Henry Scott, 1st Earl of Deloraine

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Major-General Henry Scott, 1st Earl of Deloraine KB (1676 – 25 December 1730) was a Scottish peer and army officer.

Scott was the second surviving son of James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth (the illegitimate son of Charles II and Lucy Walter) and his wife, Anne. In 1693, he married Anne Duncombe (d. 1720), the daughter of William Duncombe of Batthesden, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland. They had three surviving children:

  • Francis Scott, 2nd Earl of Deloraine (1710–39)
  • Henry Scott, 3rd Earl of Deloraine (1712–40)
  • Lady Anne Scott (c.1720–?), died unmarried.
Tomb of the 1st Earl and Countess of Deloraine at Sandford St Martin, Oxfordshire

In 1706 Queen Anne created Scott Earl of Deloraine. He was elected to the last Scottish Parliament that year and voted in favour of the Acts of Union. In 1725 he was vested with the Order of the Bath.

In 1726, Deloraine married Mary Scott, Countess of Deloraine, the granddaughter of Col. Philip Howard, and they had two daughters:

Lord Deloraine died suddenly on Christmas Day in 1730 and is buried at Sandford St Martin, Oxfordshire.

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Military offices
Preceded by
The Earl Marischal
Captain and Colonel of the
2nd Troop Horse Grenadier Guards

1715–17
Succeeded by
The Lord Forrester
Preceded by
Col. John Cholmley
(as John Cholmeley's
Regiment of Foot)
Colonel of The Earl of Deloraine's
Regiment of Foot

1724–30
Succeeded by
Lt-Gen Roger Handasyde
(as Roger Handasyde's
Regiment of Foot)
Preceded by
Lt-Gen George MacCartney
Colonel of the 7th Regiment of Horse
1730
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Rich, Bt
Peerage of Scotland
New creation Earl of Deloraine
1706–30
Succeeded by
Francis Scott