Thomas Scott (c.1842-1870) was born in Northern Ireland. He came to Canada West in 1863 and to Red River in 1869. Here he worked as a labourer building the Dawson Road, which was to connect Red River to Lake Superior. After leading a strike and being charged with aggravated assault, Scott was unemployed but he stayed at Red River, where he became involved with the Canadian party around John Christian Schultz. In December 1869 he was captured and imprisoned with Schultz in Upper Fort Garry. He escaped early in January but was recaptured. He proved a very difficult prisoner, was tried before a court martial, sentenced to death, and executed.