Celia Scott (née King)

23rd Jun 1796 - 5th Mar 1879

Claimant or beneficiary


Sister of Maria Fleming (q.v.) and possibly also the sister of Anne Toby (q.v.); the three women were with their husbands were awarded half the compensation for 107 enslaved people on the Sherwood Park estate in Tobago having made a monetary claim for £3977 4s 4d (plus interest from 1819) under the will of Thos Bird dated 17/11/1791.

  1. Celia King, b. 23 June 1796, Boston, Massachusetts; died Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, 5 March 1879.

  2. Marriage, 12/07/1821, "At Springbank, near Port-Glasgow, Andrew Scott, Esq. of Larchgrove, to Miss Celia King, daughter of the late Daniel King, Esq. of Tobago."

  3. The Scott family settled at the Mount Buninyoing Station, Victoria, Australia, late in 1839. The station was established as a postal centre. Subsequently it became known as Scotsburn, named after them. Andrew and Celia Scott established a cattle farm of 16,000 acres. From 1843 the family began to run sheep and the family went on to purchase property in the western district of Victoria and in New South Wales.

  4. Celia Scott, daughter of Daniel King and Ann Bird, died at Victoria, Australia, 1879 age 82. Daniel King and Ann Bird had another daughter born in Port Glasgow: "Daniel King merchant in Port Glasgow and Ann Bird his spouse had a lawful daughter born 1st Day of July 1804 called Christian".


  1. Ancestry family trees: http://trees.ancestry.co.uk/tree/14196362/person/951278813 [accessed 03/08/2012]. Ann King's Prayer Book (information provided by Celia Burnham by email, 31/07/2014).

  2. Edinburgh Magazine and Miscellany, Vol. 88 p. 190 (August 1821).

  3. The Argus, 14 May 1838, cited in Ancestry tree (reference 1); http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotsburn,_Victoria [accessed 16/10/2012].

  4. Ancestry.com, Australia Death Index, 1787-1985 [database online]. General Register Office for Scotland OPR 574 050 014.

We are grateful to Celia Burnham for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Name in compensation records
Celia Scott (wife of Andrew Scott)
Andrew Scott
Robert (1822 – 1896), Andrew (1824–1889), Thomas King (1828–1889), Martha King (1828–1891)

Associated Claims (1)

£2,070 9s 2d

Legacies Summary

Imperial (2)

Australia: Victoria 
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Settled in Victoria with her husband Andrew Scott (q.v.) in 1839. Scotsburn is named after them. Later farmed sheep and purchased land in Victoria and New South...
Australia: New South Wales 
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Lived in Victoria, Australia from 1839. Later purchased land in Victoria and New South...

Relationships (6)

Grand-daughter → Grandfather
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Inferred by...
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Daughter → Father
Wife → Husband
Aunt → Nephew

Addresses (2)

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Central Scotland, Scotland
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See notes on claim Tobago: 12: Scott 'of Glasgow'.

Mount Buninyong, Scotsburn, Victoria, Australia
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End of residency in Buninyong not known; Celia King died in Melbourne (c. 80 miles east of Buninyong) in 1879.