SCOTT, Samuel (1772-1849), of Sundridge Park, Kent.
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b. 29 Apr. 1772, o.s. of Claude Scott*. m. 4 Feb. 1796, Anne, da. and h. of Edward Ommanney of Bloomsbury Square, Mdx., 2s. 2da. suc. fa. as 2nd Bt. 27 Mar. 1830.
Vol. London and Westminster light horse 1798, cornet 1805, lt. 1805, capt. 1818.
Scott offered at Maidstone in 1795, but gave up his candidature. His wife brought him £300,000, ‘every penny’.1 In 1802 he was returned, together with his father, on the Wilkins interest at Malmesbury. They were partners in the corn trade and both invested in East India Company stock. Scott subscribed £10,000 to the loyalty loan for 1797, a fifth of his father’s contribution. Like his father, he was a Pittite and their voting pattern was identical in that Parliament, though Samuel is not known to have spoken in the House before 1820. He was out of Parliament between 1806 and 1812, when he was returned on the Carpenter interest at Camelford, apparently on the recommendation of Lord de Dunstanville.2 He appeared on the Treasury list and, when present, duly supported ministers. He was in the majority against Catholic relief, 24 May 1813. He was in the minority against the corn export bill, 23 May 1814, and named to the committee to review petitions on the subject on 6 June. On 18 Mar. 1816 he was in the ministerial minority for the continuation of the property tax. He further voted with government for Lord Binning’s membership of the finance committee, 7 Feb., for the suspension of habeas corpus, 23 June 1817, and for the Duke of Clarence’s marriage grant, 15 Apr. 1818. At the ensuing general election he was returned for another nomination borough, on Lord Midleton’s interest. His only known political gesture in that Parliament was to vote against Tierney’s censure motion, 18 May 1819. After his father’s death he became a London banker.3 He died 30 Sept. 1849.