An American Family History

Roger Scott

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Roger Scott (Skott) was baptized on November 15, 1604 in Rattlesden, Suffolk County, England. His parents were Henry Scott and Martha Whatlock

His father's will, which was proved in 1725, stipulated that Roger would inherit the family home.

To my wife Martha the house wherein I dwell &c. during term of her natural life; after that to my son Roger Skott and his heirs forever.

He married Sarah Grimwood on February 26, 1627. Sarah was born in 1606 in Rattlesden. Her parents were Thomas Grimwood and Sarah Bowle.

Roger and Sarah's children included:
Susan Scott (1632),
Roger Scott (1632),
Sarah Scott (1634/35),
Abigail Scott (1637), and
John Scott (1638/39).

Roger died in 1638 in Rattlesden.

Sarah died in 1675 in Rattlesden.

The ship Elizabeth sailed from Ipswich, England in April, 1634 with William Andrews, Master. On board were Richard and Ursula Kimball and their children, Ursula’s mother Martha Whatlock Scott and her brothers Roger and Thomas Scott. Humphrey and Bridget Bradstreet sailed on the same ship. They arrived in July at Boston.

Rattlesden is a village in Suffolk in eastern England. St. Nicholas church dates from the 13th century. The village was a center of Puritanism in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Old Style Calendar
Before 1752 the year began on Lady Day, March 25th,. Dates between January 1st and March 24th were at the end of the year. Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are used to indicate whether the year has been adjusted. Often both dates are used.
Children of Henry Scott
and Martha Whatlock






from New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial edited by William Richard Cutter published by Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1915

The will of Henry Scott, dated September 24, 1624, was proved in the arch-deaconry of Sudbury, January 10, following, and he was buried in Rattlesden, December 24, 1624. The will mentions Abigail, Henry, Elizabeth and Richard Kimball, his grandchildren, who were the children of Henry and Ursula (Scott) Kimball; also his wife Martha and sons Roger and Thomas Scott. . .

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