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George Silver (agriculturalist)

George Silver was a Scottish agricultural innovator,[1] in Kincardineshire, who flourished in the early nineteenth century.

Silver was born in Netherley. He was the son of Alexander Silver, who made his fortune with the East India Trading Company. Alexander Silver built the Netherley House mansion in Netherley and died there in 1797.[2] George Silver esq. innovated in land cultivation, grain production and cattle breeding.[3] By 1841 he had purchased the lands of nearby Muchalls Castle.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ George Robertson, A general view of Kincardineshire or the Mearns (1810)
  2. ^ Douglas Gordon Barron, The Court Book of the Barony of Urie in Kincardineshire: 1604-1747, published 1892
  3. ^ C. Michael Hogan, History of Muchalls Castle, Lumina Tech Press, (2005)