In 1797 Scott married Margaret Charlotte Charpenter. They had five children.
In Scott's first major work, Minstrelsy Of The Scottish Border appeared. In 1805-he publication of The Lay Of The Last Minstrel. In 1808-Marmion, a historical romance in tetrameter. In 1815-Scott's last major poem, The Lord Of The Isles, was published. Minstrelsy Of The Scottish Border
From this period date such works as Waverley (1814 Scott continued with Guy Mannering (1815) and Tales Of My Landlord (1816). Rob Roy (1817) a portrait of one of Scotland's greatest heroes, sold out its edition of copies in two weeks. The Heart of Midlothianappeared in 1818 followed by The Bride Of Lammermoor (1819) and A Legend Of Montrose (1819). Ivanhoe (1819) set in the reign of Richard I is perhaps the best known of Scott's novels today In the 1820s appeared Kenilworth (1821), The Fortunes Of Nigel (1822), Peveril Of The Peak (1823), Quentin Durward (1823), The Talisman (1825), Woodstock (1826), The Surgeon's Daughter (1827), and Anne Of Geierstein (1829). Novels
He died on September 21, Scott was buried beside his ancestors in Dryburgh Abbey.