William Montagu Douglas Scott, 6th Duke of Buccleuch

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Born(1831-09-09)9 September 1831
Montagu House, Whitehall, Westminster, England
Died5 November 1914(1914-11-05) (aged 83)
Montagu House, Whitehall, Westminster, England
Spouse(s) Lady Louisa Jane Hamilton
ChildrenWalter Montagu Douglas Scott, Earl of Dalkeith
John Montagu Douglas Scott, 7th Duke of Buccleuch
Lord George Montagu Douglas Scott
Lord Henry Montagu Douglas Scott
Lord Herbert Montagu Douglas Scott
Katherine Brand, Viscountess Hampden
Lady Constance Cairns
Lord Francis Montagu Douglas Scott
Parents Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, 5th Duke of Buccleuch
Lady Charlotte Thynne
Garter encircled arms of William Montagu Douglas Scott, 6th Duke of Buccleuch, KG, as displayed on his Order of the Garter stall plate in St. George's Chapel. Shield of arms of William Montagu Douglas Scott, 6th Duke of Buccleuch, KG, KT, PC, JP, DL.png
Garter encircled arms of William Montagu Douglas Scott, 6th Duke of Buccleuch, KG, as displayed on his Order of the Garter stall plate in St. George's Chapel.

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 Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, and the maternal great-grandfather of Prince William of Gloucester and Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester. He was a paternal great-great-grandfather to Sarah, Duchess of York.

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Early life, marriage and family

Born at Montagu House, Whitehall, Westminster, London, 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 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. [2] 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:

Career

The 32 blank pages of the pamphlet have been digitised by the LSE Library. Political Achievements of the Earl of Dalkeith.jpg
The 32 blank pages of the pamphlet have been digitised by the LSE Library.

He sat as Conservative Member of Parliament for Midlothian from 18531868 and from 18741880. He was also Lieutenant Colonel of the Midlothian Yeomanry from 18561872, as well as serving as Justice of the Peace (JP) for Selkirkshire, Deputy Lieutenant (DL) of Selkirkshire, and Deputy Lieutenant (DL) of Roxburghshire. [5]

The Political Achievements of the Earl of Dalkeith was a political pamphlet that was published and circulated in Edinburgh during the 1880 United Kingdom general election. It was well presented but inside the neatly printed cover there were just thirty-two blank pages, [6] making it an early empty book. The publication was thought to be an effective attack on William Montagu Douglas Scott, 6th Duke of Buccleuch, who lost the seat to William Gladstone by 211 votes.

Death

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 83rd 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 [7] 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.

Titles, honours and awards

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Duke of Buccleuch Scottish title of nobility

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.

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  1. Francis Scott, 2nd Duke of Buccleuch married (1) Lady Jane Douglas (2) Alice Powell
  2. Anne
  3. Charlotte
  4. Charles
  5. James
  6. Henry
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Brigadier Claud Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott, DSO was the first child and only son born to Lieutenant Colonel Lord Herbert Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott and Marie Josephine Edwards. He was a grandson of Sir William Henry Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, 6th Duke of Buccleuch & 8th Duke of Queensberry and Lady Louisa Jane Hamilton, and a paternal first cousin to Lady Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, later known as Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester. He was a maternal first cousin once removed to Prince William of Gloucester and Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, a paternal great-uncle to Sarah, Duchess of York, and a maternal second great-uncle to Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York.

Montagu Douglas Scott may refer to:

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Jane Scott, Countess of Dalkeith, formerly Lady Jane Douglas, was the first wife of Francis Scott, 2nd Duke of Buccleuch, but died prior to him succeeding in the dukedom.

Elizabeth Scott, Duchess of Buccleuch (born 1954) Scottish noblewoman

Elizabeth Marian Frances Scott, Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry is a Scottish noblewoman. She is the daughter of Peter Kerr, 12th Marquess of Lothian, and Antonella Kerr, Marchioness of Lothian, and wife of Richard Scott, 10th Duke of Buccleuch.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir John Hope
Member of Parliament for Midlothian
1853 1868
Succeeded by
Sir Alexander Ramsay-Gibson-Maitland
Preceded by
Sir Alexander Ramsay-Gibson-Maitland
Member of Parliament for Midlothian
1874 1880
Succeeded by
William Ewart Gladstone
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Marquess of Queensberry
Lord Lieutenant of Dumfries
1858–1914
Succeeded by
The Duke of Buccleuch
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Walter Francis Montagu Douglas Scott
Duke of Buccleuch
2nd creation
1884 1914
Succeeded by
John Charles Montagu Douglas Scott
Duke of Queensberry
1884 1914