Thomas Innes was born in Drumgask, Aberdeenshire, and died in Paris. A Catholic priest and historian, he studied in Paris at the College of Navarre and the Scots College, taking orders as a priest in 1691. He continued his association with the Scots College throughout his life, teaching there, and becoming Vice-Principal in 1727. His most important work was A Critical Essay on the Ancient Inhabitants of the Northern Parts of Britain or Scotland (1729), which occasioned several further publications criticizing his views.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.