George Martine, The Younger

George Martine, The Younger (1700-1741) studied at the University of St Andrews and became a physician. As a student, he headed a riot during the Jacobite rebellion of 1715, ringing the college bells the day that the ‘Old Pretender’ was proclaimed king. He later studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and Leiden University in the Netherlands, but eventually settled back in St Andrews. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society while serving as a physician during the War of Jenkins’ Ear and subsequent expeditions.