EADIE, John (1810-76) of Alva.
Theologian and writer. Wrote the Biblical Cyclopaedia (1848),
and Ecclesiastical Encyclopaedia (1861).
John Murray (1889-) of Aberdeen. Architect. His buildings include
the Royal Horticultural Society Hall, London (1928), the Gillette
factory, South Bank Development Scheme, London (1953) and the
University of Malaya (1953).
An instructor, from eddee.
Local: from Eglintoun in Ayrshire.
Andrew Douglas A. T. Bruce, llth Earl of Elgin and Kincar-dine.
Director United Dominions Trust, Dominion Ins. Co. and several
other directorships. Grand Master Mason for Scotland (1961-65).
Member of HM Bodyguard for Scotland, (The Royal Company of Archers).
Edward James Bruce, 10th Earl of Elgin and Kincardine (1881-1966).
Was chairman Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs. Held many
directorships in banking and insurance. Chairman Land Settlement
Assoc., England and Wales (1933-46), Carnegie UK Trust (1923-46)
and Forth Conservancy Board (1926-55).
James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin (1811-63). Governor of Jamaica
(1842-46), of Canada (1846-54) and of India (1861). Displayed
very great administrative ability.
Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin (1766-1841). Diplomat and art
connoisseur. Was instrumental in the purchase for the nation
of sculptures from the ruined Parthenon in Athens, now known
as the 'Elgin Marbles'.
The family are descended from Sir "William de Aliot, who came
to England with the Conqueror ; his arms were, azure, a canton
or; crest, an arm and sword; motto, " Par Saxa, per ignes, fortiter
et recte." His descendants settled at the village of Elliot
in Forfarshire, and some generations later, in the seventeenth
century, were seated on the border, in Liddisdale.
Gilbert, 1st Earl Minto (1751-1814). Governor-General of India
(1807-13). One of the greatest of India's Governor-Generals.
Henry H. (1891-) of Roxburghshire. Lieut.-Colonel, and Surgeon,
British Legation, Kabul, (1930-35), Surgeon to the Viceroy (1936-43)
and Chief Medical Officer, Baluchistan.
Jean (1727-1805) of Minto House, Teviotdale. Lyricist. Author
of The Flowers of the Forest, a lament for Flodden.
Walter (1888-1958). Politician, writer and broadcaster. Minister
of Agriculture (1932-36), Sec. for Scotland (1936-38) and Minister
of Health (1938-40).
Elliott, George Augustus, 1st Baron Heathfield of Stobs, Rox-burghshire.
Soldier and General. When Governor of Gibraltar, he saved the
Rock for Britain after four years seige by the French and Spanish
forces (1779-83). Ranked as one of the most memorable achievements
of British arms.
LOCKHART, Sir Allan (1905-) of Cleghorn. Head of Dept. of Supply,
Govt. of India (1940-46), Director-General of Munitions Production
(1945-46). President, Assoc. Chamber of Commerce and Bengal
Chamber of Commerce and Industry (1951-52).
Local: from the barony of Elphinstone in Stirlingshire. The
family descend from a German named Peter d'Elvinton, who settled
in Scotland in the reign of Robert I, where he married Margaret,
daughter of Sir Christopher Seton by Christian his wife, who
was the sister of Robert I.
George Keith (1746-1823), Viscount Keith of Stirling. Commanded
the Naval expedition (1795-97) which took Cape Town, and the
fleet which landed Abercromby's army in Aboukir Bay in 1801.
Sir Keith (1864-1941) of Musselburgh. Engineer, who between
1893 and 1914 was connected with the development and invention
of many electrical and mechanical devices. He designed the first
chart recorder, and invented the speedometer for motor cars.
Elphinstone, Mountstuart (1779-185?) of Edinburgh? Historian
and Statesman. Was one of the founders of Britain's Indian Empire.
Governor of Bombay (1819-27). In 1829 he declined the position
of Governor-General of India.
William (1431-1514) of Glasgow? Statesman. Lecturer on law in
Paris and Orleans. Ambassador to France under James IV (1491)
and keeper of the Privy Seal from 1492. Was responsible for
introducing the printing press (Chapman and Miller) into Scotland.
Eleanor, of Glasgow. Diplomat. Appointed High Commis-sioner
in Botswana in 1973. Britain's first woman High Commis-sioner.
of HALE, Frederick James Elliot (1914-). Engineer. Economic
Sec. to the Treasury (1958-59), Minister of State, Board of
Trade (1961-63), Minister of Power (1963-64), and many other
important appointments at home and abroad.
In the reign of Malcolm II, a Scotsman killed with his own hand
Enrique, one of the Danish leaders at the battle of Murthill,
cut off his head, and with the bloody dagger in his hand showed
it to the king, and said "Eriskyne," which signifies upon the
knife, and also said " I intend to perform greater actions than
what I have already done." Whereupon the king imposed upon him
the surname of Eriskyne, which has since been contracted to
Erskine and Areskine, and for his arms a hand holding a dagger,
with the motto, "Je pense plus."
of RERRICK, John Maxwell Erskine 1st Baron (1893-1980) of Kircudbright.
Governor of Northern Ireland (1964-68). President, Scottish
Savings Committee (1948-58). Several chairmanships in banking
Henry (1746-1817) of Edinburgh. Jurist, writer, orator and wit.
Became Lord Advocate in 1783, and Dean of the Faculty of Advo-cates
in 1785, but was deposed in 1796 for supporting, at a meeting,
a resolution against the Government's Seditious Writings Bill.
Was again Lord Advocate in 1806.
Ralph (1685-1752) probably of Berwickshire. Minister whose sermons
were greatly prized, and many of them were translated into Dutch.
His Gospel's Sonnets and Scripture Songs are well known.
Thomas, 1st Baron (1749-1828) of Edinburgh. Lord Chan-cellor
of England. Called to the Bar in 1778, and his success was immediate
and unprecedented. His brilliant defence of Capt. Baillie, Lieut.-Governor
of Greenwich Hosp., overwhelmed him with briefs. Successfully
defended (1779) Admiral Lord Keppel and in 1781 secured the
acquittal of Lord George Gordon.
James Cosser (1851-1934) of Penicuik nr. Edinburgh. Zoologist.
Carried out notable experiments on animal breeding and hybridization,
and disproved the theory of telegony. His works incl. The Development
of the Horse (1915), Moulting of the King Penguin (1917) and
The Nesting Feathers of the Mallard (1921).
Sir Alexander (1896-) of Edinburgh? Emeritus Professor of Audiology
and Education of the Deaf (1944-46) Manchester. Produced many
publications on the education and training of deaf children.
Sir James Alfred (1855-1935) of Dundee. Physicist and Professor
of Engineering at Tokyo and Dundee, of Mechanism at Cambridge
(1890-1903), and Director of Naval Education (1903-16). In the
Great War he was decipherer of intercepted messages. Invented
a number of instruments to test magnetic properties.
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