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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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Sir Alexander Fraser of Philorth (1537?–1623) by unknown artist, 1597 in a private Scottish collection

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Fraser, Sir Alexander, of Philorth (1537?–1623), founder of Fraserburgh, was the eldest son of Alexander Fraser (c.1517–1564) and Lady Beatrice (fl. 1520–1570), eldest daughter of Robert Keith, Lord Keith and master of Marischal. He was educated in Edinburgh. He married his first wife, ...

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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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Jolly, Alexander (1756–1838), Scottish Episcopal bishop of Moray, was born on 3 April 1756 at Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, one of two or three children of a struggling businessman. He attended Stonehaven School and was tutored by Alexander Gleig, the Episcopal minister. Entering Marischal College, Aberdeen...

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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 ...