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The following information has been collected from a number of resources and cross-checked where possible. However it should be noted that this information had not been checked against primary genealogical records and may not be completely correct. Any corrections would be gratefully received.

The Scotts of Great Barr

The first record of the Scott family residing at Great Barr dates from 1332 when William Scott was assessed for the Scottish War Subsidy.

Richard Scott (1612-1675) was the first known member of the Scott family to occupy the Great Barr Hall site. He moved to Great Barr from Sutton Coldfield around 1640 and was a sheep farmer. The building he erected became known as the Netherhouse, to distinguish it from nearby Old Hall Farm,. This ancient black-and-white building, which can still be seen close to Barr Beacon School, was owned by another branch of the Scott family.

John Scott (1685 - 4 Mar 1755). Married Eleanor Jordan of Whitney


  • Eleanor m. Robert Croxall of Shustock
  • Frances m. Miller Sadler of Whitacre
  • Elizabeth m. Edmund Cradock of Walsall
  • William - see below

William Scott (-1753) Aldridge. Married Mary Whitby (-1795) of Great Haywood on 27 Dec 1744.


  • Frances, m. William Blathwayt 1790
  • Jane (-1771) m. John Addyes Hackett 1769
  • Mary (-1798) m. Charles Armett 9 Sep 1768
  • Joseph Scott (31 Mar 1752 - 17 Jun 1828) - see below

Sir Joseph Scott (1752 - 1828) married Margaret Whitby of Shut End Staffordshire on 21 Jan 1777. Shortly thereafter, with £2000 of his dowry money, he completely refashioned the old house, retaining the old fabric and creating a two-storey, nine-bay mansion in the Strawberry Hill Gothic style. MP Worcester 1802-1806. Created a baronet, Scott of Great Barr, on 30 April 1806


  • Edward Dolman (22 Oct 1793 - 27 Dec 1851) - see below
  • William (3 May 1795 -3 Feb 1829) m Maria Gabel 18 Jul 1818, (Children: William-Henry; Mary; Frances; Edward; Lucy; Douglas)
  • Mary, daughter died unmarried

Sir Edward Dolman Scott (1793 - 1851). 2nd Baronet, Scott of Great Barr. Married, firstly, Catherine Juliana Bateman (1797- 4 Aug 1848) on 14 February 1815, daughter of Sir Hugh Bateman (1st Baronet,  Bateman of Hartington Hall) and Temperance Gisborne. Married, secondly, Lydia Gisborne, on 8 November 1848. MP for Lichfield 1831-37.


  • Francis Edward Scott, b. 25 Feb 1824, d. 21 Nov 1863 see below
  • Edward Dolman Scott, b. 12 Feb 1826, d. 8 Mar 1905
  • William Douglas Scott b. 10 Apr 1828, d. 3 Apr 1845

Sir Francis Edward Scott (1824 - 1863), 3rd baronet, Scott of Great Barr & 2nd baronet, Bateman of Hartington. Married Mildred Anne Cradock-Hartopp (1827-1909) , daughter of Sir William Edmund Cradock-Hartopp, 3rd baronet, of Four Oaks Hall, and Jane Mary Keane, on 5 January 1854. He died on 21 November 1863 aged 39 at St. Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex. He was one of the first presidents of the Birmingham and Midland Institute. Aston Hall was secured for the people of Birmingham through his efforts.

Note on dual baronetcy: When Sir Hugh Bateman was created a baronet in 1806 a special condition was written into the Royal Letters Patent, as he had no immediate male heir to inherit the title. The baronetcy was allowed to pass to the first-born son of either of his two daughters. Sir Francis was actually born a baronet, a very rare occurrence, as his grandfather, Sir Hugh Bateman, had died a few months earlier.

Lady Mildred Anne Cradock-Hartopp Scott was the last of the family to reside at Great Barr Hall.

Their children were

  • Edward William Dolman Scott, b. 23 Dec 1854, d. 1 Apr 1871 see below
  • Catherine Matilda Annie Georgina Scott, b. 1859, m. William Farnham 1882, d. 24 May 1937
  • Arthur Douglas Bateman Scott b. 3 Sep 1860, d. 18 Mar 1884 see below
  • Mildred Henrietta Scott, b. 1865. m. Adrian Hope
  • Mabel Augusta Scott b. 1867 m. William Jaffray 1885 d. 29 Apr 1886

Sir Edward William Dolman Scott (1854-1871), 4th Baronet Scott and 3rd Baronet Bateman, of Hartington Hall. He died at Eton on 1st April 1871, aged 16, unmarried, as the result of a head injury he received whilst playing quoits.

Sir Arthur Douglas Bateman Scott (1860 - 1884). 5th Baronet Scott and 4th Baronet Bateman, of Hartington Hall. Educated at Eton. Died, unmarried, at Great Barr Hall on 18 March 1884 after a long and lingering illness . He succumbed to typhoid, contracted several years earlier after a trip to Dublin. There being no direct male heir the baronetcy passed to his uncle.

Sir Edward Dolman Scott (1826 - 1905) Second son of Sir Edward Dolman Scott (2nd baronet), 6th Baronet Scott and 5th Baronet Bateman, of Hartington Hall. Lived his life as a bachelor and died 8 March 1905 at a Bath hotel.

On his death the two baronetcies split. The Bateman baronetcy was inherited by the fourth baronet, Fuller-Acland-Hood of St Audries. The 7th baronet of Great Barr was the Rev Sir Douglas Edward Scott, an only child whose father died when he was just nine months old. The 8th baronet, Sir Edward Arthur Dolman Scott, known as Ted, emigrated to Australia at the age of 17, and was living in the Adelaide suburb of South Plympton when elevated to the baronetcy. He worked as a house painter and died in January 1980. He had no male heirs and the title is now extinct.

Peter Allen has provided information from his detailed research into the Scott family.
Wikipedia, "Scott Baronets of Great Barr"
Debrett, John (1891 (4ed), 1835, 1865) Debrett's Baronetage of England
The History of Parliament Online: Joseph Scott and Sir Edward Dolman Scott

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