Historical figures from Kirkbean Parish

Despite its small size, Kirkbean Parish which is situated in a beautiful corner of south-west Scotland is the birthplace of a number of notable historical figures, the best known of whom is perhaps the father of the United States Navy, John Paul Jones.

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John Campbell, Commander-in-Chief of Newfoundland

Edward Milligan MD - Distinguished Lecturer in Medical Science

James Craik - George Washington's personal physician

Helen Craik - Poet and Novelist

John Paul Jones - Father of the U.S. Navy