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1703 Henry Scott was born about this time. [1] [2]

1725 Thomas Scott, son and heir of Henry Scott, deceased, sold land, for 5 shillings, to Henry Scott, his well-beloved brother. Dated March 11. The tract was in the town of Burlington on the north side of Ansiskonk Creek, starting at a white oak marked with the letters M.S. … against the corner of Brightwells now Ogburn's land … to a white oak for a corner marked with the Letters HS … to a spanish oak for a corner marked HS … to Asiskonk creek … containing two hundred acres. [3]

1728 Henry Scott and Jane Hancock both of Burlington were married on August 10. [4] [Photocopy, 1728 Marriage license: Henry Scott-Jane Hancock.] [5] [6] [7] [8]

1732 Henry and (brother?) Jonathan Scott witnessed the will of (brother-in-law or father-in-law) John Handcock in Mansfield Twp, Burlington County. Dated February 4. [9]

1739 Henry Scott voted in an election in Burlington County, New Jersey. [10]

1745 Henry Scott, perhaps this one, was a freeholder in the city of Burlington, Burlington County, New Jersey. Dated April 15. [11]

1746 Henry Scott made the inventory for the estate of brother-in-law Thomas Tuley, of Burlington County. Dated September 19. [12]

1749 Henry Scott and Priscilla Turner, both of Burlington, were married on August 7, 1749.
[13] [14] [15] [Photocopy, 1749 Marriage license: Henry Scott-Priscilla Turner.] [16]

1753 Henry Scott made a complaint of trespass against Ebenezer Wright and Fretwell Wright in a court case in Burlington County. [17]

1773 Henry Scott, of Springfield Township, Burlington County, yeoman dated his will November 17. Son, John, £200. Son, Joseph, plantation where he lives. Son, Henry, plantation where he lives. Son, Abraham, and son, Jonathan, plantation where I live. Son, Thomas, £200. Daughter, Jean Anne, £50. Daughter, Hannah Scott, £100. Daughter, Elizabeth Scott, £100. Daughter, Hester Scott, £100. Daughter, Rebecca Scott, £100. Daughter, Priscilla Scott, £100. Son, Samuel, £500, when 21. Wife, Priscilla, interest of £300, and to be provided for on the homestead. Executor: son, Joseph Scott. Witnesses: Abraham Scott, Thomas Boulton, John Fuoy. Proved November 26, 1773. [18] [19]

1773 Inventory of the estate of Henry Scott showed a balance of £3,186.0.6, made by George Folwell and Abraham Scott. Dated December 7. [20]

1775 As early as 6 March, distributions were made to several heirs of Henry Scott for 1/6 share of the legacy of Samuel Scott, who died in his minority. [21]

1788 The account by Joseph Scott, sole executor of the last will and testament of Henry Scott of Burlington County, deceased, was presented to the Court, dated November 4. The inventory mentioned £300 to be paid to the children after the death of the widowed mother-in-law, legacy to Thomas Batten and wife, legacy to Thomas Boulton and wife, legacy to John Scott, legacy to Thomas Scott, legacy to Henry Scott, legacy to Samuel Scott who died in his minority was divided 6 ways, legacy to Abraham Scott, legacy to Jonathan Scott, legacy to Ezekiel Johnson and wife Esther, legacy to Elizabeth Scott, legacy to Rebekah Scott. Also a cedar swamp of no value [see 1814 real estate division]. [22]
[Photocopy, 1788 account Henry Scott, page 1.]
[Photocopy, 1788 account Henry Scott, page 2.]
[Photocopy, 1788 account Henry Scott, page 3.]

1788 On first Tuesday of November, The account of Joseph Taylor, sole executor of the last will and testament of Henry Scott deceased was allowed and passed as stated and filed with balance due the estate of £550.8.9. [23]

1797 Priscilla Scott of Mansfield, widow, dated her will on April 5. Grandson, Isaac McMullen, £5, when 21. Granddaughter, Charlotte Watkins, £3. Residue to be divided between grandchildren, being children of daughters, Hannah Boulton and Esther Johnson, when they severally are of age. Executor - son, Jonathan Scott. Witnesses - Daniel Hancock and Asher Woolman. Proved Sept. 2, 1797. [24]

1797 Inventory, £379.11.11 made by Philip Bowne and Daniel Hancock. Dated August 26. [25]

1798 Whereas Joseph Scott, sole Executor of Henry Scott, deceased, died intestate; therefore Caleb Costill, of Burlington County, is appointed administrator of Henry Scott, with the will annexed. Dated September 28. Fellowbondsmen: Caleb Engle and George Aaronson; both of said County. [26]

1799 Caleb Costill presented the account of Henry Scott of Burlington, deceased for £300, which was previously unadministered, and £40 interest. Dated October 24. [27]

1800 Several grand-daughters of Henry Scott petitioned for their share of the estate. "Whereas Henry Scott late of Burlington County in the State of New Jersey by his last Will & Testament dated the fourteenth day of November Anno Domini 1773 did give and bequeath unto his wife the interest of three hundred pounds during her widowhood, and she having departed this life the said three hundred pounds descended unto the heirs and legal representatives of the said Henry Scott and whereas John Gleason intermarried with Mary Scott, Benjamin Adams intermarried with Rachell Scott, Samuel Adams intermarried with Elizabeth Scott, William Dyer intermarried with Jane Scott and John Daniels Jr intermarried with Grace Scott being all daughters of John Scott and granddaughters of the said Henry Scott deceased, the said John Scott being also deceased, which said daughters are entitled to a certain undivided share of and in the said three hundred pounds. Now these presents witness that we John Gleeson, Benjamin Adams, Samuel Adams, William Dyer and John Daniels Jr do hereby jointly and severally constitute and appoint Thomas Scott of the Township of Deptford in the County and State aforesaid our true and lawful attorney in that behalf for us and in our names and stead and for our use to ask, demand ours for recover and receive all such sum and sums of attorney as may be coming and due to us or either of us in right of our wives respectively of the said three hundred pounds above mentioned bequeathed as aforesaid by the said Henry Scott, or of any part thereof, giving and granting unto Thos Scott our said attorney by these presents full power in and about the premises, and upon receipt thereof or any part thereof to make and deliver sufficient discharges for the same in our names and generally to do all and any other act matter and thing whatsoever mindful and needing to be done in and about the premises so fully to all interests and purposes as we could do ourselves were we personally present, hereby ratifying and holding firm and effectuat all and whatsoever our said attorney shall lawfully do in and about the premises by virtue hereof. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals the seventh day of February in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred 1800. Sealed and Delivered in the presence of Elisha Clark. John Gleeson, Benjamin Adams, Samuel Adams, John Daniels Jr., William Dyer. [Gloucester County Historical Society file, thanks to Rosemary]
[Photocopy, 1800 estate for Henry Scott, p 1.]
[Photocopy, 1800 estate for Henry Scott, p 2.]

1814 Property in a cedar swamp that Samuel Scott had inherited from Henry Scott was divided among the surviving heirs of Henry Scott, when Samuel Scott, under age, died. Henry Burr Junior made a petition to the Burlington County Orphans' Court in the August term for division of real estate, a 14 acre cedar swamp on the south main branch of Rancocas Creek above Haines' sawmill in Northampton, from the estate of Henry Scott. The petition named children Abraham, Jonathan, Joseph, Henry, John, Thomas, Jane Ann, Hannah, Hester, Rebecca, Priscilla, Samuel, and Elizabeth Scott. Samuel died under age and his legacy was divided among his brothers. Jos: Scott died leaving two sons John and Joseph. Joseph died who left a daughter Hannah his sole heir. Henry Scott conveyed his share to Abraham John Scott son of testator decd. His? heirs conveyed to Henry Bun [Burr?] Junr Thomas Scott sold? to Abraham - Jane Ann Scott sold to Abraham. Hannah Scott now Bolton, widow, still hold - Hester Scott, now wife of Ezekiel Johnston still hold - Rebecca Scott now McMullen, wife of Alexander McMullen, Priscilla Scott, wife of Caleb Costell conveyed to Henry Burr Junr - Elizabeth McMullen, late Scott died, leaving Isaac & Alexander McMullen, his heirs who still hold. Reported in book 3. A map of the resulting division showed lots for John & Hannah Scott, Isaac & Alexander McMullen, Rebecca McMullen, Esther Johnson, Hannah Bolton, Jonathan Scott, Henry Burr and the heirs of John Scott, and Abraham Scott. [28] [29]

Research Notes:

1831 Letters of administration were issued on February 14, for the estate of Priscilla Scott in Burlington County. [30]

1831 The inventory for Priscilla Scott was presented by Henry Scott and Robert J Sutton, showing a value of $934.30. Dated May 20. [31]

1831 The account for Priscilla Scott was presented to the Burlington County Orphans Court by Henry Scott and Robert J Sutton, showing a balance of $187.84. Dated August 9. [32]

We have not sorted out which children were born to each of Henry Scott's two wives. We seek such information.

See, also, the Scott lineages reported in [33] [34]


Footnotes:

[1] Major E. M. Woodward and John Hageman, History of Burlington and Mercer Counties, New Jersey (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1883), 172, [HathiTrust].

[2] Larry C. Wright, Wrights’ 400 Years (1984), 20, [GoogleBooks].

[3] Burlington County, New Jersey Deeds (1785-1901), H-115, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[4] William Nelson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 22. (Marriage Records, 1665-1800) (1900), 193, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[5] Major E. M. Woodward and John Hageman, History of Burlington and Mercer Counties, New Jersey (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1883), 172, [HathiTrust].

[6] Charlotte D. Meldrum, Early Church Records of Burlington County, New Jersey, Vol. 3 (1995), 104.

[7] New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956, [FamilySearchRecord].

[8] New Jersey, U.S., Marriage Records, 1683-1802, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[9] A. Van Doren Honeyman, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 30. (Wills and Administrations 2, 1730-1750) (1918), 220, [GoogleBooks], [HathiTrust].

[10] John J. Thompson, "Poll Book of an Election in 1739, Burlington County, New Jersey," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 18 (1894), 185-193, at 192, columns 1 and 2, [GoogleBooks].

[11] Carlos E. Godfrey, "A List of the Freeholders for the City and County of Burlington," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 29 (1905), 421-26, at 421, [InternetArchive].

[12] A. Van Doren Honeyman, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 30. (Wills and Administrations 2, 1730-1750) (1918), 490, [GoogleBooks], [HathiTrust].

[13] New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[14] New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[15] William Nelson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 22. (Marriage Records, 1665-1800) (1900), 342, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[16] Charlotte D. Meldrum, Early Church Records of Burlington County, New Jersey, Vol. 3 (1995), 113.

[17] Court of Common Pleas, 1730-1789, Burlington County, New Jersey, image 117, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[18] A. Van Doren Honeyman, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 34. (Wills and Administrations 5, 1771-1780) (1931), 448, [InternetArchive].

[19] New Jersey, U.S., Abstract of Wills, 1670-1817, Vol.36, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[20] A. Van Doren Honeyman, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 34. (Wills and Administrations 5, 1771-1780) (1931), 448, [InternetArchive].

[21] Burlington County, New Jersey, Miscellaneous Probate Papers 1778-1815, item 16-20, image 222 of images 220-224, [FamilySearchImage].

[22] Burlington County, New Jersey, Miscellaneous Probate Papers 1778-1815, S:222 of S:220-224, [FamilySearchImage].

[23] New Jersey Probate Records, 1678-1980, Burlington, Orphans Court Minutes 1-58, FHL film 832936, [FamilySearchImage].

[24] Elmer T. Hutchinson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 38. (Wills and Administrations 9, 1796-1800) (1944), 316, citing Lib. 37, p. 52, [GoogleBooks], [FHLBook].

[25] Elmer T. Hutchinson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 38. (Wills and Administrations 9, 1796-1800) (1944), 316, citing File 11750C, [GoogleBooks], [FHLBook].

[26] A. Van Doren Honeyman, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 34. (Wills and Administrations 5, 1771-1780) (1931), 448, citing Lib. 16, p. 232, [InternetArchive].

[27] Burlington County, New Jersey, Miscellaneous Probate Papers 1778-1815, image 227 of images 225-227, [FamilySearchImage].

[28] Burlington County, New Jersey, Miscellaneous Probate Papers 1778-1815, image 229 of images 228-241, [FamilySearchImage].

[29] New Jersey Probate Records, 1678-1980, Burlington, Orphans Court Minutes 3-73, FHL film 832937, [FamilySearchImage].

[30] New Jersey Probate Records, 1678-1980, Burlington, Administration and Guardian Record A-387, FHL film 832957, [FamilySearchImage].

[31] New Jersey Probate Records, 1678-1980, Burlington, Inventory C-342 to 356, FHL film 832948, images 347-361, [FamilySearchImage].

[32] New Jersey Probate Records, 1678-1980, Burlington, Orphans Court Minutes 6-427, FHL film 832938, image 454, [FamilySearchImage].

[33] Major E. M. Woodward and John Hageman, History of Burlington and Mercer Counties, New Jersey (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1883), 167, [HathiTrust].

[34] Francis Bazley Lee, ed., Genealogical and Memorial History of the State of New Jersey, Vol. 1 (1910), 330, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks].