George Scott

???? - 1844

Claimant or beneficiary


Slave-owner on Jamaica, former co-owner of Hordley, trustee of Elizabeth Scott (the widow of John Scott of Jamaica), and brother of John Scott and of Vice Admiral Matthew Henry Scott (q.v.), who was also a trustee under the same awards.

  1. The will of George Scott of Lymington Hampshire was proved 30/10/1844. Under the will he left his estate after minor monetary legacies half to his son George Erving Scott and half to George Erving Scott's grandchildren. The will does not clearly identify Jamaica property, but identifies his executors as his nephews Rev. Matthew Robert Scott and George Frederick Cooper Scott [both known to be children of Matthew Henry Scott].

  2. Descendants include Walter Scott (1855-1925), the son of George Erving Scott, who has an entry in the Australian Dictionary of Biography as 'classical scholar'; and Helen Maud Cam (1885-1968), the grand-daughter of George Erving Scott, who has an entry in the ODNB as 'historian.


  1. PROB 11/2006/313.

  2. R. Philps, 'Scott, Walter (1855–1925)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, published first in hardcopy 1988, accessed online 14 March 2017; Kathleen Major, ‘Cam, Helen Maud (1885–1968)’, rev. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [, accessed 14 March 2017]

Further Information

Euphine Cussans
George Ewing

Associated Claims (2)

£2,515 11s 0d
Awardee (Trustee)
£3,986 5s 11d
Awardee (Trustee)

Associated Estates (3)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1814 [EA] - → Trustee and Executor
1790 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Joint owner

Between 1817 and 1820, Matthew Henry Scott and George Scott sold their half-share in the enslaved people to Matthew Gregory Lewis (who d. 1818).

1814 [EA] - → Trustee and Executor

Relationships (7)

Uncle → Niece
Uncle → Nephew
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law
Other relatives
Notes →
George Scott of Hordley married Euphine Cussans, 3/12/1789 at the house of her uncle John Macqueen of Potosi [Caribbeana...
Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Lymington, Hampshire, Wessex, England