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Ross and Cromarty - Famous People

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  • Sir Alexander Mackenzie (1764 - 1820)
    ) Sir Alexander Mackenzie (or MacKenzie, Scottish Gaelic: Alasdair MacCoinnich, 1764 – March 12, 1820) was a Scottish explorer. Mackenzie was born in Stornoway on the isle of Lewis in the Oute...
  • Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty (1611 - 1660)
    Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty (or Urchard, 1611–c. 1660) was a Scottish writer and translator, most famous for his translation of Rabelais. Life Urquhart was born to an old landholdi...
  • Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st Baronet (1792 - 1871)
    Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st Baronet KCB DCL FRS FRSE FLS PRGS PBA MRIA (22 February 1792 – 22 October 1871) was a Scottish geologist who first described and investigated the Silurian sys...

Famous People Connected to Ross and Cromarty

Historic County of Scotland

Image right - Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st Baronet (1792-1871)

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  • Alexander MacKenzie
  • Hugh Miller (1802–1856) was a self-taught Scottish geologist and writer, folklorist and an evangelical Christian.
  • Donald Monro (or Munro) (fl. 1526-1574) was a Scottish clergyman, who wrote an early and historically valuable description of the Hebrides and other Scottish islands and enjoyed the honorific title of “Dean of the Isles”.
  • Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st Baronet KCB DCL FRS FRSE FLS PRGS PBA MRIA (1792 – 1871) was a Scottish geologist who first described and investigated the Silurian system. Born at Tarradale House, Muir of Ord, Ross-shire.

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  • Dr. James Robertson, Librarian of the University of Edinburgh, and Professor of the Oriental languages, a native of Cromarty parish.

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  • Sir Thomas Urquhart (1613-1660), famous for his Genealogy and his Universal Language, was a native of Cromarty, and during the reign of Charles I proprietor of nearly the entire shire.

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