**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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