Charles Frederick Scott


Date of Birth:   July 24, 1851

Birth Location:  Vasse, Western Australia

Also Known As:  Charley

Age at Burial:   58 ½  years

Date of Death:  January 24, 1909

Death Location:  Capel, Western Australia

Date of Burial:  January 26, 1909

Denomination:  Seventh-day Adventist Church

Row/Grave:  Row 6, Grave 48

Grave Transcription:  Unmarked

CDCP Grave Marker: Grave Marker with Plaque, placed by CDCP volunteers,  24 May 2023 (image below).


Frederick William (aka William) Scott, born June 1822. Baptised 29 June 1828, Walcot in Bath, Somerset, England with his three sisters Elizabeth, Rosina and Amelia.  Fred. William Scott arrived at the Swan River Colony per the ‘Giraffe’ in December 1835.  He was one of seventy-two children named as having arrived in the Colony as part of the Children’s Friend Society Juvenile Emigrants scheme between 1834 – 1841.  Apprenticed to John Randall (J.R.) Phillips Esq., an agriculturalist on the Canning River.  Died 17 Feb 1888, Busselton-Quindalup Road, 2 miles from Busselton, Western Australia as a result of a dray accident.  Buried Busselton Pioneer Cemetery, Grave #150.  Occupation: Labourer (at time of marriage), Farmer.

Married:  4 November 1845 at Bunbury Registry Office


Mary Ann Dawson, born 9 Oct 1831, Augusta, Western  Australia.  Died 26 April 1903, ‘Ridgeway’ Farm, Quindalup, Western  Australia.  Buried Busselton Pioneer Cemetery, Grave #149.

Mary Ann is the Scott Family’s first-born Australian ancestor.

Grandparents (father): 

Thomas Scott.  Birth and Death information not certain, though likely he had died (possibly 1825), before the children were baptised in June 1828.  Family genealogy research indicates that his parents are William and Elizabeth Scott.  Occupation:  Tailor

Married 19 November 1817, St Swithin Walcot, Bath, Somerset, England.

Kezia(h) Noad, born 1796 Acton Turville, Gloucestershire, England.  Died (unknown). Remarried 5 October 1829, to Charles James in Walcot, Somerset, England.  Keziah and Thomas Scott’s youngest child Amelia (aged 15 years) is part of the James household in the 1841 UK Census.  Six children were born to the union of Keziah and Charles James.

Grandparents (mother): 

Elijah Dawson, born 29 September 1797, Birchington, Isle of Thanet, Kent, England.  Died: 12 May 1885, ‘Westbrook’, Vasse, Western Australia.  Buried Busselton Pioneer Cemetery.

Married Ann Wakeham, 11 May 1829, in Alverstoke, Hampshire, England. Sailed from London and Portsmouth October 1829 on board the ‘Warrior’, arriving at the Swan River Colony March 1830 as an indentured servant to Captain John Molloy.  Arrived 2 May 1830 at Augusta per the ‘Emily Taylor’ as part of the first European settlement there.

Ann(e) Wakeham, born 3 December 1803, Ridgeway, Devonshire, England.  Died:  6 February 1880 at home – ‘Westbrook’, Vasse, Western Australia.  Ann and Elijah had six children; their first child George was born a week after their arrival at Augusta; he lived four days.


Thomas Scott, born 29 Aug 1846, Coombes?, Western Australia.  Died 15 Jan 1931, Bunbury Government Hospital.  Buried Bunbury Cemetery. On 24 October 1878, Thomas married Mary Adams (nee Smith), the widow of Henry Adams and mother of nine children born between 1860 and 1873.  Mary was born 17 January 1835 at Augusta.  Died 17 August 1901 at M.C. Davies’ Jarrahdene Station, buried Karridale Cemetery (unmarked grave.)  Her parents Andrew and Mary Smith and infant brothers William (died August 30, 1830) and James had sailed on the ‘Warrior’ and ‘Emily Taylor’ as part of James Turner’s establishment of thirty adults and children.

Mary Elizabeth Scott, born 9 March 1849, Wonnerup, Western Australia.  Died 21 April 1914, ‘Inlet Villa’, Quindalup; buried Busselton Pioneer Cemetery.  Married John Harwood (1840 – 1922) at Bunbury, 28 April 1869; nine children.  Mary and John Harwood’s first-born William John (1870 – 1950) married Laura Maria Payne (1879 – 1947), the daughter of Elizabeth Hough (1848 – 1884) and George Robert Payne (1840 – 1895) in 1900 at Quindalup.  Laura and William may possibly have met at the Capel or Quindalup Races, as both families were involved in horse racing.  The Harwood Senior’s daughter Emily Ada (1880 – 1948) married Henry Thomas Delaporte (1876 – 1936) at Coolingup in 1899.  (Family ties are strengthened here, as Emily Ada is Charles Scott’s niece, and Henry Thomas is the nephew of Charles’ wife Sarah {nee House}.)  Ada and Henry, and several of their descendants, are buried in the Capel Cemetery.  The Harwood connection with Capel is furthered with a great grandson working in the mining industry, and raising his own family in the township from the 1970’s.

Amelia Maria Scott, born 9 Jul 1853, Wonnerup, Western Australia.  Details of death unknown (no record on WABDM), though died young, probably prior to 1861/1863, given subsequent daughters were named Maria and Amelia.

Elijah George Scott, born 17 July 1855, Wonnerup, Western Australia.  Died 1 August 1920, North Fremantle; buried Fremantle Cemetery.  Married Emma Rose (c.1860 – 1933) at Busselton 5 December 1882; six children, of whom the three sons died in infancy.

William Dawson Scott, born 5 August 1857, Wonnerup, Western Australia.  Died 29 June 1935, Kirup; buried Donnybrook Cemetery.  Married Mary Ann Stinton (1861 – 1946) at Picton, 19 December 1885; six children.  Their son Josiah William Scott (born July 1895), a farrier, enlisted to serve abroad in the A.I.F. (Australian Imperial Forces) in February 1916.  Being under the age of 21 years, consent of a parent or guardian was required.  After several months in the field at the Western Front in France, in February 1917, Josiah was admitted to hospital in England with ‘trench feet’ that subsequently required surgery, and discharged medically unfit in November 1917 following his recent return home.

Edmund Richard Scott, born 24 May 1859, Newtown, Western Australia.  Died 5 July 1943, Bunbury Hospital; buried Bunbury Cemetery with his wife.  Married Elizabeth Harriet Forrest (1859 – 1941) at Busselton, 21 November 1882; seven children with their only son Vivian Henry Edward Scott killed during the First World War at Boulecourt, France on 3 May 1917.  Elizabeth (Bessie) is the eldest of thirteen children of James Forrest and Jane Doonan; her brother, James Archibald Forrest (1866 – 1933), his wife Jemima (nee Moore), and four of their twelve children are buried at the Capel Cemetery in unknown graves.

Ann(a/e) Maria Scott, born 16 July 1861, Yelverton Timber Station, Western Australia.  Died 22 March 1946, Bunbury.  Married Albert House (1864 – 1939) at Bunbury, 26 November 1885.  Albert was born on 14 August 1864 at the Capel River, being the second to last of Martha (Higgins) and William House’s fourteen children.  Annie and Albert House had a family of three girls and two boys. Their daughter Martha Mary Ann House, who bears the names of her grandmothers, died in 1905 aged 17 years.  Sadly, it appears that Martha died a several days after giving birth to a son who survived for only 30 minutes.  Their two sons Arthur Albert House (born Capel, 1889) and Reuben William House (born Quindalup, 1892) were Killed in Action during the First World War; in Belgium, July 1917 and the Somme, France in April 1918, respectively.  As Arthur has no known grave, he is memorialized at the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres (now Ieper), Belgium; Reuben is buried in the Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, France.  Both Annie and Albert House are buried in the Church of Christ portion of the Bunbury Cemetery.

Amelia Rosina Scott born 14 June 1863, ‘Ridgeway’ Quindalup, Western Australia.  Died 3 June 1924, Fremantle.  Married John Adams (1858 – 1904) at Busselton, 30 January 1883; eleven children, most of whom were born at Shark Bay.  John Adams was involved in the pearling industry in Shark Bay before his death by drowning in July 1904; his youngest child was born in December of that year.  Amelia and John Adams’ son William Henry (Harry) Adams (born Carnarvon 1889), a Pearler, enlisted for service in December 1915.  He was killed in action in France, April 1917.

Arthur Albert Scott, born 29 April 1866, ‘Ridgeway’ Quindalup.  Died 6 May 1953, Bairnsdale, Victoria.  Married Mary Ellen (Eleanora) Newman (aka Neuman{n}) (1873 – 1953) at Donnybrook in 1904; four daughters, with the second being stillborn.  The family moved to Victoria, returning to Mary Ellen’s home state, where their youngest child was born in 1913 at Bairnsdale.  Albert and Mary passed within weeks of each other and are buried at the Bairnsdale Cemetery.

Helen Keziah Scott, born 23 May 1869, ‘Ridgeway’ Quindalup, Western Australia.  Died 26 July 1943, Perth.  Married John William King (1859 – 1910) on 3 October 1888 at Quindalup; five children.  Frederick William Vernon King (born Shark Bay, 1895), the elder of their two sons, enlisted in the A.I.F. in January 1916 and died January 1917 at the 36th Casualty Clearing Station due to Broncho-Pneumonia.  Frederick was buried at the nearby Heilly Station Cemetery, Corbie, France.

John Franklin Scott, born 2 November 1874, ‘Ridgeway’ Quindalup, Western Australia.  Died 17 April 1878 from dysentery.

Spouse:  Married Sarah HOUSE, 1 February 1877 at Bunbury.

Sarah was born 1 May 1858, Coolingnup (Capel), Western  Australia; the tenth born of William and Martha (Higgins) House’s fourteen children.  Sarah had ten brothers and three sisters. Died 24 May 1930, Capel, Western  Australia.      Sarah married widower Thomas McTAGGART (c.1856 – 1931) in 1914 at Subiaco.

A search of the WABDM online records shows that Sarah House’s Birth record is the only record identifying ‘Place of …’ as Coolingnup.                                                                                                                                         


Edward Charles Scott, born 1 July 1879, Capel, Western Australia.  Died at Capel on April 13, 1885, nearing 6 years of age, from Quinsy.  Burial place unknown.

Blanche Capel Scott, born 5 March 1882, Capel, Western Australia.  Died 10 January 1954, Bunbury, Western Australia.  Married Edward (Ted) Thomas Jarvis (1878 – 1941) at Bunbury in 1902.  His parents being James George Jarvis and Maria Spencer.  Ted’s grandparents James and H(E)llen Jarvis and their young daughter Jane arrived on board the ‘Trusty’ in December 1842, to Australind under the Western Australian Company Scheme.  Blanche and Ted had seven children, the first-born, a stillborn son.  Their daughter Doris Constance (Connie) married Fred Delaporte and is buried at the Capel Cemetery.  Ted’s cousin Bertha Louisa Roberts (nee Wenn) is buried at the Capel Cemetery.  Both Blanche and Ted are buried at the Bunbury Cemetery.

May Martha Scott, born 21 May 1884, Capel, Western Australia.  Died 10 September 1962, West Perth, Western Australia.  Married Samuel Theodore Birch (1877 – 1937) in 1910 at Bunbury; the son of Vernon Birch and Mary Eliza Lazenby.  Vernon Birch was an infant when he arrived in March 1841 with his parents Lewis and Hannah (Brown) Birch, brothers, and sister per the ‘Parkfield’ as part of the Australind Settlement Scheme.  George and Julia Payne and two children (Julia’s son Frederick Hawkins, and their infant son George Robert Payne) were also passengers on the ‘Parkfield’.  George Robert Payne died at Capel in 1895, and along with many of the extended Payne family, is resting at the Capel Cemetery. May and Samuel Birch had eight children born between 1911 and 1927.  Their fourth born, a son who was given the names of his maternal grandfather Charles Frederick, died in 1917 at the age of one month.

Frederick William Scott, born 31 January 1887, Capel, Western Australia.  Died 3-6 November 1916 in France; Service Number 4535.  Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in February 1916 as a farm labourer.  Embarked on the Shropshire bound for Alexandria, Egypt, and then England per the H.T. Minnetonka for training; being in the 11th Reinforcements of the 28th Battalion, along with his brothers Thomas and Ernest Scott, and cousins Josiah and Vivian Scott.  Capel boys Cyril Thomas Payne, brothers George and Ernest Summers and Wilfred Waddingham (1895 – 1916) were also in the same unit and aboard the Shropshire.  As Frederick has no known grave, he is commemorated on the wall at the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial in France along with his cousins Vivian H.E. Scott of the 2nd Pioneers, and William H Adams of the 16th Battalion.

David Henry Scott, born 11 February 1890, Capel, Western Australia.  Died 6 September 1960, Bunbury, Western Australia.  At the time of enlistment in September 1916, Dave was working as a farm labourer; Service Number 7054. Married Ethel Annie Down (1890 – 1987) in Barnstaple, Devon, England on 12 June 1919.  Both Dave and Ethel are buried in the Capel Cemetery.

Thomas Richard Scott, born 9 June 1892, Capel, Western Australia.  Also served with the 11th Reinforcements of the 28th Battalion; Service Number 4536.  Died 1 June 1918, Killed in Action, France.  Buried at the Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

Ernest Roy Scott, born 10 May 1895, Capel Western Australia.  Died 5 October 1966.  Married Agnes Clyde (1901 – 1976) in Collie, 1920.  Agnes was born in Outtrim, Victoria, the only child of Agnes (Dickson) and Samuel Clyde; her mother died when baby Aggie was ten days old.  The Dickson and Clyde families worked as miners and had left the W.A. goldfields, where Agnes and Samuel Clyde were married in 1900, to work at the coal mines of a thriving Outtrim.  Young Aggie was raised by her Dickson family in Collie Burn, Western Australia. Ernest enlisted for A.I.F service abroad in February 1916 with two of his elder brothers; Service Number 4534.  His mother Sarah McTaggart received a telegram in July 1916 advising that Ernest was dangerously ill with Cerebro-spinal fever.  Sarah gets news in September 1916 that her son had recovered and “returned to duty”, and records show that Ernest went to the Forces depot/transit camp at Etaples in France.  It was at Etaples that the troops received an extra ten days of training, on top of the fourteen weeks received at the military bases in England, in preparation for the trench warfare in France and Belgium.  Perhaps he was unable to pass the strict medical check or military ‘tests’ to which soldiers were subjected to at Etaples, as Ernest did not join his unit in the field.  He is again recorded in England during October 1916 and February 1917, being transferred between each of the four Command Depots and the 7th Training Battalion in Rollestone.  The Command Depots were military convalescent camps, whilst the Training Battalion was for soldiers returning from convalescence, and through a mix of military training and sports, were readied for a speedy return to their battalions at the Front.  At the end of February 1917, Ernest is transferred to Depot Camp No. 2 at Weymouth.  At this time, it was the practice that soldiers who were not expected to be fit to resume active service within six months, were sent to Weymouth in preparation for repatriation and return to Australia.  On May 4 1917, it is recorded that Private E.R. Scott is “Invaliding To Australia per H.T. Runic for discharge”.  He returns to the 5th Military District based at Swan Barracks, Perth at the end of June 1917 with the notation “Rec cerebro spinal fever” recorded.  Ernest is discharged medically unfit on August 3, 1917.

Ellen Climena Scott, born 28 March 1897.  Died 24 October 1975, Bunbury.  Married Clarence Melville Lockhart (1892 – 1978) at East Perth in 1919; six children.  Both buried in the Bunbury Cemetery.

Occupation:  Dairy Farmer, Grave Digger

Their Story

The cause of death of Charles Frederick Scott was given as cancer of the lip.

A newspaper article regarding the Capel News in the Friday January 17, 1908 edition of The South-Western News reported:  “Benefit.  A meeting is being called for Saturday next, its object being to raise money to assist Mr. Chas. Scott, who has just returned from Perth having undergone a very serious operation.”

A year later, the Southern Times publication on Tuesday 26 January, 1909 reported:  “CHAS. SCOTT.  News comes from the Capel of the death of Mr. Chas. Scott.  The deceased, who has been the victim of a lingering disease for some months, was about 54 years of age.  He leaves a widow (nee Miss Sarah House) and several in family to mourn his loss.  The deceased was the son of Mr W. Scott, of Quindalup.”


An entry written by Sarah Scott (wife) in the Family Bible Readings Book:

My dear Charley parted this life Janury [sic] 24th 1909

Adged [sic] 58years


The following Family Notices appeared in the Bunbury Herald on Saturday 5, 1910:


 SCOTT. – In sad but loving memory of my dear husband, Charles Scott, who departed this life 24th January, 1909, at Capel.                                                                                                                                          

Long nights and days he bore in pain                                                                                                                           

To wait for a cure it was in vain.                                                                                                                            

But God alone, who thought it best,                                                                                                                                 

Did ease his pain and gave him rest.                                                                                                                                   

He was so sore with pain oppressed                                                                                                                                 

It wore his strength away.                                                                                                                                     

It made him wish for endless days                                                                                                                                              

That never will decay.                                                                                                                                                                    

  – Inserted by his loving wife, S. Scott

SCOTT. – In sad but loving memory of our dear father, Charles Scott, who departed this life 24th January, 1909.                                                                                                                                                      

Dear is the spot where dear father is laid.                                                                                                          

Sweet is the memory that never will fade,                                                                                                         

Fond is the hope we shall meet him again,                                                                                                  

Kneeling together at Jesus’s feet.                                                                                                                     

The one we loved is now laid low.                                                                                                                                 

 His fond true heart is still.
Those hands that often helped us so                                                                                                                         

Lie now in death’s cold chill.                                                                                                                                    

 – Inserted by his loving sons and daughters.”

Six years after his death, and with wife Sarah having recently married Thomas McTaggart, the following Family Notice was published in the Saturday 23 January, 1915 edition of the Bunbury Herald:


SCOTT. – In Loving and Affectionate Memory of our Dear Father, Charles Frederick Scott, who passed away on January 23, [sic] 1909.                                                                                                                                

A father more true never dwelt on the earth,                                                                                                 

Or proved to his children a true father worth;                                                                                                      

We miss you and mourn you in silence unseen,                                                                                              

And dwell in the memories of years that have been.                                                                                                   

– Inserted by his Loving Daughters Blanche, May and Ellen, and son in law, E Jarvis.”                                                                         



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