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Scott, Davidlocked

(1806–1849)
  • John Morrison

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Scott, David (1806–1849), painter and poet, was born on 10 or 12 October 1806 at Parliament Square, High Street, Edinburgh, the fifth child of Robert Scott (1777–1841), an engraver, and his wife, Ross Bell, whom he married in 1800. The deaths of his four elder brothers within a few days of each other in 1807 had a devastating and lasting effect on his deeply religious parents, who soon after moved to ...

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