On the accession of Elizabeth I he was one of the four Catholic bishops chosen to defend Catholic doctrine at the conference at Westminster, and immediately after this he was sent as a prisoner to the Tower of London and then in the Fleet Prison 1559–1563. Being released on bail, he contrived to escape to the Continent.
He died at Louvain, on 9 October 1564.
- "Scott, Cuthbert (SCT534C)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Arms of Cuthbert Scott, Bishop of Chester: Argent, a chevron between three pelicans' heads erased at the neck Sable.
|Master of Christ's College, Cambridge
|Catholic Church titles|
|Bishop of Chester