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Edward Scott

Male 1544 - Bef 1627  (~ 87 years)


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  • Name Edward Scott  [1
    Born Between 1540 and 1544  [2
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death Aft 8 Sep 1627  Glemsford, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died Bef 21 Nov 1627  Glemsford, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Buried 21 Nov 1627  Glemsford, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Person ID I20000  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2020 

    Father Richard Scott,   b. Abt 1510,   d. Between 7 Feb 1565 and 28 May 1565, Glemsford, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Mother Joanna,   d. Bef 23 Aug 1556 
    Family ID F18137  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Grome,   d. Bef 24 Oct 1620, Glemsford, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Edward Scott,   b. Bef 3 Jan 1574, Glemsford, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 25 Apr 1643, Glemsford, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 69 years)
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F12300  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Writing in 1943, G. Andrews Moriarty (citation details below) referred to an "ancient illuminated pedigree on vellum, drawn up between 1608 and 1612 for Edward, father of the immigrant, with many carefully painted coats of arms. This pedigree eventually came into the possession of Richard Scott of Providence and passed down in the family of his descendants, the Scotts of Newport." This pedigree gave this Edward Scott as the son of another Edward Scott, the latter the third son of Richard Scott, third son of Sir John Scott of Scott's Hale, Kent. The Edward Scott shown as this Edward's father was given as a younger brother of Reginald Scott (d. 1599) of Smeeth, Kent,

      In 1960, Anthony Wagner demonstrated that this pedigree had to have been a forgery, probably made by "such an one as William Dawkyns, 'a notable dealer in arms and maker of false pedigrees,' for whose arrest in 1597 a warrant was issued giving the names of nearly a hundred families, chiefly in Essex, Hertfordshire, and Cambridgeshire, for whom he had compiled spurious pedigrees." A forgery, first, because evidence exists that Reginald Scott was an only son; and second, because of various IPMs and transactions too detailed to summarize here, it would appear that by 1576 no brother or male descendant of a brother of Reginald Scott could have been living, thus rendering the pedigree impossible. Wagner supposes that the present Edward Scott, who died in 1627, was probably one of the three sons of Richard Scott who d. 1565, and who was also a clothier of Glemsford.

      This fits very well with the Scott line presented by John Brooks Threlfall (citation details below), in which Richard Scott who died at Glemsford in 1565 is given, among his other children, an Edward "perhaps b 1540-44", who married an Elizabeth, who was a clothier, and who died in 1627.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1225] G. Andrews Moriarty, "Additions and Corrections to Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island." The American Genealogist 19:129, 1942; 20:181, 1943; 20:223, 1943; 35:107, 1959; 39:1, 1963.

    2. [S933] Fifty Great Migration Colonists of New England and Their Origins by John Brooks Threlfall. Madison, Wisconsin, 1990.

    3. [S933] Fifty Great Migration Colonists of New England and Their Origins by John Brooks Threlfall. Madison, Wisconsin, 1990., date of his will, which mentions son Edward.

    4. [S1659] Collected Papers: Armorial, Genealogical, Historical by Richard LeBaron Bowen. Rehoboth, Massachusetts: 1959.

    5. [S2664] English Genealogy by Anthony Wagner. Third edition, Phillimore, Sussex, 1983., year only.

    6. [S933] Fifty Great Migration Colonists of New England and Their Origins by John Brooks Threlfall. Madison, Wisconsin, 1990., year only.