Scottish agriculturalist and geologist of Ellon, Aberdeenshire. Factor on the Ellon estate for many years; later took the farm of Mains, Waterton. Appointed Fordyce Lecturer on agricultural research, University of Aberdeen, in 1862. Carried out notable researches on Scottish Quaternary geology and geomorphology. Became a fellow of the Geological Society of London in 1862.
Sources: Geol. Mag 50 1913: 332–3 Sarjeant, W. A. S. 1980–96
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