Guy Innes-Ker, 10th Duke of Roxburghe

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The Duke of Roxburghe
10th Duke of Roxburghe Allan Warren - 2.jpg
Portrait by Allan Warren
Born Guy David Innes-Ker
(1954-11-18) 18 November 1954 (age 60)
Title Marquess of Bowmont and Cessford (until 1974)
Residence Floors Castle
Predecessor George Innes-Ker, 9th Duke of Roxburghe
Heir Charles Innes-Ker, Marquess of Bowmont and Cessford
Spouse(s) Lady Jane Meriel Grosvenor
Virginia Mary Wynn-Williams
Issue 5

Guy David Innes-Ker, 10th Duke of Roxburghe (born 18 November 1954), styled Marquess of Bowmont and Cessford until 1974, is a British aristocrat. He was the elder son of the 9th Duke by his second wife (Margaret) Elisabeth McConnel (1918–1993). He succeeded his father to the title of Duke of Roxburghe in 1974.

He was educated at Eton College, Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he studied Land Economy, and at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst where he was awarded the Sword of Honour in 1974, in which year he became a Lieutenant in the Blues and Royals. He is also a baronet, and the 30th feudal baron of Innes.

He is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers and a Freeman of the City of London.

The Duke lives at Floors Castle, Kelso, Roxburghshire. In December 2009 he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer and has been receiving treatment for the condition in London.


The Duke has been married twice. His first marriage was on 10 September 1977 to Lady Jane Meriel Grosvenor (b. 8 February 1953; Lady Jane Dawnay since 1996), younger daughter of Robert Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster; the couple had two sons and a daughter but divorced in 1990. The Duke remarried in 1992, to Virginia Mary, née Wynn-Williams; they have a son and daughter.


By Lady Jane Grosvenor:

By Virginia Wynn-Williams:

  • Lady Isabella May Innes-Ker (b. 7 September 1994)[4] and
  • Lord George Alastair Innes-Ker (b. 20 November 1996)

The Duke has a younger brother, Lord Robert Innes-Ker (b. 1959), who is married, with one son and one daughter.

The heirs in the Innes-Ker family to the dukedom are the present Duke's three sons, his younger brother, and a nephew. According to the earldom's remainder to heirs male (since the dukedom remainder is to heirs of the earldom), there are no further proper heirs.[citation needed] However, there is precedence in the title moving contrary to its remainder[citation needed], if an unlikely extinction of the heirs male to the family takes place.



  1. ^ Tim Walker with Richard Eden (2007) as Mandrake: "It's love, actually, for Rosie and her banker" The Daily Telegraph 23 December 2007.
    Columnists say that "Lady Rosie, who grew up at Floors Castle, in the Scottish borders, works at Sotheby's, while her Old Etonian fiancé, James Grimston, is a merchant banker with Fleming Family & Partners." They had been together for a year and a half.[dead link]
    Also see William Tinning. (2007) "Society heiress set to marry viscount" The Herald (Scotland), 21 December 2007. The announcement says: "The Viscount Grimston and The Lady Rosanagh Innes Ker. The engagement is announced between James Walter, eldest son of The Earl and Countess of Verulam, of Gorhambury, St Albans, Hertfordshire, and Rosanagh Viola Alexandra, eldest daughter of The Duke of Roxburghe, of Floors Castle, Kelso, Roxburghshire, and only daughter of The Lady Jane Dawnay, of Hillington Hall, Hillington, Norfolk." This is slightly misleading as is sounds as though Dawnay was the bride's mother's title at the time of the birth which refers to a later remarriage.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Telegraph Announcements - The Marquis of Bowmont and Cessford and the Hon Charlotte Aitken". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Laura Collins and Louise Hannah "As Kate re-emerges more tanned and confident, a new Middleton girl takes a bow" Daily Mail 27 May 2007. The article features a photograph of Lord Ted Innes-Ker (described as a friend of Pippa Middleton) and his sister (then) Lady Rose Innes-Ker.
  4. ^ Burke's Peerage (2003) volume 3, page 4134, from

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Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
George Innes-Ker
Duke of Roxburghe
Succeeded by
Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom
Preceded by
His Grace The Duke of Montrose
Gentlemen Succeeded by
His Grace The Duke of Manchester