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Sir Alexander Napier, of Lauriston (b. - 1629)

Biographical Summary " Sir Alexander of Lauriston , designed third son of Sir Archibald in a deed made in his favour 3 June 1595. He was served heir of his father in an annualrent from the lands and ...

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Archibald Napier, Lord Napier of Merchiston (b. - 1645)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " Archibald Napier, 1st Lord Napier , the 9th Laird Napier of Merchiston (c. 1576–1645), was a Scottish politician and judge. In 1627 he was created Lord Napier ...

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Sir Alexander Gibson, Lord Durie (deceased)

Biographical Summary " GIBSON, Sir ALEXANDER, Lord Durie (d. 1644), Scottish judge, was son of George Gibson of Goldingstones, a clerk of session (d. 1590?), by his wife Mary Airth, of the ancient fa...

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Sir William Maitland of Lethington MP (1525 - 1573)

Sir William Maitland of Lethington (1525 – June 9, 1573) was a Scottish politician and reformer, and the eldest son of the poet Richard Maitland. William was the renowned 'Secretary Lethington...

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Sir Alexander Belches, of Tofts (b. - 1656)

Son of John Belches of Tofts to whom he was served heir 16th May 1632. He represented the county of Berwick in the Parliament of 1644, and succeeding Parliaments of Charles I and II. He was knighted, a...

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Sir John Skene, of Curriehill (c.1543 - 1617)

Memorials of the family of Skene of Skene, from the family papers, with other illustrative documents (1887) , Page 106 Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 52 , Page 347

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Sir James Skene of Curriehill, 1st Baronet MP (b. - 1633)

Biographical Summary " Sir James Skene (d. 1633), the eldest son, was admitted advocate on 6 July 1603, and on 12 June 1612 became a lord of session. On 12 June 1619 he was summoned before the privy ...

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Sir William Scott 8th of Balwearie (1460 - 1532)

Biographical Summary " SCOTT or SCOT, Sir WILLIAM, Lord Balwearie (d. 1532), Scottish judge, was elder son of Sir William Scott of Balwearie, by Isobel, daughter of Sir John Moncrieff of Moncrieff. H...

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Sir John Erskine MP (c.1585 - 1663)

Biographical Summary " John, Earl of Mar , who succeeded, was apparently the only child of his father's first marriage with Anna Drummond. He is first referred to in the will made by his father on 1 ...

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John Maitland, 1st Earl of Lauderdale MP (c.1573 - 1644)

John Maitland, 1st Earl of Lauderdale, Viscount of Lauderdale, Viscount Maitland, and Lord Thirlestane and Boltoun, (died January 1645) was President of the Scottish Parliament as well as the Privy C...

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Sir George Erskine of Innerteil MP (c.1579 - 1646)

Biographical Summary " Sir George Erskine of Innerteil . He appears as Sir George Erskine of Boquhan 6 April 1610, and had a charter of Innerteil and other lands on 13 September 1611. He was admitted...

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David Carnegie, 1st Earl of Southesk MP (1575 - c.1658)

He was invested as a Knight in 1603. He was created 1st Lord Carnegie of Kinnaird [Scotland] on 14 April 1616. He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) [Scotland] in January 1616/17. He was T...

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George Hay, 1st Earl of Kinnoull (1570 - 1634)

He held the office of Gentleman of the Bedchamber to King James VI of Scotland in 1596. In February 1597/98 he was granted the former Carthusian priory at Perth with a Lordship, but he had insufficie...

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Sir Gideon Murray, Kt. MP (b. - 1621)

Biographical Summary "(355) Sir Gideon Murray , third son of Andrew (No. 334), died 29th June 1621. Will recorded 22nd November 1621 (Edinburgh). He acquired Aliburn, or Eliburn, in Selkirkshire, 15t...

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Sir William Oliphant, of Newton (c.1550 - 1629)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " Sir William Oliphant, Lord Newton (1551–1628) was a Scottish judge... ...Admitted as an advocate in 1577, he became an Advocate Depute in 1604. He gained fav...

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Alexander Livingston, 2nd Earl of Linlithgow MP (b. - 1648)

Biographical Summary " Alexander, second Earl of Linlithgow , had been appointed in his father's lifetime an Extraordinary Lord of Session, 13 January 1610, and was admitted a member of the Privy Cou...

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Sir John Hamilton of Magdalens MP (b. - 1632)

Biographical Summary " Sir John of Magdalens . He was appointed Lord Clerk Register in succession to Sir George Hay 3 July 1622, and was admitted an ordinary Lord of Session 27 July in that year; he ...

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Sir Andrew Hamilton of Redhouse MP (b. - 1634)

Biographical Summary " Andrew , appointed a Lord of Session under the title of Lord Redhouse 30 June 1608; he was admitted a member of the Privy Council 20 August 1609, but was not a member of he rec...

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Sir Thomas Hamilton, Kt., of Priestfield MP (c.1530 - 1611)

Biographical Summary " Thomas Hamilton , the eldest son, was a minor when his father was killed at Pinkie, but, as was usual when the head of the family fell in battle, was at once retoured heir to h...

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Sir Lewis Craig, of Wrightslands (1568 - 1622)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary "Sir Lewis Craig, Lord Wrightslands (1569-1622), was a Scottish judge... ...Craig was the eldest son of Sir Thomas Craig of Riccarton, by Helen, daughter of Heriot of...

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Sir Robert Melville, of Burntisland, 2nd Lord Melville of Monimail (b. - 1635)

Biographical Summary " Sir Robert Melville of Burntisland, second Lord Melville of Monimail ... ...In December 1600 he was admitted a member of the Scottish Privy Council on his father's retirement...

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Alexander Elphinstone, 4th Lord Elphinstone MP (1552 - 1638)

Extract from The House of Cockburn of that Ilk, and their cadets. by Thomas H. Cockburn-Hood (Edinburgh 1888) pages 73 ( ) The liferent of the barony of Simprin was settled by Sir William upon his wi...

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Edward Bruce, 1st Lord Kinloss MP (1548 - 1611)

Edward Bruce, 1st Lord Kinloss PC (1548 – 14 January 1611) was an Anglo-Scottish lawyer and judge. Kinloss was the second son of Edward Bruce of Blairhall and Alison Reid. He served as a Lord ...

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David Makgill of Cranstoun Riddell MP (c.1558 - 1607)

Biographical Summary " David Makgill of Cranstoun Riddell , the eldest son, had charters of lands and baronies of Cranstoun Riddell, Nisbet, Nisbetshiels, Burnside, Balvormie, and Parkley, 6 December...

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Sir Robert Melville of Murdochcairnie, 1st Lord Melville of Monimail (c.1527 - 1621)

Biographical Summary " Sir Robert Melville of Murchochcairnie, first Lord Melville , third son of Sir John Melville, fourth of Raith, was born probably about 1527... ...Three days before he sitting...

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Walter Stewart, 1st Lord Blantyre (b. - 1617)

Walter Stewart (d. 1617), 1st Lord Blantyre, was a Scottish nobleman. Educated with James VI under George Buchanan, he was prior of Blantyre, Keeper of the Privy Seal of Scotland from 1582 to 1596, a...

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Sir Thomas Hamilton, First Earl of Haddington (1563 - 1637)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " Thomas Hamilton, 1st Earl of Haddington (1563 – 29 May 1637), designated before his peerage as 'of Drumcarny, Monkland, and Binning', was a Scottish administra...

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Sir Richard Cockburn, of Clerkington, Lord Privy Seal (b. - 1627)

Extract from The House of Cockburn of that Ilk, and their cadets. by Thomas H. Cockburn-Hood (Edinburgh 1888) pages 83 ( ) Margaret Cockburn, daughter of this Baron, and Janet his wife [who thus appe...

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Archibald Douglas, Younger of Whittingham (deceased)

Biographical Summary " Sir Archibald Douglas of Whittinghame , Senator of the College of Justice, was served his heir, confirmed in a Precept from Chancery dated 4 May 1596. Although he married in 15...

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Sir John Cockburn, of Ormiston, Lord Justice-Clerk (1536 - 1623)

Other References An Historical Account of the Senators of the College of Justice: From Its Institution in MDXXXII ; by George Brunton, David Haig; 1832; Page 216 The house of Cockburn of that ilk...

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Sir John Seton, 1st Baron of Barnes (1553 - 1594)

Biographical Summary " Sir John , who had from his father a charter of the lands of Eat and West Barnes, dated 10 May 1583... ...He was brought up at the Court of Spain. Lord Kingston states that Kin...

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William Melville, Commendator of Tongland (b. - 1613)

Biographical Summary " William, Commendator of Tongland . About the year of 1587 he was appointed a Lord of Session, and in 1588 was given the spirituality of the abbacy of Tongland in Galloway, havi...

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Sir James Elphinstone, 1st Lord Balmerino (1557 - 1612)

He held the office of Lord of Session [Scotland] on 4 March 1586/87. He was styled as Lord Innernochtie [Scottish Law Lord] on 4 March 1586/87. He held the office of a Commissioner of the Treasury in 1...

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Sir Thomas Lyon, Master of Glamis MP (1540 - 1608)

Biographical Summary " Sir Thomas . Except for the period 1575-78 which intervened between the birth of his nephew Patrick, ninth Lord Glamis, and the death of Patrick's father John, eighth Lord Glam...

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Alexander Seton, 1st Earl of Dunfermline MP (1555 - 1622)

Alexander Seton, 1st Earl of Dunfermline (1555 – 1622) was a Scottish lawyer, judge and politician. He was Lord President of the Court of Session from 1598 to 1604 and Lord Chancellor of Scotlan...

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Mark Kerr, 1st Earl of Lothian, 1st Earl of Lothian MP (1558 - 1609)

Wikipedia.... Mark Kerr (or Ker), 1st Earl of Lothian (1553 – April 8, 1609) was a Scottish nobleman and politician. He was the son of Mark Kerr, abbot of Newbattle, Midlothian, and the si...

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John Graham, 3rd Earl of Montrose MP (c.1547 - 1608)

Biographical Summary " John, third Earl of Montrose , whose prominence in the family history is next to his grandson, the great Marquess... ...He died at his place of New Montrose 9 November 1608, ...

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James Stewart, Earl of Arran (c.1553 - 1595)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " Captain James Stewart, Earl of Arran (died 1595) was created Earl of Arran by the young King James VI, who wrested the title from James Hamilton, 3rd Earl of Arran. H...

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Colin Campbell, 6th Earl of Argyll MP (c.1541 - 1584)

An Historical Account of the Senators of the College of Justice: From Its Institution in MDXXXII ; by George Brunton, David Haig; 1832; Page 174

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William Ruthven, 1st Earl of Gowrie MP (c.1541 - 1584)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " William Ruthven, 1st Earl of Gowrie (c. 1541 – 1584), known as The Lord Ruthven between 1566 and 1581, was a son of Patrick Ruthven, 3rd Lord Ruthven... ...W...

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Patrick, 5th Lord Gray (1538 - 1606)

Biographical Summary " Patrick, fifth Lord Gray , eldest son, was born in 1538, and had charters of the barony of Kilmalamok, Forester Seat, etc, and of the lands of Over and Nether Mombenis and Bogs...

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Sir James Foulis, Kt., of Colinton MP (c.1487 - c.1548)

Sir James Foulis (died 1549), was a Scottish judge. Foulis was the son and heir of James de Foulis of Edinburgh (a skinner) and his wife Margaret, who was herself herself the daughter of Sir James He...

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John Stewart, 4th Earl of Atholl MP (c.1528 - 1579)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " John Stewart, 4th Earl of Atholl (died 25 April 1579) was a Scottish noble... ...He was the son of John Stewart, 3rd Earl of Atholl and Grizel Rattray... ...He ma...

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Patrick Vans of Barnbarroch, Lord Barnbarroch (c.1540 - 1597)

Sir Patrick Vaus, Lord Barnbarroch was the son of John Vaus of Barnbarroch and Janet McCulloch.1 He married, firstly, Elizabeth Kennedy, daughter of Sir Hew Kennedy of Girvanmains, in 1560.1 He married...

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Alexander Colville, Abbot of Culross (c.1530 - 1597)

Biographical Summary " Mr Alexander , of the second marriage... ...On 4 February 1566-67 he was provided under the inexact designation of 'the son of the late Sir James Colville, Knight', to the Ab...

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Archibald Douglas, Parson of Glasgow (deceased)

Extract from An Historical Account of the Senators of the College of Justice of Scotland , by Sir David Dalrymple of Hailes, Bt., re-edited at Edinburgh in 1849, p. 125. Younger brother of William Do...

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William Douglas, of Whittingham (deceased)

Biographical Summary Son of Richard Douglas, who was second son of James, second Earl of Morton. He obtained on the 17th August 1560, a charter of the ecclesiastical lands of Whittinghame from Claud ...

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Archibald Campbell, 5th Earl of Argyll MP (c.1532 - 1573)

From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on Archibald Campbell, 5th Earl of Argyll: Archibald Campbell, 5th Earl of Argyll [1] M, #108348, b. circa 1532, d. 12 September 1573 Last Edited=26 Jan 2...

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John Lyon, 8th Lord Glamis (c.1544 - 1578)

Biographical Summary " John, eighth Lord Glamis was born about 1544... ...He was nominated by the Regent Lennox an Extraordinary Lord of Session 30 September 1570, resigning that post on 8 October ...

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Mark Kerr of Cessford MP (c.1516 - 1584)

Abbot of Newbattle, Midlothian, in the ancient Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Andrews, about seven miles from Edinburgh. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- about...

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Sir John Maitland, 1st Lord Maitland of Thirlestane, Lord Chancellor of Scotland (c.1545 - 1595)

John Maitland, 1st Lord Maitland of Thirlestane, (1537 - 3 October 1595), Knight (1581), was Lord Chancellor of Scotland. He was the second son of Sir Richard Maitland of Thirlestane, Berwickshire,...

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Robert Pitcairn (1520 - 1584)

An Historical Account of the Senators of the College of Justice: From Its Institution in MDXXXII ; by George Brunton, David Haig; 1832; Page 139

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George Gordon, 5th Earl of Huntly MP (c.1535 - 1576)

Lord Chancellor of Scotland and a major conspirator of his time, according to Wikipedia. The link follows....[ ] Second son of the 4th Earl, he was Sheriff of Inverness from 1556. He was, however...

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Alexander Gordon, Bishop of Galloway MP (c.1516 - 1575)

Biographical Summary " Alexander Gordon , born about 1516, second son of John, Master of Huntly, and Jane Stewart, natural daughter of James IV, and Margaret Drummond, and brother of George, fourth E...

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Robert Francis Leslie Blackburn, Lord Blackburn (1864 - 1944)

Obituary " Lord Blackburn , an uncle of the former Queen by marriage and a former Judge of the Court of Session, died at his Edinburgh home, Ellerton, 125 Grange Loan, on Tuesday night. His wife Lady...

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Donald Campbell, Abbot of Coupar Angus (c.1487 - 1562)

An Historical Account of the Senators of the College of Justice: From Its Institution in MDXXXII ; by George Brunton, David Haig; 1832; Page 69

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Sir Richard Maitland, Lord Lethington MP (1496 - 1586)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " Sir Richard Maitland of Lethington and Thirlstane (1496 – 1 August 1586) was a Senator of the College of Justice, an Ordinary Lord of Session from 1561 until 1...

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Alexander Swinton, Lord Mersington (b. - 1700)

Alexander Swinton , the second son of Sir Alexander Swinton of Swinton in Berwickshire, was born between 1621 and 1630. John Swinton (1621?–1679) was his elder brother. Alexander is first mentio...

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Sir John Baird, Lord Newbyth (1620 - 1698)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " Sir John Baird of Newbyth (by East Linton), Lord Newbyth (1620–1698), was a Scottish advocate, judge, politician and diplomat. He served as Commissioner for Ab...

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Sir James Dalrymple of Cranstoun, 1st Baronet (1650 - 1719)

Sir James Dalrymple 1650-May 1719 Sir James Dalrymple, 1st Baronet served as the Principal Clerk of Session beginning November 1, 1689. He was the son of the jurist James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount Stai...

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Sir Robert Carnegie of Kinnaird MP (c.1490 - 1565)

Sources An Historical Account of the Senators of the College of Justice: From Its Institution in MDXXXII ; by George Brunton, David Haig; 1832; Page 90 Links

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William Stewart, Bishop of Aberdeen (c.1490 - 1545)

WILLIAM STEWART, BISHOP OF ABERDEEN died at Aberdeen on 10 April 1545 [Wikipedia] ) ___________ William, the second son, an eminent churchman of his day, was, whilst dean of Glasgow, 2d October, ...

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Gavin Hamilton, 6th of Raploch, Commendator of Kilwinning MP (1519 - 1571)

An Historical Account of the Senators of the College of Justice: From Its Institution in MDXXXII ; by George Brunton, David Haig; 1832; Page 101--------------------Biography The above Gavin, Commen...

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William Keith, 3rd Earl Marischal MP (1506 - 1581)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " William Keith, 4th Earl Marischal (d. 7 October 1581) was a Scottish nobleman and politician... ...William Keith was the son of Robert Keith, Master of Marischal an...

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Rt Hon Sir James Makgill of Rankeillour, Lord of Session (b. - 1579)

Biographical Summary " Sir James Makgill of Rankeillor Nether, was educated at St Andrews, and bred to the law... ...He died in Edinburgh in the month of October 1579. Sir James Makgill married, pr...

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John P Erskine, 5th Lord Erskine MP (c.1487 - 1555)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " John Erskine, 5th Lord Erskine (died 1552) was a Scottish nobleman who was de jure but not de facto Earl of Mar. He succeeded to the title of 16th Earl of Mar de ju...

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John Hamilton, Archbishop of St. Andrews MP (1512 - 1571)

From the English Wikipedia page for John Hamilton, Archbishiop of St. Andrews: ) The Most Rev. Dr. John Hamilton (3 February 1512 – 6 April 1571), Scottish prelate and politician, was an ill...

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Alexander Livingston, 5th Lord Livingston of Callendar MP (1500 - 1551)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary Alexander Livingston, 5th Lord Livingston of Callandar (c. 1500–1553) was the guardian of Mary, Queen of Scots, during her childhood. Alexander Livingston succ...

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James Ogilvy, 4th Lord Ogilvy of Airlie MP (c.1505 - c.1548)

From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on James Ogilvy: James Ogilvy, 4th Lord Ogilvy of Airlie [1] M, #109232, b. before 1505, d. between 27 November 1547 and 13 July 1548 Last Edited=27 Jan 2...

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Sir William Hamilton of Sorn and Sanguhar MP (c.1504 - 1569)

Ben M. Angel notes: The assertion for Sir William Hamilton being Lord High Treasurer of Scotland is probably in error. There are only two Hamiltons that were listed as having held the position: 1. ...

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George Seton, 6th Lord Seton MP (c.1508 - 1549)

From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on George Seton, 4th Lord Seton: George Seton, 4th Lord Seton[1] M, #13066, d. 17 July 1549 Last Edited=24 Mar 2011 Consanguinity Index=0.71% George S...

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Henry Stewart, 1st Lord of Methven MP (c.1495 - c.1551)

Henry Stewart, 1st Lord Methven (c. 1495 – 1552) was Master of the Scottish Artillery and last husband of Margaret Tudor, eldest daughter of Henry VII of England and Elizabeth of York. Ancie...

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Gilbert Kennedy, 3rd Earl of Cassilis MP (1515 - 1558)

Gilbert Kennedy, 3rd Earl of Cassilis (/ˈkæslz/ KASS-lz) (1515 – 28 November 1558) was Scottish landowner, soldier, politician and judge. He served as Treasurer of Scotland. Th...

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George Gordon, 4th Earl of Huntly MP (1513 - 1562)

George Gordon, fourth Earl of Huntly, “the most powerful subject in Scotland, “who was killed at Corrichie, near Aberdeen in 1562. (Apparently the cause of death is now determined to have...

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John Sinclair, Bishop of Bechin (b. - 1566)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " John Sinclair (died April 1566) was an Ordinary Lord and later Lord President in the Court of Session. He married Mary, Queen of Scots to Lord Darnley. He was the f...

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Henry Sinclair, Bishop of Ross (1508 - 1565)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary Henry Sinclair (1508–1565), lord-president of the court of session and bishop of Ross . Henry Sinclair was brother of Oliver Sinclair. He studied at St. Leonar...

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William Ruthven, 2nd Lord Ruthven MP (c.1500 - 1552)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " William Ruthven, 2nd Lord Ruthven (died December 1552) was a Scottish nobleman. He served as an Extraordinary Lord of Session and Keeper of the Privy Seal. The 2nd ...

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John Lindsay, 5th Lord Lindsay (1502 - 1563)

Biographical Summary " John, fifth Lord Lindsay of the Byres , had a charter in liferent from his grandfather of the lordship and barony of Byres on 30 March 1524, was served heir to his father 8 Mar...

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Thomas Scott of Petgorno MP (1479 - 1539)

Biographical Summary " SCOTT or SCOT, THOMAS, Lord Petgormo (1480?–1539), Scottish judge, was second son of Sir William Scott of Balwearie [q. v.] and Janet, daughter of Thomas Lundy. Thomas o...

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Alexander Stewart, of Pitcairn, Bishop of Moray (c.1477 - 1537)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " Alexander Stewart (1477 - 9 December 1537) was a Scottish prelate; also known as Alexander Stewart of Pitcairn . He was the son of Alexander Stewart, Duke of Albany, ...

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John Hay, 3rd Lord of Yester MP (c.1484 - c.1543)

Biographical Summary " John, third Lord Hay of Yester , eldest son and heir of the last, had a charter under the Great Seal on 7 October 1509, to himself and Elizabeth Douglas his wife, of certain la...

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George Leslie, 4th Earl of Rothes MP (1484 - 1558)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " George Leslie, 4th Earl of Rothes (died 1558) was a Scottish nobleman and diplomat. George became Earl of Rothes after his father's death at the Battle of Flodden. Th...

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Gavin Dunbar, Archbishop of Glasgow, Lord High Chancellor (b. - 1547)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " Gavin Dunbar (c. 1490–1547) was a 16th century archbishop of Glasgow . He was the third son of John Dunbar of Mochrum and Janet Stewart... ...Gavin Dunbar di...

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Sir George Gordon of Haddo, 1st Earl of Aberdeen MP (1637 - 1720)

Image at Biographical Summary George Gordon of Haddo, 1st Earl of Aberdeen was born on 3 October 1637. He was the son of Sir John Gordon, 1st Bt. and Mary Forbes. A contract for the marriage of G...

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Sir Richard Maitland, Lord Pitrichie (1623 - 1677)

Biographical Summary " Richard Maitland, of Pitrichie , in the parish of Udny, co. Aberdeen, s. and h. of Patrick Maitland, of the same, by Katharine, da. of Alexander Burnett, of Leys, had spec, ser...

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