William Henry Walter Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 6th Duke of Buccleuch (1831 - 1914) MP

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Birthplace: Montagu House, Whitehall, London, England
Death: Died in Montagu House, Whitehall, London, England
Occupation: 6th Duke of Buccleuch, 8th Duke of Queensberry
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About William Henry Walter Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 6th Duke of Buccleuch

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William Montagu Douglas Scott, 6th Duke of Buccleuch

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William Henry Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, 6th Duke of Buccleuch & 8th Duke of Queensberry KG KT PC JP DL (9 September 1831 – 5 November 1914) was a Scottish Member of Parliament and peer. He was the paternal grandfather of HRH Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, and the maternal great-grandfather of HRH Prince William of Gloucester and HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester. He was a paternal 2nd great-grandfather to Sarah, Duchess of York.

Early Life, Marriage, & Family

Born at Montagu House, Whitehall, Westminster, into a family of four boys and three girls, William Henry Walter Montagu Douglas Scott was the eldest son of Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, 5th Duke of Buccleuch & 7th Duke of Queensberry and Lady Charlotte Anne Thynne, daughter of Sir Thomas Thynne, 2nd Marquess of Bath, and the Hon. Isabella Elizabeth Byng.[1] He was educated at Eton College and at Christ Church, Oxford.[1]

On Tuesday, November 22, 1859 at London, England, he married Lady Louisa Jane Hamilton, the third daughter of Sir James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Abercorn and Lady Louisa Jane Russell, daughter of Sir John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford.[2]. As heir apparent to his father's title, William's new bride was immediately styled "Countess of Dalkeith". They had six sons and two daughters:

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

John Charles Montagu Douglas Scott, 7th Duke of Buccleuch (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

He sat as Conservative Member of Parliament for Midlothian from 1853–1868 and from 1874–1880. He was also Lieutenant Colonel of the Midlothian Yeomanry from 1856–1872, as well as serving as Justice of the Peace (JP) for Selkirkshire, Deputy Lieutenant (DL) of Selkirkshire, and Deputy Lieutenant (DL) of Roxburghshire.[2]

[edit]Death

William Henry Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, 6th Duke of Buccleuch & 8th Duke of Queensberry, died at Montagu House, Whitehall, London, England on Thursday, November 5, 1914, in his 84th year. He had survived his wife, Lady Louisa Jane, by little more than two years. He was survived by six of his seven children and their families.

He was buried on Tuesday, November 10, 1914 in the Buccleuch family crypt in St. Mary's Church, Dalkeith Palace, Midlothian, Scotland.[4]

[edit]Titles, Honours, & Awards

9 September 1831 – 15 April 1884: William Henry Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, Earl of Dalkeith

5 August 1875: Invested as Knight of the Thistle (KT)[2]

16 April 1884: His Grace, Sir William Henry Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, 6th Duke of Buccleuch & 8th Duke of Queensberry, KT[2]

7 December 1897: Invested as Knight of The Most Noble Order of the Garter[1]

7 December 1897: Resigned as Knight of the Thistle[1]

1900: Captain General of The Royal Company of Archers[1]

10 December 1901: Invested as Privy Counsellor[1]

[edit]References

^ a b c d e f g 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 in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000, volume II, page 372.

^ a b c d e 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.

^ Peter W. Hammond, editor, The Complete Peerage or a History of the House of Lords and All its Members From the Earliest Times, Volume XIV: Addenda & Corrigenda Stroud, Gloucestershire, U.K.: Sutton Publishing, 1998, p. 119.

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William Henry Walter Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 6th Duke of Buccleuch's Timeline

1831
September 9, 1831
Montagu House, Whitehall, London, England
1859
November 22, 1859
Age 28
London, England
1861
1861
Age 29
1864
March 29, 1864
Age 32
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
1866
August 31, 1866
Age 34
1868
1868
Age 36
1872
November 30, 1872
Age 41
Montagu House, Whitehall, London, England
1875
March 25, 1875
Age 43
1877
1877
Age 45
1879
1879
Age 47