Famous People Connected to Banffshire
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.
- James Ferguson, FRS (1710-1776), born Rothiemay, astronomer and instrument maker.
- George Gauld (18th century British Naval Surveyor)
- Saint John Ogilvie, (1579-1615), born in Keith was a Scottish Catholic martyr.
- 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