Arms: Argent a chevron between three pelicans' heads erased at the neck Sable.[1]
Arms: Argent a chevron between three pelicans' heads erased at the neck Sable.[1]

Cuthbert Scott (or Scot) (died 9 October 1564) was a Catholic bishop and academic at the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University

Scott was made a Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge in 1537, became M.A. in 1538 and was Master of Christ's College from 1553 to 1556.[2]

In 1554 he became Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.

He became D.D. of Cambridge University in 1547 and of Oxford University in 1554.

Church positions

Scott was appointed prebendary of York and, in 1554, of St Paul's, London. In 1556 he succeeded George Cotes, former Master of Balliol College, Oxford, as Bishop of Chester by papal provision.

On the accession of Elizabeth I he was one of the four Catholic bishops chosen to defend Catholic doctrine at the conference at Westminster, and immediately after this he was sent as a prisoner to the Tower of London and then in the Fleet Prison 1559–1563. Being released on bail, he contrived to escape to the Continent.

He died at Louvain, on 9 October 1564.

References

  1. ^ "The Armorial Bearings of the Bishops of Chester". Cheshire Heraldry Society. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Scott, Cuthbert (SCT534C)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
Academic offices Preceded byRichard Wilkes Master of Christ's College, Cambridge 1553–1556 Succeeded byWilliam Tayler Catholic Church titles Preceded byGeorge Cotes Bishop of Chester 1556–1559 Succeeded byWilliam Downham