Perth People

Archibald Menzies ~ Naturalist and Surgeon

A naturalist and surgeon that took part during the round-the-world trip aboard the Discovery under Captain George Vancouver of 1790-95. He was born in 1754 at Weems in Perthshire. During the trip Archibald Menzies made original collections of plants from across the globe, with important finds from British Columbia and […]

Johannes Machabeus ~ Dominican Prior and Professor of Theology

Between 1532 and 1534, Johannes Machebeus was Dominican Prior at Perth. As a religious reformer he was accused of heresy and sought refuge in England where he converted to Protestantism. There he married and eventually settled firstly in Germany and then in Denmark, where he was made Professor of Theology […]

James McGregor ~ Minister and Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

A Church of Scotland Minister born at Scone in 1832 and recognised as one of the foremost preachers of his time. Educated at St Andrews, he held ministries at Monimail in Fife, Tron in Glasgow and St Cuthberts’ in Edinburgh. In 1891 James McGregor was appointed Moderator of the General […]

William Murray, first Earl of Mansfield ~ Judge and Politician

William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield: (March 2, 1705 – March 20, 1793), was a British judge and politician who reached high office in the House of Lords. He was born at SconeĀ a younger son of David Murray, 4th Viscount of Stormont (c.1665-1731), a member of a Jacobite family. William […]

Henry Duncan Littlejohn ~ Professor of Medical Jurisprudence

Born in Edinburgh in 1826, Henry Duncan Littlejohn was educated at Perth Academy. He taught for 42 years at the School of Medicine of the Royal College of Surgeons in the field of medical jurisprudence and public health. In 1897 he was made Professor of Medical Jurisprudence at the University […]