Thomas Scott1

M, #403111
Last Edited=26 Jun 2013
     Thomas Scott is the son of Walter Scott and Margaret Riddell.1
     He lived at Whitehaughbrae.2 There is considerable doubt as to the remaining sons given by Satchells.1

Citations

  1. [S3977] Keith S. M. Scott, Scott, 1118-1923 (London, U.K.: Burkes Publishing Company, 1923). Hereinafter cited as Scott, 1118-1923.
  2. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 3169. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Unknown Daughter Ker1

F, #403112
Last Edited=26 Jun 2013
     Unknown Daughter Ker is the daughter of Unknown Ker of Fernielee.2 She married William Scott of Harden, son of Robert Scott of Stirches and Unknown Wife (?).1
     She was probably widow of Riddell of Riddell.1 Her married name became Scott.1

Child of Unknown Daughter Ker and William Scott of Harden

Citations

  1. [S3977] Keith S. M. Scott, Scott, 1118-1923 (London, U.K.: Burkes Publishing Company, 1923). Hereinafter cited as Scott, 1118-1923.
  2. [S37] BP2003 See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Walter Scott of Harden1

M, #403113, d. circa 1563
Last Edited=26 Jun 2013
     Walter Scott of Harden was the son of William Scott of Harden and Unknown Daughter Ker.1 He married Unknown Wife (?).1 He died circa 1563.2
     It is possible that he married a Riddell, daughter of his stepmother.1 He lived on 18 August 1559 had charterfor Harden from Lord Home.2

Child of Walter Scott of Harden and Unknown Wife (?)

Citations

  1. [S3977] Keith S. M. Scott, Scott, 1118-1923 (London, U.K.: Burkes Publishing Company, 1923). Hereinafter cited as Scott, 1118-1923.
  2. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 3169. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Marjorie Bedford Oliver1

F, #403114, b. 1916
Last Edited=26 Jun 2013
     Marjorie Bedford Oliver was born in 1916.1 She is the daughter of Clifford Wigram Oliver and Clarice Robina Hepburn Bedford.1

Citations

  1. [S1042] Peter Wood, "re: Persse Family," e-mail message to Darryl Lundy, 26 February 2003 to 2016. Hereinafter cited as "re: Persse Family."

Unknown Wife (?)1

F, #403115
Last Edited=26 Jun 2013
     Unknown Wife (?) married Walter Scott of Harden, son of William Scott of Harden and Unknown Daughter Ker.1
     Her married name became Scott.1

Child of Unknown Wife (?) and Walter Scott of Harden

Citations

  1. [S3977] Keith S. M. Scott, Scott, 1118-1923 (London, U.K.: Burkes Publishing Company, 1923). Hereinafter cited as Scott, 1118-1923.


unknown Ker1

M, #403116
Last Edited=20 Jan 2010
     unknown Ker is the son of Andrew Ker of Yair.2

Child of unknown Ker

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1303. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Mary Scott1

F, #403117
Last Edited=26 Jun 2013
     Mary Scott is the daughter of John Scott.2 A contract for the marriage of Mary Scott and Walter Scott of Harden was signed on 21 March 1567.3
     Mary Scott also went by the nick-name of ''Flower of Yarrow'.1

Citations

  1. [S3977] Keith S. M. Scott, Scott, 1118-1923 (London, U.K.: Burkes Publishing Company, 1923). Hereinafter cited as Scott, 1118-1923.
  2. [S37] BP2003 See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  3. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Margaret Edgar1

F, #403118
Last Edited=26 Jun 2013
     Margaret Edgar is the daughter of John Edgar.2 She married, firstly, William Spottiswood of that Ilk before 9 April 1598.3 She married by contract, secondly, Walter Scott of Harden, son of Walter Scott of Harden and Unknown Wife (?), on 9 April 1598.1,3
     From before 9 April 1598, her married name became Spottiswood.3 From 9 April 1598, her married name became Scott.1

Child of Margaret Edgar and Walter Scott of Harden

Citations

  1. [S3977] Keith S. M. Scott, Scott, 1118-1923 (London, U.K.: Burkes Publishing Company, 1923). Hereinafter cited as Scott, 1118-1923.
  2. [S37] BP2003 See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  3. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Sir William Scott of Harden1

M, #403119, d. 1655
Last Edited=27 Jun 2013
     Sir William Scott of Harden was the son of Walter Scott of Harden and Mary Scott.1 He married by contract, firstly, Agnes Murray, daughter of Sir Gideon Murray, Lord Elibank and Margaret Pentland, on 14 July 1611.2 He married by contract, secondly, Margaret Kerr, daughter of William Kerr, on 15 April 1633.2 He died in 1655.1
     On 29 May 1606 he had grants of the lands of Tarras and of other lands at various dates.2 He gained the rank of Lieutenant in 1617 in the Border Garrison.2 He was appointed Knight Bachelor in 1618.2 He held the office of Sheriff of Selkirk in 1625.2 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Selkirk in 1641.2 He held the office of Sheriff of Selkirk in 1645.2 Walter, the third son, called 'Watty Wudspurs' (or Mad-spurs), figures characteristically in the ballad of Jamie Telfer. He was the ancestor of the Scotts of Raeburn. The fourth son was James of Thirlestaine; and from John of Woll, the fifth son, the family of Woll are descended.
Sir William, a man in great favour with James VI by whom he was knighted in his father's lifetime and possessed of considerable estates. He fought against Cromwell and was fined £3000 for doing so in1654. Sir William Scott organised an expedition against the Murrays of Elibank, whose territory was but a few miles distant. Elibank had been warned, and was upon his guard. The Scotts came sweeping down the valley, driving off all the cattle that came in their way, when the Murrays, who were lying in wait for them, suddenly appeared, and a fight ensued, in which William Scott was taken prisoner. Sir Gideon Murray conveyed him to his castle, where Lady Murray received the victor, and congratulated him upon his success; and, at the same time, inquired what he was going to do with the prisoner. ' The gallows,' answered her husband. 'Hout, na, Sir Gideon,' answered the considerate matron, in her vernacular idiom, ' Would you hang the winsome young laird of Harden, when you have ill-favoured daughters to marry.' ' Quite right,' answered the baron, who caught at the idea, ' he shall marry our daughter, or strap for it.' Upon this alternative being proposed to the prisoner, he, at first thoughts, stoutly declared his preference for the gibbet to the plain-featured daughter of Murray of Elibank. But, at length, when he was actually led forth to execution, and saw no other chance of escape, he retracted his ungallant resolution, and accepted the figurative noose of matrimony for the literal cord of hemp. They became a happy and loving couple, and had a large family. The marriage contract to this remarkable event is still in existence.1

Citations

  1. [S3977] Keith S. M. Scott, Scott, 1118-1923 (London, U.K.: Burkes Publishing Company, 1923). Hereinafter cited as Scott, 1118-1923.
  2. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 3169. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Margaret Baillie1

F, #403120
Last Edited=17 Jan 2010
     Margaret Baillie married William Murray, son of Sir Patrick Murray, 1st Lord Elibank and Elizabeth Dundas.1
     Her married name became Murray.1

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1300. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]