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Playfair, James (1755–1794), architect

Peter Leach

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/37857

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Playfair, James (1755–1794), architect, was born in Benvie, near Dundee, on 5 August 1755, the third son in the family of five sons and three daughters of the Revd James Playfair (1712–1772), minister of Liff and Benvie, and his second wife, Margaret Young (1719/20–1805)...

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Subjects: Architecture

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