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
William Scott Jnr
Place of birth
Name of spouse
6 South Union Street, Dundee c.1850.
5 South Tay Street, Dundee, c.1856-1857.
4 Comely Bank, Constitution Road, Dundee, c.1858-1859.
4 Windsor Street, Dundee, c.1861-1862.
Prospect Villa, Blackness Terrace, Dundee, c.1864-1865.
Johnfield, 15 Magdalen Yard Road, Dundee, c.1867-1875.
Carmelbank, West Ferry, c.1876-1881.
Age at death:
Place of death:
Carmel Bank, West Ferry
Date of death:
Western Cemetery, Dundee (compartment 7 156 a,b,c.)
Affiliations, clubs, offices and related subscribers
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.
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
Place of work
30 Reform Street, Dundee, c.1856-1881.
Career to date:
Clerk in Christopher Kerr & Co., Dundee before legal studies at Edinburgh University. In partnership with John Smith Johnston, c.1858-1862.
In partnership with Donald Glassford, c.1867-1868. In partnership with Mr. James Gray, c.1880-1881.
- Statutory Registers. Dundee. Deaths. (1881). 282/ 4 150. ScotlandsPeople website.
- 1851 Census Scotland. Dundee. 282 ED20 p.22. Ancestry website.
- Statutory Registers. Hobkirk. Marriages. (1859). 790/ 2. ScotlandsPeople website.
- 1871 Census Scotland. St. Peter, Dundee. 282/1 ED2 p.30. Ancestry website.
- 1881 Census Scotland. St. Andrew, Dundee. 282/4 ED41 p.55. Ancestry website.
- Dundee Directory, 1850. Local Studies, Central Library, Dundee.
- Dundee Directory, 1856-57. Local Studies, Central Library, Dundee.
- Dundee Directory, 1858-59. Local Studies, Central Library, Dundee.
- Dundee Directory, 1861-62. Local Studies, Central Library, Dundee.
- Dundee Directory, 1864-65. Local Studies, Central Library, Dundee.
- Dundee Directories, 1867-1875. Local Studies, Central Library, Dundee.
- Dundee Directories, 1876-1881. Local Studies, Central Library, Dundee.
- Index to Lair Holders, Western Cemetery, Dundee. Friends of Dundee City Archives website.
- Dundee Directories, 1856-1881. Local Studies, Central Library, Dundee.
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