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 Scone a younger son of David Murray, 4th Viscount of Stormont (c.1665-1731), a member of a Jacobite family. William […]

John Graham (Viscount Dundee) Royalist Soldier, Nobleman, and Jacobite

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 ~ Jacobite Army Officer

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 […]