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Ferme [Fairholm], Charles (1565/6–1617), Church of Scotland minister and university principal, was born in Edinburgh of unknown parents. He was brought up in the family of Alexander Guthrie, town clerk of Edinburgh, and entered the university there in 1584. In 1588 he graduated MA, and in October that year was an unsuccessful candidate for a regency. He studied Hebrew and theology, and was elected regent in 1589, in which capacity he graduated a class of nineteen on 12 August 1593, and another of thirty-five on 30 July 1597. Among his students were ...

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Fraser, Alexander George, sixteenth Lord Saltoun of Abernethy (1785–1853), army officer, was the elder son of Alexander, fifteenth Lord Saltoun of Abernethy in the peerage of Scotland, and Margery, daughter and heir of Simon Fraser of Newcastle, a director of the East India Company...

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Fraser, William, twelfth Lord Saltoun of Abernethy (1654–1715), landowner and politician, was born on 21 November 1654, the second son of Alexander Fraser, master of Saltoun (c.1630–1682), and his first wife, Lady Anne Kerr (1631–1658), eldest daughter of William Kerr, earl of Lothian...

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Gibb, William Elphinstone [Bill] (1943–1988), fashion designer, was born on 23 January 1943 in Fraserburgh, Scotland, the eldest of the seven children of George Gibb, a farmer, and his wife, Jessie. He was brought up mainly by his maternal grandparents on a dairy farm in ...

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Halket, George (bap. 1692, d. 1756), Jacobite songwriter and schoolmaster, son of James Halket, was baptized in Banff on 6 July 1692. He completed his studies at King's College, Aberdeen, 1709–13, but—as was then quite common—did not graduate. In 1714 he was appointed schoolmaster, precentor, and session clerk of ...

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David Donald Murison (1913–1997) by unknown photographer © reserved; News International Syndication; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Murison, David Donald (1913–1997), lexicographer, was born at 2 King Edward Street, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, on 28 April 1913, the only child of Alexander Murison, journeyman joiner, and his wife, Isabella Magdalene Bathia Donald. The family moved to Aberdeen when he was seven, and he was educated at ...

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Watt, Christian (1833–1923), fisherwoman and memoirist, was born on 24 February 1833 at 72 Broadsea, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, the seventh of the eight children of James Watt (1787–1868), fisherman, and his wife, Helen Noble (1788–1860). Her family was distantly related to the Saltouns, clan chiefs of the ...