Scott baronets of Great Barr

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Scott Baronetcy
Creation dateApril 30, 1806 (1806-04-30)
MonarchGeorge IV
First holderJoseph Scott

The Scott Baronetcy, of Great Barr in the County of Stafford, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 30 April 1806 for Joseph Scott of Great Barr Hall, Member of Parliament for Worcester.

The family were, until the early 20th century, owners of Barr Beacon.

Early baronets[edit]

The third Baronet had already succeeded to the Bateman Baronetcy of Hartington Hall when he inherited the baronetcy in 1851. However, the two titles separated on the death of the sixth Baronet in 1905, when the Bateman Baronetcy was inherited by the fourth Fuller-Acland-Hood baronets of St Audries.

The sixth Baronet, Sir Edward Dolman Scott, was a distinguished naval man,[1] Commander of HMS Marlborough and HMS Centurion (1844).[1]

Seventh Baronet[edit]

The seventh Baronet, the Reverend Sir Douglas Edward Scott, an only child whose father died when he was just nine months old, was declared bankrupt while curate-in-charge of Winterbourne, Dorset,[1] and again in 1914 while rector of Teffont Evias near Salisbury, and convicted of bigamy in 1918, and imprisoned.[1] His grandfather was the Reverend William Scott, rector of Aldridge. His uncles were the Reverend William Henry Scott, first vicar of Great Barr,[1] and major-general Douglas Scott of the Madras Army.[1] At the time of his death, the seventh Baronet was living as the paying lodger of a married couple in a small bungalow in Wokingham.[2]

Eighth Baronet[edit]

The eighth Baronet 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.[2] He worked as a house painter and died of cancer in January 1980.[2] His wife Lady Scott, a hairdresser, was paid thousands of Australian dollars in an out-of-court settlement after suing Bowater-Scott, who had invited customers to "have an affair with Lady Scott", as part of an advertising campaign for toilet paper, featuring a fictitious character of that name.[2] Their only child was a daughter, Jeanette, who could not inherit the male-only baronetcy.[2] Ted had a younger brother, Douglas Francis, born 1908, who did not claim the baronetcy, reputedly due to a head injury,[2] and another brother, John Esmond, who died in 1938 aged 24.[2]

The current status of the title is thus uncertain.[2]

Title holders[edit]

Scott family coat of arms on Handsworth Lodge at Great Barr Hall


  1. ^ a b c d e f Allen, Peter (2011-06-10). Great Barr Observer: 8. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Allen, Peter (2011-06-24). "Offended by a toilet paper advert". Great Barr Observer: 8.
  3. ^ Burke's 1953.
  4. ^ Debrett's 1995