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Heriot, George (1563–1624)  

Maker: David Scougall


George Heriot (1563–1624) by David Scougall (after Paul van Somer) courtesy of George Heriot Trust, Edinburgh


Heriot, George (1563–1624), jeweller and philanthropist  

Stuart Handley

Heriot, George (1563–1624), jeweller and philanthropist, was born in Edinburgh on 15 June 1563, the eldest son of George Heriot (1539/40–1610), goldsmith and MP, of Edinburgh and his first wife, Elizabeth Balderstone. Heriot was apprenticed to his father's trade, and on 14 January 1586 he was contracted to marry ...


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Thurstan, Anna Violet (1879–1978)  

Maker: unknown photographer


Anna Violet Thurstan (1879–1978) by unknown photographer by kind permission of the Hypatia Trust


Thurstan, Anna Violet [Violetta] (1879–1978), nurse and weaver  

Melissa Hardie-Budden

Thurstan, Anna Violet [Violetta] (1879–1978), nurse and weaver, was born at Claremont, Ore, Sussex, on 4 February 1879, the eldest child and only daughter of Edward Paget Thurstan (1851–1941), surgeon, and his wife, Anna, née Reid (b. 1851). Her grandfather was Joseph Thurstan (...