- Sir Walter Scott
- The Descendants of Sir Walter Scott
- Saint John Henry Newman
- Faculty of Advocates
Scott had four children, Sophia, Walter, Anne and Charles.
SOPHIA SCOTT (1799-1837)
Charlotte Sophia Scott was born in 1799, the eldest of Scott’s four children and his favourite. Sophia was a dutiful daughter and an accomplished singer and harpist.
In 1820 Sophia married the writer and editor John Gibson Lockhart, who was also Sir Walter Scott’s friend and later his most famous biographer. Their children included John, the “Hugh Littlejohn” of Scott’s Tales of a Grandfather, who died aged 10, Walter and Charlotte. Sophia died aged 38 in 1837.
WALTER SCOTT (1801-1847)
Walter Scott fulfilled his father’s military ambitions by becoming an accomplished soldier. Scott purchased his son a commission and he joined the army initially as Cornet before being promoted to Captain and Lieutenant Colonel of the 15th King’s Hussars. He married Jane Jobson in 1825, but by the time of death in 1847 there was no issue, and the Abbotsford estate passed to his eldest sister’s children.
ANNE SCOTT (1803-1833)
Following her elder sister’s marriage, Anne she took Sophia’s place, entertaining her parents and guests with harp music and songs. She remained unmarried and cared for her mother on her deathbed and her father during ill health. Anne often accompanied Scott on his travels and was profoundly affected by his death, passing away in 1833.
CHARLES SCOTT (1805-1841)
Charles Scott read Law at Brasenose College, Oxford and was appointed to a Clerkship with the Foreign Office in 1827. In 1831 he was appointed to a position within the British Embassy in Naples. In October 1841, He accompanied Sir John o’Neill on a mission to the Court of Persia but died of fever almost immediately on his arrival in Tehran.
Charlotte and John Hope Scott
On the death of Scott’s son Walter in 1847, Abbotsford passed to Scott’s granddaughter, Charlotte.
Mary Monica Maxwell Scott
Mary Monica Hope Scott was born in 1852 and married the Hon Joseph Constable-Maxwell in 1874. They adopted the surname Maxwell Scott.
Major General Sir Walter Maxwell Scott
Major General Sir Walter Maxwell Scott was born in 1875. He married Mairi Richmond Macdougall in 1918 and they had two children, Patricia and Jean.
Dame Jean and Mrs Patricia Maxwell Scott
Patricia Maxwell Scott was born in 1921 and married Harold Boulton in 1944. The marriage was annulled and Patricia reverted to the Maxwell Scott surname in 1951.