John Crichton-Stuart, 5th Marquess of Bute
On his father's side, the 5th Marquess was a direct male-line descendant of Robert II of Scotland through John Stewart, his illegitimate son by Moira Leitch. On his mother's side, the 5th Marquess was a descendant of William IV of the United Kingdom through Elizabeth Hay, Countess of Erroll, one of his illegitimate daughters by his mistress, Dorothea Bland. As such, the 5th Marquess was the first member of the Bute family to be descended from William IV.
Marriage and children
On 26 April 1932, he married Lady Eileen Beatrice Forbes (1912–1993) a daughter of Bernard Forbes, 8th Earl of Granard and Beatrice Mills Forbes, an American socialite who was the daughter of Ogden Mills.
They had four children:
- John Crichton-Stuart, 6th Marquess of Bute (27 February 1933 – 22 July 1993)
- Lord David Crichton-Stuart (27 February 1933 – 1977)
- Lord James Crichton-Stuart (17 September 1935 – 5 December 1982)
- Lady Caroline Moira Fiona Crichton-Stuart (born 7 January 1941)
In 1953, the Marchioness of Bute and Lady St David's Fund was set up to encourage and support women to train as nurses and midwives in south Wales.
- "John Crichton-Stuart (1907–1956), 5th Marquess of Bute". Art UK.
- "5th Marquess of Bute, John Crichton-Stuart (1907-1956)". Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute.
- "THE MARCHIONESS OF BUTE AND LADY ST DAVID'S FUND". Charities Commission website.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Marquess of Bute
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