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Notable Scots in Scotland and Throughout the World

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  • Duncan, Earl of Moray (c.1035 - c.1090)
    Duncan, husband of Ochtreda of Allerdale Sources Medlands does not show him as a son of Duncan l, King of Scots Links
  • Sir John of Wemyss/Methill (c.1203 - 1265)
    of Fife, Scotland. Had lands in Methil and Wemyss. Was knighted. Witnessed various charters and was part of arbitrations of disputes. While ill as an old man, his ancestors, Queen Saint Margaret and Ki...
  • Sir David Wemyss of Wemyss (c.1260 - c.1325)
    Ambassador to Norway to return with the Maid of Norway. He is mentioned in several charters along with his father. 1319:designated lieutenant of the king in arbitration over the lands ofLochore. 1320...
  • Sir Michael Wemyss of Wemyss, Knight (c.1295 - c.1342)
    Took a prominent part in public affairs and witnessed various charters. He was among those involved in decision making regarding selection of an heir to the throne of Scotland. He initially supported J...
  • Duncan I, King of Scots (1001 - 1040)
    Donnchad mac Crínáin (Modern Gaelic: Donnchadh mac Crìonain) anglicised as Duncan I, and nicknamed An t-Ilgarach, "the Diseased" or "the Sick" (died 14 August 1040) was king of Sco...

As most people know, Scotland is a small country (30,414 sq mi or 78,387 km) that occupies the northern portion of the United Kingdom. Scotland has a very old history with a unique culture. Throughout the ages, and for various reasons, many Scots have immigrated to other parts of the world. The purpose of this project is to put under one roof all the notable Scots both in Scotland and throughout the world.