The Honourable Ruth Mary DAWNAY

The Honourable Ruth Mary DAWNAY

Female 1907 - 1962  (55 years)

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  • Name Ruth Mary DAWNAY 
    Title The Honourable 
    Born 1907  Paddington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 28 Nov 1962  Great Wilbraham, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Newspaper Report 29 Nov 1962  Great Wilbraham, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    CAMBRIDGE NEWS: HON. MRS. RUTH SCOTT KILLED IN ROAD ACCIDENT

    The Hon. Mrs Ruth Scott, sister of Viscount Downe and the wife of Mr 'Archie' Scott, the bookmaker, was killed in a road accident near Six Mile Bottom last night. Mrs Scott, who lived at The Old Rectory, Holme Hale, near Swaffham, Norfolk, was in a van which was involved in a collision with a lorry along the main London-Newmarket Road.

    Mrs. Scott died instantly and it was some time before firemen from Cambridge , assisted by police and other rescue workers, managed to free her body from the wreckage. The accident blocked the road for about an hour and heavy breakdown equipment was called for to remove the lorry.

    It is believed there was a greyhound in the back of Mrs Scott's van and that the animal ran off shortly after the accident.

    The lorry was driven by Mr James Beveridge, of 110 Silvermere Road, Catford, London SE6.

    Mrs Scott, who was born in 1907, married Mr Archibald C Scott, of Eredine, Argyllshire, at Hillington, near Sandringham, in Norfolk, in December 1937. She has four sons and a daughter.

    Her brother, Viscount Downe, whose seats are at Wykeham Abbey, Scarborough, and Danby Lodge, Danby, Yorkshire, is the tenth holder of the title.

    OLD ETONIAN

    Mr 'Archie' Scott, an Old Etonian, has been an 'on the rails' bookmaker at all the important race meetings for the last 35 years.

    An inquest on Mrs Scott is to be opened at Bottisham police station tomorrow.
     
    Newspaper Report 3 Dec 1962  Great Wilbraham, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    CAMBRIDGE NEWS: WHIPPET IS CAUGHT AT WILBRAHAM

    Article is mostly illegible but the dog was caught and returned to the family. Mrs Scott was a noted whippet breeder.

    The animal was in perfectly good condition. 
    Newspaper Report 7 Dec 1962  London Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    THE TIMES: HON. MRS A C SCOTT
    W.H. writes:- The tragic death of Ruth Scott in a motor accident on November 28 has brought great sorrow to very many diverse people. No one was more beloved in all the differing worlds in which she moved, and no one will be more missed. She had a quick inquiring, tireless mind, thrilled with new ideas and intellectually capable of absorbing them; a deep sensibility so that she was full of real understanding and sympathy for others; and gaiety, charm and a marvellous wit so that being with her was always, even for her oldest friends, a special and inspiring experience. She loved life, and in so many different forms -in poetry and books, painting and sculpture (in both of which she was a very gifted artist), in hunting, coursing, racing, animals, and the countryside, and, most of all, in her home and family.
    All the many things she did were done with style and panache, though never with airs or arrogance: and she will be mourned as a true friend by people in every walk of life. She was so completely alive and so life-enhancing that it is almost impossible to believe she is dead; when we do realize it we shall find that an irreplaceable light has gone out. 
    Probate 29 Jan 1963  London Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I72  Dunlop Tree
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2016 

    Family Archibald Crauford SCOTT,   b. 1904, Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1965, Chelsea, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 1937  King's Lynn, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
     5. Living
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F49  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1937 - King's Lynn, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Nov 1962 - Great Wilbraham, Cambs Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Report - CAMBRIDGE NEWS: HON. MRS. RUTH SCOTT KILLED IN ROAD ACCIDENT The Hon. Mrs Ruth Scott, sister of Viscount Downe and the wife of Mr 'Archie' Scott, the bookmaker, was killed in a road accident near Six Mile Bottom last night. Mrs Scott, who lived at The Old Rectory, Holme Hale, near Swaffham, Norfolk, was in a van which was involved in a collision with a lorry along the main London-Newmarket Road. Mrs. Scott died instantly and it was some time before firemen from Cambridge , assisted by police and other rescue workers, managed to free her body from the wreckage. The accident blocked the road for about an hour and heavy breakdown equipment was called for to remove the lorry. It is believed there was a greyhound in the back of Mrs Scott's van and that the animal ran off shortly after the accident. The lorry was driven by Mr James Beveridge, of 110 Silvermere Road, Catford, London SE6. Mrs Scott, who was born in 1907, married Mr Archibald C Scott, of Eredine, Argyllshire, at Hillington, near Sandringham, in Norfolk, in December 1937. She has four sons and a daughter. Her brother, Viscount Downe, whose seats are at Wykeham Abbey, Scarborough, and Danby Lodge, Danby, Yorkshire, is the tenth holder of the title. OLD ETONIAN Mr 'Archie' Scott, an Old Etonian, has been an 'on the rails' bookmaker at all the important race meetings for the last 35 years. An inquest on Mrs Scott is to be opened at Bottisham police station tomorrow. - 29 Nov 1962 - Great Wilbraham, Cambs Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Report - CAMBRIDGE NEWS: WHIPPET IS CAUGHT AT WILBRAHAM Article is mostly illegible but the dog was caught and returned to the family. Mrs Scott was a noted whippet breeder. The animal was in perfectly good condition. - 3 Dec 1962 - Great Wilbraham, Cambs Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S77] GRO Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), SQ1907, Paddington, 1a 71.

    2. [S77] GRO Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), DQ1962, Cambridge, 4a 294, age 55.

    3. [S85] E&W National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills & Administrations) 1858-1966, 1973-1995, (www.ancestry.co.uk).

    4. [S41] Newspaper.

    5. [S77] GRO Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), DQ1937, Freebridge Lynn, 4b 847.