Do you have access to a copy of Hayden's Virginia genealogies? There is a genealogy
for the Brown family of Virginia, Maryland and Scotland and a genealogy for the Scott
family of Stafford County. These Scotts were actually late arrivers, but they may
reveal connection to our John Scott in Scotland. I will give you a summary of some
scottish connections. Do any of these occur in connection with the Sinclairs of
Dr. Gustavus Brown of Charles Co. Maryland was born on the 10th of April 1689 in
Dalkeith, Scotland. His parents were Gustavus Brown and Jane Mitchelson. The
witnesses listed for his birth are: Walter Scott of Combeith, James Watson, and
Alexander Nicoll. His grandfather was Mr. Richard Brown, Minister of Saltoun in the
rign of Charles I. Jane Mitchelson was the daughter of George Mitchelson who was the
grandson of the house of Middleton, near Dalkeith. Apparently, Richard Brown was
the son of David Brown in Dalkeith and educated at St. Andrews, graduating in 1618.
At that point he served as Minister for the parishes of Pencaitland and Saltoun in
Haddington. He was deprived of his living in 1644 for speaking against the covenant
but restored in 1661 when the Episcopal party was restored. One of Dr. Gustavus'
daugthers, Christian married John Graham, merchant of Dumfires Virginia in 1742.
He was the son of John Graham of Wackenston, Perthshire Scotland, Esq. who was
nearly related to Grahame of Gartur and Orchill. Graham of Wackenston's wife
Margaret was the eldest daughter of John Graham of Killearn, Stirlingshire, Esq, who
was heir at law to the estate of the Duke of Montrose.
The Reverend Alexander Scott of Overwharton Parish and his brother James were the
sons of Reverend John Scott(b. 1650) of Dipple parish, Morayshire, Scotland. His
ancestry was not known by Hayden but the family arms seemed to indicate Scott of
Thirlestane or Scott of Scotstarvet. His second wife was Helen Grant who married
Reverend John Patterson after him. John Patterson was a Minister at St. Andrews in
1728. It is intersting to note that the parish of Dipple was under the patronage of
the Earl of Moray.