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Thomas Scott

Birthplace: Scotland
Death: Died in Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir William Scott, 8th of Balwearie and Janet Scott, of Lundin
Husband of Agnes Moncreiff
Father of Agnes Inglis and Thomas Scott
Brother of Sir William Scott and James Scott

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"SCOTT or SCOT, THOMAS, Lord Petgormo (1480?–1539), Scottish judge, was second son of Sir William Scott of Balwearie [q. v.] and Janet, daughter of Thomas Lundy. Thomas obtained a charter under the great seal of the lands and house of Petgormo on 2 Jan. 1526 (Douglas, Baronage, p. 304). On 19 Nov. 1532 he was appointed ordinary judge in place of his father, with the title of Lord Petgormo. He was a great favourite with James V, who made him justice clerk in 1535. He died in 1539. According to the legend related by Knox in his ‘History of the Reformation,’ Scot visited the king at Linlithgow on the night of his own death ‘with a company of devils,’ announcing that he (Scot) was ‘adjudged to endless torment’ (Knox, History, ed. 1644, p. 25)."

SOURCE: 'Scott, Thomas (1480?-1539) (DNB00)', Wikisource, The Free Library, 23 February 2011, 02:26 UTC, <,_Thomas_(1480%3F-1539)_(DNB00)&oldid=2414497> [accessed 28 November 2012]

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Thomas Scott of Pitgormo, was the second son of Sir William Scott of Balwearie, and of Janet Lundin of Lundin, and succeeded his father on the bench. He married Agnes Moncreiff, by whom he had Thomas ; and Agnes, who married Thomas Dishington of Ardross. He died in 1539, and his widow married Robert, Master of Ross, who was slain at Pinkie.

Source: The East Neuk of Fife: its history and antiquities

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