George Magrath (1775 - 1857):
George Magrath was born in County Tyrone and joined the navy as a surgeon. He was medical officer to Lord Nelson. In 1822 he gained his Doctorate of Medicine and became a Fellow of the Royal Society. He was supervisor of various naval hospitals over the course of eleven years and was knighted in 1831. He later received the distinction of Companion of the Bath. After he retired from the sea he practised medicine in Plymouth. He was a Fellow of the Linnaean Society and Fellow of the Geological Society.