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Banffshire - Famous People

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  • James Abercrombie (1706 - 1781)
    ) General James Abercrombie or Abercromby (1706 – April 23, 1781) was a British Army general and commander-in-chief of forces in North America during the French and Indian War, best known for ...

Famous People Connected to Banffshire

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Image right - James Abercrombie (1706-1781

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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  • James Abercrombie, (1706-1781), born in Glassaugh, British general in the French and Indian War.

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  • James Ferguson, FRS (1710-1776), born Rothiemay, astronomer and instrument maker.

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  • George Gauld (18th century British Naval Surveyor)

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  • Saint John Ogilvie, (1579-1615), born in Keith was a Scottish Catholic martyr.

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  • George Stephen, 1st Baron Mount Stephen 1829-1921 Canadian railway executive who named Banff, Alberta after his birthplace; Banff National Park and Banff Springs Hotel are linked to Stephen back to Banffshire

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