Surname Saturday

Surname Saturday – Scott (Cumberland, England to Australia)

Last week, I featured Mary Scott, the wife of Alfred Docwra, who came to Australia from Cambridgeshire in England.  This week I will be featuring my other ancestor, also named Mary Scott.

My ancestral line is:

1 Lois Whimpey

2 Ivon Walter Whimpey (1923-2009)
3 Edith Jean Marr (1922-1990)

6 Wilfred Palmer Marr (1892-1955)
7 Edith Meriden Docwra (1904-1948)

12 Henry Palmer Marr (1859-1944)
13 Mary Reeves (1864-1951)

26 William John Reeves (1828-1888)
27 Mary Gill (1829-1903)

54 William Gill (abt 1790-?)
55 Mary Scott (1792-1872)

Mary was born about 1792, based on her age at the time of her death.  Her death certificate listed her parents as David Scott and Mary.   The 1851 England Census showed she was born about 1793 in Aspatria, Cumberland.  I found a christening entry on FamilySearch for a Mary Scott, who was christened on 12 February 1792 at Aspatria, Cumberland, parents David Scott and Ann.  Although there is a discrepancy in the name of her mother, this baptism appears to be for my Mary.

Mary married William Gill. There is a marriage entry on FamilySearch for a Mary Scott to William Gill in 1828 at Crosthwaite, Cumberland.  It is not yet certain this is the correct marriage entry, as other records show that their first 3 children were born before 1828.

Mary’s death certificate shows she had 4 children:

  • Ann Gill. Ann doesn’t appear on the 1841 census, and she was deceased at the time of her mother’s death in 1872, so it appears she died young.  There is a possible baptism for Ann on 11 January 1824 at Hesket-in-the-Forest, Cumberland
  • John Gill (1823-1888)
  • Jane Gill (1826-?)
  • Mary Gill (1829-1903)

Mary died 7 April 1872 at Cockatoo Gully, in Victoria, Australia.  She was buried 9 April 1872 at the Majorca Cemetery.

110 David Scott
111 Ann (or Mary)

There is a marriage of a David Scott to Anne Ackley on 15 February 1789 at Allhallows, Cumberland, England.  It is not yet confirmed if this was our David Scott.

There is also a christening of a David Scot on 19 January 1760 at Aspatria.  His parents were David Scott and Ruth.  Since I am not yet certain that these entries are for my family, I have not traced the family any further back at this stage.