Charles Montagu-Scott, 4th Duke of Buccleuch

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His Grace

The Duke of Buccleuch

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The Duke of Buccleuch.
Personal details
Born 24 May 1772
London, England
Died 20 April 1819
Lisbon, Portugal
Nationality British
Political party Tory
Spouse(s) Hon. Harriet Townshend
(1773–1814)
Alma mater Christ Church, Oxford

Charles William Henry Montagu-Scott, 4th Duke of Buccleuch and 6th Duke of Queensberry KT (24 May 1772 – 20 April 1819), styled Earl of Dalkeith until 1812, was a British landowner, amateur cricketer and Tory politician.

Background and education[edit]

Styled Earl of Dalkeith from birth, he was born in London, England, the fourth child of seven, and second son of Henry Scott, 3rd Duke of Buccleuch and Lady Elizabeth Montagu, daughter of George Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu. His elder brother George had died when only two months old after receiving a smallpox inoculation.[1] He was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford.[2]

Cricket career[edit]

Lord Dalkeith was an amateur cricketer who made four known appearances in major cricket matches in 1797. He was a member of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).[3][4]

Public life[edit]

Dalkeith was returned to Parliament for Marlborough in 1793, a seat he held until 1796,[2][5] and then represented Ludgershall until 1804,[2][6] Mitchell between 1805 and 1806[2][7] and Marlborough again between 1806 and 1807.[2][5] The latter year he was summoned to the House of Lords through a writ of acceleration in his father's junior title of Baron Scott of Tyndale.[8] He was also Lord-Lieutenant of Selkirkshire between 1794 and 1797, of Dumfriesshire between 1797 and 1819 and of Midlothian between 1812 and 1819.[2] In 1812 he was made a Knight of the Thistle. He succeeded his father in the dukedom the same year.[2]

Family[edit]

Buccleuch married the Honourable Harriet Katherine Townshend, daughter of Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney, on 24 March 1795. They had seven children:

The Duchess of Buccleuch died at Dalkeith House in August 1814, aged 40, and was buried at Warkton, Northamptonshire. Buccleuch died on 20 April 1819, in his 47th year, at Lisbon, Portugal, from tuberculosis,[1] and was buried at Warkton. Having survived the death of his first-born son in 1808, he was succeeded by his second born son, the twelve-year-old Walter, Earl of Dalkeith.[2]

Titles, honours and awards[edit]

  • 24 May 1772: Earl of Dalkeith
  • 11 January 1812: His Grace The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensbury
  • 22 May 1812: His Grace The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensbury KT[1]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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., Scotland 1910–1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000, volume II, page 370.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h thepeerage.com Charles William Henry Montagu-Scott, 4th Duke of Buccleuch
  3. ^ Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 1 (1744-1826), Lillywhite, 1862
  4. ^ CricketArchive
  5. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  6. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
  7. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
  8. ^ The London Gazette: no. 16018. p. 449. 11 April 1807.
  9. ^ Rear-Admiral Sir Arthur William Moore at thepeerage.com, accessed 18 October 2011

External links[edit]

Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
The Earl of Courtown
Thomas Bruce
Member of Parliament for Marlborough
with Thomas Bruce

1793 – 1796
Succeeded by
Lord Bruce
James Bruce
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Harbord
Nathaniel Newnham
Member of Parliament for Ludgershall
with Thomas Everett

1796 – 1804
Succeeded by
Thomas Everett
Magens Dorrien Magens
Preceded by
Robert Ainslie
Robert Dallas
Member of Parliament for Mitchell
with Robert Ainslie

1805 – 1806
Succeeded by
Sir Christopher Hawkins, Bt
Frederick William Trench
Preceded by
Lord Bruce
James Henry Leigh
Member of Parliament for Marlborough
with Lord Bruce

1806 – 1807
Succeeded by
Lord Bruce
Viscount Stopford
Honorary titles
New office Lord-Lieutenant of Selkirkshire
1794 – 1797
Succeeded by
The Lord Napier
Preceded by
The Duke of Queensberry
Lord-Lieutenant of Dumfriesshire
1797 – 1819
Succeeded by
The Marquess of Queensberry
Preceded by
The Duke of Buccleuch
Lord-Lieutenant of Midlothian
1812 – 1819
Succeeded by
The Marquess of Lothian
Masonic offices
Preceded by
James Stirling
Grand Master of the
Grand Lodge of Scotland

1800 – 1802
Succeeded by
The Earl of Aboyne
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Henry Montagu Douglas Scott
Duke of Buccleuch
2nd creation
1812 – 1819
Succeeded by
Walter Francis Montagu Douglas Scott
Duke of Queensberry
1812 – 1819
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Henry Montagu Douglas Scott
Baron Scott of Tyndale
(writ of acceleration)
1807 – 1819
Succeeded by
Walter Francis Montagu Douglas Scott