Elliott, William Hugh, 3rd Earl of Minto (1814 -1891)

William Hugh Elliot was the eldest son of Gilbert, 2nd Earl of Minto, and Mary Brydone, and was grandson of the Viceroy of Corsica and Governor of Bengal. He represented Hythe as Member of Parliament 1837-1841, Greenock from 1847.and was an unsuccessful candidate for Rochester in 1841. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. He married Emma Eleanor Hislop in 1844. He served as Ambassador to Berlin, First Lord of the Admiralty, and Lord Privy Seal. He succeeded to the title in 1859. Their eldest son Gilbert John, 4th Earl, Governor General of Canada 1898-1904 and Viceroy of India 1905-1910, used the same stamp. The Minto papers are in the National Library of Scotland.

Seat / Residence(s): Minto House, Roxburghshire
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Elliott, William Hugh, 3rd Earl of Minto (1814 - 1891) (Stamp 1) Motto: Non eget arcu
Monogram: M
Crest: Out of clouds an arm embowed holding a dart in bend point downwards
Coronet: Earl
Heraldic Charges: arm, Heraldic Charges: dart