Daily Archives: February 14, 2014

Robert Southey ~ Poet

“In 1819 Robert Southey, poet laureate, together with Thomas Telford the engineer, undertook a tour of Scotland. The Journal of the Tour is coloured to some extent by his extreme Toryism but for all that is a lively, direct and on the whole sympathetic account of his travels.” As the pair […]

William Henderson ~ Medical Doctor

Dr. William Henderson MD – Born 25th January 1784 at Kinclaven, William Henderson was physician based in Perth who gained some minor fame as a medical pioneer and inventor of a stomach elixir. William Henderson attended the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) from 1806 to 1809 and then the University […]

Thomas Ross ~ Architect

Thomas Ross: Architect born 1839 in Errol the son of a tenant farmer, he was apprenticed at the Glasgow office of architects Alexander Kirklord and Charles Wilson. Subsequently, he joined the firm of David MacGibbon in Edinburgh in1862. By 1872 he was a partner in that firm. Much of his important […]

Daniel Stewart ~ Benefactor

Daniel Stewart: Born to a family of crofters in Logierait, Strathtay, Perthshire in 1740 or 1741, Daniel Stewart spent his early life as a herd boy. After an apprenticeship with a wig-maker in Edinburgh he traveled to India as valet to a client of that wig-maker. Upon his employer’s death he […]

John Mylne ~ Master Mason

“John Mylne of Perth (c.1585-1657), was a Scottish master mason and builder. He was born in Perth, the son of John Mylne, Master Mason to the Crown, and Helen Kenneries. He married Isobel Wilson in 1610 and had two sons, John, and Alexander (and two daughters – Margaret and Barbara), […]