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Bayne, Alexander, of Rires (c. 1684–1737), advocate and jurist, was the eldest son of John Bayne of Logie (d. in or before 1700), sheriff-clerk of Fife, and his wife, Cecilia Gibson (fl. 1670–1705), daughter of John Gibson of Durie and Elizabeth...

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Bell, Alexander Montgomerie (1808–1866), jurist, was born in Paisley on 4 December 1808, the son of John Bell (1775–1835), manufacturer, and his wife, Elliott Montgomerie (1775–1841). He studied at Paisley grammar school before matriculating at the University of Glasgow in 1822. From 1827 to 1831 he studied law at the ...

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James Bryce, Viscount Bryce (1838–1922) by George Charles Beresford, 1902 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bryce, James, Viscount Bryce (1838–1922), jurist, historian, and politician, was born in Arthur Street, Belfast, on 10 May 1838, the eldest son of James Bryce (1806–1877), schoolteacher and geologist.

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Cheape, Douglas (1797–1861), writer and jurist, was born on 9 May 1797 at Rossie, Fife, and was baptized in the parish church at Collessie shortly thereafter; he was the third son in the family of four sons and two daughters of Captain John Cheape (1757–1838)...

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Craig, Thomas (1538?–1608), lawyer and jurist, was the eldest of the five sons of Robert Craig (d. 1575), merchant burgess of Edinburgh, and Katherine Bellenden (fl. 1528–1578), probably the daughter of Thomas Bellenden of Auchnoul, justice-clerk and senator of the ...

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Cunningham, Alexander, of Block (1650x60–1730), jurist and scholar, was the eldest of the six children of John Cunningham (d. 1668), minister of Cumnock, Ayrshire, from 1647, and Elizabeth Cunningham (d. 1677). His father, proprietor of the small estate of Block in ...

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Erskine, John, of Carnock (1695–1768), advocate and jurist, was born on 4 November 1695 at Stirling Castle, the eldest surviving son of the six sons and single daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel John Erskine of Carnock (1662–1743), son of David Erskine, second Lord Cardross, and his second wife, ...

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Forbes, William (1668x71–1745), lawyer and jurist, was born possibly in 1668 or between November 1670 and January 1671, the elder of two children of Thomas Forbes (1629–1687) and his wife, Isabel (1635–1715), daughter of David Edgar of Keithock, Forfarshire, and widow of James Pitcairn...

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Fraser, Patrick, Lord Fraser (1817–1889), jurist and judge, third son and the fourth of at least eight children of Patrick or Peter Fraser (c.1777–1850) flax dresser, of Perth, and his wife, Ann Fraser (c.1790–1854), also a flax dealer, was born at ...

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Gibb, Andrew Dewar (1888–1974), jurist and Scottish nationalist, was born at the High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, on 13 February 1888, the son of William Fletcher Gibb (1855/6–1923), medical doctor, and his wife, Mary Jane, née Walker (1860/61–1948). He was educated at Trinity College, Glenalmond...

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Halliday, John Menzies (1909–1988), jurist, was born on 29 November 1909 at Ard-darach, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, the son of John Menzies Halliday, a timber merchant, and his wife, Annie Robertson Hume Campbell. He was educated at Glasgow high school and then at the ...

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Hume, David (bap. 1757, d. 1838), jurist and judge, was baptized on 27 February 1757 at Chirnside, Berwickshire, the third son (of the four sons and four daughters) of John Hume (1709–1786) of Ninewells, Berwickshire, and his wife, Agnes (1725–1785), daughter of Robert Carre...

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Keith, Arthur Berriedale (1879–1944), Sanskritist and jurist, was born on 5 April 1879 at 3 Abercorn Terrace, Portobello, Edinburgh, the fourth of six talented children and the third son of Davidson Keith (1842–1921), advertising agent, and Margaret Stobie Keith, née Drysdale (1851–1911). His father came from a ...

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James Lorimer (1818–1890) by John Henry Lorimer, 1890 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Lorimer, James (1818–1890), jurist, was born at Aberdalgie, Perthshire, on 4 November 1818, the son of James Lorimer (1779–1868), factor of the earl of Kinnoul, and Janet Webster (1776–1866). Initially educated at home, he briefly entered Perth grammar school, before matriculating with his only brother, ...

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Maconochie, Allan, of Meadowbank, Lord Meadowbank (bap. 1748, d. 1816), jurist and judge, was baptized in Edinburgh on 23 January 1748, the only son of Alexander Maconochie of Meadowbank, Edinburghshire (1711–1764?), and his wife, Isabella (b. 1725), daughter of the Revd Walter Allan...

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John Millar (1735–1801) by James Tassie, 1796 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Knud Haakonssen and John W. Cairns

Millar, John (1735–1801), jurist, was born on 22 June 1735 at the manse, Kirk o' Shotts, Lanarkshire, the eldest of the four children of James Millar (1701–1785), a Church of Scotland minister, first of Shotts, then of Hamilton. His mother was Ann, the daughter of ...

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Miller, William Galbraith (1848–1904), jurist, was born on 3 June 1848 in Glasgow, eldest of the three sons of Thomas Miller, warehouseman and pawnbroker, and his wife, Isabella, née Galbraith. Initially privately educated, he attended Glasgow high school for three years before matriculating at ...