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  • 1559–1651
French Jesuit scholar and philologist.
  • 1756–1805
  • Glen Orchy, Argyll and Bute
Scottish army surgeon, and Gaelic scholar, scribe and owner of manuscripts; was the younger brother of Rev. John Smith, who wrote and translated in Scottish Gaelic. Ronald Black (below, p. 11): “a native of Glenorchy and graduate of St Andrews, had been a surgeon in Crieff, with the Black Watch in America, and with the Breadalbane Fencibles at Enniskillen in Ireland. Now holding a staff appointment in Edinburgh, he had built up a big personal collection of old manuscripts, gleaned mainly in Ireland. He had written a ‘Disquisition on the Ancient Celts’ and an ‘Ancient History of the Scots’, neither of which was published”.
  • 1747–1807
  • Campbeltown
Church of Scotland minister of Campbeltown (Argyll) and Gaelic scholar, author and translator, who was involved in translating the Bible into Scottish Gaelic and argued in favour of the authenticity of the Ossian poems.

Smith (John) ... of Campbeltown See: John Smith [1747-1807]

  • 1563/4–1641
English antiquary and author. He was appointed commissioner to investigate and settle disputes over estates in Ireland and visited Ireland on three occasions, the first one in 1617. It may have been during one of these visits that Spelman acquired the Irish manuscript now known as BL MS Harley 5280. Spelman was member of the College of Antiquaries and his contacts included James Ussher.
  • 1764–1821
  • Dingwall, Moulin ... Perthshire
Minister of Moulin (Perthshire), later of Dingwall (Ross and Cromarty), who was also a Gaelic scholar and grammarian.
  • d. 1821
  • Cill Fhinn ... Killin
Church of Scotland minister, Gaelic scholar and botanist, son of James Stuart (Church of Scotland minister of Killin) and Elizabeth Drummond.
Irish saint associated with Tír Áeda (modern barony of Tirhugh, Co. Donegal).

Suibne moccu Fir Thrí See: Suibne [abbot of Iona]

  • s. xx / s. xxi

Sypyn Cyfeiliog See: Dafydd Bach ap Madog Wladaidd