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George Oswald of Scotstoun and Auchencruive

Biography of George Oswald of Scotstoun and Auchencruive

George Oswald
George Oswald

George Oswald (1735-1819) was a banker and a tobacco merchant who was elected Rector of the University in 1797.

A minister's son from Dunnet in Caithness, Oswald came to Glasgow to work for his uncles, the leading tobacco merchants Richard and Alexander Oswald. He became a partner in the Glasgow tobacco firm Oswald, Dennistoun & Co and in the Glasgow Ship Bank. He inherited the estates of Scotstoun and Balshagray near Glasgow and Auchincruive in Ayrshire.

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George Oswald of Scotstoun and Auchencruive
Banker and Merchant

Born 30 July 1735, Dunnet, Scotland.
Died 6 October 1819.
University Link: Rector
Occupation categories: bankers; sugar merchants; tobacco merchants
NNAF Reference: GB/NNAF/P142293
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Record last updated: 30th Jan 2008

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