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James and William Scott

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c.1745 on the death of their father, John Scott, his sons James and William continued the shipbuilding business as James and William Scott[1]

By the 1760s the Scotts were building ocean-going sailing ships; they acquired land adjacent to their West Burn yard for expansion.

1772 William's son, John II, took over the business and ran it in conjunction with his brother William II

1773 John renamed the business John Scott and Sons[2]


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Sources of Information

  1. Scotts of Greenock - An Illustrated History By William Kane, Vincent P. Gillen
  2. Scotts of Greenock - An Illustrated History By William Kane, Vincent P. Gillen