From: "Montreal History and Gazeteer to the year 1892"
By Rev. J. Douglas Borthwick, John Lovell & Son, Montreal 1892
William Edward Scott was born in London, England, October 9, 1822. His father was John Scott, his mother Caroline Neate. He came to Canada in 1831 and resided to his death in Montreal. He was educated in London, passed the medical department of McGill College, and admitted to practice in 1842.
In 1845 he was Demonstrator of Anatomy in his Alma Mater, and later on Professor of Medical Jurisprudence and Clinical Surgery. For twenty five years he was one of the Governors of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Quebec, and for three years President. He was the medical officer of the Grand Trunk Railway and held in high esteem.
He married, in 1847, Elizabeth Sproston of Montreal. One son is the Rector of Drummondville in the Diocese of Quebec. Another son is in Montreal. He died some years ago universally lamented as a skillful physician, a gentleman of unapproachable character and a valuable citizen.