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Wedderburn, Alexander, first earl of Rosslyn (1733–1805), lord chancellor

Alexander Murdoch

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Wedderburn, Alexander, first earl of Rosslyn (1733–1805), lord chancellor, was born on 13 February 1733, probably in Edinburgh, the eldest of three children of Peter Wedderburn (d. 1756), advocate, and latterly judge, and his wife, Janet, daughter of David Ogilvie, an officer in a regiment of dragoons. Although his family owned a small estate outside ...

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Subjects: UK Politics

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