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Scott's Dearest Wish

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It was Sir Walter Scott's dearest wish to fonud a house -vhich should carry on the traditions of his great ancestors, who were cadets of the Scotts of Harden, now represented by Baron Polwarth. Scott reared Abbotsford at enornions cost, but there his work began and ended. Hiseldest son, whosucceeded to the baronetcy, survived him only 15 years and died in 1847, unmarried, at the Cape, and so the baronetcy became extinct. His seoond son died at faroff Teheran, also unmarried. So the name of Scott was left to his daughter Charlotte, who married Lockbart, the biographer of Sir Walter. Her son, Walter Scott Lóckhart, adopted the name of Scott, but, with all the extraordmary fatality that had overeóme his úneles, he, too, died unmarried at the age of 26, and so the estáte passed to bis sister Charlotte, who married .1. R. Hope, Q. C, a mernber of the Hopetoun family, and he, of course, adopted the name Scott. They had three children, but their only soa died in childhood, and once ae;ain a woman carne to rule. This was Mary Monica. In 1874 she married Hon. Joseph Constable-Maxwell, third sou of Lord Herries, who, as a matter of course, adopted the name Scott. They have had six children, the eldest of whom, Wal:er Joseph Maxwell-Scott, born in 1875, is in the army. He bas two brothers and two sisters living. Mary Josephine, who is married, was born in 1876. Thus it will be seen that the present genera;ion of Scotts have been in turn Locklarts, Hopes and Maxwells, These are all excellent Dames, with honorable his;ories behind them, and yet, in strict 'enealogical sequence, the present generation is very far removed froni the tbor of "Waverley. "-


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