(All names beginning Me or Mac are treated as if they began
The son of Adam. The family are descended from Adam Macgregor,
grandson of Gregor Macgregor, chief of the clan Gregor.
Sir Ivison (1894-) of Edinburgh. One-time editor of The Annual
Register of World Events.
John Loudon (1756-1836) of Ayr. Inventor of the macadamizing
system of road making, commonly known as 'Tarmac'. Appointed
surveyor of Britain's roads in 1827. He refused a knighthood.
The son of Alister or Alexander. The family are descended from
Alexander Macdonald, son of Donald, whose father Reginald, was
the son of Somerled Thane of Argyll.
Arthur (1818-) of Glasgow. Became Prime Minister of Australia
The son of Alpin. The family descended from Kenneth Macalpine,
ancestor of the Scottish kings.
Sir Robert of Newarthill, near Glasgow. Founder of the Sir Robert
McAlpine Construction and Property Empire. Pioneered the widespread
use of concrete in Britain.
The son of Arthur. The family branched off from the Campbells
about the time of Alexander III.
Helen, of Glasgow. Singer. Became popular in radio's Friday
Night is Music Night. Gained Top female radio personality' award
in 1971. Had her own TV series The Helen McArthur Show.
Angus (1825-63) of the Isle of Berneray. A 7' 9" giant. Believed
to have been the strongest man that ever lived.
The son of Aulay. The family claim to be descended from Aulay,
grandson of Aulay, brother of Maldowan, Earl of Lennox.
Thomas B. Lord (1800-59). Brilliant Scottish historian. Sometime
Secretary for War and Paymaster-General. Wrote A History of
Sir James (1828-92) of Ross-shire. Statesman and cabinet minister.
He was a director of two Banks and three Insurance Offices.
The son of Bane.
Norman (1910-) of Edinburgh. Poet. His many works include 'Riding
Lights' (1957), 'Rings on a Tree' (1968), 'A Man in My Position'
(1969) and 'The White Bird' (1973).
Charles J. (1907-) of Edinburgh. Artist. Painter of portraits,
landscapes and contemporary life. Exhibited regularly in London
and in one-man shows in Leicester, Dublin, New York, Manchester
Sir Henry W. U. (1895-) of Ayrshire. Admiral (1953). Naval Attache,
Buenos Aires (1938-40), Senior British Naval Officer, Middle
East (1956-48), Flag Officer Destroyers, Mediterranean Fleet
David (1933-) of Glasgow. Actor best known for his starring
roles in TV's The Man from UNCLE and Colditz.
Sir Francis L. (1819-1907). Admiral and Polar explorer. Was
knighted for discovering the fate of the Franklin expedition.
Dugald Sutherland (1859-1948) of Glasgow. Painter, poet and
art historian. Keeper of the Tate Gallery (1906-11) and of the
Wal-lace Collection (1911-24).
The son of the king.
John (1872-1918), born in Ontario of Scottish parents. Doctor
and poet. When a medical officer in the Great War, wrote 'Flanders
Fields' one of the great war poems which appeared in 1915.
Sir James (1819-) of Glasgow. Politician who became Prime Minister
of Australia in 1863.
McCULLOCH, John Ramsay (1789-1864)
of Whithorn. Political economist. In 1828 became Prof. of Political
Economy, Univ. Coll., London, and Comptroller of HM Stationery
Office in 1838.
Hamish (1868-1916) of Greenock. Composer and song writer of
remarkable individuality. He was conductor of the Carl Rosa
and other opera companies and professor of Composition at the
Guildhall School of Music.
The son of the Arch Druid.
The son of Donald. The family are descended from Angus MacDonald,
son of Donald, whose father, Reginald, was the son of Somerled,
Thane of Argyll.
Alexander (1903-) of Edinburgh. Secretary of the Institute of
Civil Engineers (1954-). Director of Public Works, Sierra Leone
(1942-43). Inspector-General of Public Works, Nigeria (1951-54).
Angus Alexander (1904-) of Edinburgh. Deputy Commissioner, Lyallpur
(1933-36), Amritsar (1936-41), Deputy Home Sec., Punjab (1941-43)
and Home Sec., Punjab (1943-47),
Sir Claud (1852-1915). Sometime British Minister at Peking.
Donald M. T. (1909-) of the Isle of Skye. Air-Vice Marshal,
Director-General of Manning, Air Ministry (1956-61).
Flora (1722-90) of Milton, South Uist. Disguised as 'Betty Burke'
she conducted Prince Charles Edward Stewart to safety in Skye
George (1824-1905) of Huntly. Poet and novelist. David Elginbrod
(1862), The Marquis of Lossie (1877) and Sir Gibbie (1879) are
three of his best novels.
MacDONALD, Harry (1886-) of Isle
of Skye. Major-General (1940), Was General Staff Officer, Western
Commd., India (1928-31). Major-General, Cavalry, India (1939-40),
and other high appointments in India.
Sir Hector Archibald (1852-1903) of Dingwall. Soldier, who rose
from the ranks and became a General, known as 'Fighting Mac'.
Distinguished himself at Omdurman. It has been alleged that
he had been involved in the Russo-Japanese War.
Iverach (1908-) of Strathcool, Caithness. Associate editor of
The Times newspaper (1967-68), and Director (1968-).
Jacques Etienne Joseph Alexandre, Due de Tarente (1765-1840).
Born at Sudan of Scottish descent. Became Marshal of France
after his defeat of the Austrians at Wagram in 1809.
James Ramsay (1866-1937) of Lossiemouth. First Labour Prime
Minister of Britain in 1924 (Jan. to Nov.). Re-elected Prime
Minister in 1929 and formed a National Government in 1931 during
the financial crisis.
McDONALD, Sir John (1898-) son
of Donald McDonald of Falkirk. Minister for Water Supply and
Electricity in Victoria, Australia (1943-45), Minister for Lands,
etc. (1947-48) and Premier and Treasurer, Victoria, Australia
Sir John Alexander (1815-91) of Rogart, Sutherland. First Prime
Minister of Canada (1856). He was mainly instrumental in bringing
about the Confederation of Canada.
Malcolm J. (1901-1981) of Lossiemouth. Son of Jas. Ramsay MacDonald.
High Commissioner, Canada (1941-46), Governor-General, Malaya
and Borneo (1946-48), Commissioner-General, SE Asia (1948-55),
High Commissioner in India (1955-60) and Special Representative
HM Govt. in Africa (1966-69). He was also Governor and C in
C Kenya (1963).
S. Douglas (1899-) of Glen Urquhart, Inverness-shire. Air Vice-Marshal,
Head of Air Training Advisory Group NATO (1952-54). MacDONALD,
Thomas C. (1909-). Air Vice-Marshal (1961) and Principal Medical
Officer, Tech. Training Commd., RAF (1961-66).
of Glengarry (Aeneas R. Donald). Air Commodore. Appointed Director
of Management and Work Study, Ministry of Defence, Air Force
Dept. in 1961.
The son of Dougall. The family are descended from Dougall, grandson
of Somerled Thane of Argyll.
Alastair lan (1888-). Son of late Col. Jas. Mac-Dougall of Edinburgh.
Major-General (1940) (Ret. 1944) Commanded Royal Scots Greys
(1928-32). General Staff, War Office (1936-39). Deputy Chief
of General Staff (1940).
Alexander (1731-) of Islay. Major-General in the American Revolutionary
War. Was a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1780 and
Sir David (1912-) of Glasgow. Head of Govt. Economic Service
and Chief Economic Adviser to the Treasury (1969-).
John B. (1890-1967) of Greenock. Sometime chief of the Tuberculosis
Section, World Health Organisation, Geneva and Consultant in
Tuberculosis to the Egyptian Govt.
A corruption of MacDougall.
The son of the captain. The family are descended from Macduff,
Earl of Fife, temp. Malcolm Canmore.
Sir Malcolm Donald (1852-1910) of Islay. Shipowner. Made Mayor
of the city of Melbourne in 1899.
The son of Ewen. The family are descended from Anradan, son
of Gillebride, King of the Isles in the twelfth century.
Sir John B. (1868-1948) of Hawick. Composer and Prin-cipal of
the Royal College of Music, London (1924-36).
Sir William (1848-1924) of Rothesay. Surgeon and pioneer in
brain, lung and orthopaedic surgery. He was the first to operate
for a brain abcess (1876) and successfully removed a brain tumor
in 1878. He was also the first to perform a complete removal
of a lung for tuberculosis in 1895.
Francis Scott, Baron (Life Peer) (1913-) of Glasgow. As Chairman
of Shell Transport and Trading was Britain's highest paid businessman.
Chairman of British Airways (1976-79) and of Rolls Royce from
William H., Baron (Life Peer) (1903-) of Stranraer. Chairman
British Insulated Callender Cables Ltd. (1954-). Director (1949)
and Deputy Chairman (1968) Midland Bank, etc.
The son of Pharlan. The family are de-scended from Gilchrist,
brother of Maldowan, third Earl of Lennox.
George G. (1916-) of Airdrie. Appointed Controller (research)
Ministry of Technology in 1967.
A corruption of Farquharson.
Sir Alexander (1903-), educ. Aberdeen and Cambridge. Director
of personnel, United Nations (1962-67) UN Sec-General's special
adviser for civil affairs in the Congo (1960).
Colin (1745-93) of Edinburgh. Printer and co-founder of the
son of Gowrie. The family are de scended from Donald MacGowrie,
a descendant of Gorbredus, the grandson of Alphine Ruodh, King
of Scotland in 830.
William Rankin (1900-) of Glasgow. Director of Aircraft Equipment
Production (1941), of Aircraft Supplies (General) (1946-48)
and of Production (1948-52). Director-General, Aircraft Production,
Min. of Supply (1952-61).
Donald Fraser (1875-1962). His forebears emigrated to Canada
from Wigtownshire. Originator of the popular, comic and saucy
postcards. Hundreds of millions were produced.
Alexander (1759-93). Born in Georgia, USA. Son of Lachlan McGillivray
of Inverness. Became a Red Indian Chief of the Creek tribe in
1777. He also became a colonel in the British army during the
Revolution, and later a Brigadier-General in the US army.
McGILLIVRAY, William (1764-) of
Inverness-shire. Fur trader. Founder of the Canadian town of
Fort William on Lake Superior. In 1970 Fort William amalgamated
with Port Arthur to form the new city of Thunder Bay.
William (1830-1902) of Edinburgh. Weaver and writer of doggerel
The son of Gregor. The family are descended from Kenneth Macalpine,
ancestor of the Scottish kings.
Alasdair Alpin (1899-1970). Educ. Tain, Inverness and Edin.
Author and traveller. Explored MacDonnell Ranges in Central
Australia (1952-53). Prolific writer, usually illustrated with
his own photographs.
MacGREGOR, Sir Alexander S.M. (1881-1967)
of Arbroath. Physician. Medical Officer of Health, Glasgow (1925-46).
President, Society of Medical Officers of Health (1941-42).
Andrew (1897-) of Crieff. Air Vice-Marshal. Senior Air Staff
Officer HQ No. 4 Gp.(1940-42), Air Officer Admin., North Africa
(1942-44), AOC No.28 Gp.(1945-46) and AOA, HQ Fighter Commd.
MacGREGOR, Sir Gregor (-d.1845).
A remarkable character who became a General in the Venezuelan
army under Simon Bolivar.
J. Geddes, (1909-) son of the late Thos. Geddes MacGregor of
Dundee. Dean of the Graduate School of Religion and Professor
of Philosophy of Religion, Univ. of Southern California (I960-).
Sir lan Kinloch (1912-) of Kinlochleven. Metallurgist. Left
Scotland in 1941 to advise the Americans on steel for tanks
and battleships. Appointed Chairman of British Steel (1980-83)
and the Coal Board in 1983 when he was instrumental in the breaking
of the year long strike and the overpowering of the NUM.
Sir James of Lethendrey, Strathspey. Surgeon and sol-dier. Was
Wellington's Surgeon General. Became known as the 'Father of
the Royal Army Medical Corps'.
Lewis R. (1886-) of Aberfeldy. Director-General Commonwealth
of Australia War Supplies Procurement Mission, Washington and
Ottawa (1941-45). HM Australian Minister to Brazil (1945-49).
Robert B. (1896-) educ. Dunbar and Edinburgh. Retired as Senior
Medical Officer, Malacca Agricultural Medical Board in 1958.
Sometime Director, Medical Services, Straits Settlements and
Adviser, Medical Services, Malay States (1940-).
Stuart, (1944-) of Stirling. Journalist who became an actor.
Best known for his part in TVs It Aint Half Hot Mum and as a
regular presenter of Playschool.
Johannes (-d.1557). A reformer of the clan MacAlpine, who from
1542 was Professor of Theology at Copenhagen.
William D. (1911-) of Banffshire. Professor of Hebrew, Oxford
Univ. (I960-). Examiner, Univs. of Aberdeen, Cambridge, Durham,
Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Oxford and Gold Coast Univ. Coll.
Sir Thomas (1835-1900) of Ayr. Politician who was Premier of
Queensland, Australia (1879-86, 1888 and 1892-93).
Helen C., of Helensburgh ? Author. Wrote many novels incl. Above
Suspicion (1941), The Unconqurable, Friends and Lovers (1947)
and North From Rome (1958).
The son of the first. The family are descended from Shaw, living
in 1163, second son of Duncan MacDuff, third Earl of Fife.
Alastair (1913-) of Dundee. Principal Adviser to the High Commissioner,
Charles (1766-1843) of Glasgow. Chemist and inventor. He obtained
a patent (1825) for converting malleable iron into steel, thus
helping Neilson to bring in his 'hot-blast' process (1828).
He patented his misnamed Mackintosh waterproof cloth in 1823.
Elected FRS (1823).
Duncan W. (1904-) of Inverness. Was Commissioner of Police,
Hong Kong (1946-54), and Police Adviser to the Govt. of Iraq
(1954-58) and to Govt. of Jordan (1962-).
Capt. William (? -d.1825). Son of Benjamin Macintosh of Borlum,
Inverness-shire. Became a Red Indian Chief of the Creek tribe.
The son of the carpenter.
Sir Donald (1891-) of Glasgow. Minister of Finance, Federation
of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (1953-62). Made a Freeman of the city
of Bulawayo in 1955.
The son of Iver, which signifies a chief or leader.
Robert Morrison (1882-1970) of the Isle of Lewis. Professor
of Political Philosophy and Sociology, Columbia Univ. (1929-50).
Director, New York City Juvenile Delinquency Evaluation Project
(1956-61) and President of the New School of Social Research
John William (1859-1945) of Bute. Classical scholar. Profes-sor
of Poetry at Oxford (1906-11). President of the British Academy
(1932-33) Latin Literature-a Survey of the Whole Literature
of Ancient Rome (1895) was his work.
The son of the champion. They claim to be descended from Ymore,
son of Donald of Strathnavern, a descendant of Achonacher (claimed
aa an ancestor of the family of Forbes), who came from Ireland
about the end of the twelfth century.
Alexander Morehead (1849-90) of Rhynie, Aberdeenshire. Engineer
and pioneer missionary to Uganda (1875-90) Became known as 'MacKay
of Uganda'. Died of a fever at Usumbiro.
Charles (1814-89) of Perth. Songwriter, and editor of the Illustrated
London News (1848-59). New York correspondent of The Times during
the Civil War (1862-65). Two of his songs 'There's a Good Time
coming' and 'Cheer Boys Cheer' were extremely popular.
MacKAY, Dave, (1934-) of Edinburgh.
Footballer, team trainer and manager of outstanding ability.
Became known as the 'Iron Man' of football. He had 22 Scottish
Caps. Surely one of Scotland's football all-time greats.
MacKAY, Fulton (1923-87) of Paisley.
Actor. Played many major parts in TV productions including,
The Master of Ballantrae, Special Branch, Porridge, and Some
Mothers do 'ave em.
Sir Gordon (1914-) of Aberdeenshire. General Manager, East African
Railways and Harbours (1961-64). With the World Bank (1965-).
Hugh (c. 1640-92) of Scourie, Sutherland. General who fought
for Charles II after the Restoration (1660) and then for France
against Holland. He later attached himself to William of Orange
James, Scottish botanist who discovered the sources of the Mississippi
and Missouri rivers in 1784.
MacKAY, James, Lord MacKAY of Clashfern
(1927-) Edinburgh. Appointed Lord Chancellor in 1987. Noted
for his legal reforms in Britain's complicated legal system.
Not all of his reforms are popular with English lawyers.
Sir John (1912-) of Blantyre. Became Chief Inspector of Constabulary
for England and Wales. Was Chief Constable in Manchester (1959-66).
John A. (1889-) of Inverness. President of Princeton Theological
Seminary (1936-59). Moderator, General Assembly of the Presbyterian
Church in the USA (1953).
Mary (1855-1924) of Perth. Novelist who wrote under the name
of 'Marie Corelli'. With The Sorrows of Satan (1895) she became
the most popular novelist of her time in Britain.
Kenneth (1927-) of Paisley. Singer and concert artist. Principal
tenor, Carl Rosa Opera Co. (1953-54). His TV and radio programme
A Song for Everyone was well received. Has had several successful
The son of Kenneth, which signifies a chieftain. The family
are descended from Colin Fitzgerald, a scion of the Kildare
family in Ireland, who in 1263 came to Scotland to assist Alexander
in against the Danes, and he behaved so well at the battle of
Largis in Coningham, that he was in 1266 rewarded with the Barony
of Kintail, in which he was succeeded by his son Kenneth, whose
descendants were called Mackennie, afterwards varied into MacKenzie.
Alexander (1822-92) of Dunkeld, Perthshire. Canadian statesman.
Became Prime Minister of Canada after Sir John MacDonald (1873-78).
Sir Alexander (1764-1820) of Stornoway. Explorer and fur-trader
in NW Canada. The MacKenzie River which bears his name was discovered
by him in 1789. He crossed the Rockies to the Pacific (1792-93).
MacKENZIE, Sir Alexander Campbell
(1847-1935) of Edinburgh. Composer and conductor. Conductor
of the Philharmonic Society (1892-99). President of the International
Music Society (1908-12). Composed many notable works including
The Cricket on the Hearth (1914), The Eve of St John (1924)
and the oratorio The Rose ofSbaron (1884).
Charles Frederick (1825-62) of Peeblesshire. Became the first
Anglican Bishop in Central Africa.
Colin (1755-1821) of Stornoway. Colonel and surveyor. A brilliant
mathematician. Became first Surveyor-General of India in 1815.
Sir George (1636-91) of Dundee. Lawyer, writer and politician.
Held the post of Lord-Advocate under Charles II and James II.
As criminal prosecutor in the days of the Covenanters he earned
the name 'bluedy Mackenzie'.
Sir George S. (1780-1848). Minerologist. He was first to obtain
proof of the identity of diamond with carbon.
Henry (1745-1831) of Edinburgh. Novelist, essayist and lawyer.
Perhaps best remembered as a writer. His most famous work was
The Man of Feeling (1771).
Sir Hugh (1913-) of Inverness. Vice-Admiral, Flag Officer Submarines
(1961-63). Director, Atlantic Salmon Research Trust (1959-).
Sir James (1853-1925) of Scone, Perthshire. Physician. In 1902
he published his classical Study of the Pulse. He invented the
polygraph to record graphically the heart's action. His Diseases
of the Heart (1908) confirmed his reputation as one of the world's
greatest cardiologists. Elected FRS in 1915.
Sir Morell (1837-92). Physician and throat specialist. Co-founder
of the Hospital for Diseases of the Throat, London.
Sir Robert (1811-) of Ross-shire. Became Prime Minis-ter of
Australia in 1869.
William Lyon (1795-1861) of Dundee. Journalist, reformer and
patriot. Leader of the Upper Canadian rebellion of 1837-38.
He became first Mayor of Toronto in 1834. Elected to the Legislature
of Canada in 1851.
William W. (1860-1923) of Scone. Lawyer and industrial arbitrator.
Chairman, Riy. National Wages Bd. (1920-26), Royal Commission
on licensing (1929-31) and on Newfoundland (1935). Chairman,
Royal Society of Arts (1937-38).
The son of the steward.
Donald M. (1913-) of Oban. Professor of Divinity, Cambridge
Univ. (I960-). Lecturer on philosophy and religion.
Quintin (-d.1892) of Argyll. Surveyor and explorer. Discovered
MacKinnon's Pass in New Zealand about 1888.
Sir William (1823-93) of Campbeltown, Argyll. Founder of the
British East Africa Co. In 1878 following negotiations with
the Sultan of Zanzibar, MacKinnon secured by lease, large strips
of the East African coast for Great Britain.
Angus M. (1915-) of Inverness. Sometime British High Commissioner
in Ceylon. Ambassador to the Republic of Maldives (1969-).
Charles Rennie (1868-1928) of Glasgow. Architect and decorative
designer who exercised considerable influence on European design.
The Scottish Pavilion at the Turin Exhibition (1902) was his
work, as was Queen's Cross Church, Glasgow.
Elizabeth (-d.1952) of Inverness. Novelist and play-wright.
Her best known novel Kip (1929) was written under her pen-name
Sir James (1765-1832) of Aldowrie, Loch Ness. Jour-nalist, historian,
philosopher and statesman. Was Professor of Law at East India
Coll., Haileybury (1818-24).
The son of Lachlan. The family are descended from Gilchrist,
grandson of Anradan, the son of Gillebride, King of the Isles
in the twelfth century.
Charles (1782-1866) of Ormiston, E.Lothian. Writer and first
editor of the Scotsman. Edited the Encyclopaedia Britannica
Sir Hamish (1898-) of Banffshire. Director of Electrical Engineering,
Hugh C. (1913-) of Glasgow. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,
University of Birmingham (1951-).
John (1845-) of Bannockburn. Gardener who designed the Golden
Gate Park in San Francisco.
John. A Scottish chemist in Toronto. Invented the popular soft
drink 'Canada Dry' about 1890.
The son of Lawrence.
Colin (1698-1746) of Kilmodan, Argyll. Mathematician. His Treatise
on Fluxions (1742) was of great importance. Was also the author
of A Treatise on Algebra. Elected FRS in 1719.
The son of Gillean. The family are descended from Gillian-ni-Tuiodth,
who fought in the battle of Largs.
Alistair (1922-87) of Deviot, Inverness-shire. Novelist and
playwright. Was Britain's best selling author, and one of the
world's most successful adventure writers. H.M.S. Ulysses, The
Guns of Navarone and Where Eagles Dare are but three of his
many exciting books. Has had 13 of his novels made into films.
Described himself as a businessman whose business is writing.
Allan (1840-1911) Scottish statesman who became Premier and
First Secretary of Victoria, Australia (1899-1900). Minister
of Trade and Customs, Commonwealth Parliament of Australia (1904-05).
MacLEAN, Sir Charles H. Fitzroy,
Baron (life peer). Chief Scout of the British Commonwealth and
Empire (1959-71). The Lord Chamberlain, The Organiser of Princess
Anne's wedding. The Queen's Silver Jubilee Celebration, Lord
Mountbatten's Funeral and Prince Charles' Wedding.
MacLEAN, Donald M. (1899-) of the
Isle of Lewis. Was Com-modore Captain, Cunard Fleet and Commander
RMS Queen Elizabeth (1960-62).
Sir Fitzroy Hew (1911-) of Dunconnel. Diplomat and soldier.
Distinguished himself as Commander of the British military mission
to the Jugoslav partisans (1943-45).
Sir Harry (Kaid) (c. 1848-1920) of Mull. Sometime Commander
in Chief of the Sultan of Morocco's Army.
Sir Kenneth G. (1896-). Educated in Edinburgh. Lieut.-General,
Deputy Adjutant-General GHQ Far East (1945-46). Chief of Staff
CCG and Deputy Military Governor British Zone, Germany (1949),
Chief Staff Officer, Min. of Defence (1951-52).
Crawford Murray, Lord MacLehose of Beoch, Ayr-shire, (1917-)
Diplomat, Governor and Commander in Chief, Hong Kong (1971-82),
Ambassador to Vietnam (1967-69) and to Denmark (1969-71).
The son of Lellan. The family are descended from David MacLellan,
George D. (1922-) of Glasgow. Professor and Head of Engineering,
Univ. of Liverpool (1965-). Visiting professor, Michigan State
Robert (1907-) of Lesmahagow. Playwright. He wrote for the Citizen's
Theatre and later for the BBC. His works incl. The Changeling
(1935), The Flowers 0' Edinburgh (1947) and The Hypocrite (1970).
Sir lan (1909-) of Glasgow. Appointed British High Commissioner
in New Zealand in 1964.
The son of Leod. The family are descended from Malcolm, son
of Termed Macleod, temp. David II.
Donald (Donny) (1932-) of Stornoway. TV Presenter on Pebble
Mill (1973-), Saturday Night at the Mill, The Best of Scottish,
Very Revd George F. (Baron MacLeod of Fuinary). (1895-). Lecturer
on Evangelism. First holder of Fosdick Professorship (Rockefeller
Foundation), Union Theological Seminary, New York (1954-55).
lan Norman (1913-1970). Politician and Cabinet Minis-ter. Minister
of Health (1952-55) of Labour and National Service (1955-59),
Sec. of State, Colonies (1959-61), Chairman, Conservative Party
(1961-63), Editor of The Spectator (1964-65) and Chancellor
of the Exchequer when he died.
John James Rickard (1876-1935) of Cluny, near Dunkeld. Physiologist.
Professor of Physiology at Cleveland, Ohio (1903-18), Toronto
(1918-28). Celebrated for his work on the isolation of insulin,
(1922) for which he won a Nobel Prize. His father belonged to
Norman (1812-72) of Campbeltown. Divine and writer. Appointed
Chaplain to Queen Victoria in 1857.
The son of Michael, which signifies, Who is like God?
Daniel (1813-57). Scottish publisher. Was employed as a bookseller
in Irvine and Glasgow before moving to London where he became
senior partner in the publishing business which was founded
in 1843, now MacMillan Ltd.
of MacMILLAN, Sir Gordon H. A. (1897-). General, GSO 2 War Office
and Eastern Commd. (1937-40), GSI (1940-41), Brigade General
Staff UK and N. Africa (1941-43), Commander Infantry Brigade,
Sicily (1943), 15th Scottish and 51st Highland Divs. (1943-45),
GOC Palestine (1947-48), C in C, Scottish Commd. and Gov. of
Edinburgh Castle (1949-52) and Governor and C in C Gibraltar
Harold Earl MacMillan of Stockton (1894-1986), born in London,
son of Daniel MacMillan, an Arran Crofter. Prime Minister of
Gt. Britain (1957-63). The standard of living rose at a greater
rate during his administration than at any other time in British
history. Known as 'Super Mac' he is also remembered for his
'Wind of Change' warning on Africa in 1960.
Kenneth (1929-) Scottish choreographer and dancer. Director
of the Royal Ballet (1970-77).
MacMILLAN, Kirkpatrick (1813-78)
of Courthill, Dumfriesshire. Blacksmith. Invented the first
bicycle to be propelled by cranks and pedals, about 1840. He
was known locally as 'Daft Pate', and was an unofficial dentist
who pulled teeth from both horses and men. A replica of his
cycle can be seen in the Science Museum, South Kensington. He
was fined 5/- (the first recorded fine for a cycle offence)
for knocking over a child.
MacMILLAN, Margaret (1860-1931),
born at Westchester, New York State of Scottish parents. Pioneer
social worker and educationist. In 1923 she became the first
president of the Nursery School Assoc., and in 1930 the Rachel
MacMillan College was opened. It is now a constituent of the
University of London Institute of Education.
Norman (1892-) of Glasgow. Author and test pilot. Was pilot
of the first attempt to fly around the world in 1922, First
flight London to Sweden in one day. Chief test pilot, Fairy
Aviation Co. (1929-30) and Armstrong Siddeley Development Co.
(1931-32). Produced many publications on flying.
Rachel (1859-1917) sister of Margaret MacMillan. Educationist.
The Rachel MacMillan Training College bears her name.
Roddie (-d.1979) of Anderston, Glasgow. Actor on screen and
TV. Probably best remembered for his parts in TV's Para Handy
and The View from Daniel Pyke.
John (1891-) of Maxwellton. Scholar and lecturer on philosophy,
Univ. of Manchester (1919), Professor at Univ. of Wit-watersrand,
Johannesburg, and Professor of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic
at the Univ. of London (1928-44).
The son of Nab, which signifies the top of the mountain.
of MacNAB, Archibald C. (1886-1970). Commissioner at Rawalpindi
(1934), Administrator, Jahore (1937), Commissioner, Jullundur
(1940) and Financial Commissioner, Punjab (1945).
James Jamieson (1917-). Air Vice-Marshal (Ret.). Principal Medical
Officer, HQ Support Commd. RAF (1974-77). Was Director of Health
and Research, MOD (1971-74).
John (1813-81) of Paisley. Engineer and inventor of the compound
Sir David ((1925-) of Glasgow. Commissioner of the Metropolitan
Police (1977-82). He was made a Freeman of the City of London
The son of Neil. The family are descended from Auradan, son
of Gillebride, King of the Isles in the twelfth century.
of BARRA (Robert Lister) (1889-1970). Chairman of Inven-tions
Board, British Purchasing Commission, USA and founder of American
Committee for Defence of British Homes (1939-45). Boston Univ.
Resident Architect (1949-51).
Alister A. C. (1884-) of Glasgow. Major-General (1941). Hon.
Surgeon to the King (1935-43). McNEILL, Florence M. of Orkney.
Author, journalist, lecturer and broadcaster.
Sir James, Chief designer of RMSs Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth
for John Brown of Clydebank.
Sir Neil Campbell of Lochow married a daughter of Sir John Cameron
of Lochiel, and was father of Duncan Campbell of Inverawe in
Argyleshire, temp. David II, whose son Dougal Campbell, was
father of Duncan Campbell, who was called in Celtic MacDowill
Vic Con-achie. The surname of MacConachie was thus adopted by
the Inverawe family, although the cadets still used that of
James Stewart (1902-) of Aberdeenshire. Director-General of
Electronics Research and Development at Min. of Aviation (1958-62).
Director, Racal Electronics (1965-69)
The son of Pherson. The family are descended from Gille Chattan
More, Chief of Clan Chattan, temp. Malcolm Canmore.
Sir David Lewis (1818-96) from Inverness-shire. Politician and
Canadian Railway builder. MacPHERSON, Sir Hubert Taylor (1827-86).
Major-General at Tel-el-Kebir (1882).
James (1736-96) of Ruthven, near Kingussie. Poet and translator.
Appointed Surveyor-General of the Florides (1764), and in 1779,
Agent to the Nabob of Arcot. Buried in the 'Poet's Corner' of
Sir John (1745-1821) of Sleat, Isle of Skye. Appointed Governor-General
of India in 1785.
McPHERSON, Sir John (1898-) of
Edinburgh. Colonial servant and businessman. Governor of Nigeria
(1948-54) and Gov.-General, Federation of Nigeria (1954-55).
Permanent Under-Secretary, of State for the Colonies (1956-59).
Lachlan (1761-1824) of Isle ofUlva. Major-General and Governor
of New South Wales, Australia (1809-21). Sometimes affectionately
called the 'father of Australia'.
The son of Owen. The family are descended from the Macdonalds,
Lords of the Isles. Early in the fifteenth century, Roderick
Dhu Revan Macqueen settled in Invernesshire, where he had received
from the Earls of Moray a grant of the lands of Corrybrough.
James (c. 1674-1744) of Ochiltree, Ayrshire. Seaman who became
Governor of Madras (1725-31).
Sir George R. (1895-) of Aberdeen. Consulting physician, Hosp.
for Tropical Diseases, London Univ. Coll. Hospital.
The son of Roderick. The family are descended from Roderick,
grandson of Somerled, Thane of Argyll.
The son of the priest.
Sir George R. (1895-) of Ayrshire. Civil engineer. Was responsible
for the construction of hydroelectric developments in Italy,
India and East Africa, and the construction of large irrigation
and railway works in Iraq.
William (1835-1910) of Machrihanish. Artist and landscape painter.
MacTAGGART, Sir William (1903-81). Grandson of William McTaggart.
Artist. President of RSA (1959-).
Sir Daniel (1892-) of Falkirk. Sometime chairman, Dunlop Rubber
Australia Ltd., and British Aircraft Corp. (Australia) Ltd.,
and several other companies.
George C. (1904-), educated Edinburgh and Cambridge. Professor
of Astronomy, Univ. of Illinois (1952-). Sec. American Astronomical
Society (1961-). Published several books on cosmology.
Norris Dewar (1925-). Author, publisher and broadcaster. Director,
Guinness Superlatives Ltd. since 1954; (Managing Director 1954-56).
Robert (1904-) of Glasgow ? Professor of Medical Radiology.
Lecturer, American Roentgen Ray Society (1963).
Alexander, a Scot who in 1839 invented a soot distributing machine
which became the first mechanical means of distributing dry
William (1830-1920) of Aberdeenshire. Divine and writer. A pioneer
in church reunion.
George B. (1914-) of Mauchline, Ayrshire. Surgeon and author.
His admission that he had practised euthanasia caused a sensation
when his book Confessions of a Surgeon appeared in 1974.
Meadow land. The family are descended from Thomas- de Matulant,
temp. William the Lion.
Alastair G. (1916-). Director-General of Trade Develop-ment,
British Consulate, New York (1968-).
Maitland, Donald J. Dundas (1922-) of Edinburgh. Ambassador
to Libya (1969-70), Chief of Downing St. Press Office (1970-73)
and British representative on UN Security Council (1973-).
Sir Richard (1496-1586) of Lethington. Poet, lawyer and historian.
His poetic works consisted mostly of laments for the State of
Scotland, the feuds of the nobles and the discontents of the
common people. Was made Lord Privy Seal in 1562.
Sir John (1769-1833) of Burnfoot, Langholm. General, administrator,
diplomat and writer. Envoy to Persia (1800, 1807 and 1810).
Governor of Bombay (1826-30). He wrote Political History of
India (1811), History of Persia (1818) and Administration of
India (1833). Buried in Westminster Abbey.
George (1850-76) of Edinburgh. Painter and wood engraver. MANSON,
Sir Patrick (1844-1922) of Oldmeldrum. Known as the father of
tropical medicine. The first, jointly with Sir Ronald Ross,
to discover that parasites were transmitted by insects. He was
sometimes known as 'Mosquito Manson'.
John Erskine, llth Earl of (1675-1756). Scottish Jacobite famed
as the leader of the 1715 rebellion.
Saint (1045-93). Scottish saint and Queen. Married Malcolm III
in 1070. Deeply religious she influenced her husband to reform
abuses in the church.
Margery's banks. The name was given to certain lands from their
early owner, Margery, daughter of Robert Bruce. The family are
descended from the Johnstons, whose arms they bear.
A servant, a vassal. The family are descended from Sir Walter
Maign, temp. David Bruce.
Local: from the district of Mar in Aberdeenshire.
William Calder (1813-94) of Edinburgh. Sculptor (RA 1852). Famed
for busts and memorial statues, including the group Agriculture
on the Albert Memorial.
Lena (1959-) of Glasgow. Popular singer who has appeared in
all the best clubs in Britain. She has also appeared in the
London Palladium, London's Festival Hall, and in Hong Kong,
South Africa, Australia and Canada. Lena Martell has written
more than 30 songs.
Martin (?-d.l719) of Skye. Author and traveller. His book A
Description of the Western Isles aroused Dr Johnson's interest
Sir Theodore (1816-1909) of Edinburgh. Lawyer and author. Became
a parliamentary solicitor in London. Was requisitioned by Queen
Victoria to write the Life of the Prince Consort (5 vols. 1875-80).
QUEEN of SCOTS
(1542-87). Queen of Scotland and Queen-Consort of France. Mary
was a Queen before she was a week old. She was beheaded in 1587
after Elizabeth I of England signed her death warrant.
David (1822-1907) of Aberdeen. Scholar and literary critic.
The biographer of Milton. His Life of John Milton (6 vols. 1859-80)
has been described as the most complete biography of any Englishman.
Sir Robert Hogg (1906-75) of Edinburgh. Architect. From 1946
to 1953 he was architect to the London County Council. Was joint
designer of the Royal Festival Hall (1951). His buildings incl.
New Zealand House (1958-63) and the Commonwealth Institute (1959-62).
James (1889-) of Perthshire. Professor of Botany, Univ. of Reading
(1929-34), Univ. of Aberdeen and Keeper of Cruickshank Botanic
The son of Matthew. The family are de-scended from Matthew,
son of Kenneth ancestor of the Mackenzies.
Local: from the town of Maule in France. Gaurin de Maule came
into England with William the Conqueror; his descendant, William
de Maule, settled in Scotland, temp. David I, where he received
a grant of the lordship of Foulis, in which he was succeeded
by his nephew, Sir Richard de Maule, who was the ancestor of
the Scottish family of Maule.
James (1885-1946) of Glasgow. Politician. Chairman, Independent
Labour Party (1926).
Local: from the lands of Macchuswell, now Maxwell, in Dumfriesshire.
The family are descended from Herbert de Macchuswell, temp.
Sir Aymer (1891-) of Kirkcudbrightshire. Major-General (ret.
1944). Chairman, British Legion, Scotland (1954-58). Member
of the Queen's Bodyguard for Scotland (the Royal Company of
James Clerk (sometimes Clerk-Maxwell) (1831-79) of Galloway.
Physicist. First Professor of Experimental Physics at Cambridge
(1871). He first forecast the possibility of radio transmission
(1865), invented automatic control system (1868) and was creator
of the electromagnetic theory of light. Described as the father
of modern science, he was one of Scotland's greatest sons.
Robert, Lord (c.1493-1546) of Edinburgh. Statesman and member
of the Royal Council under James V. He was also an extraordinary
Lord of Session in 1533 and one of the Regents in 1536.
Sir William G. C. (1882-1965) son of George Maxwell of New Galloway.
Rear Admiral (1934). Recalled as Flag Officer, Tyne Area (1939-46).
David E.C. (1902-) of Edinburgh. Professor of Clinical Surgery,
Univ. of Malaya (1935-55). Surgeon, Singapore General Hosp.
and Hon. Surgical Consultant, Far East Command.
Andrew (1719-1811) from near Dunbar. A prolific inventor. Fantail
gear (1750) and governing sails for windmills (1772), Grain
dressing machine (1768) and a Drum threshing machine (1784)
were only four of his inventions.
Local: from the lands of Melvil in Mid Lo thian. The family
are descended from Galfridus de Melville, 1165.
Andrew (1545-1622) of Montrose. Presbyterian theologian and
religious reformer. Was Professor of Humanity at Geneva Academy
(1568-74). He was repeatedly Moderator of the Church Assembly
of the Church of Scotland. He helped to bring about the fall
of episcopacy in Scotland.
Archibald (1912-) of Edinburgh. Was appointed Director of Agriculture,
Kenya in 1960.
Sir Harry (1908-) of Edinburgh. Appointed Secretary to the Committee
of the Privy Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
in 1956. Member, Governing Board of National Institute for Research
in Nuclear Science (1957-).
Herman (1819-91), New York son of a Scottish merchant. Novelist
and poet. Remembered for his famous Moby Dick (1851), which
came to be regarded as one of the greatest novels of American
Sir James (c. 1535-1617) of Hallhill, Fife. Historical writer
and diplomat. A member of the household of Mary, Queen of Scots,
he carried out various missions for her.
James (1556-1614) of Montrose. Reformer, tutor and professor
of oriental languages.
Thomas (1726-53) of Glasgow. Scientist. Was the first (1752)
to study the spectra of luminous gases.
Originally Meyners, and derived from the English family of Manners.
The Scottish branch are descended from Robert de Meyners, temp.
Andrew. Was the inventor of horse and manpowered coal cutting
machines in 1863.
Sir Laurence J. (1906-) of Cupar Angus. In 1957 he was appointed
Adviser to the Governors of the Bank of England.
Michael (d.1766) of East Lothian. Advocate and inventor. Was
the first to suggest thrashing grain with a machine. He invented
the first mechanical thrasher in 1734. A water-powered machine
driving a number of whirling flails. In 1750 he invented a machine
for conveying coal from the coal face to the bottom of the pit
Sir Robert (1891-1967) of Edinburgh. President Upper India Chamber
of Commerce (1939-41 and 1944-45), Chairman, Federation of Woollen
Manufacturers in India (1941-47) and other companies.
Sir Robert Gordon (1897-1969) of Japarit, Australia, of Scottish
descent. Prime Minister of Australia (1939-41 and 1949-66).
Thomas (1893-1969) of Aberdeenshire. Professor of Tropical Medicine,
Royal Army Medical Coll. (1940). Major-General (1949). Served
in RAMC in 1914-18 and 1939-45 wars. Director of Medical Services,
GHQ MELF (1948-50). Hon. Physician to the King (1949-52).
Sir Walter (1890-) of Midlothian. Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
and Fellow, Royal Soc. of Medicine and Assoc. of Surgeons, Gt.
Britain and Ireland.
Charles W. (1907-) of Aberdeenshire. Permanent Sec. to N.Region,
Min. of Agriculture in Nigeria (1957-60). Consul for Spanish
Territories of Gulf of Guinea, and Labour Officer, Nigerian
Dept. of Labour (1940- 42).
MICKLE, William Julius (1735-88)
of Langholm. Poet. Best remembered for 'There's nae Luck Aboot
James (1773-1836) from near Montrose. Philosopher, editor, and
writer. Wrote History of British India (1817-18). Appointed
Asst. Examiner in Charge of the Revenue Dept. of the East India
Co. (1819) and in 1832 head of the Examiner's Office where he
had control of all the departments of Indian administration.
IRVING, David J. (1904-) of Edinburgh. Ambassador to Costa Rica
(1956-61). Special Ambassador for the inauguration of the Presi-dent
of Honduras (1957) and of Costa Rica (1958).
Betsy (1793-1864) of Saltcoats, Ayrshire. First woman ever to
be registered at Lloyd's as a ship's captain.
Patrick (1731-1815) from near Dumfries. Inventor and projector
of steam navigation.
Robert Kirkpatrick (1901-) of Morayshire. Major-General, Commanded
Royal Engineers 15th (Scottish) Div. (1942-43) in France and
Germany. Chief Engineer, London District (1949-51), Scottish
Commd. (1951-53) Engineer in Chief, Pakistan Army (1953-57).
Hugh (1802-56) of Cromarty. Stonemason and geologist, writer
and editor. Old Red Sandstone (1841) is considered his best
Sir James (1905-1977) of Edinburgh. Architect. Lord Provost
of Edinburgh (1951-54) and Lord Mayor of London (1964-65).
James (1812-64) of Eassie, Forfarshire. Surgeon. Professor of
Surgery at Edinburgh Univ. (1842-64). One of the foremost surgeons
of his day.
Maxwell of Glasgow. In 1850 he invented an improved still for
distilling and rectifying spirits.
William (1810-72) of Glasgow. Poet best remembered for his poem
'Wee Willie Winkie'. He was called the 'Laureate of the nursery'.
William (1838-1923) of Thurso. Missionary to India. Founder
of Madras Christian College.
James (1819-81). Antiquary. Made excavations at a Roman site
at Carnac, Brittany (1872-80). Miln Museum, Carnac contains
Alasdair (1930-) born in India, son of an Aberdeen surgeon.
Director-General of the BBC (1982-87) Controller BBC Scotland
(1968-72), Director of programmes BBC TV (1973-77) and Managing
Director BBC TV (1977-82).
Alexander (1891-) of Skene, Aberdeenshire. Engineer, en-gaged
from 1927 on opening up and development of Cochin Harbour, S.India.
Chief Engineer Cochin Harbour (1941-48).
Sir David (1763-1845) of Edinburgh. Admiral, known as 'The Hero
of Algiers'. Was C in C Plymouth (1842-45).
William (1785-1822) of Kinnethmont, Aberdeenshire. Missionary
William (1815-63) son of the above William. Was also a missionary
William P. (1881-1967) of Longside, Aberdeenshire. Was Professor
of Mathematics at the Univ. of Leeds (1919-46).
HENDERSON, Thomas M. S. (1888-1968) of Edinburgh. Sur-veyor
in charge of Marine Survey of India (1930-35). Appointed Capt.
Supt., HM Indian Naval Dockyard, Bombay and Chief of Staff RIN
Gilbert Elliot, 1st Earl of (1751-1814) of Edinburgh. Governor-General
of India (1807-13), a post he held with great ability.
Gilbert John Elliot, 4th Earl of (1845-1914). Soldier and administrator.
He was Governor-General of Canada (1898-1904) and Viceroy of
MINTO, William (1845-93) of Alford,
Aberdeenshire. Critic and biographer. Went to London and became
editor of The Examiner. He also wrote for the Daily News and
Pall Mall Gazette.
Arthur J. (1893-1967) of Montrose. Civil Engineer, Director,
Colonial Development Corp. (1949-51). Regional Controller, CDC
for Central Africa and the High Commission Territories (1951-53).
Sir Peter Chalmers (1864-1945) of Dunfermline. Biologist, Zoologist
and writer. Sec. of the Zoological Soc. of London (1903-35).
His publications incl. Outlines of Biology (1894), The Nature
of Man (1903) and The Childhood of Animals (1912).
Sir Thomas Livingstone (1792-1855) of Craigend, Stir-lingshire.
Explorer and surveyor. Surveyor-General of New South Wales (1828-).
In four expeditions (1831, 1835, 1845 and 1847) he did much
to explore eastern and tropical Australia.
Naomi M., of Edinburgh. Novelist. The Conquered (1923), When
the Bough Breaks (1924) and Cloud Cuckoo Land are three of her
Local: from the town of Moffat in Dumfries-shire. The family
dates back to the time of Sir William Wallace.
James (1890-1944) of Glasgow. Theologian. Held professor-ships
at Mansfield Coll., Oxford (1911-14), the U.F. Church Coll.,
Glasgow (1914-27) and the Union Theological Seminary, New York
(1927-39). He translated the Bible into modern English.
Robert (1795-1883) of Ormiston, E.Lothian. Missionary and explorer
in Africa. He printed both New (1840) and Old (1857) Testaments
in Sechwana language. David Livingstone married his daughter.
John C. (1900-) of Montrose. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
at the Univ. of Oxford (1937-). Was visiting professor, Queen's
Univ., Ontario (1950).
Mary Louisa (1839-1921), born at Rotterdam of Scottish descent,
her maiden name being Stewart. Novelist and writer of children's
books. The Carved Lion (1895) considered by many to have been
her best. In all she wrote over a hundred books.
James Allan (1905-59) of Glasgow. Airman. Won fame for his record
flight, Australia to England in 1931. Made the first solo East-West
crossing of the North Atlantic in 1932, and in 1933 the first
England to South America flight.
(James Burnett) Lord (1714-99) of Kincardinshire. Judge, philosopher
and philologist. Wrote An Essay on the Origin and Progress of
Language (6 vols. 1773-92) and Ancient Metaphysics (6 vols.
1779-99). He argued man's affinity to the orangoutang, and this
in a way anticipated Darwin's theory.
Local: from the barony of Moncrief in Perthshire. The family
are descended from Ramerus de Moncrief, 1107.
Sir Alexander (1829-1906) of Perthshire. Soldier and inventor.
In 1868 he invented and developed the 'Moncrieff pit, or disappearing
system'. A method of mounting heavy guns in coastal batteries.
The gun disappearing after firing and reappearing when required
through the use of stored recoil energy.
The family are descended from George Monro of Fowlis, temp.
Alexander (1), (1697-1767) Scottish anatomist. One of the founders
of the Edinburgh Infirmary. MONRO, Alexander (2), (1733-1817)
of Edinburgh, son of (1). Anatomist. His most important work
was his Observations on the Structure and Function of the Nervous
System (1783). He wrote on the physiology of fish (1785) and
on the brain, eye, and ear (1797). Was the first (1767) to describe
the use of a stomach tube.
Alexander (3), (1773-1859) son of (2). Anatomist, succeeded
his father. Wrote on hernia, the stomach and human anatomy.
Elected FRS of Edinburgh.
Local: from the district of Monteith. Walter, son of Walter,
Lord High Steward of Scotland, married the descendant of one
of the old Earls of Monteith, and became Earl of Monteith in
1263 ; his sons Alexander, Earl of Monteith and Sir John Monteith,
were the an-cestors of the family.
Alexander (c.1556-1610) of Ayrshire. Poet. In 1577 he became
one of James VII's 'Castalian Band' of court poets. His chief
poem is 'The Cherrie and the Slae' (1597) which contained many
beautiful passages. Montgomerie also introduced the Sonnet to
The name is of Norman origin. Roger de Montgomerie came into
England with William the Conqueror; his son Philip de Montgomerie,
who settled in Scotland, where he received a grant of the lands
of Eaglesham in Renfrew-shire and died in 1140, was the ancestor
of the Scottish family of Montgomery.
James (1771-1854) of Irvine. Poet, hymn-writer and journalist.
In 1810 he published a volume of verse The West Indies appealing
for the abolition of the slave trade. He started and edited
the Sheffield Iris (1794-1825). 'Forever with the Lord' was
his best known hymn.
Lucy Maud (1874-1942), born in Canada of Scottish descent. Novelist.
Her first novel Anne of Green Gables (1908) was an international
(James A. Graham) 7th Duke of, (1907-). Minister of Agriculture,
Lands and Natural Resources in Southern Rhodesia (1964) and
Minister of External Affairs and Defence, S. Rhodesia (1966-68).
(James Graham) 1st Marquis of (1612-50). The Great Montrose'.
General and statesman. He also wrote a number of lyrics, the
best known of which is 'My Dear and Only Love'. He was executed
Donald (-d.1861) of Melsetter, Orkney. Naval Com-mander. Was
Colonial Secretary at Natal (1845-51).
John (1729-1802) of Stirling. Novelist and surgeon. Moore's
Journal of a Residence in France (1793) was made use of by Carlyle.
Sir John (1761-1809) of Glasgow. General. Distinguished himself
in the descent upon Corsica (1794). Served with great distinc-tion
in the West Indies (1796), Ireland (1798). Holland (1799), Egypt
(1801), Sicily and Sweden (1802) and Spain (1808-09).
(James Stuart) Earl of (1531-70). Appointed Regent of Scotland
(1567) and was one of the Commissioners sent to England to conduct
negotiations against Mary, Queen of Scots.
Robert (1620-83) of Aberdeen. Botanist and physician. Sometime
in charge of the gardens of the Duke of Orleans. Charles II
made him one of his physicians. Morison was Botanist Royal and
Professor of Botany at Oxford.
Alexander (1917-), educ. Edinburgh. Controller of Services,
Greater London Council (1970-). Executive Director Highways
and Transportation (1967-69) and other appointments in equipment
control and supply.
Charles, of Greenock. Surgeon who in 1753 was the first projector
of the Electric Telegraph. MORRISON, George (c.1704-99). Scottish
General, Military Engineer and Quartermaster-General.
Dr G. E. (1862-1920). A scot who became known as 'Chinese Morrison'
or 'Morrison of Peking'.
Peter (1940-) of Greenock. Lawyer and singing star. Made a name
for himself on TV since 1971.
MORRISON, Robert (1782-1834) from
near Jedburgh. Missionary. In 1818 he established the Anglo-Chinese
College at Malacca. Completed in 1823 his great Chinese dictionary.
Stuart L. (1922-) of Glasgow. Professor of Social Medicine.
Member of scientific staff, Medical Research Council, Social
Research Unit (1956-62). Visiting fellow, Epidemiology and Statistics,
Univ. ofN. Carolina (1961-62).
name is of Norman origin. The Scottish branch of the family
are descended from Alanus de Mortimer, who in 1126, acquired
the barony of Aberdour by marriage with the daughter and heiress
of John de Vipont.
Local: from the parish of Morton in Dumfriesshire.
Thomas (1781-1832). Scottish shipbuilder and inventor (about
1822) of the patent slip which provided a cheap substitute for
a dry dock.
William (1797-1835) of Glasgow. Poet and jour-nalist. His Minstrelsy
Ancient and Modern (1827) was a collection of Scottish ballads
with an historical introduction.
Dr James of Lochmaben. Became Court physician to Catherine the
Great of Russia. It was he who introduced rhubarb to Britain
(George Steven) Baron (1829-1921) of Dufftown, Banffshire. Financier.
Became President of the Bank of Montreal. In partnership with
his cousin Donald Smith (later Lord Strathcona) he purchased
the St Paul and Pacific Railway, and started the construction
of the Canadian Pacific Railway, which was completed in 1885.
Originally De Monte Alto. The family are descended from Michael
De Monto Alto, 1252.
Sir Oliver (1820-1903) son of John Mowat a Freswick, Caithness
soldier. A great advocate of the union of Canada into a dominion.
Premier and Attorney-General of Ontario, Canada (1872-96) and
Robert A. (1843-1925) Scotsman who became a Judge of the Court
of HBM of Japan in 1891.
Edwin (1887-1959) ofDeerness, Orkney. Poet, novelist, translator
and biographer. Son of a crofter, he became Professor of Poetry
at Harvard, USA. He is acknowledged as one of Scotland's most
distinguished poets of the twentieth century.
Ernest (1880-) educ. Edinburgh. Medical missionary to U.F. Church
in Kalna, Bengal (1905-20), Medical Supt., Leper settlement,
Chacachacare (1904-45). MUIR, John (1838-1914) of Dunbar. Naturalist,
inventor, explorer and conservationist. Became known as 'Father
of United States Conservation'. His inventions incl. a self-setting
water powered sawmill, various locks, hygrometers, pyrometers,
John C. (1902-). Senior Agricultural Officer, Zanzibar (1935),
Director of Agriculture, Zanzibar (1941), Trinidad (1944) and
The head of the moor.
John Henry (1855-1940) of Glasgow. Philosopher. Editor of Library
of Philosophy (1890) and professor at Mersey Coll., Birmingham
Ferguson R., Viscount Novar (I860-). Governor-General of Australia
Sir Hector (1726-1805) of Novar. Soldier and General who distinguished
himself in India. MUNRO, Hugh A.J. (1819-95) of Elgin. Classical
scholar. Professor of Latin at Cambridge (1869-72). His greatest
achievement was an edition of Locretius.
Neil (1864-1930) of Inveraray. Novelist, poet and journalist.
Editor of Glasgow Evening News (1918-27). Wrote a number of
historical novels incl. Doom Castle (1901) and Children of the
Tempest (1903). Probably best remembered for his Para Handy
series, beginning with the Vital Spark (1906).
Robert (1835-1920). Scottish archaeologist. His writings incl..
Lake Dwellings of Scotland (1882), Lake Dwellings of Europe
(1890) Lake Dwellings of Bosnia (1896) and Prehistoric Britain
Sir Thomas (1761-1827) of Glasgow. Soldier and Governor. Rendered
good service to General Wellesley (later Duke of Wellington).
Appointed Governor of Madras in 1819, a post he held for seven
years with marked success. He promoted the education of natives
and championed their rights.
William (1900-) of Kilmarnock. Queen's Counsellor. Called to
the Bar in the Straits Settlement (1927), Jehore, Singapore,
and Malaya (1927-57).
Sir Roderick Impey (1792-1871) of Tarradale, Ross-shire. Geologist.
His establishment of the Silurian system won him European fame.
In 1844 he foreshadowed the discovery of gold in Australia.
Was President of the British Assoc. in 1846 and appointed Director-General
of the Geographical Survey and Royal School of Mines in 1855.
William of Kilmarnock. Patented a vacuum milking machine in
1889, using a column of water to create a vacuum.
Sir Walter (1874-1970) of Aberdeenshire. Chancellor of the Univ.
of Western Australia (1943-47), Lecturer at the Univ. of Melbourne
and leader writer in the Melbourne Argus. MURE, Sir William
(1594-1657) of Rowallan, Ayrshire. Poet. Wrote The True Crucifixe
for True Catholikes (1629), and a fine version of the Psalms
(originally Murdoch) William, (1754-1839) of Bello Mill, Old
Cumnock, Ayrshire. A prolific inventor. In 1785 he invented
a steam tricycle, gas lighting from coal (1796-1803), a steam
cannon (1803), worm-driven cylinder-boring machine (1810) and
a crown-saw boring machine. He also perfected underwater paint
for ships. By trade he was a miller and millwright.
The family is of common origin with the Moors of Kent, and also
with the great Irish house of Moor. The name has been written
Moore, Moor, More, Muir, and Mure. The Scottish branch of the
family are descended from Sir Reginald Mure, Chamberlain of
Scotland in 1329.
A warlike tribe called the Moravii came at an early day from
Germany to Scotland, and gave their name to the district now
called Moray or Murray. The family name was originally de Moravia,
and they are descended from Friskinus de Moravia, temp. David
Alexander (1775-1813) of Kirkcudbright. Philologist who acquired
a mastery of the classics. Became Minister of Urr (in 1806)
and Professor of Oriental languages, Edinburgh (1812).
Charles (1864-1941) of Alford, Aberdeenshire. Poet and civil
engineer. Was for some time, chief engineer and secretary for
Public Works in the Union of South Africa. His poems in Aberdeen-shire
dialect were locally popular.
Charles (Chic) (-1985) Thomas McKinnon, of Greenock. Comedian
on stage and TV.
Colin R. B. (1892-) of Ross-shire. Deputy Director of Intelligence,
Govt. of India (1938) and Inspector-General of Police, Orissa,
Sir David (1849-1933) of Glasgow. Painter noted for his paintings
of Scottish landscapes and Italian lakes. Elected RA 1905.
Lord George (c.1700-60). Jacobite general. Son of the Duke of
Atholl. Joined the 'Young Pretender' in 1745 and was one of
Sir George (1772-1846) of Crieff. General statesman and writer.
Sec. of State for the Colonies (1828-30). Was Major-General
of the Ordnance till his death. Elected FRS in 1824.
Sir Horatius (1903-) General. Served with distinction in N.
Africa, Sicily, Italy and France (1939-45). Commander, Commonwealth
Div. in Korea (1953-54), GOC in C Scottish Commd. and Governor
of Edinburgh Castle (1955-58). C in C Allied Forces, North-ern
James (c. 1719-94) of Edinburgh. General. Became Governor of
Quebec and of Minorca. Governor of Canada (1763-66).
or Murray Pultney, Sir James (c. 1713-1811) of Fifeshire. (7th
Baronet of Clermont). General and statesman.
James (1919-) of Isle of Arran. First Sec. (Information) British
Embassy, Cairo (1949-54), Paris (1957-61). Ambassador to Rwanda
and Burundi (1962-63). Consul-General, San Francisco (1970-).
Sir James Augustus Henry (1837-1915) of Denholm, nr. Hawick.
Philologist and Lexicographer. The editing of the Philological
Society's New English Dictionary (1879-1928) was the great work
of his life.
James Dalton (1911-) of Edinburgh. Appointed British High Commissioner
in Jamaica in 1965. Ambassador to Haiti (1966-).
James Greig (1919-). Educated Peterhead, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.
Professor of Surgery at the Univ. of London (Ret.). Produced
many publications on surgery.
John (1), (1745-93) (originally McMurray) of Edinburgh. Publisher
in Fleet Street, London. Published the English Review, Disraeli's
Curiosities of Literature, etc.
John (2), (1778-1843), son of (1). Carried on his father's business
in London. He issued the travels of Mungo Park, Belzoni, Perry,
John (3), (1808-92), son of (2). Issued the works of Livingstone,
Darwin, Smiles, Smith's Dictionaries, etc.
Sir John (c. 1768-1827) 8th Baronet of Clermont. Soldier and
General who distinguished himself in the Middle East.
Sir John (1841-1914), born in Canada of Scottish descent, and
educated in Edinburgh. Marine biologist and oceanographer. He
was one of the naturalists who made the famous voyage in the
or MORAY, Sir Robert (1600-73) of Perthshire. One of the founders
of the Royal Society. Buried in Westminster Abbey.
William Parry (1892-), born in the US of Scottish parents. Physician
who made a special study of anemia, and with MINOT shared the
Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1934.
James R. (1905-), educ. Aboyne and Aberdeen. Air Commodore (1954),
Engineer Specialist Officer, Director ofTech. Training, Air
Ministry (1956-59) (ret.) Was Senior Technical Staff Officer
HQ Flying Training Command (1953-54).
A collector of mill toll.
Robert (1734-1811) of Edinburgh. Architect and engineer. Designed
Blackfriars Bridge and planned the Gloucester and Berkeley Ship
Canal. Elected FRS in 1767. Was surveyor of St. Paul's (1766-1811).
William Chadwell (1781-1863) son of Robert. Engineer, architect
and surveyor. Constructed many reservoirs and bridges.
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