John Scott

John Scott

Male 1783 - 1821  (38 years)

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  • Name John Scott 
    Born 1783  Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Feb 1821  Camden Town, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Fatally Wounded 
    • John Gibson Lockhart had been abusing many of Scott's contributors in Blackwood's Magazine (under a pseudonym (Z), as was then common). In May 1820, Scott began a series of counter-articles, which provoked Lockhart into calling him "a liar and a scoundrel". In February 1820, Lockhart's London agent, Jonathan Henry Christie, made a provocative statement, and Scott challenged him. They met on 16 February 1821, at a farm between Camden Town and Hampstead. Christie did not fire in the first round, but there was a misunderstanding between the seconds, resulting in a second round. Scott was hit in the abdomen, and died 11 days later. Christie and his second were tried for willful murder and acquitted; the collection for Scott's family was a notable radical cause.
    Notes 
    • John Scott was the founder and editor of the London Magazine and champion of the group of Whig ‘romantics’ that included Keats, Shelley, Hazlitt and Hunt.
    Person ID I22119  Winterbotham Families
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2013 

    Family Caroline Antoinette Colnaghi,   b. Cal 1788, City of London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1874, Marylebone, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Married 30 Sep 1807  Marylebone, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    St Mary 
    Children 
     1. Caroline Elizabeth Scott,   chr. 12 Jul 1816, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Anthony Scott,   chr. 12 Jul 1816, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1864  (Age ~ 47 years)
     3. Paul Alexander Scott,   b. 6 May 1808
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F5362  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1783 - Aberdeen, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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    St Mary - 30 Sep 1807 - Marylebone, London, England
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    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Fatally Wounded - 27 Feb 1821 - Camden Town, London, England Link to Google Earth
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