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John Scott, of Greenock, shipbuilder
1752 Born son of William Scott and grandson of John Scott I
1772 Joined his father's business, with his brother William
1773 Took charge of the business which he renamed John Scott and Sons
Responsible for many developments of the business, taking it beyond sailing ship construction and repair into steam vessels.
Started developing property around Greenock
1790s In partnership with Robert Sinclair, Senior he purchased a local brass and iron foundry that had been set up by Burrows and Lawson in 1790
1796 Sold the foundry to William Brownlie
Formed Scott, Sinclair and Co which acquired the foundry from Brownlie, which they constructed the machinery for the Trinacria in 1825