Scott Cadet Branches

What Are Cadet Branches?

 

In heraldry and history, a cadet branch consists of the male-line descendants of a patriarch’s younger sons (cadets). Such off-spring were not expected (required?) to produce any offspring - though of course may did so. In some cases the cadet branch would become successful and perhaps own land and be awarded titles - laird or a knighthood or even higher rank. Such significant branches often became associated with a particular geographic location and became acknowledged as (Surname) of "X". There are many younger sons in the Scott line who achieved such acknowledgement of their success - a selection of the Scotts who have been identified in this way and are regarded as Scott "Cadets" are listed below.

 

Scotts of Allanhaugh

Scotts of Ancrum

Scotts of Balcomie

Scotts of Balwearie

Scotts of Dryhope

Scotts of Dunninald

Scotts of Elie

Scotts of Gala

Scotts of Goudilands

Scotts of Harden

Scotts of Harperigg

Scotts of Hassendean

Scotts of Howpasley

Scotts of Hundleshope

Scotts of Lessudden

Scotts of Logie,

Scotts of Melby

Scotts of Malleny

Scotts of Melby

Scotts of Raeburn

Scotts of Scotstarvet

Scotts of Synton

Scotts of Thirlestane

Scotts of Todrig

Scotts of Tushielaw

Scotts of Tynedale