John Scott (British Army officer)

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John Scott of Balcomie (bapt. 1725, died 7 December 1775) was a Scottish politician and general. He became the MP for Caithness, Scotland in 1754. In 1772 he purchased Denmylne Castle in Fife.[1]

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On 5 November 1770, he married Lady Mary Hay, daughter of the Earl of Errol, then 16 years old; they divorced in 1771. It is mentioned in one source that she eloped with another man.[2]

He married secondly, on 5 June 1773 Margaret, daughter of Robert Dundas, of Arniston, the younger.[3] They had three daughters:

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Alexander Brodie
(to 1747)
Member of Parliament for Caithness
1754–1761
Succeeded by
Viscount Fortrose
(from 1768)
Military offices
Preceded by
Edward Sandford
Colonel of the 26th Regiment of Foot
1763–1775
Succeeded by
Lord Adam Gordon