James Scott, Earl of Dalkeith

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The Earl of Dalkeith

Sir James Scott, Earl of Dalkeith KT (23 May 1674 – 14 March 1705) was an English nobleman and politician. He was the son of James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth and Anne Scott, 1st Duchess of Buccleuch. He was also the grandson of Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland. On 2 January 1693/94 he married Lady Henrietta Hyde (born in Hindon, Wiltshire, c. 1677, died 30 May 1730), daughter of Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester and Henrietta Hyde, Countess of Rochester. They had six children:

  1. Francis Scott, 2nd Duke of Buccleuch (11 January 1695 – 22 May 1751) married (1) Lady Jane Douglas (2) Alice Powell
  2. Anne (1 April 1696 – 11 October 1714)
  3. Charlotte (30 April 1697 – 22 August 1747)
  4. Charles (March, 1700 – 4 April 1700)
  5. (name unknown) (14 January 1702 – 26 February 1719)
  6. Henry (26 November 1704 – died young)

Lady Dalkeith was described as "the wittiest of women", still youthful and charming when she was well over fifty: "the many afflictions she suffered never touched her wit and good nature".


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