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William Scott Jnr Esquire

A son of the Dundee Town Architect, who was apprenticed to Christopher Kerr, Town Clerk, and set himself up as a solicitor in Dundee after studies at Edinburgh University. He died young leaving a large family.

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Personal details and history

Full name

William Scott Jnr

Date of birth


Place of birth




Marital status


Name of spouse

Agnes Elliot[3]


Agnes Jemima: Annie Jane: Margaret Elliot: William Henry: Robina Pennycook: Edith Mary: Ellen Luis: Alice Maude: John Elliot:[4][5]

Home address

6 South Union Street, Dundee c.1850.[6]
5 South Tay Street, Dundee, c.1856-1857.[7]
4 Comely Bank, Constitution Road, Dundee, c.1858-1859.[8]
4 Windsor Street, Dundee, c.1861-1862.[9]
Prospect Villa, Blackness Terrace, Dundee, c.1864-1865.[10]
Johnfield, 15 Magdalen Yard Road, Dundee, c.1867-1875.[11]
Carmelbank, West Ferry, c.1876-1881.[12]

Age at death:

49 years[1]

Place of death:

Carmel Bank, West Ferry[1]

Date of death:



Western Cemetery, Dundee (compartment 7 156 a,b,c.)[13]

Affiliations, clubs, offices and related subscribers

Religious affiliation


Political affiliation


Clubs / societies

Agent, British Guarantee, c.1856-1859. Agent, Scottish Provident, c.1856-1857. Solicitor, Caledonian Property Investment Co., c.1858-1865. Secretary and solicitor, Caledonian Property Investment Co., c.1867-1877. Secretary and solicitor, Caledonian Property Investment Building Society, c.1878-1881. Master Extraordinary in Chancery, c.1861-1865. Commissioner for taking affidavits to be used in Supreme Courts of England and Ireland - Court of Chancery in Ireland, c.1861-1881. Agent, City of Glasgow (life) Insurance Co., c.1869-1879. Manager, Dundee Working Men's Housing Association Ltd., c.1869-1879. Solicitor and agent, Heritable Securities Investment Association Ltd., c.1869-1879. Agent, Caledonian (Fire & Life) Insurance Co., c.1876-1879. Agent, North British and Mercantile (Fire & Life) Insurance Co., c.1876-1877. Agent, Scottish Equitable (Life), c.1876-1877. Agent, Heritable Securities and Mortgage Investment Association Ltd., c.1880-1881.[14]

Public offices

None known

Related subscribers

Subscriber  124 – Messrs C Kerr & C W Kerr – William Scott Jun served his apprenticeship with Messrs Christopher & John Kerr

Subscriber 236 – William Scott – his father

Career and worklife




Partner in Johnston & Scott[9]

Place of work

Solicitor's Office

Work address

30 Reform Street, Dundee, c.1856-1881.[14]

Career to date:

Clerk in Christopher Kerr & Co., Dundee[6] before legal studies at Edinburgh University. In partnership with John Smith Johnston, c.1858-1862.

More information

In partnership with Donald Glassford, c.1867-1868. In partnership with Mr. James Gray, c.1880-1881.


  1. Statutory Registers. Dundee. Deaths. (1881). 282/ 4 150. ScotlandsPeople website.
  2. 1851 Census Scotland. Dundee. 282 ED20 p.22. Ancestry website.
  3. Statutory Registers. Hobkirk. Marriages. (1859). 790/ 2. ScotlandsPeople website.
  4. 1871 Census Scotland. St. Peter, Dundee. 282/1 ED2 p.30. Ancestry website.
  5. 1881 Census Scotland. St. Andrew, Dundee. 282/4 ED41 p.55. Ancestry website.
  6. Dundee Directory, 1850. Local Studies, Central Library, Dundee.
  7. Dundee Directory, 1856-57. Local Studies, Central Library, Dundee.
  8. Dundee Directory, 1858-59. Local Studies, Central Library, Dundee.
  9. Dundee Directory, 1861-62. Local Studies, Central Library, Dundee.
  10. Dundee Directory, 1864-65. Local Studies, Central Library, Dundee.
  11. Dundee Directories, 1867-1875. Local Studies, Central Library, Dundee.
  12. Dundee Directories, 1876-1881. Local Studies, Central Library, Dundee.
  13. Index to Lair Holders, Western Cemetery, Dundee. Friends of Dundee City Archives website.
  14. Dundee Directories, 1856-1881. Local Studies, Central Library, Dundee.

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