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Picture Number1784
Courtesy OfRoddie Macpherson
Year2014
GraveyardPortree Old
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Louis Albert Necker.

Sacred/to the memory of/LOUIS ALBERT NECKER/of Geneva/who died at Portree on the/20th day of November 1861.
Picture Added on 27 May 2014.


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Louis Albert Necker was an eminent mineralogist & geologist. He spent the latter part of his life in the home of John Cameron's family at Bosville Terrace, Portree. He was buried next to the Cameron lair (Image No 1160).
Added by on 27 May 2014.
Louis Albert Necker

Birth: 10 April 1786, Switzerland.

Louis Albert Necker de Saussure appears in the 1841, 1851, & 1861 Scotland Censuses, living in Portree, as:
1841, in the household of Janet MacLeod: Lewis Necker, 55 (b. c. 1786, Foreign Parts);
1851, 14 Bosville Terrace: Lewis Albert Necker, 65 (b. c. 1786), Boarder [in household of John Cameron), Late Professor of Mineralogy & Geology at the Academy Geneva [Académie de Genève];
1861, at 10 Bosville Terrace: Lewis A Neckers, 76 (b. c. 1785, Switzerland), Boarder [in household of John Cameron), Professor of Geology & Mineralogy.

Note: Full name & Date of birth from Benjamin Vincent (editor), A Dictionary of Biography, Past and Present. Containing the chief events in the lives of eminent persons of all ages and nations (London: Ward, Lock, & Co., 1877).

Added by Gordon J Callon on 17 June 2016.



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