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John Scott, of Cambridge

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Cambridge, (Present Middlesex County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: 1715 (74)
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Benjamin Scott, of Rowley and Margaret Kinsey Scott
Husband of Hannah Scott
Father of Mary Scott; Joseph Scott; Edwin Scott; Hannah Brunson; John Scott and 4 others
Brother of Benjamin Scott, Jr.; Sarah Scott; Mary Decker; Samuel Scott and Benjamin Scott

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About John Scott, of Cambridge


John Scott, the founder of the line of Scotts in America, with which this genealogy deals, was probably not born in New England, although there is a chance that he is identical with a John Scott, son of Benjamin and Margaret Scott, born in Cambridge, Mass., 2 July 1646, living in 1671. (See appendix, p. 323.) He was an inhabit- ant of Roxbury, Mass., before 1672, the first mention found of him being in his marriage record. On 5 May 1677, he was admitted to the covenant of Roxbury church. He served in King Philip's War in 1675-6 (Bodge, p. 162). In 1683, he was paid by the town for "warding". He served on the "Jury of Tryalls" in 1695, and in that same year he received two grants of land in Woodstock, Conn. On 11 Apr. 1705, "Mr." John Scott was made Constable in Roxbury and on the fourth of the following March he was made Surveyor of Highways. 18 Aug. 1712, Isaac Morris, of Roxbury, with Mary, his wife, sold to a number of "partners" amongst them John Scott, six acres of land in Roxbury, and 14 July 1715, John Scott with these same partners, sold the land to Rev. Ebenezer Thayer. There is no record of his or his wife's death, but they had evidently deceased.

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John Scott, of Cambridge's Timeline

December 25, 1640
Cambridge, (Present Middlesex County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
January 26, 1676
Age 35
March 27, 1682
Age 41
Roxbury (within present Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 74
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
December 15, 1931
Age 75
April 13, 1933
Age 75
January 28, 1976
Age 75
January 28, 1976
Age 75
January 28, 1976
Age 75
January 28, 1976
Age 75