balfour, Sir James, of Denmiln and Kinnaird, first baronet (1600–1657), antiquary and herald  

Alexander Du Toit

Balfour, Sir James, of Denmiln and Kinnaird, first baronet (1600–1657), antiquary and herald, was probably born at Denmiln, Fife, the son of Sir Michael Balfour of Denmiln (c.1580–1652), later MP for Fife and comptroller of the household to Charles I, and his wife, ...

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Balfour, Sir James, of Denmiln and Kinnaird, first baronet (1600–1657)  

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Sir James Balfour of Denmiln and Kinnaird, first baronet (1600–1657) by unknown artist Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Campbell, Archibald, marquess of Argyll (1605x7–1661), nobleman and politician  

David Stevenson

Campbell, Archibald, marquess of Argyll (1605x7–1661), nobleman and politician, was born between August 1605 and April 1607, the son of Archibald Campbell, seventh earl of Argyll (1575/6–1638), and his first wife, Lady Anne Douglas (1574–1607), daughter of William Douglas, sixth earl of Morton...

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Campbell, Archibald, marquess of Argyll (1605x7–1661)  

Maker: David Scougall

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Archibald Campbell, marquess of Argyll (1605x77–1661) by David Scougall Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Douglas, Archibald, first earl of Forfar (1653–1712), nobleman  

Henry Paton

revised by Derek John Patrick

Douglas, Archibald, first earl of Forfar (1653–1712), nobleman, was born in Lanarkshire on 3 May 1653, the eldest son of the second marriage of Archibald Douglas, earl of Angus (c. 1609–1655), to Lady Jean Wemyss (d. 1715), eldest daughter of David Wemyss, ...

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Elphinstone, John, second Lord Balmerino (d. 1649), nobleman and politician  

John Coffey

Elphinstone, John, second Lord Balmerino (d. 1649), nobleman and politician, was the son of James Elphinstone, first Lord Balmerino (1557–1612), and his first wife, Sarah (d. 1592×7), daughter of Sir John Menteith of Carse, whom he married on 21 March 1588. Nothing is known of his early life or education. In 1609, following the revelation of compromising correspondence with ...

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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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Hamilton, Sir John, later first Lord Bargany (d. 1658)  

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Kerr [Ker], Robert, first marquess of Lothian (1636–1703), nobleman army officer  

Tristram Clarke

Kerr [Ker], Robert, first marquess of Lothian (1636–1703), nobleman, was born at Newbattle House, Edinburghshire, on 8 March 1636, the son of William Kerr, third earl of Lothian (c. 1605–1675), and Anne Kerr (d. 1677), daughter of Robert Ker, second earl of Lothian...

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Kerr, Robert, first marquess of Lothian (1636–1703)  

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Robert Kerr, first marquess of Lothian (1636–1703) by Peter Cross, 1667 V&A Images, The Victoria and Albert Museum

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Leighton, Sir Elisha [Ellis] (d. 1685), royalist courtier and government official  

D. W. Hayton

Leighton, Sir Elisha [Ellis] (d. 1685), royalist courtier and government official, was the third son of the Scottish physician and presbyterian divine Alexander Leighton (c. 1570–1649), and younger brother of Robert Leighton (bap. 1612, d. 1684), bishop of Dunblane and archbishop of Glasgow...

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Lindsay, William, eighteenth earl of Crawford and second earl of Lindsay (1644–1698), nobleman  

T. F. Henderson

revised by Derek John Patrick

Lindsay, William, eighteenth earl of Crawford and second earl of Lindsay (1644–1698), nobleman, was born in April 1644, the eldest surviving son of John Lindsay, seventeenth earl of Crawford and first earl of Lindsay (1596–1678), and Lady Margaret, second daughter of James Hamilton, ...

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Maule, Patrick, first earl of Panmure (1585–1661), courtier  

J. R. M. Sizer

Maule, Patrick, first earl of Panmure (1585–1661), courtier, was born on 29 May 1585, probably at Bolshan, Forfarshire, the son of Patrick Maule (1548–1605), fiar of Panmure, and Margaret (d. 1599), daughter of Sir John Erskine of Dun. In March 1600 his father succeeded ...