The surname Scotney was first found in Sussex where Walter de Scotinis (Scotney) built the Castle of Scotney finishing it in the year 1180. He was steward of the Earl of Gloucester temp. Henry III. He "was hanged on a charge of attempting the life of his master. His descendants continued at Scotney till the reign of Edward III."  Today Scotney Castle is an English country house with formal gardens which are open to the public. The grounds have been used to host Shakespeare productions, notably A Midsummer Night's Dream. "The church [of Lamberhurst] is in the decorated English style, with a square embattled tower surmounted by a low spire, and contains some ancient monuments to the Scotney family, whose sepulchral chapel adjoins the south aisle."  The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list the following of the family who were all found in Lincolnshire at that time: Lambert de Scoteni; Thomas de Scoteney; and Peter de Scotenye. 
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