Sir Roderick Murchison
Person Male Born 19/2/1792 Died 22/10/1871
Born Tarradale, Ross and Cromarty. Had a successful army career and was set to dedicate the rest of his life to fox-hunting, before, with his wife's encouragement, turning to science. Geologist. Worked with Lyell in Europe. Had a long public and furious debate with De la Beche.
Died at home, 16 Belgrave Square.