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Francis Home (1719 - 1813)

Biographical Summary HOME, FRANCIS . 17/11/1719-15/02/1813. Ref: 749. Male. Place of Birth: Eccles, Berwickshire. Profession: Physician. Appointments Held: Army Surgeon 1742-8, Flanders; Phys...

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Sir John Clerk of Penicuik, 5th Baronet (c.1736 - 1798)

Biographical Summary CLERK OF PENNYCUIK, SIR JOHN, Bart. ?-24/02/1798. Ref: 329. Male. Titles and British Honours: 5th Baronet (1784). Place of Birth: Midlothian. Place of interment: Penicuik...

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Sir George Clerk-Maxwell of Penicuik, 4th baronet (1715 - 1784)

----------- The Baron's precepts to his son George when at school in Cumberland are worthy of Polonius. He advises him to be kind to his companions, as he could not tell what they might be able to ...

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Patrick Wilson (1743 - 1811)

Biographical Summary WILSON, PATRICK (PETER) . 16/01/1743-30/12/1811. Ref: 1620. Male. Profession: Astronomer, Type-Founder. Appointments Held: Assistant 1782-86 and Professor 1786-99, Practica...

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Alexander Wilson (1714 - 1786)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary Alexander Wilson FRSE (1714 – 16 October 1786) was a Scottish surgeon, type-founder, astronomer, mathematician and meteorologist. He was the first scientist to r...

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Charles Stuart of Dunearn, Min. of Cramond (1745 - 1826)

Biographical Summary STUART, CHARLES . ?-28/05/1826. Ref: 1456. Male. Titles and British Honours: Rev. Place of Birth: Fife. Place of Death: 58 George Square, Edinburgh. Profession: Ministe...

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John Stedman (1710 - 1791)

Biographical Summary STEDMAN (STEEDMAN), JOHN . ?-16/04/1791. Ref: 1411. Male. Place of Birth: Edinburgh. Profession: Physician. Appointments Held: 1740-Surgeon to the Scots Greys; Physician ...

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John Playfair, Professor of Natural Philosophy, Edinburgh (1748 - 1819)

Biographical Summary PLAYFAIR, JOHN . 10/03/1748-20/07/1819. Ref: 1211. Male. Titles and British Honours: Rev. Place of Birth: Benvie, Angus. Place of Death: Edinburgh. Place of interment: ...

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Joseph McCormick, Principal of United College of St Salvator and St Leonard, St Andrews (1733 - 1799)

Information source: Principal of United College, St. Andrews. EDUCATION: St. Andrews University; Master of Arts 1750; Doctor of Divinity, St. Andrews, 1766. EDUCATION: Became tutor in the famil...

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John Hunter, Principal of United Colleges of St Leonard's & St Salvator's, St. Andrews University (1746 - 1837)

Biographical Summary HUNTER, JOHN . 07/09/1746-18/01/1837. Ref: 777. Male. Place of Birth: Abernithsdale, Closeburn, Dumfriesshire. Place of Death: St Andrews, Fife. Place of interment: Cathe...

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James Gillespie, Principal of St Mary's (1722 - 1791)

Biographical Summary GILLESPIE, JAMES . ?-02/06/1791. Ref: 595. Male. Titles and British Honours: Very Rev. Profession: Minister of Religion,Theologian. Appointments Held: Licensed Church of ...

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David Erskine, WS MP (1772 - 1847)

Biographical Summary ERSKINE, DAVID . ?-05/04/1791. Ref: 499. Male. Place of Death: Naples, Italy. Profession: Writer to The Signet. Appointments Held: WS 1764; Legal Practice in Edinburgh; D...

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John Chalmers, DD, Principal of King's College, Aberdeen (1712 - 1800)

Biographical Summary CHALMERS, JOHN . ?-07/05/1800. Ref: 293. Male. Titles and British Honours: Rev. Place of Birth: Banffshire. Profession: Minister of Religion, Agriculturalist. Appointme...

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James Beattie, Professor of Logic and Moral Philosophy, Marischal College, Aberdeen (1735 - 1803)

Biographical Summary BEATTIE, JAMES . 25/10/1735-18/08/1803. Ref: 119. Male. Place of Birth: Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire. Place of Death: Aberdeen. Place of interment: St Nicholas' churchya...

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Alexander Carlyle, Min. of Inveresk (1722 - 1805)

Biographical Summary CARLYLE, ALEXANDER . 26/01/1722-25/08/1805. Ref: 277. Male. Titles and British Honours: Very Rev. Place of Birth: Prestonpans, East Lothian. Place of interment: Inveresk ...

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John Fletcher-Campbell (1727 - 1806)

Biographical Summary CAMPBELL (UNTIL 1779 FLETCHER), JOHN FLETCHER- . ?-10/12/1806. Ref: 535. Male. Titles and British Honours: Lieutenant-General. Place of Death: Milton House, Canongate, Edin...

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Patrick Brydone (1736 - 1818)

Biographical Summary BRYDONE, PATRICK . 05/01/1736-19/06/1818. Ref: 231. Male. Place of Birth: Coldingham, Berwickshire. Place of Death: Lennel House, Berwickshire. Profession: Traveller, Aut...

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James Anderson (1739 - 1808)

Biographical Summary ANDERSON, JAMES . ?-15/10/1808. Ref: 50. Male. Place of Birth: Long Hermiston, Midlothian. Place of Death: West Ham, Essex. Profession: Agriculturalist, Author. Appoint...

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Matthew Stewart, Professor of Mathematics Edinburgh University (1717 - 1785)

Biographical Summary STEWART, MATTHEW . 15/01/1717-23/01/1785. Ref: 1441. Male. Titles and British Honours: Rev. Place of Birth: Rothesay, Isle of Bute. Place of Death: Catrine, Ayrshire. P...

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Duguld Stewart, Professor of Moral Philosophy Edinburgh University (1753 - 1828)

Biographical Summary STEWART, DUGALD . 22/11/1753-11/06/1828. Ref: 1431. Male. Place of Birth: In the College buildings of Edinburgh. Place of Death: 5 Ainslie Place, Edinburgh. Place of inte...

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James Veitch of Elliock, Lord Elliock (1712 - 1793)

Biographical Summary Veitch of Elliock, Lord Elliock, James . 25/09/1712-01/07/1793. Ref: 1541. Male. Titles and British Honours: Hon. Place of Birth: Edinburgh. Place of Death: St Andrew Squ...

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Patrick Cumming, Professor of Oriental Languages, Glasgow University (1741 - 1820)

Biographical Summary Cumming (Cumin), Patrick . 11/10/1741-27/10/1820. Ref: 376. Male. Place of Birth: Edinburgh. Profession: Philologist. Appointments Held: Professor 1761-1814, Oriental Lan...

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James Russell (1754 - 1836)

Biographical Summary Russell, James . ?-14/08/1836. Ref: 1315. Male. Place of Birth: Edinburgh. Place of Death: Bangholm Bower House, Edinburgh. Place of interment: Greyfriars Cemy, Edinburgh...

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Hugh Blair, Min. of St Giles (1718 - 1800)

Biographical Summary Blair, Hugh . 05/04/1718-27/12/1800. Ref: 160. Male. Titles and British Honours: Rev. Place of Birth: Edinburgh. Place of Death: Edinburgh. Place of interment: Greyfria...

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Alexander Stevenson (c.1726 - 1791)

Biographical Summary Stevenson, Alexander . ?-29/05/1791. Ref: 1418. Male. Place of Birth: Edinburgh. Place of Death: Glasgow. Profession: Physician. Appointments Held: General Medical Prac...

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John Hope (1725 - 1786)

Biographical Summary Hope, John . 10/05/1725-10/11/1786. Ref: 757. Male. Place of Birth: Edinburgh. Place of interment: Greyfriars Edinburgh. Profession: Botanist, Physician. Appointments H...

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William Traill (1746 - 1831)

Biographical Summary Traill (Trail), William . ?-03/02/1831. Ref: 1517. Male. Titles and British Honours: Rev. Place of Death: Bath,Somerset. Profession: Minister of Religion, Mathematician. ...

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John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute MP (1713 - 1792)

John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute KG, PC (25 May 1713 – 10 March 1792), styled Lord Mount Stuart before 1723, was a Scottish nobleman who served as Prime Minister of Great Britain (1762–1763)...

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Jean Joseph Sue (1710 - 1792)

Biographical Summary Sue, Jean Joseph . 20/04/1710-15/12/1792. Ref: 1463. Male. Place of Birth: La Colle, France. Profession: Anatomist. Appointments Held: Royal Academy of Surgery, Paris, Fr...

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Adam Smith (1723 - 1790)

Adam Smith (baptised 16 June 1723 – 17 July 1790 [OS: 5 June 1723 – 17 July 1790]) was a Scottish social philosopher and a pioneer of political economy. One of the key figures of the Sc...

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Henry Scott, 3rd Duke of Buccleuch MP (c.1746 - 1812)

Henry Scott, 3rd Duke of Buccleuch and 5th Duke of Queensberry KG KT FRSE (2 September 1746 – 11 January 1812) was a Scottish nobleman and long-time friend of the notable Sir Walter Scott. He ...

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Professor Daniel Rutherford MP (1749 - 1819)

Biographical Summary Rutherford, Daniel . 03/11/1749-15/12/1819. Ref: 1323. Male. Place of Birth: Edinburgh. Profession: Physician, Chemist, Botanist. Appointments Held: Physician 1775-86 in ...

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John Russell, WS (1753 - 1792)

Biographical Summary Russell, John . 22/01/1753-02/12/1792. Ref: 1318. Male. Profession: Writer to the Signet. Appointments Held: WS 1774; Clerk to the Signet; Extraordinary Director, Royal Ban...

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Dr John Roebuck, FRS MP (1718 - c.1794)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary John Roebuck FRS (1718 – 17 July 1794) was an English inventor and industrialist who played an important role in the Industrial Revolution and who is known for d...

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John Robison (1739 - 1805)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " John Robison FRSE (4 February 1739 – 30 January 1805) was a Scottish physicist and mathematician. He was a professor of philosophy at the University of Edinbur...

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William Robertson, Min of Old Greyfriars MP (1721 - 1793)

William Robertson William RobertsonBorn: 19-Sep-1721 Birthplace: Borthwick, Mid Lothian, Scotland Died: 11-Jun-1793 Location of death: Edinburgh, Scotland Cause of death: unspecified Gender: Male R...

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Dr. William Robertson MP (1753 - 1835)

Dr. Robertson was a clergyman, historian, and chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, which commissioned and still owns his portrait by Raeburn of 1792. The younger Robertson studied law and was adm...

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Thomas Reid, Min. of New Machar (1710 - 1796)

Biographical Summary " Thomas Reid , born 26th April 1710, son of Lewis R., min. of Strachan, by his first wife, Margaret Gregory ; educated at Parish School, Kincardine O'Neil, Grammar School, and M...

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Sir David Rae, Lord Eskgrove, 1st Bart. (1724 - 1804)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " Sir David Rae, Lord Eskgrove, 1st Baronet (1724–1804) was a Scottish judge. He was the son of David Rae of St Andrews, an episcopalian minister, by his wife ...

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Mark Clifton of Haining and Clifton (1754 - 1812)

Biographical Summary " PRINGLE, Mark (1754-1812), of Fairnielee, Selkirk - b. 10 Jan. 1754, o.s. of John Pringle of Crichton, Midlothian by Anne, da. of Robert Rutherford of Fairnielee, Selkirk. educ...

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John Pringle (1741 - 1811)

Biographical Summary Pringle, John . 25/11/1741-14/02/1811. Ref: 1224. Male. Place of Death: Edinburgh. Profession: Advocate. Appointments Held: Advocate 1763; Professor 1765-80, Constitution...

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Fletcher Norton (1744 - 1820)

Biographical Summary Norton, Fletcher . 16/11/1744-19/06/1820. Ref: 1170. Male. Place of Death: Abbeyhill, Edinburgh. Profession: Barrister, Politician. Appointments Held: Barrister 1769; Ben...

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Sir William Nairne, 5th Baronet of Dunsinane MP (1731 - 1811)

Biographical Summary " Sir William Nairne, Baronet [S. 1704], of Dunsinane , uncle and h., being 2d s. of the 2d Baronet; was 1811. admitted Advocate, 11 March 1755; Joint Commissary Clerk of Edinbur...

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Donald Monro (1728 - 1802)

Biographical Summary Monro, Donald . 15/01/1728-09/06/1802. Ref: 1093. Male. Place of Birth: London. Place of Death: Argyle Street, London. Profession: Physician,Medical Author. Appointment...

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Sir James Montgomery, 1st Baronet Montgomery of Stanhope (1721 - 1803)

Biographical Summary Montgomery of Stanhope, Sir James William, Bart. ?-02/04/1803. Ref: 1095. Male. Titles and British Honours: 1st Baronet(1801) of Stanhope. Place of Birth: Macbie Hill, Peeb...

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Alexander Monro, 1st of Craiglockhart (1733 - 1817)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " Alexander Monro of Craiglockhart and Cockburn FRSE FRCPE (22 May 1733 – 2 October 1817) was a Scottish anatomist, physician and medical educator. To distinguis...

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Robert Hamilton (1743 - 1829)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary "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 Societ...

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James Hamilton (1749 - 1835)

Biographical Summary Hamilton, James . ?-27/10/1835. Ref: 682. Male. Place of Birth: Edinburgh. Place of Death: Edinburgh. Profession: Physician. Appointments Held: Physician in Edinburgh; ...

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Robert Hamilton, Min. of Old Greyfriars (1707 - 1787)

Biographical Summary Hamilton, Robert . 19/05/1707-03/04/1787. Ref: 686. Male. Titles and British Honours: Very Rev. Place of Birth: Manse of Cramond, Edinburgh. Place of interment: Buccleuch...

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Benjamin Bell of Hunthill (1749 - 1806)

Biographical Summary Bell of Hunthill, Benjamin . 06/04/1749-08/04/1806. Ref: 129. Male. Place of Birth: Dumfries. Place of Death: Newington House, Edinburgh. Place of interment: Canongate Ce...

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David Stuart Moncreiff of Moredun (1710 - 1790)

Biographical Summary Moncreiff of Moredun, David Stuart (Steuart) . 08/09/1710-17/04/1790. Ref: 1086. Male. Place of interment: Chapel Royal, Holyrood, Edinburgh. Profession: Advocate, Landowne...

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Sir William Miller, 2nd Baronet, Lord Glenlee (1755 - 1846)

Biographical Summary Miller of Glenlee, Lord Glenlee, William, Bart. 12/08/1755-09/05/1846. Ref: 1017. Male. Titles and British Honours: 2nd Baronet (1789). Place of Death: Barskimming, Ayrshir...

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Sir Thomas Miller, 1st Baronet, Lord Glenlee (1717 - 1789)

Biographical Summary Miller, Lord Barskimming 1766-88, Lord Glenlee 1789-, Thomas, Bart. 03/11/1717-27/09/1789. Ref: 1016. Male. Titles and British Honours: 1st Baronet Glenlee (1789). Place of...

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Allan Maconochie, Lord Meadowbank (1748 - 1816)

Biographical Summary Maconochie of Kirknewton, Lord Meadowbank, Allan . 26/01/1748-14/06/1816. Ref: 1000. Male. Titles and British Honours: Hon. Place of Birth: Midlothian. Place of Death: Co...

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John Maclaurin, Lord Dreghorn (1734 - 1796)

Biographical Summary Maclaurin, Lord Dreghorn, John . 15/12/1734-24/12/1796. Ref: 1011. Male. Titles and British Honours: Hon. Place of Birth: Edinburgh. Place of Death: Edinburgh. Place of...

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James Stuart Mackenzie of Rosehaugh (c.1717 - 1800)

Biographical Summary Mackenzie, James Stuart- . ?-06/04/1800. Ref: 1461. Male. Titles and British Honours: Rt Hon PC. Profession: Landowner, Politician. Appointments Held: MP 1742-7 Argyllshi...

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Henry Mackenzie (1745 - 1831)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " Henry Mackenzie FRSE (August, 1745 - 14 January 1831) was a Scottish lawyer, novelist and miscellaneous writer. He was also known by the sobriquet "Addison of the Nor...

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James Gregory (1753 - 1821)

Biographical Summary Gregory, James . ?-02/04/1821. Ref: 640. Male. Place of Birth: Aberdeen. Place of Death: St. Andrew Square, Edinburgh. Place of interment: Canongate Churchyard, Edinburgh...

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William Tytler of Woodhouselee, WS (1711 - 1792)

Biographical Summary Tytler of Woodhouselee, William . 12/10/1711-12/09/1792. Ref: 1536. Male. Place of Birth: Edinburgh. Place of Death: Woodhouselee, Midlothian. Profession: Writer to the S...

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Alexander Keith of Ravelston and Dunottar, WS (b. - 1819)

Biographical Summary " Keith, Alexander (d. 1819), founder of the Keith prize, was the son of Alexander Keith (1705–1792), an under-clerk in the court of session, by Johanna, third daughter of...

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James Hutton MP (1726 - 1797)

Biographical Summary Hutton, James . 03/06/1726-26/03/1797. Ref: 784. Male. Place of interment: Greyfriars, Edinburgh. Profession: Physician, Geologist, Chemical Manufacturer, Agriculturalist. ...

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George Skene (1736 - 1776)

Biographical Summary Skene, George . ?-25/03/1803. Ref: 1374. Male. Place of Birth: Aberdeen. Profession: Physician, Natural Historian. Appointments Held: Physician in Aberdeen; Regent and Pr...

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Very Rev Andrew Hunter of Barjarg (1743 - 1809)

Biographical Summary Hunter of Barjarg, Andrew . ?-22/04/1809. Ref: 773. Male. Titles and British Honours: Very Rev. Place of Birth: Edinburgh. Place of Death: New Street, Edinburgh. Place ...

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Hon. David Hume of Ninewells (1757 - 1838)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " David Hume (1757 - 1838) was a Scottish advocate, whose work on Scots criminal law and Scots private law has had a deep and continuing influence. He is referred to as...

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John Home, Min. of Athelstaneford (1722 - 1808)

Biographical Summary Home, John . 22/09/1722-05/09/1808. Ref: 752. Male. Titles and British Honours: Rev. Place of Birth: Ancrum, Roxburghshire, (Rogers). Place of Death: Merchiston Bank, nea...

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Alexander Fraser Tytler, Lord Woodhouselee (1747 - 1813)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary "Alexander Fraser Tytler, Lord Woodhouselee (15 October 1747 - 5 January 1813) was a Scottish lawyer, writer, and professor. Tytler was also a historian, and for some y...

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Rev George Hill, Min. of St Andrews (1750 - 1819)

Extensive biography and source of portrait are here: ) In 1782, he married Harriet Scott, daughter of Alexander Scott, an Edinburgh merchant and magistrate who had retired to St Andrews. Her portrait...

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Prof. John Hill (1747 - 1805)

Information source: EDUCATION: Doctor of Laws. OCCUPATION: Professor of Humanity at St. Andrews University, and Edinburgh University. From : John Hill was Professor of Humanity (Latin) in Edinburgh...

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William Hamilton (1760 - 1793)

Biographical Summary Hamilton, William . 31/07/1758-13/03/1790. Ref: 691. Male. Place of Birth: Glasgow. Profession: Physician. Appointments Held: Assistant 1781-82, Professor 1782 90, Anatom...

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Sir James Grant, 8th Baronet of Colquhoun (1738 - 1811)

Biographical Summary " Sir James Grant, Baronet [S 1625] of Grant , only son and heir by 2nd wife, born 19 May 1778; was M.P. for Elgin and Forres-shire, 1761-68, and for Banffshire, 1790; succeeded ...

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William Franklin, Colonial Governor of New Jersey MP (1731 - 1813)

William Franklin (ca. 1731 – November 17, 1813) was an American soldier and colonial administrator. He served as the last Colonial Governor of New Jersey. Franklin was a steadfast Loyalist thr...

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Benjamin Franklin, Signer of the "Declaration of Independence" MP (1706 - 1790)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for Pennsylvania. DAR Ancestor #: A041702 Of all the accomplishment of Ben Franklin you must take into account, his opening remark in his autobiography: "I Benj...

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Sir William Forbes, 6th Baronet (1739 - 1806)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " Sir William Forbes, 6th Baronet (5 April 1739 – 12 November 1806) was a Scottish banker, born in Edinburgh to Sir William Forbes, 5th Baronet, and Christian Fo...

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Sir Adam Fergusson of Kilkerran, 3rd Baronet (1733 - 1813)

Biographical Summary " Sir Adam Fergusson, Baronet [S. 1703], of Kilkerran , 1st s. and h., b. about 1732 ; admitted Advocate, 1755 ; suc. to the Baronetcy, 20 Jan. 1759, and was served heir gen. of ...

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Adam Ferguson (1723 - 1816)

Biographical Summary Ferguson, Adam . 20/06/1723-22/02/1816. Ref: 516. Male. Titles and British Honours: Rev. Place of Birth: Logierait, Perthshire. Place of Death: St Andrews, Fife. Place ...

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George Fergusson (Lord Hermand) (1743 - 1827)

Biographical Summary "Son of Sir James Fergusson of Kilkenan, Baronet, one of the Senators of the College of Justice, was admitted advocate 17th December 1765. He was appointed a judge in the room of...

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James Ferguson of Pitfour (1735 - 1820)

Biographical Summary Ferguson of Pitfour, James . 25/05/1735-06/09/1820. Ref: 522. Male. Place of Birth: Aberdeenshire. Place of Death: St James' Place, London. Place of interment: Greyfriars...

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Joseph Black MP (1728 - 1799)

Biographical Summary Black, Joseph . 16/04/1728-06/12/1799. Ref: 153. Male. Place of Birth: Bordeaux, France. Place of Death: Edinburgh. Place of interment: Greyfriars, Edinburgh. Professio...

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Robert Dundas of Arniston (1758 - 1819)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " Robert Dundas of Arniston (6 June 1758 – 17 June 1819) was a Scottish judge... ...Dundas served as Solicitor General for Scotland between 1784 and 1789 and a...

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Rt. Hon. Robert Dundas of Arniston (1713 - 1787)

Rt. Hon. Robert Dundas of Arniston was born on 18 July 1713. He was the son of Robert Dundas, Lord Arniston. He married, secondly, Jean Grant, daughter of William Grant, Lord Prestongrange. He married,...

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Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville (1742 - 1811)

Biographical Summary Dundas, Viscount Melville, Henry . 28/04/1742-29/05/1811. Ref: 464. Male. Titles and British Honours: Rt Hon, 1st, Viscount Melville and Baron Dunira(1802), PC. Place of Bi...

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Sir Alexander Cunningham, 3rd Bt of Prestonfield (1703 - 1785)

He was the fourth (but third surviving) son. His two elder brothers had the prospect of inheritance, but it was thought that he would have to learn a profession, so he chose medicine. He studied awhile...

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Sir John Hamilton-Dalrymple-MacGill of Cranstoun, 4th Baronet (1726 - 1810)

Biographical Summary " Sir John Dalrymple , afterwards Dalrymple-Hamilton-Macgill, Baronet [S. 1698], of Cousland and Cranstoun , as also of Fala and Oxenfoord, co. Edinburgh, 1st s. and h. by 1st wi...

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William Cullen MP (1710 - 1790)

Dr William Cullen , who raised himself from the humblest position in Scottish life to the rank of the most distinguished physician of his epoch, applied his methodical mind to the elucidation of the hi...

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Henry Cullen (c.1758 - 1790)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " Henry Cullen FRSE FRCPE (c.1758-1790) was a Scottish physician. He was Chair and Professor of Medicine at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. A member of the Philosophical...

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Robert Cullen, Lord Cullen (1742 - 1810)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " Robert Cullen, Lord Cullen FRSE (1742–1810) was a Scottish judge. He played a key role, along with his father William Cullen, in obtaining a royal charter for ...

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William Craig, Lord Craig (1745 - 1813)

Biographical Summary " Craig, William, Lord Craig (1745–1813), Scottish judge, son of William Craig, minister, of Glasgow, was born in 1745. He studied at the university of Edinburgh, and was ...

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Prof. John Cook (1739 - 1815)

COOK OF NEWBURN, JOHN . ?-01/07/1815. Ref: 346. Male. Titles and British Honours: Rev. Place of Birth: Fife. Profession: Minister of Religion, Philosopher. Appointments Held: Minister at St A...

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John Clerk of Eldin (1728 - 1812)

Sir George Clerk Maxwell was a Commissioner of Customs, and a trustee for the. improvement of the fisheries and manufactures of Scotland. His brother, John Clerk of Eldin , was the author of the well-k...

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Petrus Camper (1722 - 1789)

Peter, Pieter, or usually Petrus Camper (May 11, 1722 – April 7, 1789), was a Dutch physician, anatomist, physiologist, midwife, zoologist, anthropologist, paleontologist and a naturalist. He st...

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Adam Rolland, of Gask (1735 - 1819)

Extract from his Obituary At his house Queen Street Edinburgh Adam Rolland of Gask Esq advocate and Deputy Governor of the Bank of Scotland. The death of Mr Rolland makes one of those blanks which ca...

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John Campbell, Lord Stonefield (b. - 1801)

Biographical Summary "Son of Archibald Campbell, advocate, was admitted a member of the Faculty of Advocates, 9th January 1748. On the death of Charles Erskine of Tinwald, he was elevated to the benc...

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Sir Ilay Campbell of Succoth, Lord Succoth, 1st Baronet (1734 - 1823)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " Sir Ilay Campbell of Succoth (1734–1823) was a Scottish judge... ...An advocate from 1757, he was engaged in the Douglas peerage case from 1764 to 1769. He w...

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Robert Bruce, 8th of Kennet (1718 - 1785)

Biographical Summary " Robert Bruce, eighth of Kennet . On the death in 1769 of his maternal aunt Margaret (titular Baroness Balfour of Burleigh) he would, but for the attainder of the title in 1715,...

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Robert Blair, Lord Avonton (1741 - 1811)

Biographical Summary "Son of the Reverend Robert Blair, minister of Athelstaneford, author of the celebrated poem entitled The Grave , was admitted advocate 7th August 1764, and soon obtained extensi...

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Sir James Hunter Blair, 1st Baronet of Dunskey (1741 - 1787)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " Sir James Hunter Blair, 1st Baronet FRSE (February 1741 – 1 July 1787) was a Scottish banker, landowner and politician. Born John Hunter, the son of an Ayr m...

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Sir William Macleod, Lord Bannatyne (1743 - 1833)

Biographical Summary Eldest son of Roderick Macleod, writer to the signet, was admitted advocate 22d January 1765. He was promoted to the bench on the death of Lord Swinton, and took his seat as Lord...

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Alexander Abercromby, Lord Abercromby (1745 - 1795)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " Alexander Abercromby, Lord Abercromby FRSE (1745–1795) was a Scottish advocate, judge and essayist... ...Abercromby was born in Clackmannanshire on 15 Octobe...

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