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People Connected to Edinburghshire (now Midlothian)

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  • Reverend Arthur Hamilton Boyd OBE MC TD (1869 - d.)
    Arthur Hamilton Boyd led a distinguished military career. Captain of the St Mary’s Slaugham company of the Church Lads’ Brigade and was decorated for gallantry. Awarded the Military...
  • Lt-Col Thomas St Clair Davidson, DSO (c.1862 - 1953)
    Major Thomas St. Clair , Born 12 September 1861, in Edinburgh, Son of Colonel Sir David Davidson, KCB , of Edinburgh, and Margaret Buchanan . Educated at Edinburgh Academy and Edinburgh Univers...
  • William Abbott Herdman (1858 - 1924)
    The Times, 23 July 1924: Obituary SIR WILLIAM HERDMAN OCEANOGRAPHER AND ZOOLOGIST We have to announce the death of Sir William Abbott Herdman, D.Sc., LL.D., F.R.S., F.L.S., which took place, f...
  • Rear Admiral George Dundas (1756 - 1814)
    George Dundas (1756–1814) (not to be confused with the much more famous naval officer George Heneage Lawrence Dundas) was made post-captain in 1795 and saw plenty of action as commander of HMS J...
  • Adam Smith (1723 - 1790)
    Adam Smith (baptised 16 June 1723 – 17 July 1790 [OS: 5 June 1723 – 17 July 1790]) was a Scottish social philosopher and a pioneer of political economy. One of the key figures of the Sc...

People Connected to Edinburghshire

(now Midlothian)

Historic County of Scotland

Image right - Edinburghshire within Scotland in 1890


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// HELP is always welcome - Please get involved!!//


How to use this Page

  1. Please link any GENI Profiles with links to Edinburghshire (now Midlothian) to this project.
  2. You can ALSO add the earliest heads of families to the list of Edinburghshire (now Midlothian) Families on Geni below (don't forget to link their profiles to the project as well). These would usually be male! Please restrict people added to the list to the earliest head of family!

Note People with links to Edinburghshire (now Midlothian) can be linked to the project but not necessarily added to the list below.

People connected to Edinburghshire can also be linked to the following projects

Historical and Political people

- accommodated by the project Historical Midlothian (Edinburghshire) (Link to follow) which covers the History of Midlothian (Edinburghshire) and historical/political people. Some of these are also listed in the Famous people category.

Famous or Notable People

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! Please visit Edinburghshire (now Midlothian) - Famous People and add them to the listing there.


People from Midlothian (Edinburghshire) who went to the "New world" and were early progenitors in those countries. Where the earliest ancestor is known please add them to the list of "Midlothian (Edinburghshire) families on Geni" below if that was their roots, or to the appropriate county project.

To participate in any project

- you do need to first be a collaborator - so please join the project using the request link under "actions" at the top right of the page. Visit Geni Wikitext, Unicode and images which gives a great deal of assistance. See the discussion Project Help: How to add Text to a Project - Starter Kit to get you going!

See also the following GENi projects


Heads of Edinburghshire Families on Geni

Names with Bold links are to Geni profiles. Other links take you to external biographical web pages.
























Emigrants from Edinburghshire (now Midlothian)

Please add the names of people from Edinburghshire (now Midlothian) who settled in the "New World"


South America

United States



South Africa

1820 British Settlers in South Africa

Other Pages for People Connected to Scottish Counties


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