Richard Scott

Male 1605 - 1680


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  • Name  Richard Scott 
    Born  09 Sep 1605  Glemsford, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1680  Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Richard Scott and his wife probably came with the Hutchinson Party on the "Griffen" in 1634. Pope calls him a shoemaker. He was admitted to the Boston Church 28 Aug 1634. His wife and children did not unite with the church. The same year he removed to Ipswitch. Richard appeared in Boston at the trial of his sister-in-law, Anne Hutchinson 22 Mar 1638. He had apparently already moved to Providence by then as he penned the "Providence Compact" before 1636. Christopher Holder, a Quaker, came over from England and visited Providence. Tradition has that the family soon became converts to the new faith. Christopher Holder, with three others, are later found in Boston and by order of Gov. John Endicott, has his ears cut off the 7th day of the 7th month of 1658. He apparently moves back to England and one of the Scott daughters later becomes his wife.
      !NEHGR Vol. 60:168-175 - Apr 1906

      Richard SCOTT's wife, Katherine, was present in Boston, and remonstrating against this barbarity, was thrown into prison for two months, and then publicly flogged ten stripes with a three-corded whip. Richard SCOTT was among the first settlers of Rhode Island, and one of the fifty-four joint proprietors of the Roger Williams purchase from the Narragansett Sachems -- embracing the entire territory of the City and Co of Providence (except the town of Cumberland and a part of Scituate), and a portion of the Co of Kent. SCOTT was Roger WILLIAMS nearest neighbor on the north, having bought the home lot of Joshua VERIN, one of the five men who accompanied WILLIAMS on his voyage from Seekonk, around Fox Point and up the Providence River. VERIN forbid his wife attending WILLIAMS preachings and was disenfranchised. Richard SCOTT, his successor to the home lot, followed the teachings of WILLIAMS for a short time, but soon withdrew with his family and became a Quaker. In his will, after bestowing upon his children and grandchildren ample grants of land, and reserving a large tract on Pawtucket River (embracing Scott's Pond, and ancient landmark) in the town of Smithfield, he transferred the balance of his "Purchase Right" to the Browns and Bowens of Providence. A portion of the Smithfield estate continued in the possession of his descendants until about 1825, when it was sold to the Lonsdale Company, by the late Jeremiah SCOTT, a lineal descendant of Richard, in the fourth generation. On this estate is now the manufacturing village of Lonsdale.

      Richard SCOTT was a man of good abilities and acquirements. He and his son John took an active part in the early Indian Wars; the latter was severely wounded at Pawtucket. He was a Representative in the General Assembly, and in 1650 there was but one man in Providence that paid a higher tax. He had two sons and four daughters. one of whom was the wife of Governor Walter Clarke. Governor Stephen HOPKINS, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, married Sarah SCOTT, great granddaughter of Richard. HOPKINS stated that Richard SCOTT was the first Quaker convert in New England. He died in Providence, but the place of his burial is not marked, the early Quakers rejecting gravestones as ostentatious. !Lineage of Richard SCOTT of Providence; NEHGR Jan 1868

      The will of George SCOTT proves conclusively that Richard SCOTT was the son of Edward SCOTT, clothier of London.
      !NEHGR 51:254
    Person ID  I18498  Bryant
    Last Modified  15 Dec 2001 

    Father  Edward Scott,   d. Apr 1643, Glemsford, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah Carter,   b. Abt 1578, probably, Brook Hall, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1633, Glemsford, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Dec 1599  Brook Hall, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1345  Group Sheet

    Family  Katherine Marbury,   b. Abt 1610, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 May 1687, Newport, Newport Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  07 Jun 1632  Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Joseph Scott,   b. Abt 1633, probably Great Bartholomew, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Richard Scott,   b. 1635, probably, Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1676, Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Scott,   b. Abt 1638, Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Jan 1665, Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John Scott,   b. 1640, Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jun 1677, Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Hannah Scott,   b. 1642, Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1681, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Patience Scott,   b. 1648, Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1717, Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Deliverance Scott,   b. Abt 1650, Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1676, Newport, Newport Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1339  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 09 Sep 1605 - Glemsford, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 07 Jun 1632 - Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1680 - Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S313] The English Ancestry of Anne Marbury Hutchinson and Katherine Marbury Scott, Colket, Meredith B., Jr., (The Magee Press, 6388 Overbrook Avenue, Overbrook Farms, Philidelphia, Pennsylvania, 1936), p. 34.


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