An American Family History

Thomas Scott

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Europeans who made the voyage to America faced a difficult journey of several months.

Thomas Scott was baptized on February 26, 1594 in Rattlesden, Suffolk County, England. His parents were Henry Scott and Martha Whatlock. He was a glover (maker of gloves).

He married Elizabeth Strutt on July 20, 1620 in Rattlesden.

He emigrated to New England on the Elizabeth in 1634 with his family.

In 1649 Thomas was admonished for drinking in woods with a group of young men that included his cousins. The court record says that some of their wives had to go after them. In March of 1651 he was again presented to court with other young men.

He made his will on March 8, 1653/54 and it was proved March 28, 1654.

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.

To be presented to the court meant to be charged or indited.
Children of Henry Scott
and Martha Whatlock
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.

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.

Alcohol played a significant role in the daily lives of colonists; even children. They feared polluted water and believed in alcohol's nourishing and medicinal properties.






from New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial eedited 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. . .

from History of the Kimball Family in America by Leonard Allen Morrison

Thomas Scott's will was approved March 8, 1653-4, and mentions children Thomas, Elizabeth, Abigail, Hannah, Sarah, Mary, and brother Richard Kimball. Thomas Scott, Jr., was in the Indian War, under Capt. Lathrop, when he was killed at Squakeheage (Northfield, Mass.) Sept. 8, 1675.

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