Forbes, Sir William (17391806)

Forbes, Sir William, an eminent banker, son of a Scotch advocate and baronet, born in Edinburgh; became partner in the banking firm of Messrs. John Coutts & Co.; two years later a new company was formed, of which he rose to be manager, and which in 1830 became the Union Bank of Scotland; he is author of a Life of his friend Beattie, the Scottish poet, and of “Memoirs of a Banking-House” (17391806).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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