Famous People Connected to Ross and Cromarty
Image right - Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st Baronet (1792-1871)
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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- Alexander MacKenzie
- Hugh Miller (1802–1856) was a self-taught Scottish geologist and writer, folklorist and an evangelical Christian.
- Donald Monro (or Munro) (fl. 1526-1574) was a Scottish clergyman, who wrote an early and historically valuable description of the Hebrides and other Scottish islands and enjoyed the honorific title of “Dean of the Isles”.
- Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st Baronet KCB DCL FRS FRSE FLS PRGS PBA MRIA (1792 – 1871) was a Scottish geologist who first described and investigated the Silurian system. Born at Tarradale House, Muir of Ord, Ross-shire.
- Dr. James Robertson, Librarian of the University of Edinburgh, and Professor of the Oriental languages, a native of Cromarty parish.
- Sir Thomas Urquhart (1613-1660), famous for his Genealogy and his Universal Language, was a native of Cromarty, and during the reign of Charles I proprietor of nearly the entire shire.
Related Projects on Geni
- Ross and Cromarty - Main Page
- Historic Ross and Cromarty (Link to follow)
- Ross and Cromarty - Family Heads