Son of Lord Boardotrade, and MP for Port Glasgow. He married Augusta Tringle and her £120,000 and became most obnoxious to his father-in-law Sir Thomas, who considered him a very bad investment.
"He was somewhat bald, somewhat grey, somewhat fat, and had lost that lock of rosy plumpness which is seldom, I fear, compatible with hard work and late hours. He was not particularly ugly, nor was he absurd in appearance. But he looked to be a disciple c of business, not of pleasure, nor of art" - Ayala's Angel.