- John sold on March 19, 1728 "Scotland" to William Merrill of Accomack Co., VA for one moiety (Ruth T. Dryden, Somerset Land Records, p. 364).
On May 14, 1729, he gave negroes to his children: Elizabeth, John, Mary, Joseph and Sarah Scott. (Somerset Deeds 17:151-155; Matthew M. Wise, The Boston Family of Maryland, 1967, p. 430)
Will dated May 27, 1763 Worcester Co., MD, probated July 8, 1763: son Joseph, negro man, David; daughter, Sarah Purnell, negro boy Peter; son William, dwelling plantation beginning at the beginning tree of the land I deeded to my son Joseph and running to the river, also part of tract "Smith's Folly" lying on the east of dividing Creek and running with the main road to Snow Hill, also negro man Patrick; son Benjamin, remainder of "Smith's Folly" that lies in Somerset County except what Angelo Atkinson takes by his proper right with 100 acres that was William Dennis' that the said Angelo Atkinson lately bought of Joseph Allen, this provided that he give to daughter Nelly Scott 5 pounds credit in his own store; daughter Elizabeth Betty Bruff, negro man Adam and silver spoon; daughter Nelly Scott, double case of draws and negro girl Hager; wife Elizabeth, negro woman Phebe, woman Rachel; Angelo Atkinson, 100A "Smith's Folly" beginning the land that old Donneck Dennis gave to his grandson William Dennis to be laid out on the west side of the road that leads from Dividing Creek Bridge to Snow Hill joining on his land. Wit: Abraham Gibbs, William Tull, George Tull. (JW3:77, Neil & Leslie Keddie, Wor. Co. Wills 1759-1769, Family Tree Bookshop, Easton, MD, 1999)
Administration to Elisabeth Scott July 8, 1763, bonds by Abraham Gibbs and William Fleming. (Vern Skinner, Abstracts of Worcester Co. Estate Docket 1742-1820, Brookeville, MD, 1993)
On February 1, 1721, Donnock Dennis (Elizabeth (Dennis?) brother), planter, sold to John Scott "Dennis His Purchase" containing by estimation 400A; also there is one other tract adjoining said tract called "Dennis His Second Purchase" containing 200A, which said tracts are part or parcel of trace "Smiths Folly" containing 1,000A. (Becky Miller)
"Smith's Folly" is shown as part of tract "Providence" in Dublin District, Somerset County, when in 1772 Benjamin Scott, wife Mary, sold to Edward Rounds "Providence" on Dividing Creek devised by the will of John Scott deceased called "Smiths Folly," his interest in, no acreage given. (Ruth T. Dryden, Somerset Land Records)