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Edinburghshire (now Midlothian) - Famous People

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    Wikipedia Biographical Summary " William Drummond (13 December 1585 – 4 December 1649), called " of Hawthornden ", was a Scottish poet. Drummond was born at Hawthornden Castle, Midlothian, to John ...
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Famous People Connected to Edinburghshire

(now Midlothian)

Historic County of Scotland

Image right - William Drummond of Hawthornden (1585-1649)

People of note with connections to the county are listed below. Some of these connections are a little tenuous - counties like to lay claim to people of renown!

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  • William Drummond of Hawthornden (1585 – 1649), was a Scottish poet. He was born at Hawthornden Castle, Midlothian, to John Drummond, the first laird of Hawthornden, and Susannah Fowler, sister of the poet and courtier William Fowler. Sir Robert Drummond of Carnock, one-time Master of Work to the Crown of Scotland, was his grandfather.
















  • Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, FRSE (1771 – 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world in the 19th century.
  • Margaret of Scotland (Margaret Stuart; 1598 – 1600) was the second daughter of King James VI of Scotland by Anne of Denmark, daughter of Frederick II of Denmark.





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