Daily Archives: July 13, 2014

William Murray, first Earl of Mansfield ~ Judge and Politician

William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield: (March 2, 1705 – March 20, 1793), was a British judge and politician who reached high office in the House of Lords. He was born at SconeĀ a younger son of David Murray, 4th Viscount of Stormont (c.1665-1731), a member of a Jacobite family. William […]

Henry Duncan Littlejohn ~ Professor of Medical Jurisprudence

Born in Edinburgh in 1826, Henry Duncan Littlejohn was educated at Perth Academy. He taught for 42 years at the School of Medicine of the Royal College of Surgeons in the field of medical jurisprudence and public health. In 1897 he was made Professor of Medical Jurisprudence at the University […]

Francis Grant ~ Portrait Painter and Painter of Sporting Scenes

Although born in Edinburgh in 1803 (some sources detail him as born at Kilgraston) Francis Grant was the fourth son of a Perthshire landowner, Francis Grant of Kilgraston. Initially trained as a lawyer he soon became a celebrated portrait painter and painter of sporting scenes. Amongst his body of work […]