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Aberdeenshire - Famous People

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  • Henry de Beaumont, 1st Baron Beaumont (c.1282 - 1340)
    which say that Henry died before 10 March 1340 He fought in the Scottish Wars in 1302, with King Edward I. He was invested as a Knight before 1308. He held the office of Joint Warden of Scotlan...
  • James Gibbs (1682 - 1754)
    James Gibbs James Gibbs (23 December 1682 – 5 August 1754) was one of Britain's most influential architects. Born in Scotland, he trained as an architect in Rome, and practised mainly in Eng...
  • Field Marshal George Francis Milne, 1st Baron Milne, GCB, GCMG, DSO (1866 - 1948)
    Lieutenant of the Tower of London 1920-23; Chief of Imperial General Staff 1926-33; Field-Marshal 1928; Master Gunner, St James's Park 1929-46; Constable of the Tower of London 1933-38 --------------...
  • Andrew Murray, SV/PROG (1794 - 1866)
    Rev. Andrew MURRAY was the first of several Scotsmen to leave the London Missionary Society for the Dutch Reformed Church at the Cape. He left London in early 1822 with Dr George THOM and 6 teachers. T...

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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