Earl John Scott
(1751-1838)

barrister, Member of Parliament (1783-1796), Member of Parliament (1796-1799), 1st Baron Eldon (1799-1821), Lord Chancellor (1801-1806), Lord Chancellor (1807-1827), 1st Viscount Encombe (1821-1838), and 1st Earl of Eldon (from 1821)

Died aged c. 87

John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon PC QC FRS FSA (4 June 1751 – 13 January 1838) was a British barrister and politician. He served as Lord Chancellor of Great Britain between 1801 and 1806 and again between 1807 and 1827.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

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Lord Eldon 1751-1838 Lord Chancellor lived here

6 Bedford Square, London, United Kingdom where they lived

From the above window on Nov 18th 1772 Bessy Surtees descended and eloped with John Scott later created 1st Earl of Eldon and Lord Chancellor of England

41-44 Sandhill, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom where they eloped