SCOTT, Sir John (by 1484-1533), of Scot's Hall, Smeeth, Kent.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Family and Education

b. by 1484, 1st s. of Sir William Scott of Scot’s Hall by Sybil, da. of Sir Thomas Lewknor of Trotton, Suss. m. by 1507, Anne, da. of Reginald Pympe of Nettlestead, nr. Maidstone, Kent, 5s. 6da. Kntd. 1511; suc. fa. 24 Aug. 1524.2

Offices Held

Commr. subsidy, Suss. 1512, 1514, 1515, Kent 1523, 1524; sheriff, Kent 1527-8; j.p. 1531-d.; knight of the body by 1533.3


John Scott’s grandfather and father were both prominent figures at court, in the Cinque Ports and at Calais, and both had sat in Parliament for Kent. To his advantages of birth Scott could add the lustre of his part in the expedition led by his uncle