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Macfarlane, Mrs [née Straiton] (fl. 1716–1719), murderer

T. F. Henderson

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/17490

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Macfarlane, Mrs [née Straiton] (fl. 1716–1719), murderer, was the daughter of Colonel Charles Straiton, a zealous Jacobite. An 'extreme beauty', she married the middle-aged John Macfarlane of Edinburgh, writer to the signet and law agent to Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat, when she was about nineteen....

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