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Samuel Scott (1683 - 1761)

Samuel Scott
Born in Hertfordshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Bensalem, Bucks, Pennsylvaniamap
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Biography

Samuel was born in about 1683 in Hertfordshire, England, son of Thomas Scott and Amy (Fisher) Scott. Samuel died 10 Oct 1761 in Bensalem, Bucks County, Pennsylvania[1].

Text from Sources

  • Genealogy entry[2]: Samuel2 Scott (Thomas1 Scott) was born in England and died 10 Oct 1761 according to the records of the Byberry MM, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. A Samuel Scott appears on the list of names in the Berry MM as subscribers for maintaining the poor belonging to the Byberry Preparative Meeting. A Samuel Scott appears in the Bensalem Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania tax list of 1742 with assets of 35£ and the tax list of 1744 with assets of 30£. He is believed to have married a woman named Mary. He had a sister-in-law, Alice Ames, who lived in one of his homes in 1761 in Bensalem Township, who was a widow.[3]
  • Deed of land to Samuel Scott: Amy Scott deeded the land, situated lying and being, in Township of Bensalem beginning at a post standing by the riverlet Poquessin, thence by William Duncans' land northword two hundred and twelve rods to a corner black oak, thence by Frances Searles land southeast sixty four rods to a corner thence by other land of the aforesaid Thomas Scott southwest one hundred and ninety poles to the said riverlet Poquessin thence up the several courses thereof (of the said riverlet) to the first mentioned corner being the place of beginning. Containing and laid out for eighty acres of land which said land Thomas Knight of the aforesaid county sold and conveyed unto the aforesaid Thomas Scott., his heirs and assigned forever, as by assignment on the backside of his deed from Joseph Growden sold the first day of the 4th month may appear by in his demise as of fee and being so therefore signed he made his last will and testament in writing dates 27th day of the 12th month 1702/3 and by this testament did give unto his wife Amy Scott the aforesaid land with improvements thereon to hold and enjoy during her lifetime. To dispose of as she sees fit at her decease to his children. Now know ye that the Amy Scott for the goodwill and natural affection that she does bear to her oldest son Samuel Scott as[4] also for the consideration of the sum of ten pounds current money of the aforesaid province to be paid to his brother Richard Scott when he shall have arrived at the age of 21 years, has granted bargained sold aligned confirmed and by these present doth full, clearly, and absolutely give grant bargain sell to her son the said Samuel Scott all the aforementioned tract of land. Signed: Amy Scott[5]
  • Will of Samuel Scott: This sixth day of the sixth month in the year of our Lord 1760 - I Samuel Scott of the township of Bensalem in the County of Bucks and province of Pennsylvania, yeoman, Being at presents in good health of body and of sound mind and memory nevertheless calling to mind the mortality of my body knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, I make and ordain this is my last and testament in the following manner and forme that is to say first that my body be buried in a christian like and decent manner at the desecration of my executor herein after named in the Next place all my Debts and funeral charges shall by fully paid and discharged. Item: I do give and bequeath unto my youngest son Samuel Scott all that my ________ parcel of land scituate [sic] in Besalem afford on which I now dwell containing by computation about eighty acres be the same more or less together with the appurtenances to be possessed and enjoyed by him his heirs and assigns forever preserving only to my sone Thomas Scott the use Benefit and profits of that lott of land wherein he the said Thomas Scott of Late hath dwelt with the buildings and improvements thereunto belonging about one acre of land during his the said Thomas's natural life only and after his decease the same shall be the property of my said sone Samuel his heirs and assigns as aforesaid and I considering my eldest son Jacob Scott that as I have heretofore bestowed on him some considerable part of my estate I now give to him and the said Jacob Twenty shilings current money of said province to be paid to him by my Executor. At twelve months after my death[?]. Item I give to Jacob and Joseph Scott the two sons of my aforesaid Son Jacob Scott and to both of them the sum of ten pounds currant money of sd. province to be paid one year after ___ deceas. I do give to my Daughter, Sarah Lester the sum of five shiling _______ .....is that my sister-in-law Alice Ames shall have ... any person one certain ... by my dwelling house on the north side ... and privilege of dwelling & making her abode in my sd. house. Together with what good effects he hath with necessary fuel for firing during only the time she remains Ames.... Item: I also give to the sd. Alice as her own property one cow out of my stock of cattel And lastly all the Residue and Remainder of my whole estate be it of what nature or kind so ever I give my son Samuel Scott whome I do appoint & ordain whole & sole executor of the my Last will and Testament and I do hereby utterly revoke & dispell all & every other & former wills Testaments & Executors by me before the time ... willed or named Ratifing & Confirming this & no othe to be my last will & testament In witness whereof I have unto set my hand and seal the day & Year above written. Signed Sealed Pronounced & Declared by the sd. Samuel Scott, the testator as his last will & testament in the presence of us the subscribers. /signed/Samuel Scott.
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The will was proved 20 Oct 1761[6]

Research Notes

  • The date and place of birth are not supported by the sources shown here.
  • An approximate DOB can be deduced from the 1704 transfer of land from Samuel’s mother Amy, to Samuel, which was specified in Samuel’s father’s (Thomas’) will to occur when Samuel reached the age of 21. Thus, Samuel was born in about 1683.
  • Date of death is documented as 10 Oct 1761 in Quaker records assembled by Henry Tomlinson, held with Byberry Preparatory Meeting records, and are chronologically arranged. The same date is recorded in the Byberry MM records.
  • The History of Byberry and Moreland[7] says that he is buried in the old graveyard of the Byberry Meeting House, with an obscure stone marking the grave. This evidence was deduced from old notes, according to the source.

Acknowledgments

  • Thanks to Reese Spicer for entering texts from the genealogy and wills. Entered by Reese Spicer, Jan 9, 2013.

Sources

  1. Minutes of the Quaker Byberry Monthly Meeting (Deaths 1736-1823). Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Collection: Quaker Meeting Records; Call Number: MR-PH-70. Accessed via Ancestry.com 16 Mar 2020.
  2. The Scott Genealogical Quarterly Vol 7 Number 2. July 1993 Page 44
  3. This info is from the will included in Sources.
  4. The Scott Genealogical Quarterly Vol 7 Number 2. July 1993 Page 44
  5. The Scott Genealogical Quarterly Vol 7 Number 2. July 1993 Page 45
  6. The Scott Genealogical Quarterly Vol 7 Number 2. July 1993 Page 45
  7. A History of the Townships of Byberry and Moreland in Philadelphia, PA. Joseph C. Martindale, MD. (1901 revised edition, Albert W. Dudley, ed.). Available from Archive.org here.


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