Paterson, William (16581719)

Paterson, William, a famous financier, born in Tinwald parish, Dumfriesshire; originated the Bank of England, projected the ill-fated Darien scheme, and lost all in the venture, though he recovered compensation afterwards, an indemnity for his losses of £18,000; he was a long-headed Scot, skilful in finance and in matters of trade (16581719).

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

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