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Sir Walter Scott Australian relative
« on: Saturday 11 February 12 11:18 GMT (UK) »
Hello I have a great grandmother who used to say she was a direct descendant of Sir Walter Scott (poet). Her name was Margaret Scott (before she married a Andrew Findlay). She migrated to Australia from Scotland. Her parents were Andrew Scott and Margaret Scott. Andrew Scott was the son of Janet Scott who was related to Sir Walter Scott maybe through a sister in-law/niece Elizabeth. Any help appreciated. Regards Sandra (Australia)

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Re: Sir Walter Scott Australian relative
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 12 February 12 00:54 GMT (UK) »
This is all the info I have;

the 1881 Scotish census has
Andrew Findlay 29 b Cullen Banffshire - Tailor
Janet Findlay wife 26 b Jedburgh Roxburgshire
William J Scott stepson 7 b Jedburgh
Andrew J Scott 6 nephew b same
Maggie Findley daug 2 b same
Margaret Scott 62 Mother-in-law - Drapers widow
and a boarder William Ovens
at 19 Exchange St, Jedburgh Roxburghshire

Janet's family on 1861 census
Andrew Scott 44 b Barden Roxburghshire a com traveller
Margaret wife 43 b Morebattle Roxburghshire
William R Scott son 10 b Jedburgh Roxburghshire
Margaret daug 8 b same
Janet daug 6 b same
at 9 Market Place Roxburghshire.

1851 Scotland census for Andrew Scott and family.

Andrew Scott 33 head b Bowden Roxburghshire - ag lab = born in 1818
Hannah wife 28 b England
William son 1 wk b Jedburgh
Marg Potts 49 Mother-in-law b England - farmers wife
Mary Thomson 13 cousin-in-law b England
Mary Drummond 12 cousin-in-law b England
at Overwells Cottage Jedburgh Roxburghshire

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Re: Sir Walter Scott Australian relative
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 14 February 12 19:41 GMT (UK) »
Hi Sandra

Sadly, great-grandmother's claim to be a direct descendant of Sir Walter Scott is likely to be only wishful thinking, as all of Sir Walter's descendants spring from his daughter Charlotte Sophia, so none of them bear the name Scott, except those who annexed it to another name to preserve the connection to their illustrious ancestor, e.g. the Hope-Scotts and Maxwell-Scotts.

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Lesley
Bradley, Gledhill, Dodson, Norcliffe, Kaye, Matthewman- all Berry Brow/Almondbury
Webster- Northowram
Brick wall: Maria Blaymires  c 1800 Northowram

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Re: Sir Walter Scott Australian relative
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 15 February 12 21:41 GMT (UK) »
Hello thanks for replying! Do you know if Sir Walter Scott's father had anyone in his family called Elizabeth? Kind Regards Sandra (Australia)

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Re: Sir Walter Scott Australian relative
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 15 February 12 22:13 GMT (UK) »
Hi

No, no Elizabeth in  Sir Walter Scott's family.

His grandparents were Robert SCOTT and Barbara HALIBURTON, and their children were:
Walter, 1729 (Sir Walter's father), Thomas 1731, Janet 1733, Mary 1735, Jean 1737, Robert 1739, Barbara 1742 and John 1749.

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Lesley
Bradley, Gledhill, Dodson, Norcliffe, Kaye, Matthewman- all Berry Brow/Almondbury
Webster- Northowram
Brick wall: Maria Blaymires  c 1800 Northowram

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Re: Sir Walter Scott Australian relative
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 15 February 12 22:42 GMT (UK) »
what about his father?

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Re: Sir Walter Scott Australian relative
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 15 February 12 22:51 GMT (UK) »
Sorry- whose father?

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Re: Sir Walter Scott Australian relative
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 15 February 12 23:35 GMT (UK) »
sir walter scott (poet) what was his mother and fathers names?
Also did sir walter scott have a connection with a earl of dalkeith?