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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.


William Henry Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, 6th Duke of Buccleuch and 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 great-great-grandfather to Sarah, Duchess of York.

Born at Montagu House, Whitehall, London, 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. He was educated at Eton College and at Christ Church, Oxford.

On Tuesday 22 November 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. As heir apparent to his father's title, William was already "Earl of Dalkeith" by courtesy, and thus his 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)
  • John Charles Montagu Douglas Scott, 7th Duke of Buccleuch (30 March 1864 – 19 October 1935)
  • Lord George William Montagu Douglas Scott (31 August 1866 – 23 February 1947),[3] married 30 April 1903 Lady Elizabeth Emily Manners (daughter of John Manners, 7th Duke of Rutland and Janetta Hughan) and had issue

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

  • Lord Herbert Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott (30 November 1872 – 17 June 1944), married 26 April 1905 Marie Josephine Edwards and had issue, maternal grandfather of Sarah, Duchess of York
  • Lady Katharine Mary Montagu Douglas Scott (25 March 1875 – 7 March 1951) married Thomas Brand, 3rd Viscount Hampden and had issue
  • Lady Constance Anne Montagu Douglas Scott (10 March 1877 – 7 May 1970), married 21 January 1908 The Hon. Douglas Halyburton Cairns (son of Hugh Cairns, 1st Earl Cairns and Mary Harriet McNeill) and had issue
  • Lord Francis George Montagu Douglas Scott (1 November 1879 – 26 July 1952), married 11 February 1915 Lady Eileen Nina Evelyn Sibell Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound (daughter of Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto and Lady Mary Caroline Grey) and had issue

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.

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

He was buried on Tuesday 10 November 1914 in the family crypt of the Buccleuch Memorial Chapel in St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Dalkeith, Midlothian. The church is located on Dalkeith's High Street, at the entrance to Dalkeith Country Park.

He was styled as Earl of Dalkeith between 1831 and 1884. He was educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England. He matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, on 23 May 1850. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Conservative) for Midlothian between 1853 and 1868. He was attached to a special mission to Russia in 1856. He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Dumfries-shire between 1858 and 1914. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Conservative) for Midlothian between 1874 and 1880. He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Thistle (K.T.) on 5 August 1875. He succeeded to the title of 10th Lord Scott of Buccleuch [S., 1606] on 16 April 1884. He succeeded to the title of 6th Earl of Dalkeith [S., 1663] on 16 April 1884. He succeeded to the title of 6th Duke of Buccleuch [S., 1663] on 16 April 1884. He succeeded to the title of 9th Baron Scott of Quhitchester and Eskdaill [S., 1619] on 16 April 1884. He succeeded to the title of 8th Duke of Queensberry on 16 April 1884. He succeeded to the title of 6th Baron Scott of Whitchester and Eskdale [S., 1663] on 16 April 1884. He succeeded to the title of 6th Baron Scott of Tindall, Northumberland [E., 1663] on 16 April 1884. He succeeded to the title of 9th Earl of Buccleuch [S., 1619] on 16 April 1884. He succeeded to the title of 6th Earl of Doncaster, co. York [E., 1663] on 16 April 1884. He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Selkirkshire. He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of Selkirkshire.4 He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of Roxburghshire. He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) on 7 December 1897 when he resigned the Order of the Thistle. He held the office of Captain General of the Royal Company of Archers in 1900. He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) on 10 December 1901.

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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
1861
1861
Age 29
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
1864
March 29, 1864
Age 32
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
1866
August 31, 1866
Age 34
1868
January 15, 1868
Age 36
Selkirkshire, Scotland
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