Lord Charles Montagu Douglas Scott
|Born||20 October 1839|
|Died||21 August 1911 71)(aged|
|Years of service||1853–1904|
|Commands held|| HMS Narcissus |
|Battles/wars|| Crimean War |
Second Opium War
|Awards||Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath|
Admiral Lord Charles Thomas Montagu Douglas Scott,(20 October 1839 – 21 August 1911) was a Royal Navy officer who served as Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth.
Born the fourth son of Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, 5th Duke of Buccleuch, Charles Montagu Douglas Scott was educated at Radley College and joined the Royal Navy in 1853.He saw service in the Black Sea in 1855 during the Crimean War. He also took part in the Battle of Fatshan Creek in 1857 during the Second Opium War and served with the Naval Brigade during the Indian Mutiny of 1857.
He was given command of HMS Narcissus in 1875, HMS Bacchante in 1879 and HMS Agincourt in 1885.In 1887 became he became Captain of Chatham Dockyard and then in 1889 he was made Commander of the Australia Station. His last appointment was as Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth in 1900. He retired in 1904.
He was advanced to a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (GCB) in the November 1902 Birthday Honours list.
He lived at Boughton House near Kettering in Northamptonshire.
In 1883 he married Ada Mary Ryan;they went on to have two sons.
The title Duke of Buccleuch, formerly also spelt Duke of Buccleugh, is a title in the Peerage of Scotland created twice on 20 April 1663, first for James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth and second suo jure for his wife Anne Scott, 4th Countess of Buccleuch. Monmouth, the eldest illegitimate son of Charles II was attainted after his 1685 rebellion, but his wife's title was unaffected and passed on to their descendants, who have successively borne the surnames Scott, Montagu-Scott, Montagu Douglas Scott and Scott again. In 1810, the 3rd Duke of Buccleuch inherited the Dukedom of Queensberry, also in the Peerage of Scotland, thus separating that title from the Marquessate of Queensberry.
Louisa Jane Montagu Douglas Scott, Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry was the daughter of James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Abercorn. In 1884, she became the Duchess of Buccleuch and Duchess of Queensberry, the wife of William Henry Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, 6th Duke of Buccleuch & 8th Duke of Queensberry. She was the paternal grandmother of Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester and of Marian Louisa, Lady Elmhirst, as well as the maternal great-grandmother of Prince William of Gloucester, Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester and great-great-grandmother of Sarah, Duchess of York.
Charlotte Anne Montagu Douglas Scott, Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry, VA was a British peeress. A daughter of Thomas Thynne, 2nd Marquess of Bath, Charlotte married Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, 5th Duke of Buccleuch in 1829. They had seven children, including William Montagu Douglas Scott, 6th Duke of Buccleuch; Henry Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 1st Baron Montagu of Beaulieu; and the Royal Navy admiral Lord Charles Montagu Douglas Scott.
Walter Francis Montagu Douglas Scott, 5th Duke of Buccleuch, 7th Duke of Queensberry,, styled The Honourable Charles Montagu-Scott between 1806 and 1808, Lord Eskdail between 1808 and 1812 and Earl of Dalkeith between 1812 and 1819, was a Scottish politician and nobleman. He was Lord Privy Seal 1842 to 1846.
Walter Francis John Montagu Douglas Scott, 9th Duke of Buccleuch and 11th Duke of Queensberry, was a Scottish Peer, politician, and landowner. He served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve in the Second World War, and represented Edinburgh North in the House of Commons for 13 years.
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| Commander-in-Chief, Australia Station |
Sir Henry Fairfax
| Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth |
Sir Lewis Beaumont