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Buteshire - Famous People

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  • John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of the County of Bute (1847 - 1900)
    John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute KT (12 September 1847 – 9 October 1900) was a landed aristocrat, industrial magnate, antiquarian, scholar, philanthropist and architectural p...
  • John Crichton-Stuart, 2nd Marquess of Bute (1793 - 1848)
    BBC - Your Paintings - John Crichton-Stuart (1793–1848), 2nd Marquess of Bute John Crichton-Stuart, 2nd Marquess of Bute, KT, FRS (10 August 1793 – 18 March 1848), styled Lord Mount...
  • Richard Attenborough, Baron Attenborough (1923 - 2014)
    Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough ( /ˈætənbərə/), CBE (born 29 August 1923) is an English actor, film director and producer and entrepreneur. He is th...

Famous People Connected to Buteshire

Historic County of Scotland

Image right - John Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute (1847-1900)

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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  • Andrew Bannatyne (1798–1871), politician, lawyer and businessman
  • Lieutenant Henry Robertson (Birdie) Bowers (1883–1912), polar explorer, who died with Scott in the Antarctic

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  • Johnny Dumfries - former Formula One racing driver is the current Marquess of Bute.

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  • Thomas Bannatyne Gillies, Supreme Court Judge

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  • George Leslie Hunter, colourist painter

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  • Edmund Kean, Shakespearean actor

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  • Ashley Lilley, actress, played the role of Ali in the 2008 film adaptation of Mamma Mia

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  • Sir William MacEwen FRS (1848–1924), surgeon
  • John William MacKail, writer and scholar

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  • John Sterling, critic, journalist and poet

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  • Hector Whitelaw, shinty player and Scotland Vice-captain
  • Bob Winter, Glasgow's Lord Provost (2007–2012)

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  • Lena Zavaroni, singer was born and grew up in Rothesay

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