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Martha (Whatlock) Scott (1568 - 1643)

Martha "Mary" Scott formerly Whatlock aka Bartram, Whatlocke
Born in Rattlesden, Suffolk, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 25 Jul 1594 in Rattlesden, Suffolk, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Sep 2010
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The Puritan Great Migration.
Martha (Whatlock) Scott migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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In the records of Suffolk there are 11 Whatlocks, Whytloks, Whytlaks shown in the 1524 Subsidy Roll living in places such as Lavenham, Okynham, Bawdesey, Stanstead, Herkested and Codynham. There is a Whatlock family living just north of these places in Rattlesden in the late 1500s.

Thomas & Joane Whatlock were married in 1560 and had four children, Roger 1561, Robert 1564, Martha 1568 and Dorithy born 1572. The family appears to have prospered in Rattlesden and Thomas and his wife, Joane lived there until their deaths, Thomas in 1608 and Joane two years later in 1610.

The youngest daughter, Dorithy died young in 1574. The eldest son, Roger appears to have gone to Norfolk as his brother Robert mentions in his will "the house in Norfolk my brother Roger Whotlock gave me". Robert became a "knacker" which at that time probably was a harness maker. He was married twice but his will of 1622 does not mention a wife or any children. Robert does mention his sister Martha Skott and his kinsmen Thomas & Roger Skott. Also mentioned is kinswoman Ursula Kemball. Henry Skott witnessed the will.

Martha Whatlocke married Henry Scott July 25,1594 at Rattlesden.[1]

a previous version of this profile, citing only a highly derivative index database, that Henry was the son of Sir William & Lady Mary (Howard) Scott and was grandson of Sir Charles Howard, Earl of Nottingham.
Charles Howard, first Earl of Nottingham, did not have a daughter named Mary. None of his daughters married a man named Scott. Charles Howard was born 1536. Henry was said to be born around 1560, only 14 years later.[2]
Henry Scott was a yeoman farmer and his will is dated September 24, 1623 and proved January 10, 1624. Henry mentions his Kemball grandchildren and his sons Thomas & Roger Skott. Ursula Skott married Richard Kimball and in April 1634 they left Ipswich, England on the "Elizabeth" to Boston, Massachusetts[3]. and settled in Ipswich, New England.

"Ten years after her husband's death Martha Scott set sail for America with her son Thomas Scott and her daughter Ursula Kemball and ten grandchildren of all ages from a boy of eighteen to a baby of one. This family group embarked on the Elizabeth of Ipswich the last of April in 1634, the adults taking the Oath of Allegiance at the Ipswich Customs House before sailing."[4]

The Scotts and Kimballs settled in Ipswich after a short Boston stay.


  1. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author: Yates Publishing Publication: Operations Inc APID: 1,7836::0 BETTER SOURCE SOUGHT.
  3. U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Author: Publication: Operations, Inc APID: 1,7486::0
  4. Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): A reprinting in alphabetical order by surname of the sixteen multi-ancestor compedia</i>, Introduction by Gary Boyd Roberts (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1996), (Ancestry of Phoebe Tilton, p. 118).

See also:

  •, U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Name: Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;) Repository: #R3
  •, Web: Netherlands, GenealogieOnline Trees Index, 1000-2015 (Name: Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2014;) Repository: #R3
  • Paul J. Ledbetter II of New Bern, North Carolina, World Family Tree #3121, Volume #001 (Name: Brøderbund Publication, Date of Import: Mar 6, 2003;)

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Oops. Never mind. There it is in the narrative.
posted by Jillaine Smith
Jo, where are you seeing a link to Charles Howard ?
posted by Jillaine Smith
Charles Howard, first Earl of Nottingham, did not have a daughter named Mary. None of his daughters married a man named Scott.,_1st_Earl_of_Nottingham

Charles Howard was born 1536. Henry was said to be born around 1560, only 14 years later.

posted by Jo Fitz-Henry
This profile, due to multiple past merges, has a large number of profile managers. If you're not actively working on this profile, please consider "downgrading" to Trusted List. You'll still be notified of changes. Thanks. --PGM project
posted by Jillaine Smith
A Reminder to all the profile managers...when a merge is completed, the next step is to "tidy up" the profile by combining all the biography sections and source sections into nice looking Biography with sources. Part of being a profile manager is keeping up the profile.
posted by Robin Lee
Whatlocke-4 and Whatlock-1 appear to represent the same person because: identical birth, alternate spelling of name, death is an estimate, same daughter on both profiles, Ursula (merge proposed)
posted by Robin Lee
Was Martha Whatlock ever married to John Bartram? First time I've ever heard of that.

Never heard of her daughter Ursula marrying John North (only to Richard Kimball).

posted by Kenneth Kinman
Whatlock-1 and Whatlock-62 appear to represent the same person because: All that conflicts is the death date, and I have no source to substantiate my 1611 date.

Rejected matches › Anna (Hodell) North (1570-1633)

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