Scott, Henry

Person Key: 
SCO005
Family Name: 
Scott
First Name(s): 
Henry
Person Title: 
3rd Duke of Buccleuch
Titular Place: 
Buccleuch
Rank In Peerage: 
Duke
Division of Peerage: 
Scotland
Birth Year: 
1746
Death Year: 
1812
County: 
Selkirkshire
Northamptonshire
Midlothian
Dumfries and Galloway
Biography: 

Henry Scott was the second, but eldest surviving, son of Francis, Earl of Dalkeith, eldest son of the 2nd Duke of Buccleuch, and Lady Caroline Campbell, eldest daughter of John, 2nd Duke of Argyll. He succeeded his grandfather in 1751 while still a child. He was educated at Eton College and afterwards travelled abroad, Adam Smith, the great economist being his tutor. After the death of his younger brother of fever in Paris, he returned home and settled at his estate at Dalkeith. In 1778 he raised a Regiment of Fencibles under his own command, he was the first President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783, and was installed a Knight of the Thistle in 1767, and of the Garter in 1794. He married, 2 May 1767, Elizabeth, daughter and eventual heir of George, Duke of Montagu. On 23 December 1810, on the death of William Douglas, 4th Duke of Queensberry without issue, he succeeded to that title. A generous man he was a close friend of Sir Walter Scott. Duplicates from the Buccleuch library were sold at Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge on the 25 March 1889, and a further part of the library at Sotheby & Co's Hodgson's Rooms 17 March 1971.

Sale Dates: 
25 March 1889
17 March 1971
Seat / Residence(s): 
Bowhill House, Selkirkshire
Boughton House, Northamptonshire
Dalkeith Palace
Drumlanrig Castle
Auction House: 
Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge
Sotheby's