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1758 William Oliver – a batchelor banker

William Oliver was Cornet in 1758, and he was a banker. Just as we have nicknames for bankers now , so it was then – he was “Old Cash”. He was about the first one in Hawick – becoming agent for the Bank of Scotland in 1792 [though he may just have been pipped at … Continue reading

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