Thomas Jackson (1773-1837), professor of natural philosophy, at the University of St Andrews, 1809-1837. He was the eldest son of Thomas Jackson, a farmer at Waterhead, Carsphairn, studied at Glasgow University where he gained his MA in 1794. He taught at Glasgow and then became rector of Ayr Academy from 1799 to 1809, when he was appointed to the professorship at St Andrews.
Henry Ramsay (1816-1837), son of Alexander Ramsay of Kinnoul and Elizabeth Slorack. He went to school at Perth Academy and then studied at the United College of St Andrews University from 1831. He won the Gray Prize in 1836, but died the following year.