Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Thomas Parkin Scott (1804-1873)
MSA SC 3520-14335
Chief Judge


Born in Baltimore, Maryland, April 19, 1804.  Youngest son of Hon. John Scott, and Eliza Goodwin.  His father was Chief Judge of Oyer and Terminer, Baltimore City and his mother was daughter of Judge Dorsey of Howard County, Maryland.  Attended St. Mary's College.  Studied law with his brother John Scott.  Married, Juliana M. White, January 12, 1826; eight children, three surviving: Mary Hellen, Dr. Henry C., and John W.  Died, Baltimore, Maryland, October 13, 1873.

Worked as a clerk in a shipping office before studying law.  Served on Baltimore City Council.  Represented Baltimore City at the special sessions of the House of Delegates called in April, June and July, 1861, to addressing the impending Civil War.  Arrested as southern sympathizer and held at Fort McHenry, Fort Lafayette and Fort Warren for the duration of the war.  Elected first Chief Judge of Baltimore City Supreme Bench, 1867; served until his death.  Auditor, Chancery Court, thirty-three years.  

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