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  • ID: I1061
  • Name: William Ramsay SCOTT
  • Given Name: William Ramsay
  • Surname: Scott 1 2 3
  • Name: Walter
  • Given Name: Walter
  • Surname:
  • Name: William Ramsay SCOTT
  • Given Name: William Ramsay
  • Surname: Scott 4
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Abt 1838 in Java, East Indies
  • Death: 25 Apr 1908 in 11 Belsize Crescent, Hamstead, London, England
  • Reference Number: 37392
  • Census: 3 Apr 1881 Hampstead, London, England; Quality: 2 5 4
  • Event: Birth Abt 1838 Java, East Indies 5 4
  • Occupation:
  • Note:
    In 1869, he was sworn in as a member of the Legislative Cou ncil. SOURCE: Straits Times Overland Journal, 10 Septembe r 1869.
    In 1871, he was serving along with Thomas SCOTT.
    SOURCE: Straits Times Overland Journal 17 June 1871.
    In 1889 he was mentioned in news as being the Singapore age nt for "Canton Insurance Office Ltd.". The Straits Times 1 1 July 1889 p.1.
  • Occupation:
  • Note:
    In 1876 Dec 31st Scott, Witham and Co. was dissolved. Notic e dated Jan 1, 1877 under names of William Ramsay SCOTT & J ohn Wignall WITHAM.
    SOURCE: Straits Overland Journal 25 Jan 1877
    Sept 30, 1872 the copartnery Concern - Merchants and Commis sion Agents at SIngapore uder firm of Wm. MacDonald & Co wa s dissolved. Sole partners: William MacDonald, Robert Duff m William Ramsay Scott & John Wignall Witham. The same busi ness was to be carried on under a new company Scott, Witha m & Co. with subscribers William Ramsay Scott & John Wignal l Witham.
    SOURCE: Straits Times Overland Journal 24 Oct 1872
    It seems that in 1869, he also served as the Colonial Engin eer.
    SOURCE: Straits Times Overland Journal. 24 Sept 1869.
  • Event: Name
  • Note: I do know whether the source of the middle name "Ramsay" co mes from the business relationship that his grandfather ha d with a prominent Calcutta buinessman, George RAMSAY, or w hether there is a family connection.
  • _UID: 064C923A9A904428915A00F15C0A8AE36372
  • Change Date: 22 Jul 2015 at 09:55
  • Note:
    "William Ramsay Scott" Name given by Amy Lloyd. Also SOURC E An Anecdotal History of Old Times in Singapore. p 234, 31 1, 373, 567, 732. In 1858 William Ramsay Scott was a cler k in the firm of WilliamMacdonald & Co. and was partner i n 1864. 1866 "There was at this timea fresh water swimmin g bath which Mr. W.R. Scott allowed the use of tocertain su bscribers, at Abbotsford; it was the only one in the place, but it was very little used."

    His death was registered in the June quarter of 1908 in th e Hampstead registration district.
    In the 1891 Census he was an East India Merchant, living i n London in the Parish of ST. John Hampstead. 57 Belsize Pa rk Gardens. They had 4 servants. One son, William, was th e only one not living at home. In the 1881 Census they wer e living at 51 Belsize Gardens.

    In 1874 he was appointed by the Queen to the Legislative Co uncil of the Straits Settlements.In the 1911 Census, he wa s described as an East India Merchant.

    Father: Robert SCOTT b: Aft 1780
    Mother: Catherine MAUGHAN

    Marriage 1 Blanche Emily DARE b: 24 Sep 1843 in Singapore
    • Married: 27 Nov 1863 in Singapore 6
    • Change Date: 22 Mar 2016
    1. Has No Children Emily Louisa SCOTT b: 19 Jul 1864 in Straits Settlements prob Singapore
    2. Has Children Blanche Sarah Waller SCOTT b: Abt 1866 in Singapore
    3. Has Children William Aka Bertie Robert SCOTT b: Abt 1867 in Middlesex, London, England
    4. Has No Children Percival Ramsay SCOTT b: 6 Aug 1871 in Yokohama, Japan
    5. Has Children Walter Dare SCOTT b: 1872 in Straits Settlements prob Singapore
    6. Has No Children Lilian Catherine SCOTT b: Abt 1875 in Marylebone, London, England
    7. Has Children Cecil Julius SCOTT b: Abt 1877 in Hampstead, London, England
    8. Has No Children Hilda Florence SCOTT b: Abt 1879 in Hampstead, London, England
    9. Has No Children Mary Evelyn SCOTT b: Abt 1880 in Hampstead, London, England; 2

    1. Abbrev: 2011 Jan 6 Peter Jamieson
      Title: 2011 Jan 6 Peter Jamieson
      Quality: 3
      Text: William Ramsay Scott. Damaris Dare's tree gives the firs t name asWalter. NOTE: Other sources make this most unlikel y.
    2. Abbrev: London Gazette
      Title: London Gazette
      Quality: 3
      Text: March 28 1874: "The Queen has been graciously pleased to ma ke the following appointments: ...Thomas Scott, Robert Litt le, William Ramsay Scott, Esq. to be Members of the Legisla tive Council of the Straits Settlements."
    3. Abbrev: Note
      Title: Note
      Quality: 3
      Text: He was of Scott & Co. Bankok, also W.R. Scott & Co.. Corres pondence inJardine Mattheson Archives.
      See also mention in 1883 June 8 letter on my web site.
    4. Abbrev: Julius from Wendy Jack August 2005.FTW
      Title: Julius from Wendy Jack August 2005.FTW
      Source Medium: Other
      Quality: 3
      Text: Date of Import: 30 Aug 2005
    5. Abbrev: 1881 British Census & National Index
      Title: 1881 British Census & National Index
      Publication: Name: CD-ROM. Intellectual Reserve Inc., 1999;
      Page: PRO Ref RG11, Piece 0170, Folio 49, Page 27
      Quality: 3
    6. Abbrev: Rootsweb
      Title: Rootsweb
      Text: At Singapore on the 27th November last, William Ramsay, six th son of the late Robert Scott, Esq., Secretary General, J ava, to Blanche,eldest daughter of the late George Julius D are, Esq., Singapore.