Name: William G. SCOTT
Given Name: William G.
Birth: 3 May 1780
Death: 18 Dec 1861 in Singapore
Burial: Fort Canning Cemetery, Singapore
Volume I An Anecdotal History of Old Times in Singapore pp3 10-312 say he was a son of James SCOTT and an uncle of Will iam Ramsay SCOTT- hence the relationships are now clearer.
SOURCE: http://www.mocavo.com/An-Anecdotal-History-of-Old-T imes-in-Singapore/442398/354
Scott's Road was named after him, and he was the uncle of M r.
William Ramsay Scott, who left Singapore to reside in Eng land many
years ago. The Free Press remarked at the time of Captain S cott's
death, after speaking of his great kindness of disposition , that his long
residence in the Straits made him an authority on all matte rs connected
with its history, while he possessed a fund of anecdotes re garding its
earlier annals which rendered his conversation at once inst ructive and
entertaining. And it said that his features bore a great li keness to his
celebrated cousin, Sir Walter Scott. His portrait is in th e Freemason's
Lodge. [NOTE: He was a 2nd cousin]
National Museum of Singapore: Captain William G Scott (3 Ma y 1780 - 18 December 1861) was the Harbour Master Attendan t and Post Master of Singapore in 1836 and was a first cous in of the famous novelist Sir Walter Scott. He owned Claymo re plantation that stretched from present day Scotts Road ( which was named after him) at the corner with Orchard Roa d up to where Tanglin Club is now. Captain Scott's home wa s an attap house named "Hurricane Cottage" and he was late r known as "Hurricane Billy". [My NOTE: He was actually a 2 nd cousin]
Change Date: 3 Aug 2015 at 09:49
NOTE Winnifred Maud ALLEN was born there in 1872. She wa s a daughter of Whitworth ALLEN and Anna Marie DARE - and w as likelt visiting her sister Blanche who married William R amsay SCOTT, a "nephew" of William.
Father: James SCOTT b: 1 Oct 1746 in Roxburgh, Scotland c: 6 Oct 1746 in Westmuirdean, Scotland
Mother: Anne JULHE
- Change Date:
22 Mar 2016