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Andrew Scott of Dundee, Scotland
Posted by: Family Dog (ID *****9153) Date: November 18, 2012 at 10:15:48
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Yesterday I traced the wrong family. It happens. I hate to see a day's work go to waste. Hope someone can use this. I was really after William H Scott who, I learned, emigrated to the USA and said he was born 26 April 1875 to William and Mary (Harzel) Scott. I did this family based on their Will's age.
On the 1871 census of Scotland, there was the household of Andrew Scott, age 30, born England, a "Ship Rigger" who employed several men and one boy.

His wife, Anne W Scott, age 29, also born England. Children at that time were Christina B (10), Elizabeth B (8), Andrew E (5), Ann E (4), James R (3), John A (1), and David (1 month).

The Scotts resided at 5 Ryehill Lane, town of Dundee, county Angus, Civil parish Dundee, registration district St Peter. All of the children were born at Dundee, Forfar or Forfashire (an alternate name for county Angus).

On the 1881 census of Scotland, was a father whose name was transcribed as "And" and who was born about 1840 or 1841 at Coldingham, Berwick Shire. Occupation was abbreviated to "Ship Rigger & C". (For "Carpenter"?)

His wife's name was Ann, also age 40, born at Brechin, Forfar Shire. Their children at the time were
Eliza B (17), And (15), Ann E (12), David (9), Will (6), John C (2), and Ira W (7 months).

The Scotts were living at 31 Step Row, town of Dundee, county Angus, civil parish and registration district St Peter. Will was born about 1874 or 1875. He was age 6 when the census was taken, but I don't have the date his family was enumerated. They moved from Step Row to Thomson Street, a short distance, and from there across the bridge to Alpine Village section of Wormit, Fife.

Dundee is in the county Angus which is known also as Forfar or Forfarshire. Across the bridge, Wormit was populated by prosperous merchants. Besides the shipbuilding and related industries, Dundee imported and processed jute from India. Andrew Scott would have lived about five miles from where he worked. Alpine Villa is still the neighborhood name. The county or shire was Fife or Fifeshire.

The 1882 Dundee directory showed Andrew Scott, shiprigger, East End Victoria Dock, home 31 Step Row.

The 1891 census showed Andrew's family at 36 Thomson St, Dundee, Angus, Civil parish: Liff and Benvie. Registration district: St Peter. Registration number: 282/1. He was a "Master Shiprigger & Ship Painter". Born at Coldingham, Berwickshire. The household included Andrew Scott 51; Annie 31 born Tayport, Fifeshire; Andrew Scott Jnr 25 Annie 23;
David 18; William 16; John 12; and Ira 10. Children were born at Dundee, Forfarshire.

The 1896 directory showed Andrew Scott, rigger and ship painter, East End Victoria Dockgate, home Rockcliff, Wormit.

The 1900-1901 directory has
Scott, Andrew (shiprigger, Dundee), Alpine villa, Wormit
Scott, Andrew E., Alpine villa, Wormit

Apparently the junior Andrew used his middle initial to distinguish himself from his father. His father, however, apparently did himself have E as a middle initial.

On the 1901 census of Scotland, at Wormit, Fife, civil parish and registration district Forgan, Andrew (60 b: Dundee, Forfarshire), Ship Rigger; Annie K (42 b: Tayport, Fifeshire); Annie E (31 b: Dundee, Forfarshire); Alexander K (8 b: Wormit, Fifeshire); and Ralph W B (5 b: Wormit, Fifeshire).

Dundee school admissions show admissions of sons of Andrew Scott, Shiprigger

At 31, Step Row . . .
David 11 1883 (previous schooling Miss Masson)
Born Dundee

At 36, Thompson St . . .
William 14 1889 (previous schooling Miss Masson)
John C 11 1889
Ira W 8 1889
All born Dundee

At Alpine Villa, Wormit . . .
Ralph W S b: 6 Sept 1895 (age 9) at Wormit 1904 (previous schooling: private) born Wormit.

Father: A. E. Scott, Shiprigger, at Alpine Villa, Wormit
Alexander K b: 17 Feb 1893 (age 12) 1904 (previous schooling: private) born Wormit.

In March 1906, the Dundee Shipbuilders' Company Limited met in Dundee to plan voluntary liquidation of the failing company. Among the stockholders was Andrew Scott, Rigger, Alpine Villa, Wormit, Fifeshire. From Edinburgh Gazette, 27 March 1906.

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