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Banffshire - Famous People

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  • Egidia (Giles) de Burgh, of Ulster (c.1263 - 1327)
    Gilles (or Egidia) de Burgh, born about 1263, daughter of Walter de Burgh, 1st Earl of Ulster. Egidia married James (Seumas) STEWART 5th High Steward of the Scots, son of Alexander LE STEWARD 4th Hig...
  • James Abercrombie (1706 - 1781)
    ) General James Abercrombie or Abercromby (1706 – April 23, 1781) was a British Army general and commander-in-chief of forces in North America during the French and Indian War, best known for ...

Famous People Connected to Banffshire

Historic County of Scotland

Image right - James Abercrombie (1706-1781

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.

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  • James Ferguson, FRS (1710-1776), born Rothiemay, astronomer and instrument maker.

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  • George Gauld (18th century British Naval Surveyor)

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  • Saint John Ogilvie, (1579-1615), born in Keith was a Scottish Catholic martyr.

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  • 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

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