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1829 Notice of bankruptcy filed by WILLIAM SCOTT, of the City of Bristol, Merchant and Ship-Builder, Dealer and Chapman (carrying on trade in Partnership with his son, James Mullins Scott, in the saidbusiness of a Ship-Builder, under the firm of William Scott and Son), that he is in insolvent circumstances and is unable to meet his engagements with his creditors[1]

1830 Notice of sale: "A valuable piece of freehold ground, being the North-west-ward part of a yard, called Nova-Scotia, as the same is now staked, out, situate near the Bristol Floating Harbour and Cumberland Basin, used as a timber-yard by the late proprietor Mr. William Scott, who for many years carried on an extensive trade therein, adjoining the turnpike road leading from Clifton and the Hotwells to Harford's Bridge, together with a small dwelling-house, counting-house, sheds and other buildings standing thereon, containing three quarters of an acre and twenty-nine perches, or thereabouts, be the same more or less."[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 22 December 1829
  2. London Gazette 23 July 1830