Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, Cromartie, 4th Duke of Sutherland (1851 -1913)

Styled Lord Cromartie Sutherland-Leveson-Gower until 1858, Earl Gower between 1858 and 1861, and Marquess of Stafford between 1861 and 1892, he was the eldest son of George Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, 3rd Duke of Sutherland, and Anne Hay-Mackenzie. He was born in London and educated at Eton College. Despite his great wealth, Sutherland became concerned that his landed estates were no longer viable, and towards the end of his life he disposed of properties in England, such as Trentham Hall in Staffordshire, and Stafford House in London, and began moving his wealth to Canada. His political allegiance shifted from the Liberal Party to the Conservative Party. On succeeding to his father's peerage in 1892, he became a member of the House of Lords, sitting on the Conservative benches. He was MP for Sutherland, and also served as Mayor of Longton, near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, in 1895-96, and was an alderman of the borough from 1898. In the 1902 Coronation Honours he was appointed a Knight of the Order of the Garter. He married Lady Millicent St Clair-Erskine, daughter of Robert St Clair-Erskine, 4th Earl of Rosslyn, and Blanche Adeliza Fitzroy, the widow of the Hon. Charles Maynard, on 20 October 1884. They had four children. The Duke died at Dunrobin Castle, Sutherland, on 27 June 1913, aged 61. He was succeeded to the title by his son George Granville Sutherland-Leveson-Gower as 5th Duke of Sutherland.
Seat / Residence(s): Dunrobin Castle
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Monogram: M S
Arms: Quarterly 1. Barry of eight argent and gules a cross flory sable (Gower) 2. Azure three laurel leaves (Leveson) 3. Gules three mullets within a bordure charged with a double tressure flory counterflory, surmounted of an Earl's coronet (Earldom of Sutherland) 4. A stag’s head caboshed impaling Quarterly 1. A cross gules (St Clair) 2. A pale gules (Erskine) 3. A bend between 6 cross crosslets fitchy (Mar) 4. On a chevron gules between 3 thistles a fleur-de-lys (Wedderburn)
Quarterings: 1. Barry of eight argent and gules a cross flory sable (Gower) 2. Azure three laurel leaves (Leveson) 3. Gules three mullets within a bordure charged with a double tressure flory counterflory, surmounted of an Earl's coronet (Earldom of Sutherland) 4. A stag’s head caboshed 1. A cross gules (St Clair) 2. A pale gules (Erskine) 3. A bend between 6 cross crosslets fitchy (Mar) 4. On a chevron gules between 3 thistles a fleur-de-lys (Wedderburn)
Coronet: Duke
Impalement: Quarterly 1. A cross gules (St Clair) 2. A pale gules (Erskine) 3. A bend between 6 cross crosslets fitchy (Mar) 4. On a chevron gules between 3 thistles a fleur-de-lys (Wedderburn)
Heraldic Charges: barry (8), Heraldic Charges: bend between, Heraldic Charges: chevron, on a, between, Heraldic Charges: cross, Heraldic Charges: cross crosslets (6), Heraldic Charges: cross flory, Heraldic Charges: fleur-de-lys, Heraldic Charges: leaves (laurel) (3), Heraldic Charges: mullets (3) within, Heraldic Charges: pale, Heraldic Charges: tressure, double, flory counterflory