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Addis, Sir Charles Stewart (1861–1945), banker and government adviser, was born on 23 November 1861 in Edinburgh, the youngest of twelve children of the Revd Thomas Addis (1813–1899), a Free Church of Scotland minister, and his wife, Robina, daughter of a tea merchant in ...

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Duncan, Henry (1774–1846), Church of Scotland minister and savings bank founder, was born at Lochrutton, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 8 October 1774, the third son of the minister George Duncan (1738–1807) and his first wife, Anne M'Murdo (d. 1824). He was educated at Dumfries Academy...

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Henry Duncan (1774–1846) by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, c. 1843–6 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Robert Fleming (1845–1933) by Francis Dodd, 1915 © reserved; collection Robert Fleming Holdings; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fleming, Robert (1845–1933), financier, was born on 17 March 1845 at Liff Road, Lochee, then a village about 3 miles to the north-west of Dundee. He was the fourth of seven children of John Fleming (1806–1873), an overseer in linen and jute mills in ...

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McLean, David (1833–1908), banker, was born on 4 February 1833 at Scotswalls Farm, Crossgates, near Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, the fifth of the six children of James McLean (1791–1851), farmer, and his wife, Isabel (1790–1882), daughter of James Pettie and his wife, Jannet Reddie...

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Potter, Lewis (1807–1881), shipping agent and banker, was born on 27 May 1807 at Falkirk, the son of James Potter (1775–1839), a timber merchant and brick manufacturer, and his wife, Janet, née Wilson (1781–1831). He was apprenticed to David Chapman, a shipping agent in ...