Louisa Jane Montagu-Douglas-Scott (Hamilton), Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry (1836 - 1912) MP

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Birthplace: Strabane, Tyrone, Ireland
Death: Died in Dalkieth Palace, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland
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About Louisa Jane Montagu-Douglas-Scott (Hamilton), Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry

Louisa Montagu Douglas Scott, Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry

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Lady Louisa Jane Hamilton (26 August 1836 – 16 March 1912) was the daughter of His Grace Sir James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Abercorn. In 1884, she became the 6th Duchess of Buccleuch & 8th Duchess of Queensberry, the wife of His Grace, Sir William Henry Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, 6th Duke of Buccleuch & 8th Duke of Queensberry. She was the paternal grandmother of HRH Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester and of Lady Marian Louisa Montagu Douglas Scott, also she was the maternal great-grandmother of HRH Prince William of Gloucester, HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester and also of Sarah, Duchess of York.

Early Life, Marriage, & Family

Lady Louisa Jane Hamilton was born on Friday 26 August 1836 at Brighton, Sussex, England[1], the third child of fourteen born to His Grace Sir James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Abercorn and Lady Louisa Jane Russell, daughter of Sir John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford[2].

She married William Henry Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, Earl of Dalkeith on Tuesday 22 November 1859 at London, England, the eldest son of the Sir Walter Francis Montagu Douglas Scott, 5th Duke of Buccleuch & 7th Duke of Queensberry and his wife Lady Charlotte Thynne.[2] Sir William and Lady Louisa had six sons and two daughters:

Lord Walter Henry Montagu Douglas Scott, Earl of Dalkeith (17 January 1861 – 18 September 1886)[1]

Lord John Charles Montagu Douglas Scott (7th Duke of Buccleuch & 9th Duke of Queensberry) (30 March 1864 – 19 October 1935)[2]

Lord George William Montagu Douglas Scott (31 August 1866 – 23 February 1947)[3]

Lord Henry Francis Montagu Douglas Scott (15 January 1868 – 19 April 1945)[3]

Lord Herbert Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott (30 November 1872 – 17 June 1944)[3]

Lady Katharine Mary Montagu Douglas Scott (25 March 1875 – 7 March 1951)[3]

Lady Constance Anne Montagu Douglas Scott (10 March 1877 – 7 May 1970)[3]

Lord Francis George Montagu Douglas Scott (1 November 1879 – 26 July 1952)[3]

[edit]Career

As well as fulfilling her duties as Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry, Lady Louisa served as Mistress of the Robes to Queen Victoria from 1885 – 1892 (Conservative), and again from 1895 – 1901.[2] She was appointed Mistress of the Robes to Queen Alexandra in 1901 (Conservative), a position in which she served until her death in 1912.[2]

[edit]Death

Her Grace, Lady Louisa Jane Montagu Douglas Scott, 6th Duchess of Buccleuch & 8th Duchess of Queensberry, VA (3rd Class) died on Saturday 16 March 1912, in her 76th year, at Dalkeith Palace, Midlothian, Scotland. She was survived by her husband, and six of her children and their families.

She was buried on Wednesday 20 March 1912 in the Buccleuch family crypt in St. Mary's Church, Dalkeith Palace, Midlothian, Scotland.[1]

[edit]Titles, Honours, & Awards

26 August 1836 – 21 November 1859: Lady Louisa Jane Hamilton of Abercorn

22 November 1859 – 15 April 1884: Lady Louisa Jane Montagu Douglas Scott, Countess of Dalkeith

16 April 1884: Her Grace, Lady Louisa Jane Montagu Douglas Scott, 6th Duchess of Buccleuch & 8th Duchess of Queensberry[2]

1885: Invested as Lady, Royal Order of Victoria and Albert (VA), 3rd Class [2]

1885 – 1892: Mistress of the Robes to Queen Victoria[2]

1895 – 1901: Mistress of the Robes to Queen Victoria[2]

1901 – 1912: Mistress of the Robes to Queen Alexandra[2]

[edit]References

^ a b c G.E. Cokayne, Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 1910-1959, reprint Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000, volume II, pp. 372-373.

^ a b c d e f g h i j Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999, volume 1, p. 6.

^ a b c d e f Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003, volume 1, pp. 562-563.

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Louisa Montagu-Douglas-Scott (Hamilton), Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry's Timeline

1836
August 26, 1836
Strabane, Tyrone, Ireland
1859
November 22, 1859
Age 23
London, England
1861
1861
Age 24
1864
March 29, 1864
Age 27
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
1866
August 31, 1866
Age 30
1868
1868
Age 31
1872
November 30, 1872
Age 36
Montagu House, Whitehall, London, England
1875
March 25, 1875
Age 38
1877
1877
Age 40
1879
1879
Age 42