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Drummond, George (1687–1766), accountant-general of excise in Scotland and local politician, was born on 27 June 1687, probably at Edinburgh, although in some accounts his place of birth is given as Newton Castle in Perthshire, where his father had business and family connections. He was one of at least three children of the factor and merchant ...

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George Drummond (1687–1766) by Sir George Chalmers, 1764 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Macdonald, Ian Wilson (1907–1989), accountant and banker, was born on 28 May 1907 at Cumnock, Ayrshire, the son of Alexander Buchanan Macdonald, minister of religion, and Mary Bowman Wilson, doctor of medicine. His only brother died in infancy. His very early childhood was spent in ...

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McLintock, Sir William, first baronet (1873–1947), accountant, was born in Glasgow on 26 September 1873, the eldest son of Thomson McLintock, chartered accountant, and his wife, Jeannie, daughter of William Marshall, merchant seaman. William McLintock's mother died during his infancy and his father remarried soon after. ...

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Parker, Ronald William (1909–1996), accountant and manager of nationalized industries, was born at 29 Hillside Street, Edinburgh, on 21 August 1909, the son of Ernest Edward Parker (c.1869–1954), accountant of court, and his wife, Margaret, née Henderson (1877–1958). He was educated at the ...

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Watson, George (1654–1723), accountant and benefactor, was born in Edinburgh on 23 November 1654, the elder son of John Watson, merchant, and his wife, Marion Ewing (d. 1697), who were married on 26 September 1644. Following his father's early death and his mother's remarriage to a ...

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William Cuthbertson Wolfe (1924–2010) by Gordon Wright, 1976 © The Scotsman Publications Ltd. Licensor www.scran.ac.uk

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Wolfe, William Cuthbertson [Billy] (1924–2010), chartered accountant, manufacturer, and politician, was born on 22 February 1924 at The Elms, Bathgate, West Lothian, the second son of Major Thomas (Tom) Wolfe (1887–1957), shovel manufacturer, and his wife, Catherine Jane (Katie), née Cuthbertson (1893–1981). He was educated at ...