Charles Erskine, Lord Tinwald
Charles Erskine (1680 – 5 April 1763) was Lord Advocate, a Scottish judge, and a Member of Parliament.Charles Erskine was the fourth son of Sir Charles Erskine, Baronet, of Alva, by his spouse C...
Robert Douglas (1727–1809)
Robert Douglas (1727–1809) was a Scottish-born soldier who replaced Ludwig Ernst von Brunswick-Lüneburg-Bevern as governor of the garrison city of 's-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands in 1784. He was m...
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John Farquhar (arms dealer)
John Farquhar (1751–1826), was a Scottish millionaire.Farquhar was born of humble parents at Bilbo, parish of Crimond, Aberdeenshire. In early life he went to India as cadet in the Bombay establishmen...
Elizabeth Grant
Elizabeth Grant (later Murray) (1745?–1814?) was a Scottish song-writer, from Carron, Speyside. She is best known as the writer of Roy's Wife of Aldivalloch.
She was the daughter of "Lieutenant Jo...
Sir Robert Munro, 6th Baronet
Sir Robert Munro of Foulis, 6th Baronet (24 August 1684 – 17 January 1746) was a soldier-politician whose life followed an 18th-century pattern. He fought in support of the Revolution Settlement and t...
MacQueen of Findhorn
MacQueen of Pall a' Chrocain was a legendary Highland deer stalker popularly believed to have slain the last wolf in Scotland in 1743. The scene of the incident was Tarnaway Forest in the province of ...
Sir John Gladstone, 1st Baronet
Sir John Gladstone, 1st Baronet, FRSE (11 December 1764 – 7 December 1851) was a Scottish merchant, philanthropist, Member of Parliament, and the father of the British Prime Minister William Ewart Gla...
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Robert Murray (died 1719)
Robert Murray (died 1719) was a Scottish soldier.He was a younger son of Sir Robert Murray, Lord Provost of Edinburgh. His elder brother, Alexander Murray of Melgund, was the father of Sir Alexander M...
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Robert Bruce, Lord Kennet
Robert Bruce of Kennet, Lord Kennet FRSE (1718–1785) was a Scottish advocate, legal scholar and judge.Bruce was born in Clackmannanshire on 24 December 1718, the son of Alexander Bruce of Kennet...
Joseph Knight (slave)
Joseph Knight was a man born in Africa and sold as a slave in Jamaica to a Scottish owner, John Wedderburn of Ballendean. Knight was made a household servant by Wedderburn and in 1769 accompanied him ...
Colen Campbell
Colen Campbell (15 June 1676 – 13 September 1729) was a pioneering Scottish architect and architectural writer, credited as a founder of the Georgian style. For most of his career, he resided in Italy...
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Patrick Hume, 1st Earl of Marchmont
Patrick Hume, 1st Earl of Marchmont (13 January 1641 – 2 August 1724), known as Sir Patrick Hume, 1st Baronet from 1648 to 1690 and as Lord Polwarth from 1690 to 1697, was a Scottish statesman. His gr...
James Forbes (hospital inspector)
James Forbes, M.D. (1779–1837), was a Scottish inspector-general of army hospitals.Forbes was born in Aberdeen in 1779, and received his general education at Marischal College there. For the study of ...
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Robert Hamilton (economist)
Robert Hamilton FRSE (11 June 1743, Edinburgh – 14 July 1829) was a Scottish mathematician and political economist. He was a founder member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
He was born in Edinbu...
John Ferguson (Ferguson bequest)
John Ferguson (1787–1856), was a Scottish businessman and philanthropist. He was the founder of the Ferguson bequest.Ferguson was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, 28 February 1787. His father, William Fergus...
James Ferguson (Scottish politician)
James Ferguson FRSE (25 May 1735 – 6 September 1820) was a Scottish advocate and Tory politician and the third Laird of Pitfour, a large estate in the Buchan area of north east Scotland, which is...
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William Houstoun (botanist)
William Houstoun (occasionally spelt Houston) (1695?–1733) was a Scottish surgeon and botanist who collected plants in the West Indies, Mexico and South America.Houstoun was born in Houston, Renfrewsh...
John Boag (writer)
John Boag (1775–1863) was an evangelist, pastor, and lexicographer, who compiled the 'Imperial Lexicon'.Boag was born at Highgate in the parish of Beith, Ayrshire, on 7 January 1775. He matriculated a...
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George Hay (bishop)
George Hay (24 August 1729 – 15 October 1811) was a Roman Catholic bishop and writer who served as the Vicar Apostolic of the Lowland District in Scotland from 1778 to 1805.Born in Edinburgh on 24 Au...
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William Adam of Blair Adam
William Adam of Blair Adam FRSE KC (2 August 1751 – 17 February 1839) was a Scottish advocate, barrister, politician and judge. He served as Solicitor General for Scotland (1802–1805) and as Lord Chie...
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Adam Ferguson (soldier)
Sir Adam Ferguson (1771–1855) was keeper of the regalia in Scotland.
Ferguson was the eldest son of Professor Adam Ferguson. At Edinburgh University he was one of the companions of Walter Scott. H...
James Farquharson
James Farquharson (1781–1843) was a Scottish minister, scientific writer, and Fellow of the Royal Society.
Farquharson was the son of John Farquharson, excise officer at Coull, Aberdeenshire, and ...
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Sir Thomas Burnett, 3rd Baronet
Sir Thomas Burnett of Leys, 3rd Baronet, (ca. 1656 – January 1714), Lord Clerk Register, PC, MP. He was, at Stonehaven, 21 April 1664, retoured as heir to his father, Sir Alexander Burnett, 2nd Barone...
Normand MacLeod
Normand MacLeod (c. 1731 – 1796) was a British army officer, merchant, and official of the British Indian Department.He was born on the Isle of Skye, in Scotland, about 1731. At age sixteen he j...