Balfour, Robert, fifth Lord Balfour of Burleigh (d. 1757), murderer and Jacobite sympathizer, was the son of Robert Balfour, fourth Lord Balfour of Burleigh (d. 1713), and Lady Margaret Melville, daughter of the first earl of Melville. Robert's attraction to a young woman of lesser social rank prompted his parents to send him on the grand tour in the hopes of breaking their attachment. Before leaving, however, ...
Margaret D. Sankey
Murray G. H. Pittock
Erskine, David, Lord Dun (bap. 1673, d. 1758), judge and Jacobite sympathizer, was baptized in Dun in spring 1673, the third son and fourth child of David Erskine (d. 1710), laird of Dun, and Jean (d. 1702), daughter of Sir James Lumsden...
T. F. Henderson
revised by Roger Turner
Grant, Colquhoun (d. 1792), Jacobite soldier and lawyer, was the son of the farmer of Burnside on the estate of Castle Grant, Inverness-shire. In 1745 he joined the army of Charles Edward Stuart, elder son of the Stuart claimant to the throne, in the highlands and was active in obtaining recruits. According to one account of his exploits during the rising of 1745, he was one of those detached by ...
See Harcourt, Simon, first Viscount Harcourt
Eirwen E. C. Nicholson
Stewart, Allan [known as Allan Breck Stewart] (fl. 1745–1752), Jacobite sympathizer and accused murderer, was the son of Donald Stewart, also known as Vic Ian Vic Allister, sometime of Inverchomrie in Rannoch. He was probably born in Rannoch but was brought up not by his father but at ...