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date: 11 November 2019

Oswald, Jameslocked

  • Richard B. Sher
  •  and M. A. Stewart


Oswald, James (1703–1793), Church of Scotland minister and philosophical writer, was born on 23 July 1703, the eldest of four children of George Oswald (1664–1726), minister of Dunnet, in Caithness, and his wife, Margaret Murray (d. 1747). A comment in one of his letters to his wealthy and influential brother ...

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