Stuart Coats

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Stuart Auchincloss Coats

Member of Parliament for East Surrey
In office
Preceded byNew constituency
Succeeded byJames Galbraith
Member of Parliament for Wimbledon
In office
Preceded byHenry Chaplin
Succeeded bySir Joseph Hood
Personal details
Stuart Auchincloss Coats

20 March 1868
Died15 July 1959
Jane Muir Greenlees
(m. 1891; her death 1958)
ParentsSir James Coats, 1st Baronet
Sarah Ann Auchincloss Coats

Sir Stuart Auchincloss Coats, 2nd Baronet (20 March 1868 – 15 July 1959) was a British politician and Member of Parliament for Wimbledon from 1916 to 1918 and then East Surrey from 1918 to 1922.

Early life[edit]

Stuart was born on 20 March 1868. He was the son of Sarah Ann (née Auchincloss) Coats (1838–1887) and Sir James Coats, 1st Baronet (1834–1913).[1] He succeeded his father to the baronetcy in 1913.[1]


He unsuccessfully contested the Morpeth constituency as a Liberal Unionist in the 1906 general election and was also an unsuccessful candidate for Deptford in the January and December general elections of 1910. He was elected Conservative Member of Parliament for Wimbledon at a by-election in April 1916 and then for East Surrey in December 1918, retaining his seat until October 1922.

He was also a Private Chamberlain of Sword and Cape to Popes Pius X, Benedict XV, Pius XI and Pius XII.

Personal life[edit]

Sir Stuart was married to Jane Muir Greenlees, the daughter of Thomas Greenlees Jr. of Paisley, Renfrewshire, at Castlehead, Paisley, in 1891.[2] Together, they were the parents of:[1]

In 1920, his wife was painted by Philip Alexius de László.[6][7] In 1936, he sold Ballathie House, his family's seat in Perthshire, Scotland, to Colonel Stephen Hardie, a founder of the British Oxygen Company.

Sir Stuart died on 15 July 1959. He was succeeded by his son Sir James Stuart Coats, 3rd Baronet.[1]


Through his daughter Margaret, he was the grandfather of Hon. Ardyne Knollys (b. 1929), and David Knollys, 3rd Viscount Knollys (b. 1931).[1] Through his eldest son, he was the grandfather of Sir Alastair Coats, 4th Baronet (1921–2015).[8]



  1. ^ a b c d e Mosley, Charles, editor. Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes. Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003
  2. ^ "COATS--GREENLEES". Daily News. 11 September 1891. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  3. ^ Stewart, Andrew (2016). The King's Private Army: Protecting the British Royal Family during the Second World War. Helion and Company. p. 51. ISBN 9781912174652. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  4. ^ Darby, Edwin (2011). The Fortune Builders: Chicago's Famous Families. Garrett County Press. p. 37. ISBN 9781891053177.
  5. ^ Montague-Smith, Patrick W. (1980). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage: with Her Majesty's Royal Warrant Holders 1980 : comprises information concerning the Royal Family, the peerage, Privy Counsellors, Scottish Lords of Session, baronets, and chiefs of names and clans in Scotland. Debrett's Peerage. pp. P-685, B-189. ISBN 9780905649207. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Lady Jane Muir Coats, née Greenlees, of Ballathie - Philip Alexius de László - The Athenaeum". The Athenaeum. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Lady Jane Muir Coats, née Greenlees, of Ballathie | Art UK". Art UK. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Sir Alastair Coats". The Gazette. Retrieved 13 May 2019.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Chaplin
Member of Parliament for Wimbledon
Succeeded by
Sir Joseph Hood
New constituency Member of Parliament for East Surrey
Succeeded by
James Galbraith
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Coats
(of Auchendrane)
Succeeded by
James Stuart Coats