Walter Scott
(Abt 1586-Bef 1638)


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Walter Scott

  • Born: Abt 1586, England
  • Marriage (1): Apphia (?) about 1622 in VA
  • Died: Bef 10 Sep 1638, Northampton Co., VA


In 1624 he was among those who gave Capt. Samuel Matthews a tobacco note in payment for a debt. Walter Scott is listed in the Muster of February 1624/25 at Eastern Shore, VA as Walter Scot who came on the ship "Hercules" in 1618 - he headed his own Muster. Listed with him were Apphia Scott and Percis Scott. In Sept 1626, Walter sent goods from London to Virginia on the ship "Plantation." In Oct 1627 John Wilcox (as Wilcocks), whose property was on the upper side of Old Plantation Creek, offered to let Walter Scott (then his tenant) have 3 shares of his tobacco crop, or more if he agreed to oversee Wilcock's servants to which Walter Scott declined.

Walter Scott runs into financial trouble in the 1630s as he shows up in the records on Sep 20 1633 when he made a statement in Northampton Co., VA: "Walter Scott doth acknowledge to owe unto our soveraigne lord king Charles, 20 to be levied upon his goods and chattles." On Dec 30 1633, he was named in a court order where he was ordered to pay unto Nicholas Granger 430 lbs tobacco within 15 days. And that Walter Scott shall pay unto the widow Helline 100 lbs tobacco and 3 bushels of corn within 5 days. Two weeks later, on Jan 13 1633/4, he was again named in a court order: "Walter Scott doth acknowledge himself to owe unto Stephen Charleton by bill 479 lbs tobacco and 2 3/4 lbs of beavor. It is ordered that Scott shall put in sufficient security within this month to pay the tobacco and beavor by 10 Dec next.

On Sep 8 1634, he is named in a court order upon the complaint of Phillip Taylor against John Little for abusing his house in going to bed to the maid of said Taylor and the next day Little being at work in the ground with a company of men boasted that the cooke was up, and the steale down and reddy to give fyre, but as the Little confessed he was disturbed. It is therefore ordered that John Little shall for the offence lay neck and heels close for 3 hours and for as much as Little confessed himself to be drunk at that time, it is ordered that he shall pay 5 shillings unto Walter Scott provost marshall. It is ordered that Ellen Muce for accusing John Little to have to do with her in the act of fornication and not approving the same, shall be whipped.

Walter Scott was granted a certificate for land on Jun 16 1635 in Northampton Co., VA for bringing (adventruing) six persons into this country which upon due examination and making it appear by sufficient testimony we do therefore certify the same for a truth to the governor and council under the title of our court. On Jan 4 1635/6, he gave a deposition in Northampton Co. as: Walter Scott, aged 50 or there abouts, sworne and examined sayth that he herd good wife Roades say that she would see William Smith paid 200 lbs tobacco. William Berriman aged 34 or there abouts, sworne and examined sayth that William Smith spoke to him to speak to Roger Roads for 200 lbs tobacco due to the said Smith and that Roads promised this deponent a bill for the said tobacco in behalf of William Smith, but the said Roads went over the bay and gave him not a bill.

Scott is named as the executor of William Smith's will (planter of Acchawmack) on Apr 23 1636 in Northampton Co. with Nicholas Harwood. Walter Scott died before Sep 10 1638 as, on this date, his widow was ordered to sell the estate of Walter Scott at public outcry. In late Jan 1638/9, Capt. Samuel Matthews testified that Walter Scott had been poor at the time of his death and that he (Matthews) had provided for Walter's widow.

Post humously, Walter Scott shows in the records when he was named as a headright on Aug 3 1640 in Northampton Co, VA as Walter Scott, indentured servant, on a certificate issued to George Traveller for 200a of land. He was again named as a headright on Nov 28 1642 in Northampton Co. on a certificate granted to Samuel Scott, orphan of Walter Scott, for transporting Walter, Affrica, John & Pervis Scott.

Walter married Apphia (?) about 1622 in VA. (Apphia (?) was born about 1600.)

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