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James Young and Sons (of Edinburgh)

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of Bryson Road, Edinburgh

1895 James Young and Sons, contractors for Glengaval Waterworks.[1]

1897 Contractors who built the first phase of the Water Supply of Edinburgh.

1899 August. Concerning the creditors of the company. Robert Young, brother of James Young (deceased), is sole surviving partner. Had contract for the Talla Reservoir works and others. Incorporated in March 1899 as James Young and Sons with £100,000 capital.[2]

1899 James Young and Sons went into liquidation; bankruptcy hearing on 26 October 1899; the contract for the Talla Railway was re-allocated to John Best of Leith, who had been one of the main sub-contractors on the project, the other being Robert McAlpine and Sons.

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Sources of Information

  1. Glasgow Herald - Thursday 12 September 1895
  2. Edinburgh Evening News - Saturday 05 August 1899