Elizabeth Grant
Elizabeth Grant (later Murray) (1745?–1814?) was a Scottish song-writer, from Carron, Speyside. She is best known as the writer of Roy's Wife of Aldivalloch.
She was the daughter of "Lieutenant Jo...
Kate McNiven
Kate McNiven (died 1715), also called Kate Nevin was a young nurse who served the House of Inchbrakie in the Parish of Monzie, near Crieff in Scotland in the early 1700s. She has become notorious as o...
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Sir Robert Munro, 6th Baronet
Sir Robert Munro of Foulis, 6th Baronet (24 August 1684 – 17 January 1746) was a soldier-politician whose life followed an 18th-century pattern. He fought in support of the Revolution Settlement and t...
Robert Murray (died 1719)
Robert Murray (died 1719) was a Scottish soldier.He was a younger son of Sir Robert Murray, Lord Provost of Edinburgh. His elder brother, Alexander Murray of Melgund, was the father of Sir Alexander M...
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James Blyth (engineer)
Professor James Blyth MA, LLD, FRSE (4 April 1839 – 15 May 1906), was a Scottish electrical engineer and academic at Anderson's College, now the University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow. He was a pi...
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Robert Bruce, Lord Kennet
Robert Bruce of Kennet, Lord Kennet FRSE (1718–1785) was a Scottish advocate, legal scholar and judge.Bruce was born in Clackmannanshire on 24 December 1718, the son of Alexander Bruce of Kennet...
Patrick Hume, 1st Earl of Marchmont
Patrick Hume, 1st Earl of Marchmont (13 January 1641 – 2 August 1724), known as Sir Patrick Hume, 1st Baronet from 1648 to 1690 and as Lord Polwarth from 1690 to 1697, was a Scottish statesman. His gr...
James Forbes (hospital inspector)
James Forbes, M.D. (1779–1837), was a Scottish inspector-general of army hospitals.Forbes was born in Aberdeen in 1779, and received his general education at Marischal College there. For the study of ...
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John Paul Jones
John Paul Jones (July 6, 1747 – July 18, 1792) was a Scottish American sailor and the United States' first well-known naval fighter in the American Revolutionary War. Although he made b...
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John Ferguson (Ferguson bequest)
John Ferguson (1787–1856), was a Scottish businessman and philanthropist. He was the founder of the Ferguson bequest.Ferguson was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, 28 February 1787. His father, William Fergus...
James Ferguson (Scottish politician)
James Ferguson FRSE (25 May 1735 – 6 September 1820) was a Scottish advocate and Tory politician and the third Laird of Pitfour, a large estate in the Buchan area of north east Scotland, which is...
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William Houstoun (botanist)
William Houstoun (occasionally spelt Houston) (1695?–1733) was a Scottish surgeon and botanist who collected plants in the West Indies, Mexico and South America.Houstoun was born in Houston, Renfrewsh...
George Hay (bishop)
George Hay (24 August 1729 – 15 October 1811) was a Roman Catholic bishop and writer who served as the Vicar Apostolic of the Lowland District in Scotland from 1778 to 1805.Born in Edinburgh on 24 Au...
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William Roy
Major-General William Roy FRS, AS (1726–1790) was a Scottish military engineer, surveyor, and antiquarian. He was an innovator who applied new scientific discoveries and newly emerging technologies to...
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William Adam of Blair Adam
William Adam of Blair Adam FRSE KC (2 August 1751 – 17 February 1839) was a Scottish advocate, barrister, politician and judge. He served as Solicitor General for Scotland (1802–1805) and as Lord Chie...
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James Farquharson
James Farquharson (1781–1843) was a Scottish minister, scientific writer, and Fellow of the Royal Society.
Farquharson was the son of John Farquharson, excise officer at Coull, Aberdeenshire, and ...
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Peter Williamson
Peter Williamson (1730 – 19 January 1799), aka "Indian Peter", was a Scottish memoirist who was part-showman, part-entrepreneur and inventor. Born in a croft in Aberdeenshire, he was forcibly taken to...
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Grace Elliott
Grace Dalrymple Elliott (1754–1823) was a Scottish socialite who was resident in Paris at the time of the French Revolution and an eyewitness to events. She was once mistress of the Duke of Orléans, w...
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Sir Thomas Burnett, 3rd Baronet
Sir Thomas Burnett of Leys, 3rd Baronet, (ca. 1656 – January 1714), Lord Clerk Register, PC, MP. He was, at Stonehaven, 21 April 1664, retoured as heir to his father, Sir Alexander Burnett, 2nd Barone...
Normand MacLeod
Normand MacLeod (c. 1731 – 1796) was a British army officer, merchant, and official of the British Indian Department.He was born on the Isle of Skye, in Scotland, about 1731. At age sixteen he j...
James Dickson (botanist)
James (Jacobus) J. Dickson (1738–1822) was a Scottish nurseryman, plant collector, botanist and mycologist. Between 1785 and 1801 he published his Fasciculus plantarum cryptogamicarum Britanniae, a fo...
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Joseph Knight (slave)
Joseph Knight was a man born in Africa and sold as a slave in Jamaica to a Scottish owner, John Wedderburn of Ballendean. Knight was made a household servant by Wedderburn and in 1769 accompanied him ...
Johnson Grant
Johnson Grant (1773–1844) was a Scottish priest of the Church of England. He was known as a dedicated evangelical.
He was born at Edinburgh, the son of Dr. Gregory Grant, by Mary, daughter of Sir ...
James Bruce
James Bruce (14 December 1730 – 27 April 1794) was a Scottish traveller and travel writer who spent more than a dozen years in North Africa and Ethiopia, where he traced the origins of the Blue Nile.<...
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