Dame Mary Scott was born in 1546 at Scot's Hall (aka Scott's Hall), near Ashford, Kent, England. She was the daughter of Sir Reginald Scott (1538-1599, a Member of Parliament) and his wife, Mary (Tuke) Scott, prominent members of the English gentry-class aristocracy. Her lineage could be traced back to King William the Conqueror, and Holy Roman Emperor, Charlemagne. The Scott and Tuke families had been large landowners in the south-east county of Kent, England, since at least the 11th Century.
Mary Scott married childless widower Richard Argall, Esquire, b: 1536 in London, in 1568 at Boughton Malherb, Kent, England as his 2nd wife. He was also the lord of East Sutton Park Manor near Maidstone, Kent, England.
Richard and Mary (Scott) Argall had the following 11 children:
Elizabeth Argall, born in 1570 [at Scot's Hall] and died on 9 August 1630 in East Sutton, Kent, England and is buried there. She married Sir Edward Filmer of Kent in 1585 at 15 years old and had eighteen children, 9 boys & 9 girls, most of who survived infancy.
Thomas Argall, born 1572 in East Sutton, Kent, England, died 4 March 1605 at Chingford, Essex, England and buried in East Sutton Park Richard Argall died in 1588 in East Sutton, Kent, England. Mary Scott Argall died in 1605 in Maidstone, Kent, England. He married Katherine Bocking. They had no children. Thomas was a lawyer.
Sir Reginald Argall born 1574 in East Sutton, Kent England, died by 2 December 1611 in Walthamstowe, Essex, England. He married Anne Cheyney, 7 April 1599. They had no children. He was knighted at Hampton Court 1609. His wife had children from a previous marriage.
Richard Argall was born in November 1576 in East Sutton, Kent, England, christened 4 December 1580 and died 31 March 1614, in Colchester, Essex, England. He never married.
Samuel Argall was born in November 1580 in East, Sutton, Kent England. christened 4 December 1580, Canterbury, Kent, England. He was a mariner, adventurer, and early Governor of Virginia. He died aboard ship and was buried at sea 28 January 1626. Knighted in 1622 at Rochester. He came to Virginia as a trader in 1609. He captured Pocahontas.
John Argall was born in 1577 in East Sutton, Kent England and died 3 March 1642, in Great Baddow, Essex, England and was buried there. He married Sarah Grant in London in 1604. They had three children.
Catherine Argall was born circa 1581 in East Sutton, Kent England and was still alive in 1625. She married Randolph (Raynold) Bathurst Esquire of Horton, Kent, England.
Jane Argall was born circa 1579 in East Sutton, Kent, England. She died 5 May 1645. She married Sir Paul Fleetwood (Fletewood) of Roshall, Lancenshire, England about 1604.
Sarah Argall was born about 1583 in East Sutton, Kent, England
Margaret Argall was born in 1571 in East Sutton, Kent, England. She died 20 September 1609 in Aylesford, Kent, England. She married Edmund Randolfe, Esquire.
Mary Argall was born 1572 in East Sutton, Kent, England, christened 2 November 1572 and died in 1617. She married Reginald (Raynold) Kempe, Esquire, of Wye, Kent, England 11 December 1590 in Wye, Kent, England
Richard Argall died in East Sutton, Kent, England, in 1588. His widow, Mary (Scott) Argall, re-married to Lawrence Washington, Jr., Esq. a few years later. She died in Maidstone, Kent, England, on February 11, 1605, and was buried in East Sutton, next to Richard Argall, her first husband.