James Innes-Ker, 7th Duke of Roxburghe

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James Henry Robert Innes-Ker, 7th Duke of Roxburghe on a photograph of Camille Silvy

James Henry Robert Innes-Ker, 7th Duke of Roxburghe (5 September 1839 – 23 October 1892), became Duke of Roxburghe on the death of his father, James Henry Robert Innes-Ker, 6th Duke of Roxburghe. His mother was Susanna Dalbiac.

On 11 June 1874 he married Anne Emily Spencer-Churchill, daughter of the 7th Duke of Marlborough and they had the following children:

  • Lady Margaret Frances Susan Innes-Ker (1875–1930); married on 25 July 1898 to James Alexander Orr Ewing (22 February 1857 – 28 May 1900, South Africa)
  • Henry John Innes-Ker, 8th Duke of Roxburghe (1876–1932), from whose only son all current Innes-Ker males are descended.
  • Lady Victoria Alexandrina Innes-Ker (1877–1970) married on 17 August 1901 in London to Charles Hyde Villiers (September 1862 – 23 May 1947, London), and had issue.
  • Lady Isabel Innes-Ker, later Lady Isabel Wilson (1879–1905) married on 23 June 1904 to Hon. Guy Greville Wilson (19 May 1877 – 1 February 1943)
  • Lord Alastair Robert Innes-Ker (1880–19??) married London 10 October 1907 Anne Breese (18?? – 30 October 1959, London), an American heiress, and had issue 2 sons and 1 daughter.
  • Lady Evelyn Anne Innes-Ker, later Lady Evelyn Collins (1882–1958) married on 23 November 1907 in London to William Fellowes Collins (17 September 1865 – 15 February 1948), a grandson of Lord De Ramsay, and had issue.
  • Lord Robert Edward Innes-Ker (22 July 1885 – 19 July 1958); married first on 27 October 1920 (divorced 1935) at the Registry Office in London to Charlotte Josephine Cooney, otherwise the musical comedy actress Jose Collins (23 May 1887 – 6 December 1958), as her first husband.[1] The couple divorced in 1935, having had no issue. He married secondly in London on 28 July 1939 to Eleanor Marie Woodhead (1887–1958); there was no issue by either marriage.


  1. ^ "Lord R. Innes-Ker weds Jose Collins; Brother of Duke of Roxburghe Married to Musical Comedy Actress in London. Ceremony was a Secret. Bride, Daughter of Late Lottie Collins, Won First Success Herein "The Merry Countess." New York Times, 4 November 1920, p. 16], (citation only)([1] full article)

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir William Scott
Member of Parliament for Roxburghshire
Succeeded by
Sir George Scott-Douglas
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Duke of Buccleuch
Lord Lieutenant of Roxburghshire
Succeeded by
The Lord Reay
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
James Innes-Ker
Duke of Roxburghe
Succeeded by
Henry John Innes-Ker