Brook Watson (1735–1807) was appointed agent for Nova Scotia in London. Watson came to Nova
Scotia as a young boy and soon began trading, achieving success as a merchant by supplying provisions to the British military (serving under Wolfe) and engaging in business in London, Montreal and Boston. In London, he became a member of the original committee of the Corporation of Lloyd’s of London in 1772, and later an alderman and then Lord Mayor of London in 1796 and a director of the Bank of England.