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Personal and family information
|Spouse||George Lewis Scott|
|Spouse's Rank||Lower gentry|
|Year of Marriage||1751|
|Year of Birth||1720|
|Year of Death||1795|
|Father||Matthew Robinson [senior]|
|Father's Rank||Lower Gentry|
|Mother||Elizabeth Robinson née Drake|
Domicile region and Migration
Place of Birth (Town)
|West Layton Hall||Wensleydale||North Yorkshire||England||1720|||
1 Sarah also had a close relationship with her sister, Elizabeth Montagu, and she spent long periods of times at Elizabeth's in Allerthorpe, London and Sandleford.
2 Sarah married George Lewis Scott in 1751 and they settled at Leicester Square, London, until due to unknown reasons Sarah was withdrawn from the household by her father and brothers. Lady Barbara Montagu also lived with them.
3 In 1748 already, Sarah had joined resources with Lady Barbara Montagu and lived with her in London and in Bath until Lady Barbara's death in 1765.
4 Sarah had problems with her health, and after finding relief to her headaches at a clinic in Norwich, she moved to Catton.
Having suffered from small-pox, Sarah's marriage value was diminished. In 1751, she married George Lewis Scott, who was not very wealthy. There was a semi-scandal after Sarah Scott was removed from the Scott household by her father and brothers for unknown reasons, which however could have been due to a bad marriage with George Lewis Scott or Sarah's relationship with Lady Barbara.
Novelist and historian
Privately/self-educated, interested in literature and politics. Sarah was also tutored by her step-grandfather, Dr Conyers Middleton, but probably to a lesser extent than Elizabeth Montagu.
French, Italian, Latin
Kelly, 2006; Day and Lynch, 2015; Climenson, 1906a; Pohl and Schellenberg, 2003; Kelly, 1995; Rizzo, 2003; Sairio, 2009
Sarah Scott née Robinson was an author and published a total of six novels, of which perhaps her most known work was "Millenium Hall", published in 1762. "Millenium Hall" was a "feminist utopian novel", where women lived and worked together, being in control of their lodgings, which according to Kelly (1995) was a contribution to not only social and cultural criticism, but also to political economy and politics and experimental literary forms. The women in "Millenium Hall" also had the means to run benevolent enterprises for disadvantaged women. "Millenium Hall" had also clear connections to the Bluestocking society, and Miegon (2003) calls the work "a manifesto of Bluestocking feminism incorporating an idealized and feminist model of gentry capitalism and a critique of courtly culture". Sarah with her dear friend Lady Barbara Montagu, with whom she also lived, organized "work-for-welfare" for poor women (Kelly, 1995). Sarah even tried to recreate the ideal of the "Millenium Hall", establishing a similar housing in Hitcham in Buckinghamshire, at her cousin Grace Freind née Robinson's estate, an experiment which however failed fairly quickly.