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Isabella Scott (Herbert)

Also Known As: "Isabel (Herbert) Finch", "Elizabeth Herbert Frensh", "Elizabeth Harbert", "Isabel Herbert Or Finch", "Elizabeth Herbert", "Isabella "Elizabeth" Herbert"
Birthplace: Netherfield, East Sussex, England
Death: Died in Brabourne, Kent, England
Place of Burial: Brabourne, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Vincent Herbert Finch, II and Isabella Cralle
Wife of Thomas Or Thomas Ashburnham; Gervase Clifton and Sir William Scott, Sheriff of Kent
Mother of Gervaise Clifton; Isobel Clifton; Margaret Scott; Sir John Scott, Sheriff of Kent & Gov. of Dover Castle; Joan Scott and 3 others
Sister of Joan ( FINCH ) Finch; William Herbert Finch or Richard Finch; John Herbert-Finch; Dionisia Herbert Finch and Elizabeth Finch

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About Isabella Scott

  • 'Isabel Herbert1,2,3,4
  • 'F, d. circa November 1457
  • Father Vincent Herbert, Esq.1,2,3,4 b. c 1370
  • Mother Isabella Cralle2,3 b. c 1357
  • ' Isabel Herbert married William Scott, Esq. circa 1413.2,3 Isabel Herbert married Sir Gervase Clifton, Sheriff of Kent, Mayor of Canterbury, Treasurer of Calais, Captain of Pontoise, son of Sir Gervase Clifton and Isabel Fraunceys, after 5 February 1433; They had 2 daughters (Isabel, wife of John Jernegan, Esq; & Joan, daughter of John Digges, Esq.).1,3,4 Isabel Herbert died circa November 1457.2
  • 'Family 1 William Scott, Esq. b. c 1390, d. 5 Feb 1434
  • Child
    • ◦Sir John Scott, Sheriff of Kent, Governor of Dover Castle+2 b. c 1415, d. 1485
  • 'Family 2 Sir Gervase Clifton, Sheriff of Kent, Mayor of Canterbury, Treasurer of Calais, Captain of Pontoise b. c 1405, d. 6 May 1471
  • Children
    • ◦Joan Clifton+2,3,4
    • ◦Isabel Clifton+1,2 b. c 1434
  • 1.[S11572] The Lineage and Ancestry of H.R.H. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, by Gerald Paget, Vol. II, p. 398.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 272.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 512.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 81.
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  • 'Magna Carta ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham
  • Magna Carta ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families By Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham
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  • 8. JOHN CLIFTON, Knt., of Clifton, Nottinghamshire, Knight of the Shire for Nottinghamshire, Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, verderer of Nottingham Forest, son and heir. He married about June 1382 KATHERINE CRESSY, daughter of John de Cressy, Knt., of Hodsock, Nottinghamshire, and High Melton, Yorkshire, by his wife, Agnes. She was born about 1368-78 (aged 30 and more in 1408). They had one son, Gervase, Knt., and one daughter, Katherine. SIR JOHN CLIFTON, a Lancastrian, was slain at the Battle of Shrewsbury 21 July 1403. She was co-heiress in 1408 to her brother, Hugh Cressy, Knt., by which she inherited the manors of Hodsock, Nottinghamshire, and Claypole, Lincolnshire. His widow, Katherine, married (2nd) before Nov. 1408 Ralph Mackerell, Esq., of Wilsthorpe, Derbyshire (died testate 14 Jan. 1435/6), Knight of the Shire for Nottinghamshire. She died sometime before 1420. . . . .
    • 9. GERVASE CLIFTON, Knt., of Hodsock and Clifton, Nottinghamshire, son and heir, born about 1396 (aged 40 in 1436). He married ISABEL FRAUNCEYS, daughter of Robert Fraunceys, Knt., of Foremark, Derbyshire, Knight of the Shire for cos. Derby and Stafford, Sheriff of cos. Nottingham and Derby, by his wife, Isabel [?Peshale]. They had two sons, Robert and Gervase, Knt. GERVASE CLIFTON, Knt., died 15 Nov. 1453. His widow, Isabel, died 13 June 1457, and was buried at Clifton, Nottinghamshire. . . . .
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      • ' 10. GERVASE CLIFTON, Knt., of Clifton, Nottinghamshire, and London, and, in right of his 1st wife, of Brabourne, Kent, and in right of his 2nd wife, of Eresby, Lincolnshire, Sheriff of Kent, 1439, 1450, 1458, Mayor of Canterbury, 1450, Treasurer of Calais, Captain of Pontoise, younger son, born say 1405. He married (1st) ISABEL HERBERT (alias FINCHE), widow of William Scott, Esq., of Brabourne, Kent (died 5 Feb. 1433), and daughter of Vincent Herbert (alias Finche), Esq., of Netherfield, Sussex, by Isabel, daughter and co-heiress of Robert Cralle, of Cralle (in Warblngton), Sussex. They had two daughters, Isabe (wife of John Jernegan, Esq.) and Joan. His wife, Isabel, died in or about Nov. 1457. He married (2nd) before 20 March 1462/3 MAUD STANHOPE, widow successively of Robert Willoughby, K.G., 6th Lord Willoughby of Eresby (died 25 July 1452), and Thomas Neville, Knt. (died 30 Dec. 1460), and eldest daughter of Richard Stanhope, Knt., of Rampton, Nottinghamshire, by his 2nd wife, Maud, daughter of Ralph Cromwell, 2nd Lord Cromwell. They had no issue. SIR GERVASE CLIFTON was beheaded after the Battle of Tewkesbury 6 May 1471, and was buried at Brabourne, Kent. She was heiress in 1490 to her sister, Joan Stanhope, wife successively of Humphrey Bourchier, Knt. [Lord Cromwell] and Robert Radclyffe, Knt. His widow, Maud, died 30 August 1497, and was buried in the Collegiate Church at Tattershall, Lincolnshire. . . . .
      • ' Child of Gervase Clifton, Knt, by Isabel Herbert (alias Finche):
        • i. JOAN CLIFTON, married JOHN DIGGES, esq., of Diggs Court (in Barham), Kent [see DIGGES 10].
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  • Dictionary of National Biography volume 51.djvu/114
  • Obscurity in the history of the family of Scott of Scot's Hall ceases with the settlement by Peter de Coumbe in 1402 of the manor of Combe or Coumbe in Brabourne on 'William Scott (d. 1434), who was escheator for Kent in 1425, sheriff in 1428, and M.P. in 1430. Before 1409 he married his first wife, Joan, daughter of Sir John de Orlestone (d 1397), and by purchase or inheritance he acquired the manor and church of Orlestone, which had belonged to her family. He presented to the church in 1426, 1430, and 1433. He is believed to have built on the manor of Hall the mansion-house afterwards known as Scot's Hall. To him also was probably due the reconstruction in the Perpendicular style of the chapel of the Holy Trinity to the south of the chancel in Brabourne church, at the entrance of which he directed that he should be buried (cf. Weever). He died on 5 Feb. 1433–4. His second wife was Isabella, youngest daughter of Vincent Herbert, alias Finch, of Netherfield, Sussex (ancestor of the earls of Winchilsea); she survived him, and remarried Sir Gervase Clifton, treasurer of the household to Henry VI, who resided at Brabourne. By his second wife William Scott had, with other issue, an heir, John, and William (d 1491). The latter was lord of the manor of Woolstan, and founder of the family of Scott of Chigwell, Essex.
    • The heir, Sir John Scott (d. 1485) of Scot's Hall, a consistent Yorkist, was appointed sheriff of Kent in 1460, and, on the accession of Edward IV next year, was knighted and made comptroller of the household. Edward IV, on the attainder in 1461 of Thomas, baron de Roos, and James Butler, earl of Wiltshire, gave him the castle and manor of Wilderton and Molash in Kent and the manor of Old Swinford and Snodsbury in Worcestershire, with a life interest in the castle and manor of Chilham. He was one of the negotiators of the treaty of commerce with Burgundy, concluded at Brussels on 24 Nov. 1467, and of the marriage treaty [see Margaret, Duchess of Burgundy], and one of the commission for the delimitation of the Pale of Picardy, appointed on 18 June 1472. He was returned to parliament for Kent in 1467, and was engaged in the following years on diplomatic negotiations with the Hanse Towns. In 1471 he succeeded Richard Neville, earl Warwick, whom he was sent to arrest in France after the battle of Stamford (May 1470), as lieutenant of Dover Castle, warden of the Cinque ports, and marshal of Calais, and continued in active diplomatic employment. He died on 17 Oct. 1485, and was buried in the north wall of the chancel of Brabourne church. His arms are in the north window of ‘the martyrdom’ at Canterbury Cathedral. His account-book (1463–6) was printed in ‘Archæologia Cant.’ vol. x. By his wife Agnes (d. 1487), daughter of William de Beaufitz of the Grange, Gillingham, Kent, he had, with two daughters, an heir, William. The statement that Thomas Rotherham [q. v.] was a younger son is without foundation.
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Kent, England, United Kingdom
Netherfield, East Sussex, England
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Abt. 1422 Scotts Hall, Kent, England
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Abt. 1424 Scotts Hall, Kent, England
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Abt. 1426 Scotts Hall, Kent, England
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Scott's Hall, Smeeth, East Ashford, Kent, England
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Abt. 1428 Scotts Hall, Kent, England
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