This document in the old
Scotts writing it the earliest known document of George Scot of
Pitlochie. This is the Grandson of Sir John Scot of Scotstarvit that
everyone says "NEVER" existed. The proof here shows George being
documented in the Commissary Court giving his Scot title name as
Pitlochie or Pitlochry. The proof that this George never went to America
with his mother and father who died on the passage to East New Jersey in
This George Scot, out of
wed-lock with Bessie Malloch had produced George Scot the Clock-maker of
Cannongate-Edinburgh (Burgess-Baxter) who founded the Scott's Masonic
Lodge. The Lodge that Sir Walter Scott the writer was a member in the
end of the 18th century.
This George, is also the
father of John Scott the 1st of Greenock, who created the famous
shipbuilding company. Today, there are many books on the Scotts of
Greenock, who built the oldest(300 years in operation) and largest ship
building company the world! Producing over 25,000 boats and ships. Never
is it mentioned that George Scott is the father of John of Greenock.
Recently, the last will and testament of George has been found, where it
states the names of his sons and grandsons of Greenock.
George was the Greenock
Customs agent and linked to the Glasgow group of men who ran the
collections. Now, I am under the impression that most of these Scott's
of Greenock, have no clue to who their missing link is to
Knowing that George was a
maritime Customs agent, we can link his father George who was banished
to East New Jersey, with Capt. Malloch, who was shipping banished people
to America. Where this George produced, George the Masonic Master, Clock
maker with Bessie Malloch. Who the mother is of John Scott the ship
builder is unknown? Except, we can definitely connect the factual dots
that John Scott the ship builder and George of Cannongate, were half
brothers. Who link families to Fredericksburg, Virginia with their
trading ventures in merchant shipping.
Now, with out any
question of a doubt, we can now say that Robert Scot the United States
Seal maker is 100% in this family. Where if you read the last will of
this George Scot of Pitlochie, you will see that his "TRUSTED" executor
of his entire estate. Just happens to be on of the most important
fathers of Scottish engraving, the famous Richard Cooper. Cooper was
also a teacher of Robert Scots teacher, Sir Robert Strange the Scottish
Royal engraver for the Stuart family.
One of the most
interesting finds with these elusive families is that Sir John Scot of
Scotstarvit was behind the creation of the famous maps of Scotland.
Right now, its uncertain which George is behind a very important map
that was produced by George Scot and Richard Cooper in 1731. George, was
still alive and died in 1734, where the history finger now points to
George being the person behind the publication of this map. Today, the
top academic Cartographers in Scotland, have never been able to identify
this George Scot! Also, there are documents that show another George
Scot, linked to this direct family as being a Cartographer. Could this
be George Scot of Cannongate or one of Johns sons or grandsons is
unknown, except they would appear to be direct family members, no doubt!
Notice, the engraved fish
strung up on the map! Our John Scot established the largest fishing with
his sons, at one time they owned in the family a fleet of fishing
vessels in the hundreds!