Guy Innes-Ker, 10th Duke of Roxburghe
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.
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:
- Rosanagh Viola Alexandra, Viscountess Grimston (b. 16 January 1979), a bridesmaid at the 1986 wedding of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah Ferguson, who is now an art appraiser with Sotheby's. She married on 26 July 2008 James Grimston, Viscount Grimston (b. 1978), eldest son of the Earl and Countess of Verulam, taking his surname and the title of Viscountess.
- Charles Robert George Innes-Ker, Marquess of Bowmont and Cessford (b. 18 February 1981), heir apparent to the dukedom. He married 22 June 2011 The Honourable Charlotte Susanna Aitken (b. 1982), eldest daughter of Lord Beaverbrook.
- Lord Edward "Ted" Arthur Gerald Innes-Ker (b. 2 February 1984)
By Virginia Wynn-Williams:
- Lady Isabella May Innes-Ker (b. 7 September 1994) 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. However, there is precedence in the title moving contrary to its remainder, if an unlikely extinction of the heirs male to the family takes place.
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- 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]
- "Telegraph Announcements - The Marquis of Bowmont and Cessford and the Hon Charlotte Aitken". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 25 July 2011.
- 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.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Duke of Roxburghe
- Floors Castle website
- Ted Innes Ker professional golf website
- Paul Theroff. "Roxburghe" in An Online Gotha Section Two.
- Duke sets sights on estate expansion - Monday interview: Duke of Roxburghe
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|Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom|
His Grace The Duke of Montrose
His Grace The Duke of Manchester