Thomas Hobbes Scott

Deceased Person

1783 – 1860


Who was Thomas Hobbes Scott?

Thomas Hobbes Scott was an English-born clergyman, active in Australia.

Scott was born in Kelmscott, Oxford, England, one of the youngest of eight children of James Scott, sometime vicar of Itchen Stoke, Hampshire, and chaplain ordinary to George III, and his wife Jane Elizabeth, née Harmood.

Scott went to France after his father's death and was a vice-consul at Bordeaux and later went bankrupt as a wine merchant.

Scott was a clerk to a British consulate in Italy. Scott matriculated at Oxford University at the late age of 30, on 11 October 1813, and graduated M.A. on 12 November 1818. He was at St Alban Hall, subsequently merged in Merton College. Early in 1819 he was appointed secretary of the commission of John Bigge and Governor Lachlan Macquarie was instructed that in the event of the death or illness of Bigge, Scott would take his place. After his return to England Scott took holy orders and became rector of Whitfield, Northumberland, in 1822.

Early in 1824, at the request of Earl Bathurst, Scott drew up an elaborate plan for providing for churches and schools in Australia.

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Apr 17, 1783

on July 23, 2013


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