Partner with James Dick (almost certainly James Dick of Finsbury Square q.v.) and Robert Milligan (q.v.) in Jamaica in the 1780s. The partners were slave-factors.
In the will of Alexander Forteath of Westmoreland [made in 1779] proved 06/03/1786 he appointed as his executors his friend and co-partner James Dick and his brothers George and James Forteath, on the eve of a voyage to New York. All his property he said was engaged in trade in a joint concern with James Dick and Robert Millligan under the firm [sic] of Alexander Forteath & Co. and James Dick & Co. He felt £200 to his mother. His residuary heirs were his sisters and brothers, with one-third to Mrs Margaret Tod, one-third to two other sisters Mary and Isabel, and one-third to three brothers John, George and James.
Probably the same man as the Alexander Forteath whose will was proved in Jamaica, 30/04/1783.
We are grateful to Daniel Livesay for his assistance with this entry.
James Dick & Co.
James Dick of James Dick & Co. in Jamaica has been inferred by LBS to have been the same man as James Dick later of Finsbury Square...