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

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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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Ympyn, Jan (c. 1485–1540), merchant and author of a text on double entry accounting, was born in the Low Countries (but not in Antwerp), the son of Christoffel Ympens, a merchant. He was sent to Italy to work and to learn commercial practices, spending twelve years there, mostly in ...