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William Scott MA. FRAS - Roxburgh/Kelso
« on: Wednesday 18 January 12 03:27 GMT (UK) »
Hello, I am looking for some advice to a) determine the correct birth date of William Scott and b) determine his parents. This is my 6th generation ancestor and we are stumped. Whilst he lived in Surrey due to work as he was married at Roxburgh/Kelso it is most likely he is from there. Details about him are:

William Scott  MA. FRAS 

Born –       in Scotland [probably in Kelso area]

                  1802 or 03 or 04  ??

Died –       18 July 1854 in hospital at Frimley,Farnham,Surrey, England

Age –51,   he still lived at the Royal Military College Sandhurst.

He was buried in Plot 126 in their Academy’s/College Cemetery.

Education –MA. FRAS –qualified to teach,  Mathematics ,  Latin, History and                .                                         Geography.

Occupation – joined the Royal Military College Sandhurst on 1 February 1827 as

Mathematics Master later he became a Professor of Mathematics, until his death in 1854.

He and his family lived at the College,  at No.4 College Terrace [known locally as Tea Caddy Row] a group of houses built by the College Professors and Masters in 1810.

            Publications – Two [2] Books on Mathematics.

            Marriage – Married on 18 June 1841 at Kelso,  Roxburgh,  Scotland to

                                    Maria Agnes R. Walker  [father David Walker],         

            1851 England Census ---Household.

            William Scott              Head,  born in Scotland in about 1804

            Maria A.R.Scott          Wife,  born a British Subject in Jamaica in about1819

            Benbennta E.J. Scott  Daughter,  born Frimley, Surrey in about 1843

            William W.Scott         Son,  born Frimley, Surrey in about1845

            Fergus J. Scott                        Son, born Frimley in about 1846

            Margaret A. Scott       Daughter, born in Frimley in about 1847

            Walter Scott                Son, born in Frimley in about 1848

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Re: William Scott MA. FRAS - Roxburgh/Kelso
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 18 January 12 07:46 GMT (UK) »
1841 census

William Scott age 35 born abt.1806 Scotland


Parish Edinburgh Lady Glenorchy Midlothian.

Address 21 Waterloo Place Ramplings Watco

Preffes of Mathemata  [ That is their spelling not mine]
                   
Kelso may be the home of his wife.

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Re: William Scott MA. FRAS - Roxburgh/Kelso
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 18 January 12 08:12 GMT (UK) »
Norma,

Thank you immensely.

I did a google search on the address and another person, Celia Dickie (?) was born there also in 1820.

I checked on google maps and it is now a hotel - if it was a large building I guess they could apartments - was there any 'social norm' of using a Post Office address as their address during that period?

Thanks again !

Richard

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Re: William Scott MA. FRAS - Roxburgh/Kelso
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 18 January 12 08:14 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

FreeCen have a slightly clearer transcription:
http://www.freecen.org.uk/cgi/search.pl

21 Waterloo Place, Kampling's Hotel, Lady Glenorchy, Midlothian

William Scott, 35, Professor of Mathematics, NOT born in Midlothian

brigyn


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Re: William Scott MA. FRAS - Roxburgh/Kelso
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 18 January 12 08:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi Richard,

This looks like him in the Edinburgh Advertiser, April 28 1820, page 6, last column, in which case he did come from Roxburghe:
"List of the names of Gentleman who have gained prizes this Session in the University of Edinburgh"
http://tinyurl.com/74rrk6p


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Re: William Scott MA. FRAS - Roxburgh/Kelso
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 18 January 12 09:20 GMT (UK) »
Brigyn,

Thank you, that makes sense 'a hotel' - any advice on where to from here on trying to define his birthplace? Appears he was born 1806 - it's a very popular name.

Thanks,

Richard

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Re: William Scott MA. FRAS - Roxburgh/Kelso
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 18 January 12 09:56 GMT (UK) »
Ages were rounded down to the nearest 5 years for people over 15 years on the 1841 census.His age on the 1851 may be the correct age.
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Re: William Scott MA. FRAS - Roxburgh/Kelso
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 18 January 12 10:58 GMT (UK) »
I notice from the following that William & Maria were married at Windiwalls, Roxburghshire. 
http://tinyurl.com/7vcpteu

It may give you a clue if you can find out who lived there in 1841. An excellent website for tracing addresses is graham maxwell ancestry but their free census search facility is down at present, however Graham & Emma will do a look up for you by e-mail if you contact them. 
http://www.maxwellancestry.com/census/default.htm

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Otherwise, looking at the childrens' names, births for William Scott that come up in Roxburghshire that include them are:

1801, William Scott & Elizabeth Henderson, Roberton
1804, William Scott & Margaret Dickson, Melrose
1808, Walter Scott & Mary Young, Roberton

No Ferguses showing on SP!

brigyn

ps: it's not Kamplings Hotel in Waterloo Place, but RAMPLINGS
http://tinyurl.com/758jmz5

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Have just found Windywalls in the parish of Sprouston, it was owned by Captain Walker, so not much help in finding William's family there, I'm afraid.

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Re: William Scott MA. FRAS - Roxburgh/Kelso
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 18 January 12 11:56 GMT (UK) »
Maria Walker age 20 was living at Windywalls Sprouston Roxburghshire in 1841
Looks like her mother(?) and aunt(?) are also present

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