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T. F. Henderson

revised by Paul J. deGategno

Laing, Malcolm (1762–1818), historian and advocate, was the eldest son of Robert Laing (d. 1805), a merchant and provost of Kirkwall in 1788–92, who came of an old Orkney family; his brother was Samuel Laing (1780–1868). Laing was born at the paternal estate of ...