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Greenock Foundry Co

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of East Stewartstreet, Greenock, engineers and founders

1859 John Scott and John Scott, Junior, sole partners of the firm of Scott, Sinclair, and Co., Engineers and Founders, in Greenock, sold the works hitherto occupied by them in East Stewart-street, Greenock, with the Machinery, Utensils, and Stock in trade therein, and goodwill of their business, to the Greenock Foundry Company.[1]

The Greenock Foundry Company, of which the sole partners were Richard Ovington, John Scott, youngest, and J. Ramsay Hill, then carried on the business.[2]

1861 Scott, Sinclair and Co went bankrupt because of accumulated debts. The business was acquired by Charles Scott and his son John IV; the Westburn Yard was sold[3]

1866 Sequestration of the estates of Scott and Company, Shipbuilders in Greenock, and Charles Cunninghame Scott, Shipbuilder in Greenock, and John Scott, youngest, Shipbuilder, the Individual Partners of that Company, as partners, and as Individuals, and the said John Scott, youngest, as an Individual Partner of the Company, carrying on business in Greenock, as Engineers and Iron Founders, under the firm of the Greenock Foundry Company[4]

1866 John Scott, youngest retired from Greenock Foundry Co[5]

1870 Richard Ovington and Henry Milnes Rait retired from the partnership; John Scott, youngest, would meet the debts and obligations[6]

1904 The Trustees of the deceased John Scott, C.B. and Robert Sinclair Scott were the sole Partners in Scott and Co, shipbuilders and engineers, and Greenock Foundry Co, engineers and iron founders, when these businesses were sold to Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Co and subsequently the partnerships were dissolved[7]

1904 Amalgamated with Scott and Co as Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Co[8]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette 22 February 1859
  2. The London Gazette 22 February 1859
  3. Scotts of Greenock - An Illustrated History By William Kane, Vincent P. Gillen
  4. London Gazette 7 December 1866
  5. Edinburgh Gazette 11 December 1866
  6. The Edinburgh Gazette 9 August 1870
  7. The Edinburgh Gazette 10 May 1904
  8. Scotts of Greenock - An Illustrated History By William Kane, Vincent P. Gillen