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Thomas Scott

Birthplace: Rattlesden, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Scott, of Rattlesden and Martha Scott
Husband of Elizabeth Scott and Elizabeth Scott
Father of Abigail Scott; Elizabeth Spofford; Abigail Bosworth; Thomas Scott, Jr.; Isaac Mixer Scott and 3 others
Brother of Henry Scott; Ursula Kimball; Abigail Scott; Roger Scott; Dorothy Whatlock Scott and 6 others
Half brother of wife of John Burt, of Pulloxhill

Occupation: Sailed to America on the Elizabeth in 1634
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About Thomas Scott, of Ipswich

  • Ancestry of Charles Stinson Pillsbury and John Sargent Pillsbury by Holman, Mary Lovering, 1868-1947, Pillsbury, Helen Pendleton Winston, 1878-1957 Vol. 1
  • EDMUND SCOTT born probably in Rattlesden, Suffolk, Eng., about 1530, buried there, 14 Aug. 1621, aged "about ninety-seven years." He married, probably about 1560, JOAN ___ , who was buried 15 May 1615, "an old woman".
  • Edmund Scott appears in the records of Rattlesden in 1569 as a "Questman", a parish officer. This is the first mention found of him, although the records begin in 1558, and as the baptisms of his two eldest children are not of record, he possibly came to Rattlesden about 1556 from some other parish. In 1588-89, he was a church warden and in 1593, he was a collector. In 1611, Edmund Scott, "Sr." served again as collector. His age at death was probably exaggerated.
  • Children, all but two baptised in Rattlesden:
    • i. EDMUND, b. about 1561, buried 14 July 1642, Rattlesden; m. 16 Sept. 1583, Rattlesden, AGNES LOSSE, baptism and burial not found. Children (SCOTT), baptised in Rattlesden, (1) Edmund, bapt. 18 Oct. 1586, buried 30 June 1615, "a yonge man, ye sone of Edmund ye younger."; (2) Jonas, bapt. 20 Oct. 1588; (3) Nicholas, bapt. 25 Sept. 1591; (4) George, bapt. 28 Dec. 1594; (5) Robert, bapt. 25 May 1597.
    • ii. HENRY, b. probably about 1565; m. MARTHA WHATLOCK.
    • iii. DINAY, bapt. 18 June 1567; m. 8 Jan. 1587-88 JOHN RANSONE. Child (RANSONE, Priscilla, bapt. 2 June 1588.
    • iv. ANNE, bapt. 21 Aug. 1569.
    • v. ROSE, bapt. 15 Sept 1571, buried 19 Sept 1571.
    • vi. GEORGE, bapt. 31 Jan. 1573-74.
    • vii. NICHOLAS, bapt. 13 June 1576; m. 7 Apr. 1603, ANNE BATMAN. Child, Nicholas, bapt. 22 Jan. 1503-04, buried 29 Nov. 1606.
  • HENRY SCOTT (Edmund), born probably in Rattlesden, Suffolk, about 1565, was buried there, 24 Dec. 1624. He married in Rattlesden, 25 July 1594, MARTHA WHATLOCK, baptised there, 18 July 1658, died before 1653, daughter of Thomas and Joan (___) Whatlock.
  • Henry Scott grew up in Rattlesden, a yeoman farmer. After his death, his family continued to reside there until 1634 when they emigrated to America. His widow, Martha, aged about sixty (really fifty-six), his son Thomas and his family, his daughter, Ursula (Scott) Kimball with her husband, Richard Kimball, their children, and Kimball's brother, Henry Kimball, and his family, sailed in the Elizabeth of Ipswich, 30 Apr. 1634. This shipping list, given by both Drake and Hotten, is divided into two parts, those who took the oath of allegiance and those who did not, the latter being children under age.
  • "Ipswich. -- A note of the names and ages of all the Passengers which tooke shipping in the Elizabeth .... etc.
  • Henry Scott left a will of which brief abstract is obtainable: -- .... etc.
  • It is evident that Thomas Scott, the eldest son, had received his share of his father's property, either through gift at age of twenty-one or through certain property being entailed to him and hence not mentioned in his father's will.
  • Children born in Rattlesden:
    • i. THOMAS1, baptised 26 Feb. 1594-95, d. between 8 Mar. 1653-54 and 28 Mar. 1653-54, prob. Ipswich, Mass.; m. 20 July 1620, ELIZABETH STRUTT, bapt. 19 May 1594, Rattlesden, d. before 1654, dau. of Christopher and Ann Strutt. Children (SCOTT), (1) Elizabeth, bapt. 18 Nov. 1623, Rattlesden; (2) Abigail, bapt. 5 Mar. 1625; (3) Thomas, bapt. 15 June 1628; (4) Benjamin, bapt. 3 Feb. 1630, d. 30 Aug. 1633; (5) Hannah, b. about 1635; prob. Ipswich, Mass.; (6) Sarah, b. about 1637; (7) Mary b. about 1639.
    • ii. URSULA, bapt. 14 Feb. 1596-97; m. RICHARD KIMBALL.
    • iii. ROGER, bapt. 15 Nov. 1604, d. after 1638; m. 26 Feb. 1627-28, SARAH GRIMWOOD. Children (SCOTT), born in Rattlesden, (1) Susan, bapt. 6 June 1632; (2) Roger, bapt. 21 May 1633; (3) Sarah, bapt. 4 Mar. 1635; (4) Abigail, bapt. 26 Nov. 1637; (5) John, bapt. 20 Mar. 1639.
  • URSULA1 SCOTT (Henry, Edmund), baptised in Rattlesden, Suffolk, Eng., 14 Feb. 1596-97, died before 1661, probably in Ipswich, Mass. She married RICHARD KIMBALL. See the First Kimball Line.


  • Thomas Scott
  • M, #77196, b. 26 February 1595, d. 6 November 1643
  • Father Henry Scott b. 1 Nov 1560
  • Mother Martha Whatlock b. 18 Jul 1568, d. 14 Mar 1611
  • Thomas Scott was christened on 26 February 1595 at Rattlesden, Kent, England. He married Elizabeth Strutt, daughter of Christopher Strutt and Anne Waller, on 20 July 1620 at Rattlesden, Kent, England. Thomas Scott died on 6 November 1643 at Hartford, Hartford, CT, at age 48.
  • Family Elizabeth Strutt b. 16 May 1594, d. 22 Jun 1678
  • Child
    • Elizabeth Scott+ b. 18 Nov 1623, d. 10 Feb 1691
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Thomas Scott of Ipswich was baptized in Rattlesden, England on February 26, 1594/5. He sailed to America on the Elizabeth in 1634, and died in Ipswich, Massachusetts Bay Colony, between 8 March 1653/4 and 20 March 1654.

Thomas Scott, ae. 40, with wife Elizabeth, ae. 40, and ch. Thomas, ae. 11, and Elizabeth, ae. 9, came in the Elizabeth of Ipswich April 30, 1635.

The spelling on the ship's passenger list of the "Elizabeth" was, "Skott."

He settled at Cambridge; propr. 1633, frm. March 4, 1634-5. Rem. to Ipswich; propr. 1635; town officer, 1653.

He was a son of Henry Skott of Rattlesden, Suffolk, yeoman, and his wife Martha; the father d. in 1624, and the widow came as above; her dau. Ursula, wife of Richard Kembold or Kimball, came in the same ship. Reg. Lii, 248.

Barbour ("Early Families of Hartford") has Thomas Scott, who "was killed careless by John Ewe" in Hartford, as an original proprietor in Farmington, CT, but did not reside there. This was a common occurrence, as it turns out. Farmington was unusual in having several absentee proprietors. In nearly every case, children or in-laws took over the properties from the non-residents in the next generation. The only other (male) Scott in Farmington in the 17th century was Edmund Scott, spouse of Hannah Bird (and his descendants). There were approximately 85 "original proprietors," and the land in Farmington was not allowed to pass out of the possession of these families until after the American Revolution. (from:

Parents: Henry Scott and Martha Scott. [fn1]

Married: on July 20, 1620 in Rattlesden, England to Elizabeth Strutt.

Children of Thomas Scott and Elizabeth Strutt:

  1. Elizabeth Scott. Christened 18 November 1623 in Rattlesden. She married John SPOFFORD (SPAFORD) of Rowley, Massaachusetts (about 1645-S2)(before 1647-S1) in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts. Elizabeth died 10 FEB 1690-1691 in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  2. Abigail Scott. Christened 5 MAR 1625 in Rattlesden, Suffolk, England. She married Hanniel BOSWORTH (1614-1683) of Ipswich, Massachusetts about 1655 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. Abigail died (after 1683)(after 1700-S8) in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  3. Thomas Scott Jr. Christened 15 JUN 1628 in Rattlesden. He married Margaret HUBBARD, sister of Rev. William HUBBARD. He died (6 September 1657-S2)(1657-S8)(before APR 1684-S1) at Ipswich, Massachusettts. Margaret married (2) Ezekiel ROGERS at least by 1661. Her will was written 28 JUN 1678.
  4. Benjamin Scott. Christened 3 February 1630 in Rattlesden, England. He died on 10 AUG 1633, and was buried there 30 August 1633.
  5. Hannah Scott. Born about 1635-6 in Ipswich, after the family arrived in America. After her father's death she apparently came to Stamford to be a ward of her brother. She married Edmond (Edmund) LOCKWOOD of Stamford on 7 JAN 1655-1656 at Stamford, Connecticut. She died on 12 April 1706 at Stamford.
  6. Sarah Scott. Born about 1637-1638 in Ipswich, Massachusetts. In 1661 an acknowledgement was given to the court by Ezekiel Rogers for her share of her father’s estate. m. 5 Dec 1645 John Stanley
  7. [F3933]. Mary Scott. Born about 1639 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. She married Thomas PATCH [F3932]. She died 26 September 1728.


Thomas3 Scott (Henry2, Edmund1) was baptized in Rattlesden on February 26, 1594/5. He married there on July 20, 1620, Elizabeth Strutt. With her and their children, his mother and his sister Ursula Kemball’s family, he came to New England in 1634, having crossed the Atlantic in the Elizabeth from Ipswich in Old England. After a short stay in Cambridge he settled in Ipswich, where he was granted a house-lot in 1635.

Scott took the Freeman’s Oath on March 4, 1634/5. He was selectman of Ipswich in 1636/7, constable in 1641, served on grand juries 1645, 1648 and 1651, and on trial juries in 1647, 1649 and 1653. The town of Ipswich sued him for debt in 1646, and he was one of Major Denison’s subscribers in 1648. He was a glover by trade.

Gov. Winthrop tells of one Scott and Eliot of Ipswich who “were lost in their way home and wandered up and down six days and eat nothing. At length they were found by an Indian being almost senseless from want of rest.” These were the hazards of land travel in the forests of Essex county in the early seventeenth century.

The will of Thomas Scott of Ipswich was made March 8, 1653/4, and proved March 28, 1654. To his daughters Elizabeth and Abigail he left £25 each, half to be paid within half a year of his decease and the rest within a year. To his daughters Hannah, Sarah and Mary, £25 each, to be paid when they reached the age of twenty-one, but, if they married before that age, one-half was to be paid on their marriage days. Residue to son Thomas. Executors: brother Richard Kembell, Thomas Rowlinson, sr., Edmund Bridges. The inventory of £318 lists three books, much cloth and pewter and the house, barn and land. The legacies of Sarah and Mary Scott were paid to Mr. Ezekiel Rogers for them in 1661 and 1663, and Haniell Bosworth receipted for that of his wife Abigail in 1663[4] …


  1. 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 on the last of April in 1634, the adults taking the Oath of Allegiance at the Ipswich Customs House before sailing. Martha Scott's age is given on the list as sixty although she was actually 66. The Scotts and Kemballs settled in Ipswich after a short stay in the Boston neighborhood.
  2. Thomas Scott's will was dated 8 March 1654. He died on 17 MAR 1654 at Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. (S8, S9). His will was probated 28 March 1654, a few days later. This will gives 25 pounds to each of his daughters: Elizabeth, Abigail, Hannah, Sarah and Mary. The two eldest were to be paid with the year, the younger to be paid at age twenty-one or half the sum sooner at marriage.
  3. Thomas apparently had a large estate, part of which was a vessel. John Kimball gives an affidavit to the court in 1684 that Thomas Scott of Ipswich and John Degrade of New York had dealt a large amount with each other, and that Thomas Scott said he had John Degrade in prison for a debt that he owed him. Thomas died intestate, in 1657, before MAY. His family petitioned the court on 25 SEP 1683 concerning the disposition of his estate, claiming that his widow presented an imperfect inventory to the court, with a subsequent inventory still being imperfect, with excessive debts and an imprecise list of creditors. They present what they claim to be a perfect inventory



  1. Davis, Walter Goodwin, Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966), Vol. III, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1996 (reprint), p. 267-9.
  2. [S1]. Historical Collections of the Essex Institute. 1862. Vol. 4:25-27. Salem:G.M.Whipple& A.A. Smith. QUOTES as sources: a) Some Descendants of Edmund Lockwood (1594-1635) ...,' Harriet Woodbury Hodge, C.G., published by Philip V. Lockwood, 1978. b) Holman, Mary Lovering, Ancestry of Charles Pillsbury and John Pillsbury, two volumes, [Concord, New Hampshire : The Rumford Press, 1938], p. 81,83. c) Morrison, Leonard Allison, History of the Kimball Family in America, Volume I, [Boston : Damarell & Upham, 1897], p. 28.
  3. [S2].
  4. [S3]. The Kimball Family Online.
  5. [S4]. Notes on the Genealogy of Edmund Scott.
  6. [S1]. firstfamilies/edmund.scott.html.
  7. [S5].
  8. [S6]. The PEDIGREE of Thomas SCOTT.
  9. [S7]. Ancetors of Winslow Farr Sr. and Olive Hovey Freeman.
  10. [S8].
  11. [S9]. Long Island Genealogy.
  12. [S10].
  13. [S11]. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Vol. CXLI, No. 561, January 1987.
  14. [S12]. TheEnglish Ancestry of Elizabeth Strutt, Wife of Thomas Scott of Ipswich, Mass.
  15. [S13]. Churchyard/Orr Family Museum (Genealogy).

Said to have come to New England in 1634 on the ship Elizabeth.

From A Genealogical Record of John Spofford and Elizabeth Scott:

"Thomas and Elizabeth Scott, each 40 years of age, came in the 'Elizabeth' of Ipswich, Capt. William Andrews, the latter part of April, 1634, with their children, Elizabeth, 9 years old, Abigail, 7 years old, Thomas, 6 years old, and Isaac Mixer, 4 years old." (See Massachusetts Historical Collections, Third Series, Vol. X., p. 141.)


Thomas Scott, was an original proprietor; his home-lot in 1639 was on the road from the Meeting House to the Landing, now State St., and also extended some distance on Front St. Hinman says that in 1635-6 he kept a bridge over brick-hill brook, at five shillings per annum. He was one of those appointed by the General Court, Jan. 16, 1639, “to view those parts by' Vnxis Sepus' (Farmington), which may be suitable for a plantation.” He d. Nov. 6, 1643, by accident, “John Ewe by misadventure was the cause,” and he was sentenced to pay £l0 to the widow, and £3 to the county. Inv. f174. 12. 4. His widow, Ann, m. Nov. 7, 1644, Thomas Ford, of Windsor, and d. at Northampton, May 5, 1675.-Ch.: i. Elizabeth, b. about 1625; m. Feb. 6, 1648, Dea. John Loomis, of Windsor; d. May 7, 1696. ii. Thomas, d. 1657. iv. Mary, m. Nov. 7, 1644, Robert Porter, of Farmington. v. Sarab, m. Dec. 15, 1645, John Stanley (q. v.), of Farmington; d. June 26, 1661. VOL. 1.-17.


The Elizabeth left Ipswitch, Suffolk, England mid April of 1634 with her master, William Andrewes (Andres), arriving in Massachusetts Bay.

04 Feb 1634 Henry Dade writes from Ipswitch to the Archbishop of Canterbury that the Francis and the Elizabeth with 60 men in each intend to sail for New England on about March 10 and he supposes they are debtors or persons disaffected with the established church. Note: These ships and nine others bound for New England were stayed but on 28 Feb allowed to proceed on condition that the passengers took the oath opf allegiance. Colham pg 111.

12 Nov 1634: John Cutting and William Andrews pray to be released from bonds of presentation of certificates, enclosing that passangers of the 30 May 1634 Francis and 30 May 1634 Elizabeth did not take the oaths.

21 Jan 1635: John Cuttinge, Master of the Francis and William Andrewes, Master of the Elizabeth, both of Ipswitch, have brought a list of all the passengers that went in their ships to New England in April 1634 with certificates of their having taken the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance.

Skott Thomas 40, from Rattlesden, Suffolk #11 Scott, from Rattlesden, Suffolk, bound for Ipswitch. Ref: NEGR 53/248. 36 pg 159 Skott Elizabeth 40, wife of Thomas #12 Skott Elizabeth 9, #70 Skott Abigail 7, #71 Skott Thomas 6, #72 Scott Martha 60, #19 (Mother)

Kemball Henry 44, from Rattlesden, Suffolk #13 From Rattlesden, Suffolk, bound for Watertown. 36 pg 159 Kemball Susan 35, wife of Henry #14 Kemball Elizabeth 9, child of Henry #74 Kemball Susan 7, child of Henry #75 Kemball Richard 39, from Rattlesden, Suffolk #15 Born 1595, from Rattlesden, Suffolk, bound for Watertown, Ipswitch. Ref: NEGR 57/331. 36 pg 159 Kemball Ursula unk age, wife of Richard #16 (Daughter of Martha Scott) Kemball Henry 15, child of Richard #77 Kemball Richard 11, child of Richard #78 Kemball Mary 9, child of Richard #79 Kemball Martha 5, child of Richard #80 Kemball John 3, child of Richard #81 Kemball Thomas 1, child of Richard #82 Kemball Elizabeth 13, Raynor's step daughter #69


Biographical Summary:

Thomas Scott, embarked about" the last of April," 1634, in the "Elizabeth," of (and at) Ipswich, age 40, with wife Elizabeth (40), children, Elizabeth (age 9), Abigail (age 7), Thomas (age 6); with him were Thomas Kilbourne, Robert Day, etc. He was admitted freeman, Massachusetts, March 4, 1634-5. Removed to Hartford with the first settlers, and was an original proprietor; his home-lot in 1639 was on the road from the Meeting House to the Landing, now State St., and also extended some distance on Front St. Hinman says that in 1635-6 he kept a bridge over brick-hill brook, at five shillings per annum. He was one of those appointed by the General Court, Jan. 16,1639, "to view those parts by' Vnxis Sepus' (Farmington), which may be suitable for a plantation." He died November 6, 1643, by accident, "John Ewo by misadventure was the cause," and he was sentenced to pay £10 to the widow, and £5 to then county, inventory £174. 12. 4. His widow, Ann, married November 7, 1644, Thomas Ford, of Windsor, and died at Northampton, May 5, 1675.


i. Elizabeth, born about 1625; married February 6, 1648, Deacon John Loomis, of Windsor; died May 7, 1696.

ii. Abigail, born about 1627.

iii. Thomas, born about 1628; settled at Stamford; married at Ipswich, Massachusetts, Margaret, daughter of William Hubbard; died 1657.

iv. Mary, married November 7, 1644, Robert Porter, of Farmington.

v. Sarah, married December 15, 1645, John Stanley (q. v.), of Farmington; died June 20, 1661.

SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), page 257. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books

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