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Tod, William (c. 1718–1799), linen manufacturer and financial agent  

Alastair J. Durie

Tod, William (c. 1718–1799), linen manufacturer and financial agent, was the son of William Tod (1665/6–1735), the minister of Buittle, Kirkcudbrightshire, and his second wife, Janet Wright (1678/9–1752), widow of Richard Roe or Rae of Cargen. William had four sisters and two half-brothers and one half-sister from his parents' previous marriages. He started his business career in the late 1730s, in partnership with ...