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 Scone a younger son of David Murray, 4th Viscount of Stormont (c.1665-1731), a member of a Jacobite family. William […]
A painter known for his Jacobite inspired paintings such as Prince Charles’s Entry into Edinburgh After Prestonpans. Born in 1807 at Kinclaven, Perthshire Thomas Duncan was created A.R.S.A., R.S.A. and in 1843 A.R.A. He died in Edinburgh in 1845.
John Blaw (born c1692) has gone down in history both for being a Jacobite in the 1745 rising, but also for taking part in a murder for which he was hanged. Blaw killed William Cairns a farmer in a Lamina inn on 4 September 1767. In the winter of 1745 […]
John Graham, Viscount Dundee (1648/9-89) – Known as Claverhouse from his estate, Graham led Government troops against the Covenanters at Drumclog and Bothwell. He was personally responsible for the murder of John Brown of Priesthill in front of his wife and family. Graham led the Jacobites at the Battle of Killiecrankie […]
David Wemyss (6th Earl of Wemyss – Lord Elcho) – Jacobite army officer born 12 August 1721. After Winchester College, Wemyss was sent to Angers military academy. Whilst in Rome (1740-41), he met James Stuart (James III of Scotland). By February 1744, Wemyss was a colonel of dragoons and a member […]
John Wedderburn (1704-1746) ~ Jacobite army officer – 5th Baronet of Balindean in the County of Perth. An ardent Jacobite supporter, John Wedderburn fought at the Battle of Culloden of 1746. Taken prisoner he was subsequently executed for treason in November 1746. His title and estates became forfeit. Eventually, (18 August […]
The Threipland Family of Perthshire are recorded as existing in Perth from 1600. Patrick Threipland was a merchant, magistrate and Provost (1665). He was knighted in 1674 and made a Baron in 1687. In 1672 he bought the estate of Fingask (Carse of Gowrie). As a result of being an […]