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Charles Scott, Sir

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Smeeth, Kent, England
Death: May 5, 1617 (75)
Godmersham, Kent, England
Place of Burial: Godmersham, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Reginald Scot, of Scot's Hall and Nettlested and Mary Tuke
Husband of Jane Wyatt, Lady
Father of Deborah Fleete; Thomas Scott, MP, the Elder; William Scott and Augustine / John Scottowe
Brother of Elizabeth Heyman; Catherine Baker; Ursula Scott; Margaret Scott; Mary Washington / Argall and 6 others
Half brother of Sir Thomas Scott, MP and George Scott

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About Sir Charles Scott

  • Jane WYATT
  • Born: 1553
  • Died: 1617
  • Father: Thomas "The Younger" WYATT (Sir)
  • Mother: Jane HAWTE
  • Married: Charles SCOTT (Sir) (b. 1542 – d. 1617)
  • Children:
    • 1. Dorothea SCOTT
    • 2. Thomas SCOTT
  • From: WYATT1


  • SCOTT, William (c.1579-aft.1611), of Godmersham, Kent.
  • b. c.1579, 2nd s. of Charles Scott (d.1596) by Jane, da. of Sir Thomas Wyatt, of Allington Castle. educ. I. Temple June 1595.
  • Offices Held
    • ?Clerk in the ordnance office bef. 1601.
  • Scott was the great-grandson of Sir Thomas Wyatt the elder, whose sister was the mother of Sir Henry Lee, the high steward of New Woodstock, and probably the grandmother of Elizabeth, first wife of Lawrence Tanfield, the senior burgess for Woodstock in 1601. Scott was admitted to the Inner Temple at ‘Mr. Tanfield’s request’ in June 1595, a few months before the death of his father. Like John Lee, another of Sir Henry Lee’s relations, Scott may have obtained a post in the ordnance office. Either he or a namesake was a servant to the surveyor of the ordnance, Sir John Davis, and was involved with Davis in Essex’s rebellion. The burgess for Woodstock may also have been the man alleged in 1605 to have lampooned Sir Robert Cecil. He certainly had literary pretensions, dedicating to Sir Henry Lee a composition called The Model of Poesy and translating a religious work by a Huguenot poet. As ‘a sharer in his blood as well as in many his honourable favours’, he was privileged in 1611 to compose the inscription for the tomb of Sir Henry Lee, whose education he attributed to the Wyatts. Scott witnessed Lee’s will and sent a man to the funeral. Nothing is known of his subsequent career.
  • Vis. Kent. (Harl. Soc. xlii), 127; E. K. Chambers, Sir Henry Lee, 20, 248, 268-9, 298, 305; PCC 37 Drake; HMC Hatfield, x. 100; xvi. 14-15; CSP Dom. 1598-1601, p. 549; APC, xxxi. 160.
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  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 63
  • Wyatt, Thomas (1521?-1554) by Sidney Lee
  • WYATT, Sir THOMAS the younger (1521?–1554), conspirator, was the eldest and only surviving son of Sir Thomas Wyatt the elder [q. v.], by his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Brooke, third lord Cobham. He was brought up as a catholic. He is described as ‘twenty-one years and upwards’ in the ‘inquisitio post mortem’ of his father, which was dated 8 Jan. 1542–3. The Duke of Norfolk was one of his godfathers. In boyhood he is said to have accompanied his father on an embassy to Spain, where the elder Sir Thomas Wyatt was threatened by the Inquisition. To this episode has been traced an irremovable detestation of the Spanish government, but the anecdote is probably apocryphal. All that is positively known of his relations with his father while the latter was in Spain is found in two letters which the elder Wyatt addressed from Spain to the younger, then fifteen years old. The letters give much sound moral advice. In 1537 young Wyatt married when barely sixteen. He succeeded on his father's death in 1542 to Allington Castle and Boxley Abbey in Kent, with much other property. But the estate was embarrassed, and he parted with some outlying lands on 30 Nov. 1543 to the king, receiving for them 3,669l. 8s. 2d. In 1542 he alienated, too, the estate of Tarrant in Dorset in favour of a natural son, Francis Wyatt, whose mother was Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Edward Darrel of Littlecote. Wyatt was of somewhat wild and impulsive temperament. .... etc.
  • On the day appointed for his execution (11 April) Wyatt requested Lord Chandos, the lieutenant of the Tower, to permit him to speak to a fellow-prisoner, Edward Courtenay, earl of Devonshire. According to Chandos's report Wyatt on his knees begged Courtenay ‘to confess the truth of himself.’ The interview lasted half an hour. It does not appear that he said anything to implicate Princess Elizabeth, but he seems to have reproached Courtenay with being the instigator of his crime (cf. Foxe, Acts and Monuments, iii. 41, and Tytler, Hist. of Edward VI and Mary, ii. 320). Nevertheless, at the scaffold on Tower Hill he made a speech accepting full responsibility for his acts and exculpating alike Elizabeth and Courtenay (Chronicles of Queen Jane and Queen Mary, p. 73; Bayley, Hist. of the Tower, p. xlix). After he was beheaded, his body was subjected to all the barbarities that formed part of punishment for treason. Next day his head was hung to a gallows on ‘Hay Hill beside Hyde Park,’ and subsequently his limbs were distributed among gibbets in various quarters of the town (Machyn, Diary, p. 60). His head was stolen on 17 April.
  • Wyatt married in 1537 Jane, daughter of Sir William Hawte of Bishopsbourne, Kent. Through her he acquired the manor of Wavering. She bore him ten children, of whom three married and left issue. Of these a daughter Anna married Roger Twysden, grandfather of Sir Roger Twysden [q. v.], and another Charles Scott of Egerton, Kent, of the family of Scott of Scotshall. The son George was restored to his estate of Boxley, Kent, by Queen Mary, and to that of Wavering by Queen Elizabeth in 1570. He collected materials for a life of Queen Anne Boleyn, the manuscript of which passed to his sister's grandson, Sir Roger Twysden. In 1817 there was privately printed by Robert Triphook from a copy of Wyatt's manuscript ‘Extracts from the Life of Queen Anne Boleigne, by George Wyat. Written at the close of the XVIth century.’ The full original manuscript in George Wyatt's autograph is among the Wyatt MSS., now the property of the Earl of Romney. Twysden also based on Wyatt's collections his ‘Account of Queen Anne Bullen,’ which was first issued privately in 1808; it has little likeness to Wyatt's autograph ‘Life.’ The Wyatt MSS. contain letters and religious poems by George Wyatt, as well as a refutation of Nicholas Sanders's attacks on the characters of the two Sir Thomas Wyatts. George Wyatt, who died in 1623, was father of Sir Francis Wyatt [q. v.]
  • A portrait of Sir Thomas Wyatt the younger in profile on panel belongs to the fifth Earl of Romney, and is in his London residence, 4 Upper Belgrave Street.
  • [Dr. G. F. Nott's memoir (1816) prefixed to his edition of the Works of Sir Thomas Wyatt the elder (pp. lxxxix–xcviii) gives the main facts. An official account of Wyatt's rebellion was issued within a year of his execution, under the title of ‘Historie of Wyate's Rebellion, with the order and maner of resisting the same, etc., made and compyled by John Proctor [q. v.], Mense Januarii, anno 1555,’ reprinted in the Antiquarian Repertory, vol. iii. The account of the rebellion in Grafton's Chronicle is said to be from the pen of George Ferrers. Holinshed based his complete narrative of the rebellion in his Chronicle on Proctor's History, with a few hints from Grafton. A few particulars are added in Stowe's Annals. A full narrative with many documents from the Public Record Office is in R. P. Cruden's History of Gravesend, 1842, pp. 172 sq. See also Loseley MSS. edited by Kempe, 126–30; Diary of Henry Machyn, 1550–63 (Camden Soc.); Chronicle of Queen Jane and Queen Mary (Camden Soc.); Wriothesley's Chronicle (Camden Soc.); Lingard's Hist.; Froude's Hist.; Miscell. Genealogica et Heraldica, ii. 107 (new ser.); Bapst, Deux Gentilhommes-Poètes de la Cour de Henry VIII, pp. 266 seq.; Cave Browne's History of Boxley Parish, Maidstone, 1892; Wyatt MSS. in the possession of the Earl of Romney; information kindly given by the Hon. R. Marsham-Townshend.]
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  • Sir Thomas Wyatt, Sheriff of Kent1,2,3,4
  • M, #90816, b. circa 1522, d. 11 April 1554
  • Father Sir Thomas Wyatt, Sheriff of Kent, Ambassador to the Emperor1,2,5,6 b. 1503, d. 11 Oct 1542
  • Mother Elizabeth Brooke1,2,5,6 b. c 1505, d. 1560
  • Sir Thomas Wyatt, Sheriff of Kent was born circa 1522 at of Allington, Boxley Abbey, & Newnham Court, Kent, England; Age 21 in 1543.1,2,3,4 He married Jane Haute, daughter of Sir William Haute and Mary Guildford, in 1537; They had 5 sons (George, Esq; Richard; Charles; Arthur; Thomas; & Henry) & 4 daughters (Joyce; Ursula; Anne, wife of RogerTwisden; & Jane, wife of Charles Scott, Esq.).1,2,3,4 Sir Thomas Wyatt, Sheriff of Kent died on 11 April 1554 at Tower of London, London, Middlesex, England; Beheaded for an armed plot against Queen Mary when she was to marry King Philip of Spain. He wouldn't implicate Princess Elizabeth, so he was killed.1,2,3,4
  • Family Jane Haute b. c 1522, d. a 1583
  • Child
    • George Wyatt, Esq.+7,1,3,4 b. 1550, d. b 1 Sep 1624
  • Citations
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 778.
  • [S15] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, p. 905.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 383.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 411.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 382.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 410.
  • [S15] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, p. 905-906.
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Sir Charles Scott's Timeline

Smeeth, Kent, England
Age 21
Egerton, Kent, UK
Age 25
Egerton House, Kent, England
Age 29
Boughton Aluph, Kent, England, United Kingdom
May 5, 1596
Age 54
Godmersham, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Age 63
May 5, 1617
Age 75
Godmersham, Kent, England