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Angus - Famous People

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  • Violet Augusta Mary Frederica Jacob (1863 - 1946)
    Violet Jacob (1 September 1863 – 9 September 1946) was a Scottish writer, now known especially for her historical novel Flemington and her poetry, mainly in the Scots language known as Braid S...
  • James Drummond (c.1786 - 1863)
    James Drummond Birth date: c 1786 Baptism: 8 Jan 1787 Birth Place: Inverarity, near Forfar, Angus, Scotland Date of Death: 26 March 1863 Place of Death: Toodyay, Western Australia, Australi...
  • Professor Sir Robert Watson-Watt, CB (1892 - 1973)
    Sir Robert Watson-Watt Robert was born in Union Street, Brechin, in 1892. He showed an early interest in science, spending many hours experimenting in the workshop of his father’s joinery busi...
  • James Graham, 5th Earl and 1st Marquis of Montrose (1612 - 1650)
    James Graham, 5th Earl and 1st Marquis of Montrose, was born in October 1612, a long-awaited son and heir for the wealthy Graham family. Sources disagree over the place of his birth, but it is likely...
  • Sir James Matthew Barrie, OM, LLD (1860 - 1937)
    Scottish author and dramatist J. M. Barrie is best remembered today for writing Peter Pan (1904), or The Boy Who Would Never Grow Up . The son of Scottish weavers, he moved to London to pursue his inte...

Famous People Connected to Angus

Historic County of Scpotland

Image right - J M Barrie, author of Peter Pan

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!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:People_from_Angus

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  • Susan Carnegie of Charleton
  • George Paul Chalmers, Victorian artist
  • Alexander Christie of Montrose - a wealthy merchant and bank agent who assisted in many philanthropic projects such as the bridge over the River North Esk and the creation of Scotland's first lunatic asylum in Montrose.

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  • John O'Arnha, Montrose Town Officer - gained immortality as the John O’Arnha, the hero of George Beattie’s poem by the same name.

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