Another famous Langtonian

I never knew this – the person on which Ebenezer Scrooge was based (erroneously, so it turns out) – Ebenezer Scroggie.

In life, Scroggie was apparently a rambunctious, generous and licentious man who gave wild parties, impregnated the odd serving wench and once wonderfully interrupted the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland by grabbing the buttocks of a hapless countess…

Scroggie was born in Kirkcaldy, Fife; his mother was the niece of Adam Smith, the 18th century political economist and philosopher.

That was almost two meanies from Kirkcaldy then! (Just kidding, Smith fans.)

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