Thurso, Caithness

Sir John Sinclair (1754-1835) was born at Thurso Castle, Caithness (now Highland). He was MP for Caithness, 1780-1784, later for Lostwithiel, Cornwall. His Statistical Account of Scotland (21 volumes, 1791-1799) introduced the words 'statistics' and 'statistical' into English. [Pritchard; James U. Thomson, Edinburgh Curiosities 2, John Donald Publishers, Edinburgh, 1997, pp.17-21]

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