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Scottish sequestrations

December 1850,    Jan-June 1851,    Jan-May 1856,    Apr-June 1886,    May-June 1900.

A Sequestration is a Scottish legal term for personal bankruptcy where you are formally declared Bankrupt by the Court. See further details at National Archives of Scotland (sequestrations).

The date at the start of each paragraph is the date of the newspaper publication. Actual announcements could have been made up to one week earlier. Details have been transcribed from scanned newspaper images. All care was taken to ensure accuracy, but sometimes it was difficult to read images. Some duplications may occur as details have been transcribed from a number of different newspapers. The details below are not comprehensive.

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27th December 1850 / The Company carrying on business as bleachers at Lonsdale, near Paisley, and also in Glasgow, under the firm of William Hamilton and Co. and also Alexander Learmonth Cameron and Co. and of Alexander Learmonth Cameron, residing at Lonsdale aforesaid, the sole individual partner of the said company, carrying on business under the said firms of William Hamilton and Co. and Alexander Learmonth Cameron and Co. as sole partner and as an individual.

31st December 1850 / Robert Dougall, grocer, wine and spirit merchant, and fruiterer, Glasgow. Daniel McIntyre, shipowner, residing ar Cordan, near Lamlash, island of Arran. John Donaldson, boot-tree and last maker or manufacturer, merchant and dealer in timber and lasts, Flesh Market Close, Edinburgh. Ross and McPhail, merchants and general dealers, Broadford, Isle of Skye, as a company, and George Ross McPhail, merchant and general dealer there, the only surviving individual partner of said company, as a partner thereof and as an individual.

3rd January 1851 / Thomas Brown, iron merchant, wharfinger, coal dealer and dealer in railway and other shares, sometime of Cushenden, county of Antrim, Ireland, thereafter of Wilson Street, Glasgow, afterwards of Chelsea, county of Middlesex, England, and presently residing at Granton, near Edinburgh, county of Edinburgh. / John Strathern, commission agent, Glasgow. / Archibald Brothers, manufacturers, Kellarsbrae, near Alloa, as a company, and John Archibald, William Archibald, and Andrew Archibald, all manufacturers there, the individual partners of that company, as partners thereof and as individuals.

7th January 1851 / William Cleland and Co. ironfounders, engineers, millwrights, and machine makers in Glasgow, as a company, and William Cleland, ironfounder, engineer, millwright and machine maker there, an individual partner of that company, as a partner therof and as an individual. / Henry Gore Booth, merchant and shipowner, residing at Artaman, parish of Row and county of Dumbarton. / Thomas Weatherston Tait, farmer, grazier and cattle dealer, formerly residing at Whitelaw, now at Broadhaugh, near Chirnside, both in the county of Berwick. / William Little, cattle dealer, grain dealer, and farmer, residing in High Borgue, parish of Borgue and Stewartry of Kircudbright. / Archibald Menalee, hotelkeeper in Aberfeldy, county of Perth. / Kenneth McKenzie, or Rentonhall, and yile manufacturer there. / Alexander Law, farmer, dairyman, and cattle dealer, at Burnibroom, county of Lanark.

11th March 1851 / Robert Clarkson, china and glass merchant, Leith. / Taylor and Co. shawl manufacturers, Cambusbarren, near Stirling, as a company, and John Taylor and William Taylor, both shawl manufacturers there, the individual partners of that company, as partners and as individuals. / Samuel Smith, bricklayer, residing at crosshill, Renfrewshire.

28th March 1851 / John Dixon and Co. ironfounders, Abercorn, Paisley ans a company, and John Dixon, ironfounder there, the individual partner of said company, as a partner and individual. / Neil Stewart and Co. wine and spirit merchants, Perth, as a company, and Neil Stuart and John Miller Mitchell, rewsiding in perth, the individual partners of the conpany, as partners thereof, and as individuals. / Alfred Maclure, music seller, Glasgow.

4th April 1851 / Andrew baxter, some time farmer and corn and cattle dealer, Rosskeen, near Invergordon, afterwoards residing at Lower Kincraig, near Invergordon, and carrying on only the business of corn and cattle dealer. / Robert Cuthbertson, some time manufacturer, Dunfermline, and now residing there, as an individual, and as a partner of the firm of Robertson and Cuthbertson, manufacturers in Dunfermline. / William Frame, general grocer, Glasgow. / Late John McLennan Esq. some time of and latterly residing at Lyndale, Island of Skye. / Malcolm Smith, some time ship agent, Glasgow, and now residing there.

15th April 1851 / Rev. Alexander Campbell, minister of the United parishes of Saddell and Skipness, in the county of Argyll, and grazier and cattle dealer there. / A Young and Co. engineers, Springfield Works, Glasgow, and Adam Uoung, James Scouller and James Watson, residing at Springfield Place, Hutchesontown, Glasgow, the individual partners of that company, as partners thereof, and as individuals. / J. Flockhart and Son, currier and merchants, Kinross, as a company and Jean Flockhart and Robert Flockhart, curriers and merchants there, the individual partners thereof, as partners, and as individuals. / james Wilson, coal merchant, Leith, and residing in Grove Place, Edinburgh. / Napier and Crichton, engineers, and iron boat and shipbuilders, Glasgow and William Napier, sen, and Alexander Crighton, both engineers, and iron boat and ship buiders there, as partners of that company, and as individuals.

16th April 1851 / Henry Mayne McWilliam, sometime writer, and rope and twine manufacturer, Glasgow, now residing there.

18th April 1851 / John Marshall, baker, Saltmarket-street, Glasgow

23rd April 1851 / John Marshall, Glasgow, baker, Apr 21 and May 16 at the Waterloo Tavern, Glasgow.

24th May 1851 / William Wanless, Edinburgh, grocer, May 26 and June 19 at Dowell's Rooms, Edinburgh.

26th April 1851 / James and George Barrowman, coal and ironstone contractors, Airdrie and Whyfflat, as a company, and James Barrowman, contractor, residing in Whyfflat, and George Barrowman, contractor, residing in Airdrie, the individual partners of that company, as partners therof, and as individuals. / Wilson and Martin, merchants, tailors, and clothiers, 7 St.Andrew Square, Edinburgh, and George Wilson, James Martin, and John Wilson, the individual partners of said company, as such, and as individuals. / Johnston Thomson, spirit dealer, Glasgow

9th May 1851 / Samuel Thom, provision merchant, 154 and 265, Cowgate, Edinburgh / Andrew Shaw, flesher and provision merchant, Glasgow and now or lately residing at 60 Dale Street, Tradeston there. / Late Robert Watson, merchant, Cumbernauld, Dumbartonshire, and lately residing in Cumbernauld aforesaid. / Thomas Baird, carter, Bedley, county of Lanark.

13th May 1851 / Robert Leys, cartwright and merchant, George Street, Aberdeen. / William Thomson, grocer and dealer in grocery and other goods, in the village and parish of Athelstaneford and county of Haddington. / Oliver Brothers, seedsmen, Falkirk and Thomas Oliver and Alexander Oliver, both seedsmen there, the individual partners of that company. / Robert Dickson, carrier, provision and grain dealer, and grocer, Crawfordjohn, county of Lanark.

17th May 1851 / Robert Dickson, Crawfordjohn, Lanarkshire, grain dealer, May 24 and June 14 at the Meal Market Inn, Lanark / Robert Leys, Aberdeen, cartwright, May 20 and June 10 at the Lemon Tree Tavern, Aberdeen / Thomas Oliver and Alexander Oliver, Falkirk, seedsmen, May 23 and June 13 at the Red Lion Inn, Falkirk / William Thomson, Athelstaneford, Haddingtonshire, grocer, May 19 and June 10, at the George Hotel, Haddington.

21st May 1851 / Gilbert Currie, Glasgow, merchant, May 25 and June 16, at the Globe Hotel, Glasgow / William Hume, Glasgow, tea merchant, May 23 and June 25 at the Globe Hotel, Glasgow / John Mackay, Glasgow, shoemaker, May 27 and June 20 at the Globe Hotel, Glasgow.

28th May 1851 / Alexander Campbell, Beauley, Inverness-shire, grocer, June 2 and 30 at the Union Hotel, Inverness / John Gow, Edinburgh, grain merchant, June 5 and July 4 at Graham's Crown and Anchor Tavern, Edinburgh / John Hill, Glasgow, metal broker, June 2 and 23 at the Globe Hotel, Glasgow / William Leitch, Crieff, writer, June 2 and 24, at the Drummond Arms Inn, Crieff / William Lutted, Glasgow, musical instrument maker, June 2 and 18, at the Star Hotel, Glasgow / William Smith, Edinburgh, tailor, May 30 and June 20 at the Ship Hotel, Edinburgh.

31st May 1851 / Janet Gilchrist, Edinburgh, cabinet maker, June 5 and 26 at Dowell's Rooms, Edinburgh.

4th June 1851 / Patric Park, sculpter and artificer, York Place, Edinburgh.

11th June 1851 / Donald Stewart, silk mercer, clothier, and linendraper, Inverness. / Late james Glass, baker and spirit dealer, lately residing in Newburgh, Fife. / Late Andrew Galloway, merchant, Glasgow, lately residing at Sandyhills, near Glasgow, and lately carrying on business in Glasgow under the firms od A and W Galloway, and Galloway and McMillan.

14th June 1851 / John and Thomas Maclean, cabinet makers, Dundee, as a company, and John Donald Maclean, cabinet maker there, and Thos. Maclean cabinet maker and upholsterer there, the individual partners of that compaany, as partners thereof, and as individuals. / Thomas Binny, farmer, grazier, and cattle dealer at Burnside of Carse, Forfarshire. / Late John Stephen, architect, Glasgow. / John Lawson, merchant and manufacturer, Dundee. / Robert Crane, grocer and victualler, Whifflat, parish of Old monkland, and county of Lanark.

2nd Janaury 1856 / Robert Copland and Frederick Wilhelm Backmann, Dundee, ship broker, Jan 14, at the Dundee Arms Inn, Dundee / Peter Sto??, Glasgow, ironmonger, Jan 9 at the Globe Hotel Glasgow / Maxwell Miller, Glasgow, coppersmith, Jan 14 at the Globe Hotel, Glasgow.

4th Janaury 1856 / Copland and Brickmann, ship brokers and general commission merchants in Dundee, and Robert Copland, ship broker and general commission merchant, residing at Newport, Fifeshire, and Frederick Wilheim Brickmann, ship broker and general commission merchant, residing in Dundee, the individual partners of that company, and as individuals. / John Currie and Co. grain merchants and millers in Glasgow and John Currie, grain merchant and miller there, the sole partner of that company, as sole partner thereof, and as an individual.

7th January 1856 / John Andrew Smith, baker, High Street, Edinburgh. / Charles Otto, hotel keeper and horse dealer, Glasgow.

14th January 1856 / Thomas Young, baker and victualier, Anderston, Glasgow. / William Angus, formerly residing in Lerwick, therafter at Inveresk, near Edinburgh, now deceased.

18th January 1856 / James Hackett, provision dealer, residing in East Adam Street, Edinburgh. / Mrs Mary Kay, milliner, dressmaker and lace merchant, George Street, Edinburgh.

30th January 1856 / Niel Stewart, perth, wine merchant, Feb 6 at the Royal George Hotel, Glasgow / John Innas, Glasgow, sewed muslin manufacturer, Feb 11, at the Globe Hotel, Glasgow / Henry Fergus, Kirkcaldy, brewer, Feb 6 at the National Hotel, Kirkcaldy.

2nd February 1856 / Hugh Mactavish, Glasgow, wine merchant, Feb 15, at the Gobe Hotel, Glasgow / William waddell, Cumbernauld, merchant, Feb 13, at the Elephant Inn, Dumbarton / James Ross, Tain, druggist, Feb 11, at Mr Houston Mackay's Inn, Tain / Adam Watt, Glasgow, ironfounder, Feb 16 at the Globe Hotel, Glasgow / William Tait, Dundee, baker, feb 12, at the British Hotel, Dundee.

4th February 1856 / Hugh Mactavish, wine and spirit merchant, Glasgow. / Hugh Wallace, lacefall and sewed muslin manufacturing and agent, John Street, Glasgow.

9th February 1856 / Thomas Watson, Glasgow, wright, Feb 21, at the Globe Hotel, Glasgow / Jacob Christiansen, Leith, ship broker, Feb 19, at Dowells and Lyon's Rooms, Edinburgh / William Baird, Glasgow, corn merchant, Feb 19, at the Globe Hotel, Glasgow

13th February 1856 / Charles Duff Campbell and James henderson, Edinburgh, glassiers, feb 22, at Dowells and Lyon's Rooms, Edinburgh / William Wylie and Robert Wylie, Glasgow, block builders, Feb 21, at the Globe Hotel, Glasgow.

18th February 1856 / Thomas Robertson, baker, Main Street, Gorbals, Glasgow. / William Horn, flesher, Glasgow. / William Kennedy, grocer, India Place, Edinburgh. / Andrew Watt, farmer and baker, Nungate, Haddington. / William Rodger, sometime writer, therafter tea merchant, Glasgow, lately residing at Shawland, near Glasgow, now deceased.

25th February 1856 / John Mcleod, bookseller, stationer and auctioneer, Glasgow. / Duncan G F Macdonald, civil engineer and contractor, farmer, dealer in corn and cattle, and dealer in shares, sometime residing at Dingwall, afterwards st Sydenham in England, and now residing at 46 West Register Street, Edinburgh. / Richard Campbell and Co. bleachers, at Bowfield, Renfrewshire, and Richard Campbell, bleacher there, the sole partner of said company, as partner and as an individual. / The late John Macfarlane Smith, merchant and shipowner, in Glasgow, lately carrying on business there under the firm of J M Smith and Co. merchants and shipowners, in Glasgow, and sole partner of the said firm, both as sole partner thereof and as an individual.

29th February 1856 / Glass and Duncan, booksellers and publishers, Argyll Street and Wueen Street, Glasgow, and Charles Glass and George Duncan, the individual partners of the said company, as partners thereof, and as individuals. / Peter Findlay, merchant and commission agent in Glasgow and residing in Glasgow. / John McArthur, provision merchant, Howard Street, Glasgow. / James Sclauders, wright and packing box maker and builder, in Glasgow / James Rowand, surgeon, lately in Glasgow, now deceased, as an individual, and as one of the partners of Fraser, Rowand and Company, quarriers and stone merchants in Glasgow, as one of the lessees of of the Orchard Quarry, Glasgow.

3rd March 1856 / Wilkie Brothers, accountants, sharebrokers, insurance brokers and dealers in shares in Glasgow, and James Wilkie and George Binnie Wilkie, the individual partners of that company. / James Murray, manufacturers, No 51 Wilson Street Glasgow. / Joseph Spence, lately residing in Broad Street Edinburgh, now deceased. / Robert Paton, cabinetmaker and upholsterer, Union Street, Glasgow. / George Banks, boot and shoemaker, Union Place, Edinburgh. / Alexander Nicol, merchant and fish dealer in Findhorn, in the county of Elgin. / Robert Paterson, grocer, Brewsterford, near Calder in the parish of Bothwell, in the county of Lanark.

10th March 1856 / Thomas Dunlop, saddler, Musselburgh. / John Richie, sometime lodging and boarding-house keeper, and publisher in Glasgow, thereafter in Helensburgh, thereafter at Brookpark, near Denny, and presently prisoner in the prison of Edinburgh. / James Gemmel, sometime writer and shipowner in Saltcoats, thereafter manufacturer at Kilmarnock, and lately writer in Glasgow, now deceased. / Simeon Lord and Co. carrying on business in Glasgow, London, and Rochdale, as merchants and dealers in woolen cloths, as a company, and Simeon Lord and Joseph Broadbent, the individual partners of that company, as partners thereof, and as individuals. / Lindsay Webster, silk mercer, Dundee.

18th March 1856 / Angus McPhail, Glasgow, cotton spinner, March 29, at Carrick's Royal Hotel, Glasgow. / George Macfarlane jun, Glasgow, commission agent, March 26, at Carrick's Royal Hotel, Glasgow. / Hugh Divine and Archibald Morton, Glasgow, potters, March 27, at the Glebe Hotel, Glasgow. / John Watson, Edinburgh, butcher, March 27, at Dowells and Lyons' Rooms, Edinburgh. / Robert Macintyre and George Mackay, Glasgow, wholesale stationers, March 25, at Carrick's Royal Hotel, Glasgow. / Angus Sutherland, Dunbrae, caithness-shire, farmer, March 26, at the Caledonian Hotel, Wick.

18th March 1856 / William Smith, Edinburgh, builder, March 24, at Stevenson's Rooms, Edinburgh. / Hector Aitchison, Lauder, merchant, March 24, at the Black Bull Inn, Lauder. / William Orr and John Keir Orr, Crofthead, Renfrewshire, cotton spinners, March 20, at the Rose and Thistle Hotel, Paisley. / James Baddin, Glasgow, writer, March 24, at the Wueen's Hotel, Glasgow.

24th March 1856 / John Muir, commission merchant in Glasgow, and sometime carrying on business in Liverpool, under the firm of James Muir, jun and Co. metal brokers and commission agents there, of which firm the said John Muir was sole partner. / Charles Goodfellow, grocer and spirit merchant, Dunfermline. / J Wilson and Co. merchants and ship brokers in Leith, as a company, and Joseph Manning Wilson, residing at Ramsay Place, Bonnington Road, Leith, sole individual partner of said company, as such partner, and as an individual.

28th March 1856 / Robert Latta, commission merchant and iron merchant in Glasgow, and Ballycastle, country Antrim, presently residing in Glasgow, as an individual, and as sole partner of Robert Latta and Co. commission merchants in Glasgow, and as a partner of Latta and Co. merchants, Glasgow and Ballycastle, county Antrim, Ireland, and of the North of Ireland Iron and Mining Company, Ballycastle, county Anrtim, Ireland. / John Croll, blacksmith in Glasgow. / William Rosenthal, bookseller, stationer and general merchant, Glasgow. / James Henry Archer, insurance broker and dealer in shares, residing in No. 47, North Hanover Street, Edinburgh.

11th April 1856 / T and M Dunn, general grocers in Glasgow, as a company and Thomas Dunn, general grocer there, the only individual partner thereof, as partner thereof, and as an individual. / Roderick Robert Mathieson, painter in Stirling. / John Campbell, general merchant and innkeeper, Kingussie.

14th April 1856 / John Morrison, builder and contractor, Dunblane. / James Watt, outfitter and merchant in Glasgow. / James Tullie, builder, No 71 Rose Street, Hutchesontown of Glasgow.

8th May 1856 / Mrs L? Allan or Brown, poulteror, Glasgow.


16th April 1886 / J Currie, Glasgow, glass merchant, April 21 at the Faculty Hall, St George's Place, Glasgow / J Barclay, A Barclay jun, W Barclay JW Barclay and R Barclay, Kilmarnock, engineers, April 23 at the George Hotel Kilmarnock / Mrs Ellen Clara price or Todd, Edinburgh, coffee planter, widor, April 26 at Dowell's Rooms, Edinburgh.

27th April 1886 / J C Macdonald, comedian, MaY 6, at the Faculty Hall, st george's Place, Glasgow / O Mackenzie, Aberdeen, baker, May 4 at the Palace Hotel, Union Street, Aberdeen / R A(?) Speedie and Sons, Sinclairtown, Kirkcaldy / C Davies, Edinburgh, grocer, May 5 at Dowell's Rooms, George Street, Edinburgh / J Anderson and Co. Rathven, Banff, fish curers, May 7 at the Commercial Hotel, Buckie.

15th May 1886 / R McNealy or Meneely, blacksmith, Strathbungo. / ? T Hohnston, boot top manufacturer, Glasgow. / J Thorn(?), builder, Addington. / J Anderson, builder, Leith. / ? Campbell, grocer, New City Road, Glasgow.

18th May 1886 / A Dick, Glasgow, potato merchant / E Graham, deceased, Corrie, farmer / T W Marshall, Cuthill, Sutherlandshire, farmer / P W McDonna, Stirling, bootmaker / J Stewart, Coupar Angus, grocer.

22nd May 1886 / W Ellis, hotel keeper, Burghead / M Barnett, jeweller, Edinburgh / T Mackenzie, merchant, Beauly, Inverness.

26th May 1886 / T W H Todd and Co. merchants, Leith / R Thallon, clerk, Pilrig, Edinburgh / A Chalmers, keeper of asylum, Fisher Row, Musselburgh / D McLennan, farmer, Tarmdale, Ross-shire.

29th May 1886 / B H Remmers and Co, engineers, Glasgow / T Robertson, grocer, Sandyhills, Shettleston and Addington / G D H Poole, export and provisoon merchant, Glasgow / A Allison, hay dealer, Dunlop.

2nd June 1886 / J Kerr, potato merchant, Glasgow / H Duncan, wood merchant, Glasgow / J Tennant, merchant, Aberlour, Banffshire / A T Groat, merchant, Is;and of Walls, Orkney / M G Wilson, late of Glasgow, now of Edinburgh, no trade given. / J Stewart, Glasgow, as the Echo Aerated Water Company. / T Cure(?) and Co., grocers, Airdrie.

5th June 1886 / D Currie, lithographer, west Campbell Street, Glasgow. / G Macfarlane, as the Springbank Chemical Company, Kirkintilloch. / Worth and Strachan, contractors, East Wemyss, Fifeshire. / W A Wilson, merchant, Leith. / G Braid, builder, Parkside Terrace, Edinburgh. / G Rough, farmer, Rescoble, Forfar. / D Fraser, tobacconist, Inverness. / J Gracie, merchant, Macmerry, Haddington.

9th June 1886 / R McGinnies(?), grocer. Partick, Glasgow. / J Donaldson, draper, Bathgate. / G Howard, wine merchant, Glasgow. / R Soutar, deceased, Oban.

12th June 1886 / I Robertson, grocer, Tollcross, Lanarkshire. / J Strachan, innkeeper, Stranraer.

16th June 1886 / J Bone, shipbroker, Greenock.

19th June 1886 / J Murphy, egg merchant, St Mary Street, Edinburgh / J Hutchison, importer of foreign merchandise, Glasgow.

23rd June 1886 / J Donald, farmer, Edinburgh / J R Douglas, merchant, ???, Invernessshire / R Philp, deceased, hotel-keeper, Bridge of Allan / K and C Millar, cabinet merchant, Dundee / J D Balfour, merchant, Fountain Bridge Street Edinburgh / N Graham, Edinburgh / D Mclaren, carver, Eglington Street, Glasgow / E Reid, ironmonger, Union Street, Dundee.

25th May 1900 / William Sandilands, Duntocher, miller.

8th June 1900 / Aird and Company, Glasgow, grocers / John Sheilds, Glasgow, spirit merchant / Margaret McCartney or Anderson, Partick / James McMurtrie, Ayr, solicitor.


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