SCOTLAND—BEFORE THE CHARTERS
He died on 3rd April 1723. The foregoing particulars have been derived from a memoir
of George Watson written in 1725. His portrait, painted by William Aikman, an eminent Scottish portrait painter of that time, adorns the Hall of the Edinburgh Merchant Company, and is reproduced as the frontispiece to this volume. His countenance expresses his kindly qualities, and his accountbooks show his exact and careful habits.