Reynold Scott

Reynold Scott (abt. 1512 - 1554)

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Sir Reynold Scott
Born about in Scot's Hall, Smeeth, Kent, Englandmap
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Husband of — married before (to about ) in Scott's Hall, Kent, Englandmap
Husband of — married before in Layer Marney Tower, Colchester, Essex, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Kent, Englandmap
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Sir Reynold Scott [1] of Scott's Hall and Thevegate, Smeeth, Kent, was born about 1511/12 at Scott’s Hall in Smeeth.[2] "Sir Reynold Scott died 16 Dec. 1554, and was buried in Brabourne, Kent. He left a will dated 4 Sept. 1554, proved 13 Feb. 1554/5 (P.C.C. 40 More). His widow, Mary, was living in June 1555."[2]
~ Note: Some sources say Reginald, some Reynold. Richardson says Reynold, but cites sources saying Reginaldus [3] and Reignold.

Father: Sir John Scott, son of William Scott, K.B., and Sibyl Lewknor[2]
Mother: Anne Pympe, daughter and heiress of Reynold Pympe, Esq., of Nettlestead, Kent and Elizabeth, daughter of John Pashley and Lowys (or Ludovice) Gower. Reginald Pympe was the younger son of John Pympe and his second wife, Philippe, daughter of John Thornbury.[4]

Reynold Scott descends, through his mother, Anne (Pympe) Scott, from a long line of royal and noble families extending back to William the conquerer and the Emperor Charlemagne.[5]


Reynold Scott married

  1. Emeline Kempe, daughter of William Kempe, Knt.,[6] and Eleanor, daughter of Robert Brown, Knt.[2]
  2. Mary Tuke, daughter of Bryan Tuke, Knt., of Layer Marney, Essex[6] and Grissell, daughter of Nicholas Boughton.[2]
His marriage to Emeline was before 1537 (their son Thomas was "aged 39 in 1576"). His marriage to Mary Tuke was before 1542 (their son Charles was "aged 34 in 1576").[2]


Reynold Scott had 12 children:[2][7]
by Emeline Kempe:[8][2]
by Mary Tuke:[6]
  • William Scott[2] (1540-1621)[9]
  • Mary Scott[2] (1546-1605),[9] married (1) Richard Argall, Esq.; (2) Lawrence Washington, Esq.[2]
  • George Scott, Gent.[9][2]
  • Brian (or Bryan) Scott[9][2]
  • Charles Scott, Esq.[9][2]
  • Henry Scott, Gent.[9][2]
  • Elizabeth Scott,[9][2] married William Heyman[9][2]
  • Ursula Scott, married Laurence Rooke;[2] Ursula d. 1649[9]
  • Margarete Scott,[9] married Thomas Rooke[2]


Sir Reynold Scott was
  • Sheriff of Kent, 1541–1542[8]
  • Captain of the castles of Calais and Sangatte[8]


His will, dated 4 September 1554, was was proved 15 February 1554/5.[2] It names his aunt by his first marriage, his second wife, and children from both marriages, along with servants and friends.[11]
Will Abstract:
The following abstract is from the transcription in Scott's Memorials of the family of Scott:[11]
Dated: 4 September 1554
"I, Raynolde Scott, knight, of Smethe in the Countie of Kente..."
"Ffirst I will that accordinge to agreemente made betwene Sir John Baker, knyghte, and me, Ser Rainolde Scott, knyghte, for the marriage of Thomas, my sonne, and Elizabethe, the daughter of the saide Ser John Baker, knighte,... is that after the Solemnizacion and marriage..." (meaning Thomas and Elizabethe were not yet married in 1554)
In naming who shall have the property if Thomas should have no male heirs, it would go to Brian, then Charles, then Henrie, then George, then William. If none should have male heirs, then to "Rainolde Scott, sonne and heire of my brother Richard Scott,...[if no male heirs, then] unto William Scott, sonne and heire of Edward Scott, my unkle.... And for lacke of suche issue, the remainder thereof unto the righte heires of me, the said Rainolde Scott, knighte, for ever." (later in the will he notes his brother Richard and his uncle Edward are deceased)
Note :Brian is referred to as Bryan at least once in the will.
Witnesses: John Blechinden, John Barowe, Ric. Master, John Strogull, William Langdon, William Hills, and Richarde Andrewe.
Reinolde Scott
Probate granted 13th February, 1555."
Persons named in his will:
  • Marie my Wife
  • daughters Katerine, Anne, Marie, Elizabethe, Ursula, and Margarete ("...towarde theire marriage")
  • mistress Breult, the wife of Robert Breult, Esq. ("will keep the said Anne, my daughter")
  • sister Dame Anne Pollarde
  • aunte Elizabeth Pimpe also Pympe
  • sisters Alice and Elizabeth
  • servante John Strogull
  • servante Robert Wickes also Wikes
  • sonne George Skott ("when he shall come of the age xxi [21]")
  • sonne Thomas Scott ("shall cum and be of the age of xxj. yeres")
  • sonne William Scotte ("when he shall come of the age xxj")
  • sonne Briane ("be in the keepinge and custodie of Dame Marye, my wife,... untill he cum to the age of xxj. yeres")
  • sonnes Charles, Henrie, George, William ("be in the kepinge of my executors")
  • servante John Paterson
  • servante Isabell Blachenden
Executors: Sir John Baker, knyght, and "the said Thomas Scotte, my sonne" (not yet 21: "until the feaste of Sainte Michaell the Archangell next after that the saide Thomas Scott, my sonne, shalbe of the full age of xxj. yeres")
a footnote in the transcription calls Sir John Baker "the bloody Attorney General to Queen Mary" and the father-in-law of Sir Thomas Scott. The will, in "the disposicion of my landes and tenements...."

Research Notes

Douglas Richardson's work is the foundational reference for the Magna Carta Project. Where there is a conflict regarding the facts on a profile, we follow Richardson, unless there is more recent published research that adds to or corrects his work. The following facts from the profile are in conflict with Richardson's Royal Ancestry (2013).

Name: Reginald as used in this biography; source for the name included "(sometimes spelled Reynold)".[1] Richardson lists him as Reynold Scott, with source information ("Scott ped.") showing Reginaldus and Reignold.[2] The profile had Reynold marked as uncertain, which I changed to certain (once a certainty level is selected, the option to have none selected is gone). ~ Noland-165 22:10, 19 February 2018 (EST)
Birth date: As of 17 February 2018, biography stated birth "c. 1495"[citation needed] but source cited had 1520[1] and datafield had "about 1512". Richardson shows him born "about 1511/12" and his son born about 1537 (aged 39 in 1576).[2]
Birth location: Scott's Hall is not disputed, but the biography (as of 17 February) showed it in Brabourne, Kent and Richardson shows it in Smeeth, Kent. From the source cited for Brabourne: They lived in the vicinity of Smeeth, Brabourne and Chilham.[1]
Marriage dates: As of 17 February 2018, his marriage to Emeline is given as 1532 (to about 1541) in datafields. Changed to "about" since sources show "before 1537".[2][6] The earlier date is apparently to accommodate the birth date of 1532 given in the profile of daughter Katherine. Datafield for marriage to Mary Tuke has 1538-1544, Richardson shows his 2nd marriage as before 1542.[2]
Children: The profile listed William first (with a 1540 birth year) of Reginald's children by his second wife Mary, citing Scott, but collaboration of this birth year is needed. A BHO article (see below) states Charles was the eldest son by Mary. The profile also included both a daughter named Anne by Emeline and another by Mary (both citing Scott), which is likely an error (only one Anne named in his will).


"Pedigree of the Scotts of Brabourne and Scot’s Hall, Kent" traces back 10 generations of Reginald Scott's ancestors.[8]


Douglas Richardson
  • Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol III, p 276; Vol IV, pp 1-2
  • Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p 335, pp 555-556
  • Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol II, p 583; Vol IV, p 279, pp 593-594
  • Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Royal Ancestry series, 2nd edition, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), Vol IV, pp 2-3
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Robertson, Ebenezer Alexander. Webpage. Reginald Scott (b. 1520, d. 16 Dec 1554) (accessed 18 February 2018)
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2013), Vol IV, pp 596-598, SCOTT #17, #18, #19 Reynold Scott, Knt.
  3. The visitation of Kent : taken in the years 1619-1621 by John Philipot, Rouge Dragon, Marshal and Deputy to William Camden, Clarenceux, by Camden, William, 1551-1623; Philipot, John, 1589?-1645; Hovenden, Robert, 1830-1908; Harleian Society
  4. Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Royal Ancestry series, 2nd edition, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), Vol III, p 302 PASHLEY #17. Elizabeth (or Isabel) Pashley
  5. Langston & Buck, "Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants" 1986, vol. II, chapter XXVII, pp. 132-133; chapter XLI, pp. 185-186; and chapter XLV, pp. 202-203
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Marriages of Reginald Scott, pp. 184-185, accessed 2016 September 19 by amb (Scott)
  7. Some sources show Thomas as son of his second wife instead of Emeline, his first. By his will, Thomas clearly is eldest. A British History Online article (link below), names Charles his eldest son by his second wife. The will also appears to indicate the order of his sons, after Thomas, to be Bryan, Charles, Henry, William (which is how Richardson lists them). The order of daughters appears consistent among sources: Katherine, Anne (by Emeline), Mary, Elizabeth, Ursula, and Margarete.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Scott Pedigree, pp 254-255 (Scott)
  9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 9.11 Memorials of the family of Scott (Scott)
  10. THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES PROB 11/43/638, p. 3, added 2015 February 26, amb
  11. 11.0 11.1 Will of Sir Reginald Scott in Memorials of the family of Scott, pp 179-183

Also See:

  • James Renat Scott, Memorials of the family of Scott, of Scot's-hall, in the county of Kent. With an appendix of illustrative documents (1876). Available online. Shown as Memorials of the family of Scott in footnotes. Collected by Varnell-40 17:02, 10 July 2015 (EDT). See pp 177, 179-185, 254-255.
  • British History Online, Letters and Papers, Henry VIII Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 12 Part 2, June-December 1537 Henry VIII: October 1537, 26-31, October Grants, 14th October
  • Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Royal Ancestry series, 2nd edition, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), Vol IV, pp 2-3
  • The Royal Lineages
  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 51. Scott, William (d.1350). by James McMullen Rigg
  • Sir Reginald Scott, Sheriff of Kent, Captain of Calais & Sangatte, "Our Royal, Titled, Noble, and Commoner Ancestors and Cousins" (website, compiled by Mr. Marlyn Lewis, Portland, OR; accessed 18 February 2018), citing
    • Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol III, p 276; Vol IV, pp 1-2
    • Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p 335, pp 555-556
    • Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol II, p 583; Vol IV, p 279, pp 593-594
    • Stemmata Robertson & Durdin., p. 223 (citation for daughter Catherine, also citing Plantagenet Ancestry, p 335)


This particular profile is an on-going project to document the genealogy of one Scott line and also is on a trail between a Richardson-documented Gateway Ancestor and a Magna Carta Surety Baron. The profile is a collaborative work-in-progress, always in need of direct and primary sources. Please contribute sources with your information. Thank you to everyone who has contributed.

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This profile has been identified by the Magna Carta Project as being in a direct trail between Magna Carta Gateway Ancestor Henry Filmer and Surety Baron William de Huntingfield. The trail to Huntingfield-11 connects to an existing trail at Lewknor-25:
1. Henry is the son of Elizabeth (Argall) Filmer
2. Elizabeth is the daughter of Mary (Scott) Washington
3. Mary is the daughter of Reginald Scott
4. Reginald Scott is the son of John Scott
5. John is the son of Sybilla (Lewknor) Scott
6. Sybilla is the daughter of Thomas Lewknor
7. Thomas is the son of Roger Lewknor.
The trail from Henry Filmer to Roger Lewknor is being developed (Pre-Review) by a member of the Magna Carta Project. ~ Noland-165 22:10, 19 February 2018 (EST)

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On 4 Mar 2018 at 22:22 GMT David Douglass wrote:

Al, the correct forum to continue this discussion is G2G. Please post your question and any evidence to that forum and do not carry on a long discussion on Reynold Scott's


David Douglas

On 20 Feb 2018 at 03:40 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

I changed marriage years to match text, but I didn't find anything that said where the marriages took place.

On 20 Feb 2018 at 02:38 GMT David Douglass wrote:

F.M.G. Vol 4, pg 1303 has his named spelled Reignold Scott (possibly pronounced Reynold ?)

Richardson has his name spelled Reynold Scott (Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 2nd Edition, 2011, Page 165)

Clearly, the profile spelling of his given name is not in agreement with FMG or Richardson. To be in agreement with Richardson the spelling should be changed to Reynold Scott

On 19 Feb 2018 at 07:57 GMT RJ Horace wrote:

Hunter, Joseph: F.M.G, Vol. 4, p.1303.

Hunter, Joseph: F.M.G, Vol. 4, p.1297.

On 24 Jan 2018 at 17:20 GMT EuGene Smith Jr. wrote:

The Magna Carta project has identified a potential Magna Carta line for this profile that lies between Gateway Ancestor, Henry Filmer and Surety Baron William (Huntingfield) de Huntingfield. As a member of the Magna Carta project I will be developing the trail from Henry Filmer to Roger Lewknor. Roger Lewknor's line connects to Magna Carta surety baron, William (Huntingfield) de Huntingfield

On 19 Sep 2016 at 00:05 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Scott Knight-1 and Scott-238 appear to represent the same person because: identical dates, notes on ScottKnight-1 indicate the parents on Scott-238

On 4 May 2014 at 01:47 GMT Michelle (Bairfield) Brooks wrote:

Scott-238 and Scott-3484 do not represent the same person because: this is "stuck" - will reject and place as match until I get the father straightened out.

On 27 Jan 2014 at 21:44 GMT J Pictet wrote:

Husband of Mary Tuke — married 1538 in Layer Marney,,Essex,England

Reynold is 15 degrees from George Barnes, 23 degrees from Amy Utting and 14 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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