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John Scott (1786-1874)

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1786 Born in Greenock, son of John Scott II

1837 John Scott II died. After a dispute over his will, his shipbuilding yard, John Scott and Sons, was given to his elder son, John Scott III, rather than the original recipient, his brother Charles. This led to a long standing dispute in the family[1]

1841 John Scott 40, of independent means, lived in Finnart House, Greenock, with Janet Scott 30, John Scott 10, Marion Scott 8, Margaret Scott 5, Jessie Scott 4, Charles Scott 2, Sinclair Scott 2 Months[2]

1851 Charles fell out with his brother and sold him his share in the family business.[3]

1851 John Scott, 60, Ship Builder 250 Men, lived in Greenock with Jane Scott, 49, Marion Scott, 20, Jane T Scott, 14, Sinclair Scott, 9, Christina H Scott, 7[4]

1861 John Scott 74, Ship Builder Employing 70 Men & 101 Boys, lived in Greenock with Jane Scott, 59, John Scott 34, Margaret S Scott 23, Sinclair Scott 18, Elizabeth Scott 24[5]

1871 John Scott, 85, retired ship builder, lived in Greenock with Jane Scott 70, Christina H Scott 28[6]

1874 Died in Greenock[7]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Scotts of Greenock - An Illustrated History, By William Kane, Vincent P. Gillen
  2. 1841 census
  3. Scotts of Greenock - An Illustrated History By William Kane, Vincent P. Gillen
  4. 1851 census
  5. 1861 census
  6. 1871 census
  7. National Probate calendar