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Aberdeenshire - Famous People

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  • Andrew Murray, SV/PROG (1794 - 1866)
    Reference to Mill of Clatt -------------------- Dutch Reformed Church missionary sent from Scotland to South Africa. He had 5 sons that reached adulthood - all born in Graaff-Reinet and all becam...

Famous People Connected to Aberdeenshire

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Image right - James Gibbs - Architect

Those people of note with connections to the county are listed below. Some of these connections are a little tenuous - counties like to lay claim to people of renown!

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  • Lord Byron, poet, was raised (ages 2–10) in Aberdeen, though not born there.

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  • Andrew Cruickshank, actor famous for his role in Dr Finlay's Casebook

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  • James Gibbs (23 December 1682 – 5 August 1754) was one of Britain's most influential architects. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland

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  • George Jamesone (or Jameson) (c. 1587 – 1644) was Scotland's first eminent portrait-painter.

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  • Andrew Murray - born at Mill of Clatt; emigrated to South Africa c. 1822, where he was progenitor of a renowned clan of Ministers of the Dutch Reformed Church

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  • Archibald Simpson, architect, influential in design of Aberdeens's modern centre

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