Upon the death of Dame Jean there were a number of descendants of the other children of Mary Monica Maxwell Scott.

The family were not in the financial position to be able to take on the challenge of Abbotsford and it was agreed that a trust should be set up to safeguard the future of the estate.

Today there remains a large extended family of descendants living in the UK, Canada and Australia with several members of the family continuing to play a part in the Abbotsford story. One member of the family – Matthew Maxwell Scott – also acts as Trustee.