Definitions for heriot, george
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word heriot, george
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
founder of Heriot's Hospital, a splendid educational establishment in his native city, Edinburgh; was a prosperous goldsmith there; did work for Anne of Denmark, consort of James VI. of Scotland; in 1603 removed with the court to London and combining banking with his other business, he amassed a great fortune, and, dying childless, left his property to found and endow the educational institution referred to, and which still bears his name; in 1837 the accumulated surplus funds were utilised in establishing 10 free schools in Edinburgh, which, however, were closed in 1885, and the original Hospital reconstructed as a secondary and technical school, while a portion of the funds was used in subsidising the Heriot-Watt College and in founding bursaries (1563-1624).
Find a translation for the heriot, george definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these heriot, george definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"heriot, george." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 27 May 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/heriot, george>.