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Harding, John (bap. 1601, d. 1665), alchemist and translator, was baptized on 8 November 1601 at Great Haseley, Oxfordshire, eldest of the three sons and four daughters of John Harding (c.1562–1610), rector of Great Haseley, and his wife, Isabel, whose former married name was ...


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Stuart, John (1743–1821), Gaelic scholar and botanist, was born at the manse, Killin, Perthshire, on 31 July 1743, the son of James Stuart (1700–1789), a minister in the Church of Scotland, and Elizabeth Drummond. Educated at Edinburgh University, he was licensed by the city's presbytery on 27 February 1771, presented to the parish of ...