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  • William Firth (1785 - 1870)
    WILLIAM FIRTH Sometime Cooper at Stromness in Orkney, Scotland, thereafter at Chatham in Northumberland County, New Brunswick, Canada William Firth is the son of William Firth and his wife Isabella...
  • James Golder (1778 - 1829)
    JAMES GOLDER Soldier and Cotton Hand Loom Weaver James Golder is the fourth son and youngest child of William Golder of Grange and his wife Marion Semple He was born in about 1778, probably at Gran...
  • Helen Milne (1865 - 1944)
  • Hugh McDonald Bower (1830 - 1897)
    Otago Witness Issue 1257 12 feb 1887 p6 We have just received from Mr Hugh Bower a plant of tobacco frown by him in his garden at Balclutha. It is about 4' high and is very strong and healthy. We were ...
  • Agnes Bower (1838 - 1906)
    Obituary Mrs Hugh Bower Mrs Hugh Bower an old and respected resident of Balclutha passed away on Saturday morning at the age of 68. The deceased went to Christchurch last Easter to visit her second son...

Scots Abroad

The purpose of this project is to note the GENi profiles of notable Scots abroad - the profiles of Scottish born people of interest or significance who either emigrated to various parts of the world and died there, or who died abroad in other circumstances -conflicts, exploration etc..

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New Zealand

South Africa

  • James Rose-Innes (1799-1873) Teacher and first Superintendent-general of Education at the Cape, professor of mathematics - South African

United States

  • James Petrie Chalmers launched and edited the world's first film magazine: "The Moving Picture World" in New York in 1907


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