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  • John Peter, merchant (1670 - 1718)
    JOHN PETER (X 1670-1718) foreign merchant, burgess, and guild brother of Glasgow is the husband of Beatrix Peter, the daughter of Thomas Peter of Crossbasket and Cardarroch, merchant in Glasgow, la...
  • Lieutenant-General Thomas Peter of Crossbasket (1757 - 1828)
    LIEUTENANT-GENERAL THOMAS PETER OF CROSSBASKET (1757-1828) is the son of Thomas Peter of Crossbasket and Cardarroch (1723-74). He was born before 10 January 1757, the date upon which his baptism was ...
  • John Sutherland, SV/PROG (1793 - 1833)
  • Robert Dinwiddie of Airdrie (1692 - 1770)
    ROBERT DINWIDDIE OF AIRDRIE (1692-1770) Mercant in Glasgow: Governor of Virginia, 1751-58 is the fifth child and second son of Robert Dinwiddie, merchant, burgess of Glasgow, and his wife, Elizabet...
  • Barbara Halcro (b. - c.1701)
    BARBARA HALCRO is the daughter of Henry Halcro of that Ilk and his wife Barbara Stewart [J. Storer Clouston, Records of the Earldom of Orkney, 1299-1614 (Scottish History Society, Edinburgh, 1914), p...

Scots Abroad

The purpose of this project is to note the GENi profiles of notable Scots abroad - the profiles of Scottish born people of interest or significance who either emigrated to various parts of the world and died there, or who died abroad in other circumstances -conflicts, exploration etc..

People of note can be listed in the listing below with notes; others of less notoriety can be linked but not noted.


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New Zealand

South Africa

  • James Rose-Innes (1799-1873) Teacher and first Superintendent-general of Education at the Cape, professor of mathematics - South African

United States

  • James Petrie Chalmers launched and edited the world's first film magazine: "The Moving Picture World" in New York in 1907


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