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William Henry Walter 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 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.

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.

He was a Privy Counsellor, a Knight of the Thistle (KT), a Knight of The Most Noble Order of the Garter and Captain General of The Royal Company of Archers

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), 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 issu

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 six of his seven 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.




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