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William "Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports" Scott

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Birthplace: Scott's Hall, Smeeth, East Ashford, Kent, England
Death: Died in Brabourne, East Ashford, Kent, England
Place of Burial: Brabourne Church, East Ashford, Kent, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Scott, Sheriff of Kent & Gov. of Dover Castle and Ann Agnes Beaufitz
Husband of Sybil Scott, Heiress of the Barony of Bircholt
Father of George Scott, I; Catherine Scott; Edward Scott; Sir John Scott, High Sheriff of Kent; Anne Scott and 2 others
Brother of Elisabeth Smythe; Thomas Scott; Margaret Bedingfield; Richard Scott and Isabel Poynings
Half brother of Margaret Bedingfield

Occupation: Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, MP, Comptroller of the Household of Henry VII
Managed by: Lucy Everette Folk
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About Sir William Scott, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Scott_of_Scott's_Hall

Sir William Scott of Scott's Hall, Brabourne, Kent (1459 - 24 August 1524) was Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports.

Scott rose to favour following the seizure of the throne by Henry VII. Within a few years he had been appointed to the Privy Council, appointed Comptroller of the Household and in 1489 was created a Companion of the Bath at the same ceremony as Prince Arthur. He served as High Sheriff of Kent in 1491, 1501 and 1516, and was also to become Constable of Dover Castle, Marshal of Calais (1490-1) and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (1492-1493). He remained in favour under Henry VIII, being present at the famous meeting at the Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520 and one of the deputation sent to greet Emperor Charles V when he landed at Dover in 1522.

William Scott was the son of John Scott and Agnes Beaufitz, and was married to Sybilla Lewknor, the daughter of John Lewknor (killed at Battle of Tewkesbury) and Johanna Halsham. In her own right Sybilla owned lands in Appledore, Iden & Romney Marsh, including the Barony of Bircholt. Johanna Halsham who is buried at Ashford in Kent, was the heiress of her uncle Hugh Halsham of West Grinstead, and the grand daughter of the Countess of Athol. He inherited the manor of Brabourne in 1495, and had Scott's Hall elaborately rebuilt so that it came to be regarded as one of the foremost houses in Kent.

Sir William was buried at Brabourne church in Kent, England.

References

Dictionary of National Biography (under Sir William Scott, d. 1350)

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Sir William Scott of Scott's Hall, Brabourne, Kent (1459 – 24 August 1524) was Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. Scott rose to favour following the seizure of the throne by Henry VII. Within a few years he had been appointed to the Privy Council, appointed Comptroller of the Household and in 1489 was created a Companion of the Bath at the same ceremony as Prince Arthur. He served as High Sheriff of Kent in 1491, 1501 and 1516, and was also to become Constable of Dover Castle, Marshal of Calais (1490-1) and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (1492-1493). He remained in favour under Henry VIII, being present at the famous meeting at the Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520 and one of the deputation sent to greet Emperor Charles V when he landed at Dover in 1522. William Scott was the son of John Scott and Agnes Beaufitz, and was married to Sybilla Lewknor, the daughter of John Lewknor (killed at Battle of Tewkesbury) and Johanna Halsham. In her own right Sybilla owned lands in Appledore, Iden & Romney Marsh, including the Barony of Bircholt. Johanna Halsham who is buried at Ashford in Kent, was the heiress of her uncle Hugh Halsham of West Grinstead, and the grand daughter of the Countess of Athol. He inherited the manor of Brabourne in 1495, and had Scott's Hall elaborately rebuilt so that it came to be regarded as one of the foremost houses in Kent. Sir William was buried at Brabourne church in Kent, England.

SIR WILLIAM SCOTT (1459-1524) of Brabourne was concerned in the siege ofBodiam Castle in 1483/4, for which and other delinquencies he received apardon on the accession of Henry VII. Rising in favour with that monarch,he was sworn of the privy council, appointed comptroller of thehousehold, and created C. B. with Prince Arthur on 29 Nov 1489. He wasalso lieutenant of Dover Castle, warden of the Cinque ports, and marshalof Calais in 1490/1, sheriff of Kent the same year, and 1501 and 1516. In1495 he succeeded to the manor of Brabourne on the death, without issue,of Joan, widow of Sir John Lewknor (killed at Tewkesbury 1471). Theproperty came to her from her father Richard, son of John Halsham, and,by a settlement of 1464, was limited to John Scott and his heirs, failingJoan Lewknor's issue. John Scott's relationship to the Halshams andLewknors is not established. In 1519 Sir William attended Henry VIII atthe Field of the Cloth of Gold, and figured among the grandees deputedwith Wolsey to receive the Emperor Charles V on his landing at dover on28 May 1522. Scot's Hall he rebuilt in a style of such splendour as tomake it long the rival of the greatest of the houses of Kent. He died on24 Aug. 1524, and was buried in the chancel of Brabourne church. By hiswife Sybil (d. 1527) he left issue. A younger son, Edward (d. 1535),married Alice, daughter of Thomas Fogge, serjeant porter of Calais, andfounded the family of Scott of the Mote, Iden, Sussex. [Life Sketch ofSir William Scott & Selected Descendants, www.burgoyne.com] 1 2

Sources: 1.Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com Page: Adrian Channing, 18 Nov 1998 2.Title: Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists, by David Faris, 2nd Edition 1999, NEHGS Page: 150

The Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports is a ceremonial official in the United Kingdom. The post dates from at least the 12th century but may be older. The Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports was originally in charge of the Cinque Ports, a group of five port towns on the southeast coast of England. Today the role is a sinecure and an honorary title, and today 14 towns belong to the Cinque Ports confederation. The title is one of the higher honours bestowed by the Sovereign. It has often been held by members of the Royal Family or Prime Ministers, especially those who have been influential in defending Britain at times of war.

The Lord Warden was solely responsible for the return of all writs to the Crown, along with the collection of taxes and the arrest of criminals. His court was held in St James's church, near Dover Castle, and there he exercised jurisdiction broadly equivalent to that of Chancery. He also had a "lieutenant's powers of muster ", and the Constableship of Dover Castle, later added to the Warden's office, enabled him to keep a garrison and administrative staff, including the Clerk and the Lieutenant of the Castle.

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Scott's Hall, Smeeth, East Ashford, Kent, England
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Abt. 1495 Scott Hall, Co. Kent, England
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Scott's Hall, Smeeth, East Ashford, Kent, England
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