Scott-Gatty, Alfred Scott
b Ecclesfield, nr Sheffield, S Yorks 1847, d St Marylebone, C London 1918. Born into a clerical family as A S Gatty, he coupled his mother’s maiden name (not his wife’s) with his own. His great interest was heraldry. Positions he held included Rouge Dragon Pursuivant of Arms, York Herald of the College of Arms, Knight of Justice and Genealogist of the Order of St John of Jerusalem, and Garter Principal King of Arms. He was knighted in 1904, the year he was admitted into this last office. A composer who founded the Magpie Madrigal Soc and wrote many plays for children, hundreds of songs (words and music), and one enduring hymn-tune. No.690.