George Gough Arbuthnot was born 28 August 1847 to Archibald Francis Arbuthnot (1805-1879) and Gertrude Sophia Gough (c1816-1882) and died 3 May 1929 of unspecified causes. He married Isabella Albinia Boyle (1851-1929) 9 September 1873 .

Sir George Gough Arbuthnot (28 August 1848 – 3 May 1929), the son of Archibald Francis Arbuthnot (son of Sir William Arbuthnot, 1st Baronet) and Gertrude Sophia Gough, was a businessman and civic leader in British India.


Offspring of Archibald Francis Arbuthnot (1805-1879) and Gertrude Sophia Gough (1816-1882)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Arbuthnot, CB (1838-1893)
(Hugh) Gough Arbuthnot (1840-1905)
Archibald Ernest Arbuthnot(1841-1923)
Robert George Arbuthnot (1843-1890) 20 May 1843 Madras, India 19 March 1890 (Helen) Mary Muir (1862-1926)
Frances Arbuthnot (1845-1922)
George Gough Arbuthnot (1847-1929) 28 August 1847 3 May 1929 Isabella Albinia Boyle (1851-1929)
Fitzgerald Gough Arbuthnot (1849-1894)
(Anne) Gertrude (Gertie) Grace Arbuthnot (c1848-1912)

On 9 September 1873, Arbuthnot married Isabella Albinia Boyle, daughter of Richard Cavendish Boyle, the son of the 8th Earl of Cork. They had two daughters.


Offspring of George Gough Arbuthnot and Isabella Albinia Boyle (1851-1929)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Eleanor Mary Arbuthnot (1874-1875)
Cecilia Albinia Arbuthnot (1881-1956)

Public life

Arbuthnot was six times a member of the Madras Legislative Council. He was seven times made chairman of the Madras Chamber of Commerce, several times President of the board of directors of the Bank of Madras, and in 1900 became chairman of the Famine Relief Fund. Grandson of a Baronet, he was made a Knight Bachelor for services to the British Empire.

He became partner of Arbuthnot & Co of Madras 1871 and was senior partner in the firm at the time of its spectacular crash in 1906, as a result of which he was sentenced to 18 months rigorous imprisonment.


  • R. Srinivasan (2005). The Fall of Arbuthnot & Co. East West Books (Madras). ISBN 81-88661-40-6. 
  • Sir James Balfour Paul, ed (1908). The Scots Peerage. founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's 'Peerage of Scotland'. 

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Robin Patterson

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