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John Scott

Male - 1754


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  • Name John Scott 
    Born Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth of Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died Between 1753 and 15 May 1754  Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I33685  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DGH
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2021 

    Family Martha 
    Children 
    +1. Rebecca Scott
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F19854  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts (citation details below):

      John Scott [...] was from the Scotch Covenanters of Ulster. He came among the first Scotch-Irish emigrants in 1718, or soon before. He must have brought with him more than most of tbe settlers, for he soon became one of the heaviest taxpayers of the town of Leicester, Massachusetts, where he bought land and made his home. His wife Martha and five or more children came with him. He bought his first land of the original proprietors of the town of Leicester. The original homestead which he settled upon remained in the hands of his descendants until 1850. It has been known to the present generation as the Grosvenor farm. The farm is situated in Auburn, formerly Ward, formerly Leicester.

      John Scott was on the ministerial tax list dated December 7, 1727, as owning thirteen hundred and three acres of land, the largest amount of any person on the list. He paid the largest tax in 1735 and subsequent years. In his will he bequeaths a coat of armor, an indication that some ancestor had been a knight some generations before. His will is dated 1753, and it was allowed May 15 following.

  • Sources 
    1. [S580] Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts, with a History of Worcester Society of Antiquity ed. Ellery Bicknell Crane. New York: Lewis Publishing Company, 1907.

    2. [S5348] Genealogy of the Brownings in America from 1621 to 1908 by Edward Franklin Browning. Newburgh, New York, 1908.