John  Scott

John Scott (bef. 1485 - 1533)

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Sir John Scott
Born before in Scott's Hall, Smeeth, Kent, Englandmap
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Died in Brabourne, Kent, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Jul 2010 | Last significant change: 28 Mar 2018
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Sir John Scott, of Scotts Hall, Smeeth, Kent, was a Knight of the King's Bodyguard (1515 - 1518), Sheriff of Kent (1527-28), and Burgess (M.P.) for New Romney, Kent. He was knighted (ca. 1520) by the Prince of Castile for signal services rendered against the Duke of Guelders. He d. 24 Aug 1524, but it is not known where he (and his wife) are buried, however it is presumed to have been at the Nettlested Church, Kent.[1][2][3]


Father Sir William Scott, Sheriff of Kent, Constable of Dover Castle. d. 24 Aug 1524[4]

Mother Sibyl Lewknor, d. aft. 4 Aug 1528, date of her will and bef. 14 Jan 1529, date will proved.[5]


He married Anne Pympe, daughter of Reginald (Reynold) Pympe, Esq. and Elizabeth Pashley, before 22 November 1506. Anne was living in Aug. 1524 and prob. d. bef. 16 Feb 1539/40.[6]

Anne Pympe's noble family lineage can be traced back to William the Conqueror and Emperor Charlemagne (800 CE). [7]


They had 5 sons and 7 daughters:

  1. Sir Reynold, Knt. [8]
  2. Sir John, Knt. [8]
  3. William [8]
  4. Richard, Esq [8]
  5. George [8]
  6. Mildred, wife of John Digges, Esq. & of Richard Keyes, Gent. [8]
  7. Katherine, wife of Sir Henry Crispe, Knt. [8]
  8. Isabel, wife of Richard Adams, Esq. [8]
  9. Alice [8]
  10. Mary, wife of Nicholas Ballard, Gent. [8]
  11. Elizabeth [8]
  12. Sibyl, wife of Richard Hynde, Esq. [8]


Douglas Richardson
  • 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, p 311, pp 596-597
  • Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol III, p 302; Vol IV, pp 1-2
  • Plantagenet Ancestry, p 335; 2nd Edition, Vol III, p 183
  • Royal Ancestry, Vol IV, p 310, pp 593-594
  1. Douglas Richardson, "Magna Carta Ancestry" 2nd Ed., 2011, vol, IV, pp. 1-2.
  2. Douglas Richardson, "Plantagenet Ancestry", 2nd Ed., 2011, vol III, p. 183.
  3. James Renat Scott, "Memorials of the Family of Scott, in the County of Kent", 1876, pp. 158-159.
  4. Douglas Richardson, "Magna Carta Ancestry" 2nd Ed., 2011, Vol. IV, p. 1.
  5. Douglas Richardson, "Magna Carta Ancestry" 2nd Ed., 2011, Vol. IV, p. 1.
  6. Douglas Richardson, "Magna Carta Ancestry" 2nd Ed., 2011, Vol. IV, pp. 1-2.
  7. 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
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 8.11 Douglas Richardson, "Magna Carta Ancestry", 2nd Ed., 2011, Vol. IV, p. 2

See also:

  • Sir John Scott, Sheriff of Kent, Burgess of New Romney, "Our Royal, Titled, Noble, and Commoner Ancestors and Cousins" (website, compiled by Mr. Marlyn Lewis, Portland, OR; accessed 26 February 2018), citing Douglas Richardson's works:
    • Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol III, p 302; Vol IV, pp 1-2
    • Plantagenet Ancestry, p 335; 2nd Edition, Vol III, p 183
    • Royal Ancestry, Vol IV, p 310, pp 593-594
  • Wikipedia: John Scott, citing Richardson's Magna Carta Ancestry
  • Leonard Digges (scientist). Wikipedia.


Magna Carta Project

Magna Carta trail
This profile has been identified by the Magna Carta Project as being in a direct trail between Magna Carta Gateway Ancestor Henry Filmer to Surety Baron William (Huntingfield) de Huntingfield. For more information refer to: Magna Carta project's Base Camp. 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 profile of John Scott is being developed (Pre-Review) by a member of the Magna Carta Project along with the intervening profiles to Roger Lewknor. Interested Wikitree members are welcome to work on developing this profile and/or the intervening profiles. If you are interested in being a Gateway Guardian, or joining the project (or both), please post a comment to WikiTree-36, answer "yes" to the project's G2G "join" post (to join the project), or contact David Douglas edited 18 January 2018 (EST)
  • See this page for a table showing Gateways and their Guardians.
  • See the Magna Carta Project page for more information about the project.
  • See Base Camp for information about identified trails and their status.

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On 24 Jan 2018 at 17:21 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 Jun 2017 at 21:03 GMT Al Scott wrote:

i would like to be added to this Project Profile as it is My Direct Paternal Line and i was just trying to add a YDNA Discusion Link on My Ydna Haplogroup attached to the Profile (R-S673) a subclade of R-M222

SNP'S in my YDNA match all of the Geography of the Line nicely

INFO Regarding R-S673 My YDNA Haplogroup

i am adding related info to all the Scott's of this Line and Baliol, Balliol's i did a BIG Y DNA Test i am on the Big Y Tree and YDNA info is now known for the Baliol, Balliol YDNA Haplogroup being R-DF49 See my Kit=510220 on the Big Tree here France

also found in Scotland

On 19 Sep 2016 at 00:09 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Scott-16716 and Scott-239 appear to represent the same person because: based on daughter, name and era, looks like these were intended to be the same person

On 14 Jan 2014 at 19:54 GMT Michelle (Gerard) Hartley wrote:

Profile needs a lot of clean up

John is 13 degrees from Charles Darwin, 14 degrees from Amelia Earhart, 16 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor and 17 degrees from Gilly Wood on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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