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  • ID: I23698
  • Name: Thomas SCOTT , Sheriff of Kent, Sir 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1528 in Scotts Hall, Smeeth, East Ashford, Kent, England
  • Death: 30 DEC 1594 in Brabourne Church, East Ashford, Kent, England 2
  • Note:
    Sir Thomas Scott (by first wife [Emelyn Kempe]), of Scott's Hall, d. 30 Dec 1594, will dated 17 Dec 1594, pro. 7 Jan 1594/5, sheriff of Kent 1576, Comptroller of the Household of Queen Elizabeth; m. (1) Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Baker of Sisinghurst, Kent, Chancellor of the Exchequer & Speaker of the House of Commons; m. (2) 1583 Elizabeth, daughter of Ralph Heyman of Somerfield, Kent, d. 29 Jun 1595. [Magna Charta Sureties]


    Sir Reginald Scott's eldest son by hs first wife, SIR THOMAS SCOTT (1535-1594), was soon prominent in public affairs in Kent. He was knighted in 1571, and was deputy lieutenant of the county. In 1575 he succeeded as heir to the manor of Nettlestead. In 1576 he served as high sheriff, and was knight of the shire in the parliaments of 1571 and 1586. He was a commissioner to report on the advisability of improving the breed of horses in this country, a subject on which he is said to have written a book; was commissioner for draining and improving Romney Marsh, and became superintendent of the improvements of Dover harbour. At the time of the Spanish Armada he was appointed chief of the Kentish force which assembled at Northbourne Down. He equipped four thousand men himself within a day of receiving his orders from the privy council. Renowned for his hospitality and public spirit, he died on 30 Dec 1594, and was buried at Brabourne. The offer of the parish of Ashford to bury him in the parish church free of expense was declined. A long biographical elegy, which has been attributed to his cousin Reginald, is extant (PECK, Collection of Curious Pieces, vol. iii.; SCOTT, Memorials of the Scot Family; REGINALD SCOT, Discovery, ed. Nicholson, pp. xv-xvii). He married three times. By hs first wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Baker of Sissinghurst, he had six sons and three daughters; this lady;s sister married Thomas Sackville, lord Buckhurst [q.v.] In 1583 Scott married, secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of Ralph Heyman of Somerfield; she died in 1595 without issue. His third wife was Dorothy, daughter of John Bere of Horsman's Place, Dartford. Scot was this lady's fourth husband; he had no issue by her (SCOTT, Memorials of the Family of Scot of Scot's Hall, 1876, pp. 194-206, with portrait and will.)

    Note: Since Thomas d. 1594 and his 2nd wife d. 1595, it is hard to fit in a 3rd wife for Thomas. Maybe they just had a daliance. However the Plantagenet Ancestry has the same information, so who knows?

    Father: Reginald SCOTT , of Scotts Hall, Sir b: ABT 1507 in Scotts Hall, Smeeth, East Ashford, Kent, England
    Mother: Emelyn KEMPE b: ABT 1513 in Ollantigh, Wye, Kent, England

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth BAKER b: ABT 1528 in Sisinghurst Castle, Cranbrook, Kent, England
    • Married: in 1st wife 1 2
    1. Has Children William SCOTT , Sir b: ABT 1550 in Bradfield St George, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England

    Marriage 2 Elizabeth daughter of Ralph HEYMAN b: ABT 1530 in Somerfield, Kent, England
    • Married: 1583 in 2nd wife 1 2

    Marriage 3 Dorothy dau of John BERE b: ABT 1530 in Horsman's Place, Dartford, Kent, England
    • Married: BEF 1594 in 4th husband 3rd wife 3

    1. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 134-15
    2. Title: Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists, by David Faris, 2nd Edition 1999, NEHGS
      Page: 150
    3. Title: Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists, by David Faris, 2nd Edition 1999, NEHGS
      Page: 150
      Text: no date, marriage seems impossible, since 2nd wife outlived Thomas?