Celia (King) was born in Boston, United States of America on 23 June 1796. She was the daughter of Daniel King of Springbank, Port Glasgow, and the island of Tobago. Celia married solicitor Andrew Scott in July 1821. They decided to immigrate to Australia sailing from London on 30 August 1838 on the vessel Glenbervie. They arrived in Sydney in December 1838. They travelled to Victoria with their four children. Andrew went to select suitable land leaving Celia and the children in Melbourne. They were to settle at Scotsburn near Mt Buninyong around 1839. Their grandson, Robert Scott, recorded in 1934 that ‘They travelled in a bullock wagon, and lived in tents for the first six months until a house was built. Mrs Scott had no woman nearer than Geelong, except for her personal maid, who had travelled with her from Scotland.
Goldfields Involvement, 1854
Post 1854 Experiences
Later on her sons took up the country down the Yarambeck Creek, and made Warracknabeal one of the largest and best runs in the district, holding it till 1887. Having some knowledge of nursing, Mrs Scott was a great asset to the district, and once drove fifty miles in a wagon to set a broken leg for a shepherd. She was frequently called to her neighbour’s help in accident or sickness. Mrs Scott died on 5 March 1879 and was buried at Geelong’.
Wickham, Dorothy, Shot in the Dark: Being the Petition for the Compensation Case of Benden S. Hassell, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1998.