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this time as authors and poets of some merit, and early supporters
of the reformation from Popery. James Halliburton, thirty-three
years Provost of the town, was a person of some distinction. He
was a warm supporter of the Eeformation cause, protected its
sufferers, defended it in the field, and was proclaimed a rebel
by the Court of Queen Mary. He died in 1588. much esteemed
and lamented ; and the expense of his funeral was paid out of
the public purse as a r^ark of respect. His character is thus re-
corded on his tomb-stone : "Provost of Dundee, defender of his
country, protector of the orphan, and a son of the Church of Christ."
John Grahama of Claverhouse, of persecuting notoriety, was connected
with the town. He was a cadet of the family of the Duke of Montrose ;
in 1686, he became possessed of the lands of Dudhope and the consta-
bulary of Dundee, and two years after, was created Viscount of Dundee
by James II., and the year following was killed at Killicrankie. He
Was succeeded by his infant son, who died the same year. His second
son became third Viscount — was outlawed for his adherence to the
cause of the exiled Prince Charles, and died 1700, without issue. The
representation of the family devolved on Grahame of Duntrune. whose
son was attainted for engaging in the rebellion of 1715. James
Grahame, calling himself Viscount of Dundee, was forfeited for his
connection with the rising of 1745 ; and died at Dunkirk, an officer in
Lord Ogilvy's regiment, in the French service ; since which the peer-
age is extinct. Lord Douglas, as representative of the Earls of Angus,
is designated Hereditary Constable of Dundee. Admiral Lord Duncan
next distinguished himself in the service of his country as a naval hero.
He was born in 1731 at Lundie, near this, and was educated at our
Grammar School. He entered the navy at the early age of sixteen —
served in the West|Indies and other stations — and was rapidly promoted
for eminent services till he obtained an Admiral's commission. As
Commander-in-Chief of the North Sea, he conducted himself with great
prudence during a daring mutiny in the fleet, and achieved a signal
victory over the Dutch fleet, off" Camperdown, for which he was created
a peer of the realm, by the title of Viscount Duncan of Camperdown
and Lundie, with a pension of £2000 a-year for himself and his two
suceeding male heirs. He had also awarded to him the thanks of both
Houses of Parliament ; was presented with the freedom of the city of
London and a sword of two hundred guineas value. He died in 1804.
His son was created Earl of Camperdown by William IV., and is still
living, much respected. George Dempster, Esq., of Duunichen, a contem-
porary of Lord Duncan's, born four years after, was a man of some

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