|About A History of Our Scott Family and Related Families
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Our SCOTT family history began on The Isle of Wight (UK) in the eighteenth century when Percivall SCOTT came to the island from mainland England. There is evidence that he lived previously in London and may have been born there; but regrettably I have not yet been able to prove his origins Percivall Scott had been awarded a "Commission" in 1732, to be "One of His Majesty's Surveyors and Officers", charged with keeping a watchful eye for smugglers and their attempts to evade payment of an unpopular tax on salt. The commission was issued in the name of George II, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland. Percivall SCOTT married Elizabeth WHITE in Freshwater, Isle of Wight, on 23rd October 1733 - they are my 5th Great Grandparents. Their five children all married with long established Isle of Wight families; and some of their brave offspring migrated to “new world” countries during the 1800s. Others made their way across The Solent - a narrow shipping channel that separates the Isle of Wight from mainland England - to settle in English counties. Firm connections have been established with several distant cousins who have contributed details of their own research for inclusion in our SCOTT Family History. Most family researchers will agree that certain ancient data is often very difficult or even impossible to authenticate fully since it is frequently based, at least in part, on circumstantial evidence. I mention this particularly for dates listed earlier than 1700 on this tree; and in such cases, the details are recorded here in good faith. In this regard we are particularly indebted to my 5th cousin Norman Keaton, in America. Without his determination to seek out the truth about many records to be found here our tree would be incomplete; and also to Susan Hayhoe for her very diligent and comprehensive research into Scott ancestry with the Isle of Wight records office. Susan and I are 4th cousins. Bearing this in mind, I will be most grateful for any new information, suggested modifications, updates, or new additions, etc., that any visitor may care to send to me so that I can review the evidence (Nullius in Verba) and if necessary revise the existing details for the benefit of other researchers. I will be pleased to provide details of my own sources for anyone enquiring after them. If you found our website to be helpful - or even just interesting - please make a comment in the visitor's guest book, there is a link at the top of this page. I will acknowledge all entries and other communications ~ Geoff Scott Sadly Geoffrey P. Scott, (Dad) passed away on 27/03/2018. He had instructed me to ensure the upkeep and maintenance of his web-site, 'Scott', family tree, which I promised to do. It is only now that I have become aware of the amount of time Dad invested in this project and hope that I can do him proud and update where I can. Thank you Dad. In true GPS Style, I have nominated my Daughter, Hollie D. Scott to continue this wonderful tribute when I am no longer able to or feel the need. Happily, Hollie has agreed and is already Chief Administrator for this site. Thank you ... Love & Miss you Dad ~ Christy