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Richard Scott

Death: Died in Providence, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Scott, Clothier, of Glemsford and Sarah Scott
Husband of Katherine Scott
Father of Mary Holder; John Scott; James Scott; Joseph Scott; Richard Scott and 4 others
Brother of Edward Scott; George Scott, of London; Matthew Scott and Frederick Scott

Occupation: shoemaker, Shoemaker
Managed by: Private User
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About Richard Scott


Bad Sources for Richard have created much confusion of the years as Richard also had a cousin named Richard causing people to get them mixed up the Richard who married Katherine Marbury was born 1607 his Cousin 1605 birth year of 1605 for this Richards birth year should be ignored as his Father Edward had a Brother Richard who also had a son Richard. This line was so difficult to figure out not allowing any one to write it before due to Richard Keeping his ancestry Private heavily garding it making people believe he did not Bring seals with him from England as some sources suggest i proved otherwise through sources passed down to one of his descendants Martin Bowen Scott see his Profile and Read all the info there as well as the sources and Discussions for the Sylvanus Scott who married Sarah Moses.

This Line is DNA Proven Back to John le Scot's Father William Baliol le Scot Now to Clarify why he Kept his Ancestry Private when you think about The Ancestry of Katherine Marbury , Edward Longshanks is Back there (Remember The Brave Heart Movie) even the Source Pedigree for Katherine only shows her ancestry and only Richards name beside her so Richard's Ancestry going back to the Royal House of Baliol it is easy to understand why he needed to Heavily Gaurd his Ancestry because the United States back then was English Colonies and the English where not Fans of The Scottish Kings so if Richard Revealed his Ancestry both Him and Katherine May have been Brutally Tortured or Killed in those Times. Take for example Katherine getting Whipped, Richard put in Jail for being a Quaker.

Martin Bowen Scott a close descendant that would have had Richards Family Bible. 

Here is some Logic 1. Because Richard Scott of Providence Heavily Guarded his ancestry 2. see profiles for his Great Grand son and his wife Sarah Moses SARAH'S BIRTH INFO if that was a Baptism date and she was born circa 1688 as some bad sources say she baptized as an adult that would not make sense as she would be so much older than Sylvanus born 1702. 3. Keep in Mind my first point for Richard Heavily Gaurding his ancestry as some sources say he did not bring seals with him to America, that's not True he obviosly had a Family Bible Passed down to his Descendands there for they Gaurded it also until Martin Bowen Scott one of his closer descendants Born 1801 See His Profile for more info. The birth date of 1605 is either a fake source made up by researchers out of speculation because accurate sources where kept private in the Family of Richard Himself or the 1605 date was for Richard's Cousin Richard causing more confusion as Richard born 1607's Parents where Edward and Sarah Carter and Edward had a Brother Richard who in turn had a son Richard if True would have been the one 1605 as some sources point out the Richard born 1605 died without children during King Philips War shot by an arrow on his door step. Yes this Research Keeps your Head Spinning and as far as Richards Ancestry being Heavily Guarded the sources i have provided and Schools of thought all make sense back to William Baliol le Scot father of John le Scot born 1290 now as far as William Bailiol le Scot (William Baliol) later Dropping baliol for his last name changing it to Scot we are getting back in the time Of William Wallace and the King of Scotland and Edward Lonshanks of England people want to Gaurd Richards Ancestry in those times now and say that the sources and Pedigree's are not correct and they will believe the False sources that Richard Scott most likely Created himself to Throw people off his Trail in his Travels that i feel are wrong.

Remember it Made sense for Richard to Heavily Gaurd his ancestry and the Curators Here will say the Ancestry sources for William Baliol le Scot that make sense to me to be Accurate they say are Victorian Fantasy Junk not allowing William Baliol le Scot's Ancestry to be Written Accurately here and They will Promote Junk that will not Make Sense or fit, To Start with They are not Scott's and should leave this line up to me as i know what im doing and it is my Ancestry. They where Greatfull and Respected what i have done back to William Baliol le Scot as no one else in 300 year's could figure it out . I wanted to Write my Ancestry and Share it every one but they dont think im good enough to finish it , im so deeply insulted , So the Researcher should not copy any info prior to William Baliol le Scot at this Time.


Richard Scott

  • Birth:1607 - Glemsford, Suffolk, , England
  • Death: before July 1 1679 - Providence, Rhode Island
  • Parents: Edward Scott, Sarah Carter
  • Wife: Katherine Marbury

Richard Scott (1607–1679) was an early settler of Providence in the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

brief biography

Coming from Berkhamstead in Hertfordshire, he immigrated with his wife and infant to Boston in the Massachusetts Bay Colony where he joined the Boston church in August 1634. By 1637 he was in Providence, signing an agreement that year, and he and his wife both became Baptists for a while. By the mid-1650s, the Quaker religion had taken hold in Rhode Island, and Scott was said to be the first Quaker in Providence.

In the 1670s, a pamphlet war took place between Roger Williams and Quaker founder George Fox. Williams did not care for the Quaker religion, and in 1676 published the pamphlet George Fox digged out of his Burrow, in response to which Fox published the pamphlet A New England Fire Brand Quenched in 1678.[6] Included in Fox's work was a letter from Scott which derided Williams for his pride and folly, and charged him with "inconsistency in professing liberty of conscience, and yet persecuting those who did not join in his views."[6]


Scott was married in England to Katharine Marbury, the daughter of the Reverend Francis Marbury, and sister of the Puritan dissident Anne Hutchinson.

Richard and Katharine Scott had seven known children, including:

  1. James
  2. Joseph
  3. Mary, b c 1637 Providence, married the Quaker Christopher Holder
  4. Patience, b 1638 Providence, married Henry Beere
  5. John, b 1640 Providence, married Rebecca Brown
  6. Richard, b 1641 Providence
  7. Hannah, b 1642 Providence, married colonial Rhode Island governor Walter Clarke, a son of earlier colonial president Jeremy Clarke and his wife Frances Latham.
  8. Deliverance, b 1649 Providence, married William Richardson


From Find A Grave Memorial# 39205777

, son of Edward Scott. (In his will of 9 September 1640, "George Scott of London, merchant," referred to "my dear loving father Edward Scott the elder of Glemsford in the County of Suffolk, clothier," and made a bequest to "my brother Richard Scott now resident in New England." In his will of 26 December 1642, Edward Scott of Glemsford, clothier, included bequests to "James Scott, eldest son of Richard Scott, my son," to "John Scott, second son of Richard Scott, my son," and to "the children of my said son Richard Scott, born or to be born, his said two sons James Scott and John Scott excepted.")

Shoemaker from Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, who came to Massachusetts Bay in 1634. First settled in Boston; moved to Providence in 1638. Died by 1 July 1679.

Married at Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, 7 June 1632, Katherine Marbury, daughter of Francis and Bridget (Dryden) Marbury. "Katharine Scott, aged 70 years, widow of Richard, Providence, died at Newport, May 2, 1687."

Richard Scott was briefly associated with Roger Williams when the latter was a Baptist. Scott and other members of his family later became Quakers.

Richard Scott was second cousin of the wives of THOMAS BLOWER {1635, Boston}, EDMUND RICE {1639, Sudbury} and PHILEMON WHALE {1640, Sudbury} (assuming that the Edward Scott who died testate at Glemsford in 1627 was grandfather of the immigrant Richard Scott.

Austin claimed that this immigrant sailed to New England on the "Griffin." This would seem plausible, as that ship did carry the family of Anne (Marbury) Hutchinson, Scott's sister-in-law. This cannot be, however, as the Griffin arrived at Boston on 18 September 1634 and Scott had been admitted to Boston church on 28 August 1634.


  1. New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Page: 60:168, 96:8
  2. The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England 1634-35, Robert Anderson Page: III:481
  3. Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004. "New England Marriages Prior to 1700.". Page 574. "Richard Scott (1605-1680 +/-) & Katherine Marbury (1610+ - 1680); 7 Jun 1632, aft 1637; Ipswich/Providence"
  4. Banks, Charles Edward. "Topographical Dictionary of 2885 English Emigrants to New England, 1620-1650." Edited, indexed and published by Elijah Ellsworth Brownell. Philadelphia: Bertram Press, 1937. 295p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1957. Repr. 1987. Page: 66


1st Quaker in Providence.

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Richard Scott's Timeline

Age 30
Providence, Providence Plantation (Present Providence County), (Present Rhode Island)
Age 30
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
Age 31
Providence, Providence Co., RI
Age 34
Providence, Providence Co., RI
Age 39
Providence, Providence Plantations on Narragansett Bay, (Present Rhode Island)
Age 42
Providence, Providence Plantation
July 1, 1679
Age 72
Providence, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations