Henry Scott and Martha Whatlock

    Henry Scott is most likely the son of Edmund Scott and Joane —.[1] He married Martha Whatlock 25 July 1594 in Rattlesden, Suffolk, England. Martha was baptized 18 July 1568 in Rattlesden, Suffolk, England and was the daughter of Thomas Whatlock and Joane —. Henry was a yeoman. He made his will 24 September 1623 and it was proved 10 January 1624. Henry was buried 24 Dec 1624 in Rattlesden, Suffolk, England. Martha sailed on the ship Elizabeth from Ipswich, England to New England in 1634, along with her son Thomas, daughter Ursula, and their families.

Henry and Martha's children are:

1. Thomas Scott, baptized 26 Feb 1595 in Rattlesden, Suffolk, England, married Elizabeth Strutt 20 Jul 1620 in Rattlesden, Suffolk, England, emigrated to New England on the Elizabeth in 1634, a glover, will made 8 Mar 1653/4 and proved 28 Mar 1654.
2. Ursula Scott, baptized 14 Feb 1598 in Rattlesden, Suffolk, England, married Ricard Kimball, emigrated to New England on the Elizabeth in 1634.
3. Roger Scott, baptized 15 Nov 1604 in Rattlesden, Suffolk, England, married Sara Grimwood 26 Feb 1628 in Rattlesden, Suffolk, England.

Sources:
1. Huffey, David (transcriber), Rattlesden (Suffolk, England) Baptisms—1559 to 1758 (from the Parish Register Transcripts), transcribed between 1987-1995.
2. Huffey, David (transcriber), Rattlesden (Suffolk, England) Marriages —1559 to 1758 (from the Parish Register Transcripts), transcribed between 1987-1995.
3. Huffey, David (transcriber), Rattlesden (Suffolk, England) Burials —1559 to 1758 (from the Parish Register Transcripts), transcribed between 1987-1995.
4. Davis, Walter Goodwin, Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966), Vol. III, Baltimore:  Genealogical Publishing Co., 1996 (reprint), p. 267-9.
5. Ship’s List of the Elizabeth, 1634, (H.M. State Paper Office/Public Records Office. Tepper, Michael (ed.), Passengers to America:  A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Baltimore:  Genealogical Publishing Company, 1977, pgs. 42-43, 45. Banks, Charles Edward, The Planters of the Commonwealth, Baltimore:  Genealogical Publishing Co., 1961 (reprint), pgs. 117-121.)
6. Original parish register of Rattlesden, Suffolk, England.


Rattlesden Baptisms—1559 to 1758

07/18/1568  Whatlock         Martha         Thomas & Joane
02/26/1595  Scoote             Thomas        Henry & Martha
02/14/1598  Scoote             Urslaye        Henry & Martha
11/15/1604  Skotte              Roger          Henry & Martha

Source: Huffey, David (transcriber), Rattlesden (Suffolk, England) Baptisms—1559 to 1758 (from the Parish Register Transcripts), transcribed between 1987-1995.


Rattlesden Marriages —1559 to 1758

07/25/1594    Scoote       Henry           Whatlocke      Martha
07/20/1620    Scott          Thomas        Strutt              Elizabeth
02/26/1628    Scott          Roger           Grimwood      Sara

Source: Huffey, David (transcriber), Rattlesden (Suffolk, England) Marriages —1559 to 1758 (from the Parish Register Transcripts), transcribed between 1987-1995.


Rattlesden Burials —1559 to 1758

12/24/1624  Scott        Henry

Source: Huffey, David (transcriber), Rattlesden (Suffolk, England) Burials —1559 to 1758 (from the Parish Register Transcripts), transcribed between 1987-1995.


2. Henry2 Scott (Edmund1) was probably born about the year 1565. He married in Rattlesden July 25, 1594, Martha Whatlock, daughter of Thomas and Joan Whatlock, who had been baptized in that parish July 18, 1568. Scott was buried in Rattlesden December 24, 1624.
Robert Whatlock of Rattlesden, Martha (Whatlock) Scott’s brother, made his will September 20, 1622, and it was proved October 8, 1622. He was apparently unmarried. to my kinswoman Thomas Skott of Rattlesden, glover. To my sister Martha Skott. To my kinswoman Ursula Kemball. To my kinswoman Ellen Usher. To Andrew Bartholomew, Andrew Fordham of Rattlesden, Elizabeth Bell, Prudence Webb. To my kinsman Roger Skott at one and twenty years of age. The house in Norfolk my brother Roger Whatlock gave me. Peter Devereux, minister of Rattlesden.[2]
 The will of Henry Scott of Rattlesden, yeoman, was made September 24, 1623, and proved January 10, 1624. To his wife Martha he left the house in which he dwelt for the term of her life, after which it was to go to his son Roger and his heirs forever. To his grandchild Abigail Kemball, 40s. at the age of twenty-one. To his grandchildren Henry, Elizabeth and Richard Kemball, 20 s. each at the age of twenty-one. To Thomas Skott, £5 within one year of his decease. To Mr. Peter Devereux, minister of Rattlesden, 10s. Executrix: wife Martha.[3]
 Ten years after her husband’s death Martha Scott set sail for America with her son Thomas Scott and her daughter Ursula Kemball and ten grandchildren of all ages from a boy of eighteen to a baby of one. This family group embarked on the Elizabeth of Ipswich the last of April in 1634, the adults taking the Oath of Allegiance at the Ipswich Customs House before sailing. Martha Scott’s age is given on the list as sixty althoug she was actually aged sixty-six. The Scotts and Kemballs settled in Ipswich after a short stay in the Boston neighborhood, and there, presumably, Martha Scott died, there being no record.
 Children, baptized at Rattlesden:
i. Thomas, bapt. Feb. 26, 1594/5.
ii. Ursula, bapt. Feb. 14, 1596/7; m. Richard Kemball. (See Kimball.)
iii. Roger, bapt. Nov. 5, 1604; m. Feb. 26, 1627/8, Sarah Grimwood; d. after 1638.
          Children, baptized at Rattlesden:
        1. Susan, bapt. June 6, 1632.
        2. Roger, bapt. May 21, 1633. Did he follow his uncle Thomas to Ipswich, where a Roger
            Skot took the Oath of Allegiance in 1678?
        3. Sarah, bapt. March 4, 1635.
        4. Abigail, bapt. Nov. 26, 1637.
        5. John, bapt. March 20, 1639.
3. Thomas3 Scott (Henry2, Edmund1) was baptized in Rattlesden on February 26, 1594/5. He married there on July 20, 1620, Elizabeth Strutt. With her and their children, his mother and his sister Ursula Kemball’s family, he came to New England in 1634, having crossed the Atlantic in the Elizabeth from Ipswich in Old England. After a short stay in Cambridge he settled in Ipswich, where he was granted a house-lot in 1635.
 Scott took the Freeman’s Oath on March 4, 1634/5. He was selectman of Ipswich in 1636/7, constable in 1641, served on grand juries 1645, 1648 and 1651, and on trial juries in 1647, 1649 and 1653.  The town of Ipswich sued him for debt in 1646, and he was one of Major Denison’s subscribers in 1648. He was a glover by trade.
 Gov. Winthrop tells of one Scott and Eliot of Ipswich who “were lost in their way home and wandered up and down six days and eat nothing. At length they were found by an Indian being almost senseless from want of rest.” These were the hazards of land travel in the forests of Essex county in the early seventeenth century.
 The will of Thomas Scott of Ipswich was made March 8, 1653/4, and proved March 28, 1654. To his daughters Elizabeth and Abigail he left £25 each, half to be paid within half a year of his decease and the rest within a year. To his daughters Hannah, Sarah and Mary, £25 each, to be paid when they reached the age of twenty-one, but, if they married before that age, one-half was to be paid on their marriage days. Residue to son Thomas. Executors:  brother Richard Kembell, Thomas Rowlinson, sr., Edmund Bridges. The inventory of £318 lists three books, much cloth and pewter and the house, barn and land. The legacies of Sarah and Mary Scott were paid to Mr. Ezekiel Rogers for them in 1661 and 1663, and Haniell Bosworth receipted for that of his wife Abigail in 1663[4]

Source:  Davis, Walter Goodwin, Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966), Vol. III, Baltimore:  Genealogical Publishing Co., 1996 (reprint), p. 267-9.
 


The Elizabeth, 1634

The Elizabeth of Ipswich departed April, 1634, Ipswich, England, for New England.
William Andrew(e)s, Master.
Passengers
These took the Oath of Allegiance and Supremacy.
Ipswich Customhouse, November 12, 1634.
…Skott, Thomas     40                 from Rattlesden, Suffolk,
                                                    bound for Cambridge
 (wife) Elizabeth       40
Kemball, Henery      44                from Rattlesden, Suffolk,
                                                    bound for Watertown
 (wife) Susan            35
Kemball, Richard     39                from Rattlesden, Suffolk,
                                                    bound for Watertown
 (wife) Ursula           [blank]…
…Scott, Martha       60                (listed in “Planters” as with Thomas Scott)…

“A Note of all the names and ages of all those which did not take the Oath of Allegiance or Supremacy being vnder age shipped in or Port. In the Elizabeth of Ipswich Mr Willia(m) Andrewes bound for new England the last of Aprill 1634.”
…Kemball, Elizabeth   13  with Thurston Raynor
                                   (listed in “Planters” as with Richard Kimball)
Scott, Elizabeth            9      with Thomas Scott
Scott, Abigail               7      with Thomas Scott
Scott, Thomas             6      with Thomas Scott…
…Kemball, Elizabeth   4      with Henery Kemball
Kemball, Susan           1½   with Henery Kemball…
…Kemball, Henry       15    with Richard Kemball
Kemball, Richard        11    with Richard Kemball
Kemball, Mary             9    with Richard Kemball
Kemball, Martha          5    with Richard Kemball
Kemball, John              3    with Richard Kemball
Kemball, Thomas         1    with Richard Kemball…

Sources:   H.M. State Paper Office/Public Records Office. Tepper, Michael (ed.), Passengers to America:  A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Baltimore:  Genealogical Publishing Company, 1977, pgs. 42-43, 45. Banks, Charles Edward, The Planters of the Commonwealth, Baltimore:  Genealogical Publishing Co., 1961 (reprint), pgs. 117-121.


1594 25 Julye Henry Scoote and martha Whatlocke maried
1598 14 ffebuarye Urslaye Scoote the Daughtr of Henry & Martha baptised.
1624 Decebr 24 Henry Scott was Buried.

Source:  Original parish register of Rattlesden, Suffolk, England.


Footnotes

[1] Edmund and Joane were the only people recorded in Rattlesden old enough to be Henry’s parents. Four children were recorded for this couple betwenn 1567 and 1576. Henry and another man, Edmund, were the only Scotts in Rattlesden of that generation without recorded baptisms. A baptism was recorded for a George Scoote but no parents were given. If these men were the sons of Edmund and Joane, they were most likely baptized in another parish, the family moving to Rattlesden before the birth of Dinay Scote, daughter of Edmund and Joane, in 1567.
[2] Consistory Court of Norwich, Bradstreet, L. 125.
[3] Bury St. Edmund Wills, Pearle, L. 117.
[4] Probate Records of Essex County, I:168-170; Historical Collections of the Essex Institute, IV:25-27.


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