The Bank of Nova Scotia had a director (approximately during the years 1963 through 1971) named Sir Denys Colquhoun Flowerdew Lowson, who was Lord Mayor of London in 1950-1951.
According to the London
Evening Standard, June 1, 2003---
had narrowly escaped prosecution a few years earlier over the Texas land & Mortgage Co. and was reckoned a dubious operator even within the virtually unregulated world of unit trusts.
In 1951 Lowson
became a "Master" with the Worshipful Company
of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers, (that's wyre as in "wire"), an occupational guild with an old history (is it significant he
had some interest in silver---perhaps in getting it as cheaply as possible?) From 1948 through 1962 Lowson
, known to be a "rascal" was a Church Commissioner for England.
In 1955-1956 he
was "Prime Warden" of the Worshipful Company
of Shipwrights (if you want to commandeer Spanish silver coming from the New World, you need seaworthy sailing ships!) Lowson
was chairman of Algoma Central Railway
(Canada); chairman of Australian Estates Company; British Isles and General Investment Trust; New South Wales Pastoral Company; Pacific Atlantic Canadian Investment Company; Trust and Agency Company of Australasia; and was a director of General Accident Fire & Life Assurance.
had decorations from Britain, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands and Norway. (See the International Year Book and Statesmen's Who's Who, Burke's Peerage, London