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ngle of Galashiels. Crest — A lady richly attired, holding
jn the dexter hand a rose ppr. Mottoes — Frudenter amo;
under the shield, Sursum.
Seat— Gala. House, Galashiels, co. Selkirk.


Scott, Egbert Thomas Charles, Esq. of
Melby, Shetland, b. 16 July, 1864; vi. 1885,
Agnes, dau. of Laurence Georgeson, Esq., and has

I. Robert Thomas Charles.

II. Alexander James.

I. Agnes Eobina Mary.

II. Kdith Margaret.

liineagre. — Sir John Scott, ot Scotstarvit, co. Fife,
Director of Chancery, vi. 2ndly, Ann, dau. of Sir John Drum-
mond, of Hawthornden, and by her (who d. 1637) had

John Scott, of Gibliston, Fife. He m. an heir of the family
of Gordon of Cluny, and d. 1658, leaving two sons, Mr.
George Scott, of Gibliston, Steward of Orkney, who acquired
property in Shetland, and

John Scott, of Melby. He m. Grizel, dau. and co-heir of
James Mitchell, of Girlesta, in Shetland, brother of Sir John
Mitchell, of Westshore, Bart., and had
James, d. young. John.

Barbara, in. Hector Scott, of Scotshall, son of John Scott, of
Scotshall, by Margaret his wife, dau. of Hector Bruce, of
Muness, grandson of Alexander Scott, Goldsmith in Edin-
burgh, by Agnes, widow of George, Earl of Linlithgow,
dau. and co-heir of George Wauchope, Merchant of Edin-
burgh. Their son, James Scott, of Scalloway, in. Cathe-
rine, dau. and co-heir of Robert Sinclair, of Scalloway, and
John Scott, of Scalloway, who m. Clementina Scott, of
Melby, and left a son, John Scott, of Scalloway, who d. in
1850, when the estate was sold. He m. Jessie, dau. of
Gideon Gifford, of Busta, and left issue,

1 Gideon, m. Isabella, dau. of Charles Spence, Esq., and
d. 1873, leaving Grace Clementina Henrietta Isabella
and Beatrix Frances Mary Irvine.

2 Grace Eliza.

3 Clementina Charlotte, m. Charles Spence, Esq.
The 2nd son,

John Scott, of Melby, m. 1st, Elizabeth, dau. of Charles
Mitchell, of Uresland, Shetland, andPiteadie, co. Fife, brother
of Sir John Mitchell, of Westshore, Bart., and had,

James, his heir.

He TO. 2ndly (contract, 19 Jan. 1748), Anne, dau. and co-heir of
Robert Sinclair, of Scalloway and House, by Philadelphia his
wife, dau. of Sir John Dalmahoy, of that ilk, Bart. Sirs. Scott
descended from a very old branch of the family of Sinclair, her
brother James, who d. s. p. in 1762, being the eleventh owner
of Hous«. Her only child, Philadelphia, ?;i. George Chalmers,
of the Customs, Lerwick, and sold her share of the Sinclair
estates to her aunt Catherine Sinclair's husband, James Scott.
John, of Melby, m. 3rdly, Mary, dau. of Henry, of Boghall,
and had,

James, to. Elizabeth Tennant, and had issue.

Clementina, ?)t. John Scott, of Scalloway.

Mary, d. unm.
The son and heii',

James Scott, of Melby, was killed by a f.all from a eliff in
the island of Vaila 1764, leaving, by Jane Henry hi.s wife,

John Scott, of Melby. He m. 1780, his cousin Elizabeth,
dau. of James Scott, of Scalloway, and lived to a great age,
having had issue,

John, his heir.

James, Surgeon K.N., m. Katherine, dau. of John Scott, of

Charles, It.M.

William Pitt, of St. John's, Kew Brunswick.

Jane, m. Capt. Archibald lienry.

Clementina, ra. James Hewat, Accountant, Edinburgh.

The eldest son,

John Scott, younger, of Melby, was drowned in Feb. 1813,
off the Cruden Sand.s, Aberdeenshire, l>. 1782 ; m. 1st, Barbara,
dau. of Arthur Nicolson, of Lochend, half-sister of Sir Arthur
Nicolson, Bart., of Lasswade and Lochend, and heir, through
her mother, Janet, of the family of Bolt, of Cruister, in Shet-
land, and had,


Janet, m. Thomas Gifford, of Hillswick, H. E. I. C.S., younger
£on of Gifford, of Busta, and had issue,
Thomasina Jane Gifford, now of Busta, and others.

Mr. Scott m. 2ndly, Mary, daa. of John Scott, of Scalloway,
and by her, who ;n. 2ndly, Rev. Alexander Webster, Minister
of Quarf, had

Thomas, (if. young. James, ci. abroad.

Robert Thomas Charles, heir of his brother.
Charles, d. young.

The eldest son,

John Scott, of Melby, m. (contract, 19 May, 1835), Eliza-
beth Jane, dau. of Lieut. -Col. William Walker, K.M., and
dying s. p. 29 Dec. 1850, and was s. by his half-brother,

Robert Thomas Charles Scott, of Melby, D.L. and J. P.,
Deputy-Inspector-General of Hospitals and Fleets, 6. 1 Jan.
1812; m. 11 Oct. 1859, Agnes Catherine, dau. of Alexander
Scott Watson, Esq., C.B., and had,

Robert Thomas Scott, now of Melby.

Agnes Mary Catherine, to. 6 June, 1882, Rev. John Fowlie.

Florence Sobieski Stewart, d. 17 Feb. 1862.
Dr. Scott d. 6 Jan. 1875.

Arms — Quarterly : 1st and 4th or, on a bend az. a star
between two crescents of the field, a bordure engrailed gu., a
crescent for difference, for Scott; 2nd and 3rd az., three boars'
heads couped or., within a bordure indented of the last, for
Gordon. Crest — A boars' head couped or, holding in the mouth
four arrows gu., feathered and headed aig, 2Iotto — Do well,
and let them say.

Seat — Melby, Sandness, Shetland.


Scott, Egbert, Esq. of Eaeburn, and Lessuden,
CO. Eoxburgh, J.P., b. 5 Nov. 1817 ; s. his father
1855; m. 10 Sept. 1861, Louisa, eldest dau. of
William Campbell, Esq. of Ederline, co. Argyll,,
and has issue,

I. Walter, b. 11 Sept. 1866.

I. Matilda Wishart. ii. Susan Horsbrugh.

III. Louisa. IV. Violet Georgina Margaret.

Iiineage. — Walter Scott (3rd son of Sir William Scott,
3rd Laird of Harden, by Agnes his wife, dau. of Sir Gideon
Murray, of Elibank), to. Anne Isabel, dau. of William Macdou-
gall, of Makerstoun, by Margaret his wife, dau. of Walter-
Scott, of Harden, and had issue,

William, his heir.

Walter, known by the name of "Bearded Watt," jii. Jean, dau.
of Campbell of Silvercraigs, by whom he had two sons,
Walter and Robert. The younger,
Robert Scott, was father of
Walter Scott, Writer to the Signet, to. Anne, dau. of John
Rutherford, M.D., and was father of
Sir Walter Scott, Bart., the author of Waverley.
Isobel, m. Capt. Anderson.

Christian, m. James Menzies, 4th son of Alexander Menzies,
of Culterallers, co. Lanai'k.
He was s. by his eldest son,

William Scott, of Raeburn, vi. Anna, eldest dau. of Sir
John Scott, Bart, of Ancrum, by Elizabeth his wife, dau. of
Francis Scott, of Mangertown, and had

Walter, his heir.

Isobel, TO. 1711, John Rutherford, M.D.
Raeburn d. 6 Aug. 1699 (his widow 7/i.2ndly, 1702, John Scott,
of Sinton), and was s. by his only son,

Walter Scott, of Raeburn, m. 19Xov. 1703, Anne, 3rd dau.
of Hugh Scott, of Gala, by Isabella his wife, dau. of Sir Thomas
Ker, of Cavers, and had one son, William, and two dans.,
Isobel and Anne. This laird was killed in a duel by one of
the Pringles of Crighton, near Selkirk (in a field still named
Raeburn's Meadow), 3 Oct. 1707, at the age of 24. Bis relict
rii. 2ndly, Henry Macdougall, of Makerstoun, and Srdly,
Home, of Eccles. The only son and successor,

William Scott, of Raeburn, 6. 1704; to. 1743, Jane Elliott,
and left at his decease, one dau. Anne, m. Thomas, 2nd son of
Robert Scott, of Sandyknowe, and an only son,

Walter Scott, Esq. of Raeburn, m. 1772, Jean, 3rd dau. of
Robert Scott, Esq. of Sandyknowe, by Barbara his wife, •2nd
dau. of Thomas Haliburton, of Newmains, and had issue,

I. William, his heir.

II. Robert, of Prince of Wales's Island, East Indies, d. m
London, 5 Sept. 1837. „ „ t .-i i

III. Hugh, of Draycotti, co. Derby, late Capt. H.E.I.C. s
shipping service, m. Sarah, only dau. of William Jessop,
Esq. of Butterley Hall, co. Derby. Both deceased.

IV. Walter, d. unm.

V. John, Major 8th Bengal N.I., d. unm. at Ravenswood,,

I. Barbara.





The eldest son,

William Scott, Esq. of Raeburn, 6. 6 July, 1773 ; m. 25 June,
1506, Susan, eldest dau. of Alexander Horsbrugli, Esq. of that
ilk, and d. 5 April, 1S55, having had issue,

I. Walter, lost in H.M.S. "Acorn," 1S28.

II. Alexander, d. in China, lSi3.

III. Robert, now of Kaeburn.

IT. William Hugh, of Draycott House, Derby, J. P., b.
22 July, 1S22 T '"■ H July, 1*63, Sarah, eldest dau. of
Alfred Thomas Fellows, Esq. of IJeeston, Notts, and has
issue, Hugh, ti. 9 June, ISOo; Frances Ualiburton, 6. 31
May, 1870; Susan Lilias, d. unm. ; and Cicely Violet, d.

1. Violet, d. v.nm. ii. Jane, d. 1863.

in. Susan Elizabeth.

IV. Barbara H.'iliburton, m. W. F. Owen, Esq., youngest son
of Eev. Ur. Owen, Eector of Becclcs, and is deceased.

V. Charlotte.

VI. Mary. m. J. B. Cole, Esq., and d. leaving issue.
vii. Sarah, </. 9 June, 1893.

viii. Anne Rutherford, 7)i. William T. Cole, Esq., leaving

Arnii — Or, two mullets in chief and a crescent in base az.
Crest — A lady richly attired, holding in her right hand the
sun, and in her left a half-moon. j.VoJfo— Reparabit cornua

Siat — Lessuden House, St. Bosweirs.


Coxstable-Maxwell-Scott, Maey Monica, of
Abbotsford, co. Eoxburgli, great-granddau. and
representative of Sir Walter Scott, Bart., m. 21
July, 1S74, Hon. Joseph Constable Maxwell,
J. P. and D.L. co. Eoxburgli, formerly Lieut. Rifle
Brigade, b. 16 Jan. 1847, 3rd son of William, Lord
Herries, and has issue,

I. Walter Joseph, 6. 10 April, 1875.
n. Joseph Michael, b. 25 May, 1880.
in. Malcolm Joseph, 6. 22 Oct. 1883.

rv. Herbert Francis Joseph, 6. 14 March, 1891.
r. Mary Josephine, 6. 5 June, 1S76.

II. WinifrideMary Josephine, 6. 7 March, 1878; d. 12 March,

III. Alice Mary Josephine, 6. 9 Oct. 1881.

IV. Margaret Mary Lucy, 6. 13 Dec. 18S6.

Sir. Constable Maxwell assumed, in consequence of
bis marriage, the additional surname of Scott.

Lineage. — This is a branch of Scott of Harden, now
Lord Polwarth (see Bdrke's Peerage), and descends from

Walter Scott, Laird of Raeburn (called " Watt Wadspurs,
or Hotspurs "), 3rd son of Sir William Scott, 5th Laird of Har-
den, temp. James 1. He m. Anne Isabel, dau. of William
3Iacdougal, by Margaret his wife, dau. of Walter Scott, 4th
Laird of Harden, commonly called " Auld Watt," and d. shortly
after the accession of William and Mart leaving two sons, i.
William, his heir, ancestor of Scott of Raeburn (see that
family), and il. Walter, ancestor of this line. The 2nd

Walter Scott, Esq., was generally known as " Bearded
Watt," from a vow which he made to leave his beard unshorn
till the restoration of the Royal House of Stuart. He m. Jean,
dau. of Campbell of Silvercraigs, and had two sons, Walter

Robert Scott, of Sandyknowe, who realized a considerable
fortune. He m. Barbara, dau. of Thomas Haliburton, Esq. of
New Mains, and had, with four daus., as many sons,

I. Walter, his successor.

u. Thomas, m. 1st, Barbara, dau. of Walter Scott, Esq. of
Raeburn, and 2ndly, Miss Rutherford, of Knowsouth.

III. Robert, of Rosebank, Capt. H.E.l.Co.'s marine service.

IV. John, accidentally killed.
The eldest son,

Walter Scott, Esq., a Writer to the Signet, 6. 11 May,
1720; m. Anne, dau. of John Rutherford, M.D., by whom he
had issue,

I. Robert, R.N., d. unm. in India.

II. John, Major in the army, d. unm.

III. Walter <Sir), 1st Bart., of whom hereafter.

IV. Thomas, Paymaster 7Ist Kegr., m. Elizabeth McCulIoch,
of Ardwall, andd. 1822, leaving issue,

Walter, H.E.I.C.S.

Janet, mi. Major Huxley, 71st Eegt.

Anne. Eliza.

V. Daniel, d. tinm.

The 3rd son.

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bart, of Abbotsford, the illustrious
author of U'averlet/, b. in the College, Wynd of Edinburgh,
15 Aug. 1771, was educated at the High School and University
of Edinburgh, and called to the Bar as an Advocate 10 July,
1792. He soon relinquished the labours of the law for those
of an author, and after attaining the highest reputation as a
poet, he commenced his brilli.ant career as a novelist, and
was created a Bart. 22 April, 1820. He rii. 24 Dec. 1797, Mar-
garet Charlotte, dau. of Jean Charpentier, of Lyons, adevoted
Royalist during the French Revolution, and by her (who <f.
14 May, 1826) had issue,

I. Waltkr (Sir), 2nd Bart.

II. Charles, educated at Brascnose Coll. Oxford, Attach^ lo
the British Embassy in Persia, d. unm. at Teheran 1841.

I. Charlotte Sophia, the favourite companion of her father,
m. 28 April, 1820, John (jihson Lockhart, Esq., Advocate!
Editor of the Quarterly Jitclew {son of Rev. John Lockhart
D.D.), and d. 17 May, 1837, having had, with an elder son,
who d. young, immortalized in the writings of his grand-
father, Sir Walter Scott, under the sobriquet of Hugh Little-
John, another son and a dau., viz.,

Walter Scott, who s. his uncle at Abbotsford.
Charlotte Harriet Jane, of whom hereafter, as suc-
cessor to her brother.

II. Anne, d. unm. 25 June, 1833.

Sir Walter d. 21 Sept. 1832, and was s. by his eldest son.
Sir Walter Scott, 2nd Bart, of Abbotsfoid, Lieut.-Col.

15th Hussars, b. 28 Oct. ISOl, m. 3 Feb. 1825, Jane, dau. and

heir of John Jobson, Esq. of Lochore, co. Fife, and d. unm.

at the Cape of Good Hope, 8 Feb. 1847, when the baronetcy

became extinct, and his estates devolved on his nephew,
Walter Scott Lockhart Scott, Esq. of Abbotsford, a

Cornet of Dragoons, 6. Is27 ; d. unm. 10 Jan. 1853, aged 26,

when he was s. by his sister,

Charlotte Harriet Jane Hope-Scott, of Abbotsford, m.

19 Aug. 1847, James Robert Hope, Esq., Q.C., 3rd son of Gen.

Hon. Sir Alexander Hope, G.C.B., and grandson of John, 2nd

Earl of Hopetoun, by whom (who assumed the additional

surname of Scott) she had issue,

I. Walter Michael, b. 2 June, 1857 ; d. 11 Dec. 1858.

I. Maby Monica, now of Abbotsford.

II. Margaret Anne, d. unm.

Mrs. Hope-Scott d. 20 Oct. 1858. Her widower m. 2ndly,
7 Jan. 1861, Lady Victoria Alexandrina Fitz-Alan Howard,
dau. of Henry Granville, 14th Duke of Norfolk, and d. 29
April, 1873, leaving issue, James Fitzallan, of Heron's Ghyll,
Sussex, who m. Nov. 1892, Mabel Ellen, dau. of Francis Riddell,
Esq. of Cheeseburn Grange, Northumberland; Minna Mar-
garet, m. 13 April, 1887, Nicholas R. O'Conor, Esq., C.B.,
C.M.G. of Duudermott, co. Roscommon (io^om see) ; Josephine
Mary, m. 24 Nov. 1887, Wilfrid Ward, Esq. ; and Theresa
Ann, a nun, d. 1 Nov. 1891.

Arms — (Scott, Bart, of Abbotsford) Quarterly: 1st and 4th
or, two mullets in chief and a crescent in base arg. within an
orle of the last, for Scott ; 2nd and 3rd or, on a bend az.
three maseles of the field, in the sinister chief point an oval
buckle erect of the 2nd, for Haliburton. Crest — A nymph,
in her dexter hand the sun, in her sinister the moon, all ppr.
Supporters — Dexter, a mermaid, holding in the exterior hand a
mirror ppr. ; sinister, a savage, wreathed round the head and
middle, holding in the exterior hand a club, all ppr. Mottoes —
Watch weel ; over the crest, Reparabit cornua Phoebe. These
arms were confirmed without the supporters, in 1848, to
Walter Scott Lockhart Scott, Esq. ot Abbotsford, and his
sister, Mrs. Hope-Scott.

S'Mi — Abbotsford, Melrose, co. Roxburgh.

Clubs — Naval and Military, and Bachelors'.


ScoTT, William Edward, Esq. of Willsboro',
CO. Londonderry, J. P. and D.L., Uigh Sheriff 1857,
Capt. and Hon. Major Londonderry Militia, b. 11
Jan. 1833 ; m. 1861, Catherine Georgina, dau. of
Ven. Alexander Stuart, Archdeacon of Eoss, and by
her (who d. 1865) has had issue,

I. Thomas George Stuart, d. 1868.

1. Katherine Elizabeth.

Ji. Anne Frances Emily, d. 1891.

Lineage. — Rev. Gideon Scott, B.A. Oxford, went to
Ireland as Chaplain in King William's army in 1688, and
purchased the Willisboro' estate, 1696. He m. Jane, dau. of
Robert McNeill, Esq. of Ballintoy, by Margaret his wife, dau.
of Sir Thomas Ruthvon, and widow of Sir Dougal Stewart, and
d. 1724, leaving an oiiiy son,





WrLLiAM Scott, Esq., a Lawyer, 6. 1704, for many years
Eecorder and M.P. for the city of Londonderry. He was ele-
vated eventually to the Bench as a Baron of the Exchequer.
He Hi. Hannah, dau. of Thomas Gledstanes, and left at his
decease 1772 (his wife d. the same year), an only son,

James Scott, Esq. of Willsboro', b. 1745; m. 1779, Catha-
rine Elizabeth, dau. of James Leslie, D.D., Bishop of Limerick,
and sister of Sir Edward Leslie, of Tarbert House, co. Kerry,
and by her (who d. 1832) had issue,
Thomas, his heir.
William, d. 1^02.

Edward, Major in the army, d. 1821.
Richard, m. the eldest dau. of Col. Sankey, of Fort Frederick,

CO. Cavan ; d. 1856.
George, Rector of Banagher, m. 1823, Elizabeth J. Eichard-
aon, and had issue.
Charles, m. Jane, dau. of Mr. Farrell, of Lame, and d. at
Trincomalee, in the island of Ceylon, where he was many
years Judge and Magistrate.
James Leslie Montgomery, Chancellor of Down, and Rector
of Portaferry, m. 1823, Elizabeth, dau. of Eev. Edward
Lucas, of CO. Monachan, and had issue.
Joice, m. Robert Ogilby, Esq. of Pellipar, co. Deny.
Hannah, d. 1806.
Maryanne Martha, d. June, 1854.
Jane, d. 1867.

Mr. Scott d. 1820, and was «. by his eldest son,

Thomas Scott, Esq. of Willsboro', J.P. and D.L., High
Sheriff, formerly Lieut. Bengal Army, afterwards Brigade-
Major of Yeomanry in Ireland, b. 20 Oct. 1783; m. Ist,
1 Dec. 1823, Hannah, widow of John Campbell, Esq. of
Newtownlimavady ; 2ndly, 1827, Anne (d. 1840), 3rd dau. of
Eev. Edward Lucas, of Rathconnell, co. Monaghan ; and 3rdly
1844, Katharine Elizabeth, eldest dau. of Eev. Thomas
Eichardson, of Somerset, co. Londonderry. He had issue by
his 2nd wife,

I. William Edward, now of Willsboro'.

II. Thomas Lucas (Eev.), M.A., Incumbent of St. George's,
Dublin, late Canon of Derry Cathedral, and formerly Rector
of Tower Moville, Chaplain to the Lord Lieut, of Ireland,
6.22 Aug. 1834; m. 4 Feb. 1864, Frances Mary, dau. of
the Yen. John Eussell, Archdeacon of Cloghor, and has had

1 Thomas Arthur, 6. 7 Jan. 1865 ; d. 1891.

2 John Eussell, b. 16 April, 1866.

3 William Lucas, b. 25 July, 1870.

1 Frances Elizabeth.

2 Mary Monica.

3 Nora Leslie.

ni. Charles Stewart, C.B., Envoy Extraordinary and Minister
Plenipotentiary at Copenhagen 1883-92, and to Denmark
since that year, b. 17 March, 1838; m. 1875, Christian
Crawford, dau. of Jas. Macknight, Esq., W.S., Edinburgh,
and has issue,

1 Charles Edward Stewart.

1 Vera Helen. 2 Alice Maud.

3 Margaret Aimee. 4 Marie Christian.

6 Eileen Agnes.
IV. Henry Richardson, &. 26 Aug. 1850; m. Elizabeth, dau.
of W. Gage, Esq. of co. Derry, and d. 1875.

I. Elizabeth, m. Eev. John Lyle, of Knocktarna, co. Deny,
and has issue, Hugh Thomas, five other sons, and four
da us.

II. Hannah, m. Ven. Edward Bowen, Archdeacon of Raphoe,
and d. 1S84.

III. Annette.

IV. Hatton Thomasina, m. 13 Feb. 1872, Eev. H. S. O'Hara,
Eector of Coleraine.

V. Katharine Emily, d. 1855.

VI. Jane Barbara, d. 1b50.
Major Scott d. Jan. 1872.

Scat — WOsboro', co. Londonderry.


CoESE-ScoTT, John, Esq. of Selkirk,
and Satcliells, co. Eoxburgh, J.P. and D.L. for
former county, and J.P. for latter, late 7th Dragoon
Guards, b. 1854, m. 1881, Esther Jane, dau. of Dr.
Eobson Scott, H.E.I.C.S. of Ashtrees, co. Roxburgh,
and has issue,

I. John SIichael, b. 1882.

II. James Doutjlas, b. 1886.

I. Marianne Catherine, b. 1883.

II. Violet, b. 1884.

III. Esther, b. 1885.

IV. Leila Jane, b. 1889.

Lineag-e.— Walter Scot, of Synton, who lived in the

reigns of Uobekt II. and III., was said to have been a son or

grandson of Sir Michael Scot, progenitor of the family of
Buccleugh. He was chamberlain to the Archbishop; and
was by him recommended to the Laird of Buccleugh, who
gave him Synton and other lands on "Ale" water. He m.
a dau. of — Shortreed, of Headshaw, by whom he had four
sons, I. George, his heir; ii. Scot, of Headshaw; iii. Scot, of
Ashkirk ; iv. Scot, of Glack. He was s. by his eldest son,

George Scot, of Synton, who m. a dau. of Sir John Turn-
bull, of Falshope, co. Selkirk, by whom he had a son,

Walter Scot, of Synton, who s. him, and in the reign of
King James II., ni. a dau. of Scot, of Hassenden, descended
from the family of Buccleugh, by whom he had two sons,
John, and

Walter Scott, who became his brother's heir, and was «.
by his eldest son,

John Scot, of Synton, who m. a dau. of Quintin Eiddel, of
that Ilk, and, dying without issue, was s. by his brother,

Walter Scot, of Synton, who m. a dau. of Sir John Johns-
ton of that ilk (progenitor of the family of Annandale), and d.
in the beginning of the reign of King James III., leaving
issue, a son and successor,

George Scot, of Synton, who m. a dau. of Thomas Scot, of
Eoberton, and by her had several children, of whom, Walter,
his heir; Thomas, progenitor of the Scots, of Whitslead. He
d. at the end of the reign of James III., and was s. by his
eldest son,

Walter Scot, of Synton, who is mentioned in the writs of
the family, 1487. He flourished in the reign of James IV.,
and m. 1st, a dau. of WiUiam Cockbum, of Henderland (an
ancient family in the co. of Peebles), by whom he had one
son, Walter, who s. him ; he m. 2ndly, Margaret, a dau. of
James Eiddel, of that ilk, by whom he had four sons, and
eight daus.,

Egbert, got from his father in patrimony the lands of Strick-
shaws, CO. Eoxburgh, to. and had two sons, Walter, his
heir ; William, progenitor of the Scots of Harden, of whom

William Scot, of Huntly.

James Scot, of Satchels.

Thomas Scot, of Whitehaughbrae.

The eldest son,

Walter Scot, of Synton, m. another dau. of James Riddel,
of that ilk, but dying without issue, the succession devolved
upon his nephew,

Walter Scot, who got a charter under the great Seal,
" Walter Scot, filio Robert Scot de Strickshaws filii Walter
Scot de Synton, terramus de Strickshaws," &c. &c., dated 3
June, 1575. Upon the death of his uncle Walter, without
issue, he s. to the estate of Synton. He left issue,

George Scot, of Synton, who m. a dau. of John Edmonston,
of Ednam, by whom he had a son Walter, of Synton, who
was father of George Scott, of Synton, the last of this family
we have found designed by that title, but he had a son George,
of Benraw, whose only son Archibald, d. unm., and in him
ended the male line of Walter, eldest son of Robert of Strick-
shaws. The representation, therefore, devolved upon the
descendants of William, 2nd son of the said Eobert, to whom
we now return,

William Scot (2nd son of Robert Scot, of Strickshaws), ob-
tained from his brother Walter, of Synton, a disposition to the
lands and barony of Harden, confirmed by a charter from
George III., Lord Home the superior, "To and in favour of
William Scot, of Harden, brother german of Walter Scot, of
Synton, &c., dated anno 1535." He is the first of this family
we have found designed of Harden, and it has continued ever
since to be one of the chief titles of his posterity. He „i,. a
dau. of Ker, of Fernielee, and d. 1563, leaving issue, a son,

Walter Scot, of Harden, who s., and was second baron of
Harden. He was a man of good parts, great prudence and
sagacity, and was commonly called " Auld Watt." Hem. 1st,
Mary Scot, called the " Flower of Yarrow," dau. of Philip
Scot, of Drj-hope, co. Selkirk, by whom he had issue, four
sons and six daus.,

William (afterwards Sir William), his heir.

Walter, who m. a dau. of John Hay, of Hagstoun, co. Peebles,

but was killed in a fray at a fishing by one of the Scots of

Newhouse ; without succession.

Hdgh, progenitor of the Scots of Gala (see Scott of Gala).
Francis, vi. Isabel, sister of Sir Walter Scot, of Whitslead, of

whom the Scots now of Synton, are descended.

The 4th son,

Francis Scott, obtained the estate of Synton (1627) for a
sum of money to "red" up the affairs of the family from
George Scott, of Synton. He vi. in 1624, Isabel, sister of Sir
Walter Scott, of Whitslead, and was s. by his eldest son,

William Scott, of Syuton, who d. IOG'J-70. His son,

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John Scott, s. by precept of clare constat from Ann, Ducliess
of Buccleuch and Monmouth, dated S Feb. 1670, and by saisin
on 9 April, following, as heir of liis father William. He d. in
1710, when

Alexander Scott, s. by precept of clare constat, dated
1670, saisin dated 17 July, 1716. In 1711, he m. Magdalen,
dau. of Sir William Elliott, of Stohs, Bart, (contract of mar-
Tiage dated Cii Jan. 1710. In this contract he granted proxy
for new insessment of the lands of Syntoun, Easter, Essenside,
three husb.ind lands of Herniiston, and of Satchels and Whits-
lead, which he settled on the heirs male of this or any other
subsequent marriage, failing whom to the eldest dau. of this
marriage without division, and the heirs male of

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