Famous People: Napoleon
(1769-1821) A rather controversial theory ..... Napoleon's grandfather
may have come from Balloch, near Crieff!
Check out Crieff
on this site or on
William Bayne was forced to
leave after the failure of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745. He and his family
were said to have been shipwrecked in Corsica and settled there. Bayne and
his party became known as Boun-de-parte and after two generations the surname
Bonaparte was used.
Was William Bayne of Strathearn
really the grandfather of great Napoleon Bonaparte....? Probably not!