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Ian Adams

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Ainslie, John (1745–1828), cartographer and land surveyor, was born on 22 April 1745 in Jedburgh, the younger son and younger child of John Ainslie, druggist in Jedburgh, writer to the signet, and burgess of the burgh. He may have been educated at Jedburgh grammar school...

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W. P. Courtney

revised by I. T. Foster

Aitken, Robert (1800–1873), Church of England clergyman, was born on 22 January 1800 at Crailing, near Jedburgh, a son of Robert Aitken, schoolmaster, and his wife, Ann Heron. He was educated at Jedburgh grammar school and the University of Edinburgh. As a young man he felt dissatisfaction with the presbyterianism of his upbringing and, under the influence of ...

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Bell, James (1770–1833), geographer, was born in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, on 3 February 1770, the son of Thomas Bell (1733–1802), Presbyterian minister of the Relief church, and his wife, Elizabeth Ferguson. In 1777 he accompanied his father to Glasgow, where the latter was appointed minister of ...

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Sir Bindon Blood (1842–1940) by Bassano, 1898 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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C. V. Owen

revised by James Lunt

Blood, Sir Bindon (1842–1940), army officer, was born on 7 November 1842 near Jedburgh, the third son of William Bindon Blood of Cranagher, co. Clare, civil engineer, and his second wife, Margaret, daughter of Robert Stewart of Hawick. He was a descendant of ...

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Sir David Brewster (1781–1868) by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, 1843 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Brewster, Sir David (1781–1868), natural philosopher and academic administrator, was born on 11 December 1781 in a house in the Canongate, Jedburgh, second son and third of the six children of James Brewster (c.1735–1815), rector of Jedburgh grammar school, and his wife, ...

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Brewster, Patrick (1788–1859), Church of Scotland minister and political activist, was born at Jedburgh on 20 December 1788, the youngest of the four sons of James Brewster (c.1735–1815), rector of Jedburgh grammar school, and his wife, Margaret Key (1753–1790). He was the younger brother of ...

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T. F. Henderson

revised by Sayoni Basu

Davidson, Thomas (1838–1870), poet, was born at Oxnam Row, near Oxnam Water, a tributary of the Teviot, about 4 miles from Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, on 7 July 1838, the son of Jonah Davidson, a shepherd from Wooler, Northumberland. His mother, of whom further details are unknown, came from ...

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Dodd, Elizabeth [pseud. Lavinia Derwent] (1909–1989), children's writer and broadcaster, was born on 23 February 1909 at Overton Bush Farm in the Cheviot hills in the Scottish borders, the third of five children of John Dodd, farmer, and his wife, Bessie Wood, ...