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Alexander Fordyce

(b. 1729, Eggie, Belhelvie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland – d. Sept. 8, 1789, Portman Square, Marylebone, London, England )

Gender: M

Alexander Fordyce (1729-1789) was a Scottish banker. Through unwise speculation in East India Company stock, his bank, Neal James Fordyce & Down, failed in 1772, precipitating a wider run on the London banks. Fordyce fled to France but returned and declared personal bankruptcy.

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  • Alexander Fordyce

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