Poet and dramatist, born Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Moved into Bolton House with her mother and sister in 1791 and lived there until her death. Buried at nearby St John's church, Church Row.
Person, Poetry, Theatre, Scotland
Born in "The Lodge" in Helensburgh, near Glasgow. Inventor of mechanical television. Picture of him demonstrating a prototype at Selfridges, 1925. Died in Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex.
Person, Science, Scotland
Jacobite. Taken prisoner at the Battle of Culloden. Tried and beheaded on the Tower Hill scaffold.
Person, Armed Forces, Execution, Scotland
Playwright and novelist. Born Kirriemuir, Scotland. Moved to London, Bloomsbury, in 1885 for his writing career. Less than 5 foot tall he was not very successful with women and developed a habit o...
Person, Theatre, Literature, Scotland
Organic chemist. Born Derek Harold Richard Barton at Grenfell Sun Lane, Gravesend, Kent. After his initial studies, he spent a year at Harvard university. For his work on the relationship between c...
Person, Science, France, Scotland, USA
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Died: 19/7/1904, 115 years ago
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