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Sir William Scott of Scott's Hall, Brabourne, Kent (1459 - 24 August 1524) was Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports.

Scott rose to favour following the seizure of the throne by Henry VII. Within a few years he had been appointed to the Privy Council, appointed Comptroller of the Household and in 1489 was created a Companion of the Bath at the same ceremony as Prince Arthur. He served as High Sheriff of Kent in 1491, 1501 and 1516, and was also to become Constable of Dover Castle, Marshal of Calais (1490-1) and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (1492-1493). He remained in favour under Henry VIII, being present at the famous meeting at the Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520 and one of the deputation sent to greet Emperor Charles V when he landed at Dover in 1522.

William Scott was the son of John Scott and Agnes Beaufitz, and was married to Sybilla Lewknor, the daughter of John Lewknor (killed at Battle of Tewkesbury) and Johanna Halsham. In her own right Sybilla owned lands in Appledore, Iden & Romney Marsh, including the Barony of Bircholt. Johanna Halsham who is buried at Ashford in Kent, was the heiress of her uncle Hugh Halsham of West Grinstead, and the grand daughter of the Countess of Athol. He inherited the manor of Brabourne in 1495, and had Scott's Hall elaborately rebuilt so that it came to be regarded as one of the foremost houses in Kent.

Sir William was buried at Brabourne church in Kent, England.

References

  • Dictionary of National Biography (under Sir William Scott, d. 1350)
Preceded by
Philip Fitz Lewes
Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports
1492–1493
Succeeded by
The Prince Henry

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