Clan Jardine People
Sir William Jardine, seventh baronet of Applegirth (1800 – 1874)
Scottish naturalist. Jardine made natural history available to all levels of Victorian society by editing and issuing the hugely popular forty volumes of The Naturalist’s Library. It was divided into four main sections: Ornithology, Mammalia, Entomology and Ichthyology; each prepared by a leading naturalist. The artists responsible for the illustrations included Edward Lear.
Jardine’s other publications included an edition of Gilbert White’s Natural History of Selborne which re-established White’s reputation, Illustrations of Ornithology (1825-43), and an affordable edition of Alexander Wilson’s Birds of America.
Jardine was the author of a number of bird species, alone or in conjunction with his friend Prideaux John Selby.
The four time Olympic gold winning rower Matthew Pinsent is a direct descendent of William Jardine.
William “Sandy” Jardine (31 December 1948 – 24 April 2014)
Scottish former professional football player who played for Rangers and Hearts. He made his debut for Rangers in 1967 and played 674 times, mainly as a full-back although occasionally as a sweeper. He was part of the famous team which won the European Cup Winners Cup in 1972. In 1982, in the twilight of his career, he joined his boyhood team Hearts, where he stayed until 1988. In the last two years of his time at Tynecastle, he was promoted to joint-manager alongside another ex-Ranger Alex MacDonald.
He was capped 34 times by Scotland, making his debut in 1971 against Portugal and his final appearance in 1979 against Belgium. He played in the 1974 World Cup and the 1978 World Cup finals.
As Jardine was known as Sandy throughout his playing career it was generally assumed that his given name was Alexander (Sandy being a common familiar form of the name Alexander in Scotland) but in fact it was simply a nickname given to him in his younger days due to his sandy-coloured hair.