Guy Innes-Ker, 10th Duke of Roxburghe

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The Duke of Roxburghe
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Portrait by Allan Warren
Preceded byGeorge Innes-Ker, 9th Duke of Roxburghe
Succeeded byCharles Innes-Ker, 11th Duke of Roxburghe
Personal details
Born
Guy David Innes-Ker

(1954-11-18)18 November 1954
Died29 August 2019(2019-08-29) (aged 64)
Floors Castle, Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Spouse(s)
Lady Jane Meriel Grosvenor
(m. 1977; div. 1990)

Virginia Mary Wynn-Williams
(m. 1992)
Children5, including Charles Innes-Ker, 11th Duke of Roxburghe
ParentsGeorge Innes-Ker, 9th Duke of Roxburghe
Margaret McConnel
ResidenceFloors Castle
EducationEton College
Magdalene College, Cambridge
Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Military service
Allegiance United Kingdom
Branch/service British Army
RankLieutenant
UnitBlues and Royals

Guy David Innes-Ker, 10th Duke of Roxburghe[1] (18 November 1954 – 29 August 2019),[2] styled Marquess of Bowmont and Cessford until 1974, was a British aristocrat.

Early life[edit]

Guy David Innes-Ker was born on 18 November 1954 to the 9th Duke by his second wife (Margaret) Elisabeth McConnel (1918–1993). The Duke had a younger brother, Lord Robert Innes-Ker (b. 1959), who is married, with one son and one daughter.

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.

Career[edit]

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

Peerage[edit]

He succeeded his father to the title of Duke of Roxburghe in 1974, also becoming the Premier Baronet of Scotland, and the 30th feudal baron of Innes.

His eldest son, Charles, succeeded him as 11th Duke.

Personal life[edit]

The Duke was 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. They divorced in 1990. Their children are:

The Duke remarried 3 September 1992, interior designer Virginia Mary, née Wynn-Williams (1st daughter of David Wynn-Williams). They had a son and a daughter. Their children are:

  • Lady Isabella May Innes-Ker (b. September 1994)[5][6]
  • Lord George Alastair Innes-Ker (b. 20 November 1996)

The Duke lived at Floors Castle, Kelso, Roxburghshire. In December 2009, he was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer and received treatment for the condition in London.

Death[edit]

The Duke died at Floors Castle on 29 August 2019, following a lengthy illness.[7]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 18 November 1954 – 26 September 1974: Marquess of Bowmont and Cessford
  • 26 September 1974 – 29 August 2019: His Grace The Duke of Roxburghe

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guy Roxburghe's Official Profile on The Marque".
  2. ^ https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-49509327
  3. ^ "Duke's son Charlie ends his marriage after a year". Mail Online. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Burke's Peerage (2003) volume 3, page 4134, from thepeerage.com
  6. ^ Soames, Matilda. "10 PERFECT POTENTIAL BRIDES FOR PRINCE HARRY!". Tatler.
  7. ^ "Duke of Roxburghe dies, aged 64". ITN News. 29 August 2019. Retrieved 29 August 2019.

External links[edit]

Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
George Innes-Ker
Duke of Roxburghe
1974–2019
Succeeded by
Charles Innes-Ker