Scott, Walter Montagu Douglas, 5th Duke of Buccleuch and 7th Duke of Queensberry (1806 -1870)
Walter Montagu Douglas Scott was born at Dalkeith House, Midlothian, the fifth child of seven, and second son born to Sir Charles William Henry Montagu Scott, 4th Duke of Buccleuch & 6th Duke of Queensberry, and the Honourable Harriet Katherine Townshend, daughter of Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney of St. Leonards and Elizabeth Powys. His elder brother, George Henry, died at the age of ten from measles, with Walter becoming heir apparent to the Dukedoms of Buccleuch and Queensberry, succeeding to the title at the age of thirteen on the death of his father in 1819 . He was educated at Eton College and St John's College, Cambridge, receiving his M.A. in 1827. He married Lady Charlotte Anne Thynne, daughter of the Marquess of Bath, and the Honourable Isabella Elizabeth Byng, in 1829. The couple had three daughters and four sons. He was created a Knight of the Garter in 1835 and Privy Counsellor in 1842. He served as Lord Privy Seal (1842 to 1846), and Lord President of the Council (January to July 1846) in Peel's government, when he reluctantly supported Peel's decision to repeal the Corn Laws. fter Peel's fall, Buccleuch's political career largely came to an end. In 1878 he became Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, a post he held until his death in 1884.