Sir Walter Scott, Earl of Bucchleuch

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Sir Walter Scott

Also Known As: "Auld Wat"
Birthdate: (91)
Birthplace: Scotland
Death: December 7, 1631 (91)
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Walter (2nd Lord of Buccleuch) Scott and Lady Elizabeth Ker
Husband of Mary Hay of Dryhope
Father of Hugh Scott

Occupation: Knight
Managed by: William Todd Serocki
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About Sir Walter Scott, Earl of Bucchleuch

He was the only son of Robert Scot the younger of Knights-Spottie in Perthshire, representative in the male line of the Scots of Buccleuch. Robert Scot succeeded to the office of director of chancery on the resignation of his father, Robert Scot the elder of Knights-Spottie, but, falling into bad health, resigned the office in 1582 in favor of his father, its former holder. Robert Scot the elder in 1592 again resigned the office to a kinsman, William Scot of Ardross, on condition that his grandson, John Scott (the subject of this article) should succeed to it on attaining majority, which he did in 1606. The Scottish chancery framed and issued crown charters, brieves, and other crown writs.

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Sir Walter Scott, Earl of Bucchleuch's Timeline

Age 31
December 7, 1631
Age 91
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland