Innes-Ker, Henry John, 8th Duke of Roxburghe (1876 -1932)

Henry John Innes-Ker was born on 24 July 1876, the only son of James Henry Robert Innes-Ker, 7th Duke of Roxburghe (1839–1892) and Lady Anne Emily Spencer-Churchill (1854–1923), the fourth daughter of John Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough. He attended the Royal Military College, Sandhurst and Eton College. On 23 October 1892, following his father's death, he succeeded to the titles. He started his military career as a Lieutenant in the Royal Horse Guards. He fought in South Africa during the Second Boer War. In World War I he was severely wounded when shot in the groin. In 1902 he was appointed a Knight of the Order of the Thistle (KT), and served as Chancellor of the Order of the Thistle from 1926 until his death On 10 November 1903, he married Mary Goelet (1878–1937), daughter of the New York real-estate millionaire Ogden Goelet, with a dowry of twenty million dollars. The couple lived at Floors Castle, and had one son, George Victor Robert John, born 1913. On the 29 September 1932 the 8th Duke died, and was succeeded by his son.
Seat / Residence(s): Floors Castle
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Innes-Ker, Henry John, 8th Duke of Roxburghe (1876 - 1932) (Stamp 1) Crest: 1. A unicorn’s head erased (Ker) 2. A boar’s head couped (Innes)
Coronet: Duke
Heraldic Charges: boar's head, Heraldic Charges: unicorn's head
Innes-Ker, Henry John, 8th Duke of Roxburghe (1876 - 1932) (Stamp 1) Crest: 1. A unicorn’s head erased (Ker) 2. A boar’s head couped (Innes)
Coronet: Duke
Heraldic Charges: boar's head, Heraldic Charges: unicorn's head