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Ashmole, Bernard (1894–1988), archaeologist and art historian, was born on 22 June 1894 in Ilford, Essex, the youngest in a family of two sons and three daughters of William Ashmole, auctioneer and estate agent, and his wife, Sarah Caroline Wharton, née Tiver. Both parents had strong literary and religious interests. He was educated at ...

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Buchan, Anna Masterton [pseud. O. Douglas] (1877–1948), author, was born in Fife, at Inglewood, Smeaton Road, Pathhead, Kirkcaldy, on 24 March 1877, the elder of two daughters and second of six children of John Buchan (1847–1911), minister of the Free Church of Scotland...

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Dalgliesh, William (1733–1807), Church of Scotland minister and writer on theology, was born in Galloway. It is not certain who his parents were. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh and was ordained to the ministry of the Church of Scotland in ...

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Henry, earl of Northumberland (c. 1115–1152), prince, was the only surviving adult son of David I (c. 1085–1153), king of Scots, and his queen, Maud (or Matilda) (d. 1131) [see under David I], widow of Simon (I) de Senlis. From c...

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Macdonald, Malcolm [Callum] (1912–1999), publisher, was born on 4 May 1912 at 10 Breaclete on the island of Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides, the sixth of the eleven children (there were six brothers and five sisters) of Murdo Macdonald (1873–1951)...

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Mason, Eudo Colecestra (1901–1969), German scholar, was born in Colchester, Essex, on 26 September 1901, the third son of Ernest Nathan Mason (1867–1935), engineer's draughtsman, and his wife, Bertha Betsy, née Kitton (1872–1940), a governess. His father, who had published a study entitled ...

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Scott, Sir Robert Heatlie (1905–1982), diplomatist and civil servant, was born in York Street, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, on 20 September 1905, the second of four children and eldest of three sons of Thomas Henderson Scott, civil engineer, and his wife, Mary Agnes, née Dixon...

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Stewart, Andrew (1832–1901), iron and steel manufacturer, was born in the small textile and engineering town of Johnstone, Renfrewshire, the elder son of John Graham Stewart, a coal merchant, and his wife, Andrina (Annie) Orr. Andrew and his brother James moved with their parents from ...

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R. M. Wenley

revised by C. A. Creffield

Veitch, John (1829–1894), philosopher, born in Biggiesknowe, Peebles, on 24 October 1829, was the eldest and only surviving child of Sergeant James Veitch, a Peninsular War veteran, and his wife, Nancy Ritchie. Both parents, particularly the mother, held those high ideals of the value of education characteristic of some of the Scottish peasantry. Until sixteen years of age ...