Border Clan Scott History and Genealogy


This web page provides genealogy information for 29 generations (nine centuries) of Border Clan Scott, whose members include poet and novelist Sir Walter Scott (Generation 17).


Perhaps the most outstanding, and numerous, of the great Scottish Border Families was that of Scott.

Uchtred, son of Scot, lived in the first half of the 12th century, and from his two sons the numerous Scott branches began. The Scotts of BUCCLEUCH, whose Dukedom dates from 1673, ended in Anne, who married James, Duke of Monmouth, natural son of Charles II, who was beheaded for rebelling against his uncle, James II. From this marriage comes the line of the later Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry.

From the line of Harden originating in the 14th century, sprang one of Scotland's greatest men: Sir Walter Scott of Abbotsford.

Like their neighbours, the Scotts were turbulent, cunning, courageous and filled with energy. The gathering place of the Families in time of war was Bellendean, on Borthwick Water. When the fierce cry of 'A Bellendaine!' was heard on the Border, men knew that the Scotts were 'out'.

Much of the following information is taken from Anderson's book, Vol. 1, p.448, which he introduces thusly: "There is (1871) in the possession of the present Lord Polwarth, who is himself a noble branch of the Scotts, a genealogical table, prepared by and holograph of Sir Walter Scott, of Abbotsford, Bart., in which he traces the origin and descent of this family..."

On p. 451, in speaking of one Sir Walter Scott who declared his support of James VI in 1567, Anderson continues,"He attained considerable renown as a military commander under Maurice Prince of Ornage, and was, for his services and military merit, raised to the peerage of Scotland, 16th March 1606, under the title of Lord Scott of BUCCLEUCH.

"The locality of the title is in one of the minor vales of Selkirkshire, and tradition attributes its origin to a recess, or in modern (1871) Scotch, a cleugh therein. A tradition preserved by Scott of Satchells in his 'True History of the Right Honourable name of Scott,' published in 1688, and quoted by Sir Walter Scott in the notes to 'The Lay of The Last Mistrel,' gives the following romantic origine of the name of BUCCLEUCH:'Two brothers, natives of Galloway, banished for a riot or insurrection, came to Rankelburn in Ettrick Forest, where the keeper received them joyfully on account of their skill in the mysteries of thee chase. Kenneth MacAlpin, king of Scotland came soon after to hunt in the royal forest, and pursued a buck from Ettrickheuch to the glen now called Buckleuch, about two miles above the junction of Rankelburn with the river Ettrick. Here the stag stood at bay; and the king and his attendants, who followed on horseback, were thrown out by the steepness of the hill and the morass. John, of the brethren from Galloway, had followed the chase on foot; and now coming in, seized the buck by the horns, and, being a man of great strength and activity, threw him on his back, and ran with this burden about a mile up a steep hill, to a place called Cracra-cross, where Kenneth had halted, and laid the buck at the sovereign's feet, who said,

'And for the buck thou stoutly brought
   To us up that steep heuch,
'Thy designation ever shall
   Be John Scott in Buckscleuch.'"

Our venerable, possible kinsman, Sir Walter Scott, made many references to the Buccleuchs in his works. In "The Lay of The Last Minstrel," Canto VI, division VIII, describing a wedding feast, he wrote,

"Such day of mirth ne'er cheered their clan,
Since old Buccleuch the name did gain,
When in the cleuch the buck was ta'en."

My favorite theory about the arrival of the Scotts of Buccleuch in Americas is from the work of Gerry Green, "Mary's People--The Buckelews," in which she says, "Unfortunately, I don't have the slightest idea where this version originated. Some notes in my files state, 'The American Buckelews are descended from a Scottish Border clan, the Scotts, Barons of Buccleuch (bu kloo). Two brothers, Francis and Gilbert Scott of the clan of Buccleuch, came to America on the ship Caledonia about 1664. They dropped the sirname (sic) Scott and kept the clan name, changing the spelling to Bucklew.' The notation goes on to say they settled in New Jersey. was not at all unusual for people to adopt place names for their surnames..."

So, here you are, my cousin Scotts, "A BELLENDAINE!!"

This web page was researched and written by Les Buckalew, a wonderful gentleman who passed away April 26, 2011. He was a retired USAF Chaplain, chief flight instructor, and aerial photographer. Obituary here



First Generation


1. Uchtred Fitz-Scott, 2, M. [Generation #1]

  • The following information was found in William Anderson's "The Scottish Nation; or The Surnames, Families, Literature, Honours, and Biographical History of The People of Scotland," Vol.I, pp 448ff; A. Fullarton & Co.; 44 South Bridge, Edinburgh; and 18 Newgate Street, London; 1871. Much of the information in these genealogical tables is taken from Anderson's book, Vol. 1, p.448, which he introduces thusly: "There is (1871) in the possession of the present Lord Polwarth, who is himself a noble branch of the Scotts, a genealogical table, prepared by and holograph of Sir Walter Scott, of Abbotsford, Bart., in which he traces the origin and descent of this family as follows:..."

  • Alternate spelling: Uchtred Fitz-Scott or Filius Scott.

  • Flourished at court of King David I (Scotland), and was witness to two charters granted by King David I to the abbeys of Holyroodhouse and Selkirk, 1128 and 1130. It's believed, however, that from the days of Kenneth III the barony of Scotstoun in Peeples-shire had been possessed by the ancestors of this Uchtred, who, being descended from Galwegian forefathers, were called Scots, Galloway being then inhabited by the clan to whom that name properly belonged.

  • The name Scott. Originally Scot, a surname conjectured to have been at first assumed by, or conferred on, a native of Scotland, and afterwards adopted as a surname, when surnames became in use. UCHTREDUS FILIUS SCOTI, that is, Uchtred, the son of a Scot, is witness to an inquisition respecting possessions of the church of Glasgow in the reign of Alexander I (1107-1124); also to the foundation charter of the abbey of Holyrood by David I in 1128, as is also Herbert Scot, and to that of the abbacy of Selkirk in 1130. He was called Uchtredus filius Scoti, to distinguish from others of the same Christian name, probably Saxons or Normans.

  • Walter Hugh Hepburne-Scott, born 30 November 1838, Master of Polwarth, 12th baron of Harden, representative of the Scotts of Synton, and twenty-second in lineal male descent from Uchtred Fitz-Scott, who flourished in the reign of David I. Assumed the additional surname of Hepburne, in consequence of the estates of the Hepburnes of Humbie having descended to him through Helen Hepburne, countess of Tarras, his great-great-grandmother. By failure of the male heirs of Sir Robert Scott of Murdochstone, from whom derives the ducal house of Buccleuch, the chieftainship of all the Scotts of Scotland, devolved on Lord Polwarth, both families being descended from sons of Sir Michael Scott, who was killed in 1346. [from Source #1]

  • From Robert Bain's "Clans and Tartans of Scotland": "The Scotts, one of the most powerful Border clans, take their name from a race who invaded Scotland at an early date and filtered into many other countries. Uchtredus filius Scoti witnessed charters between 1107 and 1128, and from him were descended the Scotts of Buccleuch and the Scotts of Balwearie." [from Source #2]

  • "Uchtred Fitz-Scott was living in 1118 and was witness to two charters granted in 1128 and 1130 and is mentioned among the courtiers of King David I." [from Source #3]

  • Child of Uchtred Fitz-Scott:

    1. 2 Richard, 3, M see notes below in "Second Generation"


Second Generation


Family of Uchtred Fitz-Scott (1)

2. Richard Scott, 3, M. [Generation #2]

  • Witnessed a charter granted by the bishop of St. Andrews to the abbey of Holyroodhouse about 1158. [from Source #1]

  • Children of Richard Scott:

    1. 3 Richard, 4, M see notes below in "Third Generation"

    2. 4 Michael, 40, M see notes below in "Third Generation"


Third Generation


Family of Richard Scott (2)

3. Richard Scott II, 4, M. [Generation #3]

  • Ancestor of the Scotts of Murdockstone, of whom came the Buccleuch family. [from Source #1]

  • Married Alicia/Alecia, 5, F, daughter of Henry (of) Molla, 384, M. With Alicia, he received lands in Roxburg in the reign of Alexander II; he was succeeded in that property by his son, William. [from Source #3]

  • Richard and Alecia had one child:

    1. 5 William, 6, M see notes below in "Fourth Generation"

4. Michael Scott, 40, M. [Generation #3]

  • Progenitor of the Scotts of Balwearie in Fifeshire, later represented by the Scotts of Ancrum, baronets.

  • Possessed considerable estate in Fifeshire in reign of William, the Lion.

  • Through marriage to Margaret, daughter of Duncan Syras of Syras, obtained the lands of Ceres. [from Source #1]

  • Michael and Margaret Syras, 41, F, had one child:

    1. 6 Duncan, 42, M


Fourth Generation


Family of Richard Scott II (3) & Alecia

5. William Scott, 6, M. [Generation #4]

  • Son of Richard, attended the court of Alexander II, and witnessed several of his charters. [from Source #1]

  • Child of William Scott:

    1. 7 Richard le Scott of Murdiestoun, 7, M (~1265-1320) see notes below in "Fifth Generation"

Family of Michael Scott (4) & Margaret Syras

6. Duncan Scott, 42, M. [Generation #4]

  • Children of Duncan Scott:

    1. 8 Michael, 43, M see notes below in "Fifth Generation"

    2. Gilbert, 47, M.


Fifth Generation


Family of William Scott (5)

7. Richard le Scott of Murdiestoun Baron, 7, M. [Generation #5]

  • Born about 1265. Richard le Scott died in 1320; he was 55.

  • ... of Rankilburn, and Murthockston (Murdiestoun) in Lanark. Swore fealty to King Edward I of England 1286. First ancestor of Scotts of Buccleuch family of whom there is definite record,... Murthoxton or Murthockstoun, later Murdiestoun, in county of Lanark. Also had lands in Selkirkshire, which were restored to him in Sep. 1296. In Fraser's "Scotts of Buccleuch, Richard le Scot is said to have died in 1320, and to be succeeded by a Michael. But of this last there is no evidence, while Michael Scot was then the laird of Balwearie in Fife. Richard Scott may have lived beyond 1320, and his successor may have died some years before 1389. [from Source #4]

  • "Richard le Scot de Murthoston," was one of the Scottish Barons who swore allegiance to Edward I of England in August 1296; and his lands were restored to him by a Royal edict issued at Berwick on the 5th September. He is therein styled "Richard le Scot de Murthoston, in county of Selkirk." Murthoston is in the county of Lanark; but this difficulty is ingeniously surmounted by Mr. Fraser. [from Source #5] The lands restored, he says, could not be Murthockston, since these were in Lanarkshire. "They were in the county of Selkirk, and we may conclude almost with certainty that Rankilburn and Buccleuch were the lands referred to." A conclusion at first sight somewhat unwarranted; but becoming more probable as the family history unfolds itself. If the assumption is right, the Scotts must quite recently have come into possession of Rankilburn, for in 1236 it belonged to Nigel de Heris, the king's forester. [from Source #6]

  • Married daughter and heiress of Murthockstone, "of that ilk," in the county of Lanark, by which marriage he acquired the property of Murthockstone, later called Murdieston. He then assumed into his arms "the bend of Murdiestoun," and disposed thereon his own paternal crescents and star. He swore fealty to Edward I in 1296, and died in 1320. [from Source #1]

  • Acquired the lands and Barony of Murdiestoun in Lanark by his marriage with the heiress of Inglis of Murdiestoun. [from Source #3]

  • Richard le married Inglis of Murthockstone, 8, F, daughter of , 385, M, in Lanark County.

  • Richard le Scott and Inglis of Murthockstone had one child:

    1. 9 Michael, 9, M (~1320-1346) see notes below in "Sixth Generation"

Family of Duncan Scott (6)

8. Michael Scott Sir, 43, M. [Generation #5]

  • Knighted by Alexander II and was one of the group assigned to inspect and control the borders between the monastery of Dunfermline and the lands of Dundaff in 1231.

  • By his wife, Margaret Balwearie, 48, F, daughter and sole heiress of Sir Richard Balwearie of Balwearie, he got that estate in the parish of Abbotshall.

  • Michael Scott and Margaret Balwearie had one child:

    1. 10 Michael, 44, M see notes below in "Sixth Generation"


Sixth Generation


Family of Richard le Scott of Murdiestoun Baron (7) & Inglis of Murthockstone

9. Michael Scott Sir, 9, M. [Generation #6]

  • Born about 1320. Michael died in Battle of Durham on 17 October 1346; he was 26.

  • Sir Michael Scott of Murthockstone, son of Sir Richard and the heiress of Murthockstone, was a gallant warrior, distinguishing himself at the battle of Halidon hill, 19 July 1330. Slain in battle of Durham thirteen years later, 17 October 1346. [from Source #1]

  • Accompanied David II to the unfortunate battle of Durham, and fell in that engagement on the 17th October 1346. [from Source #3]

  • "Sir Michael Scot" is in the list of slain at the battle of Durham in 1346, and his name is mentioned amongst those who fought at Halidon Hill. Nothing else is known of him, his relation to Richard of Murthockston being assumed. [from Source #6]

  • Children of Michael Scott:

    1. 11 Robert, 10, M (~1346 - before 1389) see notes below in "Seventh Generation"

    2. John, 11, M.

      John was "...ancestor of the Scotts of Harden." [from Source #1]

      John was ancestor of the Scotts of Sinton, Harden, Whitslaid, Toderick, Raeburn, Woll, Thirlestane, etc. [from Source #3]

Family of Michael Scott Sir (8) & Margaret Balwearie

10. Michael Scott Sir, 44, M. [Generation #6]

  • Of Balwearie and Scotscraig, the famous wizard.

  • One of the Scottish barons who swore fealty to Edward I of England in 1292 Walter Hugh Hepburne-Scott, born 30 November 1838, Master of Polwarth, 12th baron of Harden, representative of the Scotts of Synton, and twenty-second in lineal male descent from Uchtred Fitz-Scott, who flourished in the reign of David I. Assumed the additional surname of Hepburne, in consequence of the estates of the Hepburnes of Humbie having descended to him through Helen Hepburne, countess of Tarras, his great-great-grandmother. By failure of the male heirs of Sir Robert Scott of Murdochstone, from whom derives the ducal house of Buccleuch, the chieftainship of all the Scotts of Scotland, devolved on Lord Polwarth, both families being descended from sons of Sir Michael Scott, who was killed in 1346.

  • Children of Sir Michael Scott:

    1. 12 Henry, 45, M see notes below in "Seventh Generation"

    2. Duncan, 46, M. Duncan was proprietor of lands in Forfarshire, and progenitor of the Scotts in the North.


Seventh Generation


Family of Michael Scott Sir (9)

11. Robert Scott Sir, 10, M. [Generation #7]

  • Born about 1346. Robert died before 7 December 1389; he was 43.

  • Robert Scott of Murthockstone and Rankilburn.

  • "...carried on the family,..."

  • "...died before 7th December 1389 as appears from crown charter of that date to his son Walter." [from Source #1]

  • Succeeded by his son, Sir Walter Scott of Rankilburn and Murthockston.

    Sir Walter Scott Third of Rankilburn, also of Kirkurd succeeded his father, Sir Michael, in 1346. [from Source #3]

  • Robert Scott is, in Mr. Fraser's tree[from Source #5], styled Sir Michael's son, but there is no proof whatever of the connection. He is first of the family of whom there is charter evidence, his name occurring in a deed whereby King Robert II conveyed and confirmed to Walter Scott, son of the deceased Robert, the superiority of Kirkurd (Kirk-Eward) in Peeblesshire. The deed does not say that Robert the father had possessed Kirkurd, but he may have been the representative of a family which had long held lands in the same county. About 1240, an Adam le Scot is mentioned in connection with the lands of Ingliston, near Kirkurd; and in 1296, a Walter le Scot swore fealty to King Edward I for lands in the shire of Peebles. There were thus two families of Scott, one holding lands in Peeblesshire and another at the same time holding lands in Lanarkshire, both of which lands are later found in possession of one family of the name. By way of accounting for their amalgamation, Mr. Fraser[from Source #5] suggests that Walter le Scot in Peeblesshire and Richard in Murthoston were brothers; and that Walter's line having failed, his property fell to this Robert, third of Murthoston. Should not the suggestion be the other way? The non-recurrence of Richard or of Michael's name in the Buccleuch pedigree suggests rather the disappearance of the Murthoston branch; and as strongly does the constant repetition of Walter and Adam confirm the survival of the Peeblesshire family. In absence of documentary proof, it is instructive to find this view supported by tradition. Captain Scott of Satchels, no infallible authority indeed, but none the less a faithful mirror of the common belief, says in his doggerel history of the Clan Scott, written in 1686:

    The barony of Eward was Buckleugh's share....
    It was called Scotstoun Hall when Buccleuch in it did dwell....
    When Buckcleugh at Scots-hall kept his house.
    Then Peebles church was his burial-place,
    In the Cross-Kirk there has buried been
    Of the Lairds of Buckcleugh either six or seven;
    There can none say but it's two hundred year,
    Since any of them was buried there.

  • Two hundred years back from 1685 is near enough to 1491, when David Scott, dying at Rankilburn, left instructions in his will that he should be buried in Peebles. If Satchels is as trustworthy about the five or six lairds previously buried there as he evidently is concerning the date of the last interment, the Buccleuch family must be traced to the Peebles Scott, Water, rather than to Lanarkshire Richard. This would bring the connection with Selkirkshire a generation or two later, but would detract nothing from the antiquity of the family, Walter and Richard having been contemporaries. Before leaving Robert Scott it is proper to remark that but for the casual mention of his name in the charter above mentioned, he would never have been heard of. [from Source #6]

  • Child of Robert Scott Sir:

    1. 13 Walter, 12, M (-1402) see notes below in "Eighth Generation"

Family of Michael Scott Sir (10)

12. Henry Scott Sir, 45, M. [Generation #7]

  • Died in the beginning of the reign of David II.

  • Child of Sir Henry Scott:

    1. 14 Andrew, 49, M see notes below in "Eighth Generation"


Eighth Generation


Family of Robert Scott Sir (11)

13. Walter Scott of Buccleuch, 12, M. [Generation #8]

  • Walter died on 11 September 1402 in Battle of Homildon Hill.

  • "Walter Scott of Murdiestone and Rankelburn, son of Robert, obtained a charter from King Robert II of the superiorities of the barony of Kirkurd, the the county of Peebles, dated 7th December 1389. He was one of the principal persons on the borders who were bound to keep the peace of the marches in 1398. ...said to have been killed at the battle of Homildon, on 14th September 1402, but this is inconsistent with an instrument entered in the BUCCLEUCH Inventory by which he gave sasine to Andrew Ker of Altounburne of the lands of Lurdenlaw, dated 30th July, 1413."

  • Among the most ancient branches of the house of Buccleuch were the Scotts of Synton, in the counties of Roxburgh and Selkirk, from whom descended the Scotts of Harden. Their immediate ancestor was WALTER SCOTT OF SYNTOR (?)--this person, I think--who lived in the reigns of Robert II & III (1371-1406). He is said to have been the son or grandson (I believe the latter) of Michael Scott, who fell at the battle of Durham, 17 October 1346, the supposed son of Sir Richard le Scot, who obtained the lands of Murdieston (Murdochston) in Lanarkshire by marriage, which were afterwards exchanged for the half of the barony of Branxholm, in Roxburghshire, as related under the head of BUCCLEUCH. [from Source #1]

  • Walter Scott received a royal gift of Kirkurd barony. Also mentioned as owner of a large tract of country between Rankilburn and Tima--really the first reliable notice of the Scotts' connection with their titular lands of Buccleuch. Was one of the brave Border barons who fell in the disastrous battle of Homildon in 1402. It is quite as likely that the Lanarkshire, Selkirkshire, and Peeblesshire lands were united in his time as in his father's, but in both cases it is matter of conjecture, the identity of Walter of Kirkurd and Walter of Rankilburn being by no means certain. [from Source #6]

  • Child of Walter Scott:

    1. 15 Robert, 13, M (-1426) see notes below in "Ninth Generation"

Family of Henry Scott Sir (12)

14. Andrew Scott Sir, 49, M. [Generation #8]

  • Of Balwearie, distinguished himself by his patriotism, and was slain at the taking of Berwick by the Scotts in 1355.

  • Child of Sir Andrew Scott:

    1. 16 William, 50, M see notes below in "Ninth Generation"


Ninth Generation


Family of Walter Scott of Buccleuch (13)

15. Robert Scott, 13, M. [Generation #9]

  • Robert died in 1426.

  • Robert Scott of Murdieston and Rankelburn obtained a charter from John Inglis of Manir, of the half lands of Branxholm, &c. dated at Manir kirk last of January 1420...appears to be the first acquisition by the family of the lands of Branxholm.

  • Walter Hugh Hepburne-Scott, born 30 November 1838, Master of Polwarth, 12th baron of Harden, representative of the Scotts of Synton, and twenty-second in lineal male descent from Uchtred Fitz-Scott, who flourished in the reign of David I. Assumed the additional surname of Hepburne, in consequence of the estates of the Hepburnes of Humbie having descended to him through Helen Hepburne, countess of Tarras, his great-great-grandmother. By failure of the male heirs of Sir Robert Scott of Murdochstone, from whom derives the ducal house of Buccleuch, the chieftainship of all the Scotts of Scotland, devolved on Lord Polwarth, both families being descended from sons of Sir Michael Scott, who was killed in 1346. [from Source #1]

  • Robert succeeded his father, Sir Walter, and exchanged Glenkerry for the lands of Bellanden in 1415; he acquired half the lands of Branxholm from John Inglis of Manor in 1420. [from Source #3]

  • Robert was actually the first baron of whom it can be irrefragably proved that he owned all three estates. Under the designation of Lord of Murthoston, in 1406-7 he confirmed, as superior, the transfer of part of Kirkurd by Thomas Fraser to John of Geddes; and in 1415 he exchanged with the monks of Melrose his lands of Genkery for the lands of Bellenden, both in Selkirkshire. By and by the spot thus acquired became the rendezvous of the clan when it rose to the foray or gathered for war; and to the cry of "Bellenden" the Scotts made their dreaded onset.

    It was this laird also who, in 1420, acquired half of the lands of Branxholm from John Inglis of Menar or Manor. In 1410 he resigned the lands of Borthwick and Thoft Cotys (now Borthwwickbrae) to Regent Albany, who regranted them to Sir William of Borthwick; and in 1426 he resigned the lands of Lempitlaw, in Roxburghshire, to his son and heir, Walter. Archibald, fifth Earl of Douglas, confirmed the gift in a charter dated at the manor of Edibredeschelis, the old name of Newark. Northis is known of his career or character. [from Source #6]

  • Acquired in 1448 from John Burel of Eckford the granter's lands of Burellands in the barony of Eckford.

  • Children of Robert Scott:

    1. 17 Walter Scott of Buccleuch, 14, M (-1469) see notes below in "Tenth Generation"

    2. 18 William Scott_of_Harden, 31, M (-1563) see notes below in "Tenth Generation"

    3. Stephen, 201, M.

Family of Andrew Scott Sir (14)

16. William Scott Sir, 50, M. [Generation #9]

  • Of Balwearie. Died in the end of the reign of King Robert III.

  • Child of Sir William Scott:

    1. 19 Michael Scott, 51, M see notes below in "Tenth Generation"


Tenth Generation


Family of Robert Scott (15)

17. Walter Scott of Buccleuch Sir, 14, M. [Generation #10]

  • Walter died in 1469.

  • Sir Walter Scott of Kirkurd, knight, had a charter of the lands of Lempetlaw within the barony of Sprouston from Archibald, earl of Douglas, on resignation of Robert Scott, his father, dated 2 July 1426. Also obtained a charter of lands and barony of Eckford, &c. from King James II, dated 3 May 1437. Exchanged lands of Murdieston in Clydesdale, with Thomas Inglis of Manir for his half of the barony of Branxholm (poetically Branksome) in Roxburghshire 23 July 1446.

    He was one of the conservators of truces with England in 1449, 1451, 1453, 1457 and 1459. Obtained from James II grant of lands of Abbington, Phareholm and Glendonanrig by charter dated 22 February 1458 or 1459. James II also granted to him and to Sir David, his son, the remaining half of the barony of Branxholm to be held in blanch for the payment of a red rose for their brave and faithful exertions in favor of the king against the house of Douglas. He also conferred on them part of the barony of Langholm in the county of Dumfries.


  • Succeeded his uncle in the estate of Synton. [from Source #1]

  • Obtained from King James I a grant of the Mains of Eckford, in the county of Roxburgh, as a reward for his capture of Gilbert of Rutherford, a noted reiver, which grant was completed by King James II, by charter dated at Stirling 3 May 1437. Exchanged his lands of Murdiestoun in 1446, with Thomas Inglis of Manor, for half of the lands of Branxholme, of which he already possessed the other half.

    Tradition imputes the exchange to a conversation betwixt Scott and Inglis, who complained much of the injuries he was exposed to from the English Borderers, who frequently plundered his lands of Branxholm. Scott instantly offered him the estate of Murdiestoun by way of excambion; when the bargain was completed, he drily observed that the Curberland cattle were as good as those of Teviotdale, and proceeded to commence a system of reprisals upon the English which was regularly pursued by his successors. He was one of the conservators of truces with England. [from Source #4]

  • Eldest son, sixth Laird of Murdiestoun and Buccleuch; acquired the second half of the lands of Branxholm from Thomas Inglis in exchange for the lands of Murdiestoun. Note: He was the first of the family we find designated "of Buccleuch" but Rankilburn and Buccleuch being interchangeable names for the same place justifies him being described as sixth of Buccleuch. [from Source #3]

  • First designated "of Buccleuch," possessed the estates for forty-three years, and added considerably to their extent. He seems to have exerted himself in helping James I to suppress the lawless borderers after the king's return form his long captivity in England; and one of his earliest exploits was the capture of Gilbert Rutherford, a noted reiver. He obtained the title of knight between March and May 1436--probably at the coronation of James II, to whom he was afterwards of great assistance in counteracting the ambitious and powerful Earls of Douglas.

    He was a man of bravery and determination, and nothing could be more characteristic than the way in which he became possessed of the second half of Branxholme. When Inglis, its owner, complained of the depredations committed on the lands by English borderers, Buccleuch promptly offered to give him the lands of Murthoston for the remaining half of Branxholme. On the bargain being ratified, Sir Walter remarked that "the Cumberland kye were as good as the Teviotdale,"--a threat of retaliation which neither he nor his successors failed to carry into effect whenever the men of Tynedale were hardy enough to provoke it.

    In 1436 this laird was designated "Walter Scot of the Bucluche"--first and modest mention of a name now gracing the title of a dukedom. At Langholm, on May-day 1455, Sir Walter Scott and his eldest son David led a strong body of borderers against the last remnant of the army raised to revenge the Earl of Douglas's murder by the king. As a reward for these services, David Scott got a grant from the king of Quhytehestir, in the barony of Hawick; and gradually the family obtained many lands in Selkirkshire long possessed by the Douglases. From this time until the reign of James VI, the designation of Kirkurd, Branxholme, or Buccleuch, was used indifferently, the first gradually giving place to the second, and the second being finally superseded by Buccleuch.

    Sir Walter Scott died before February 1469, and was succeeded by David, eldest son of his marriage with Margaret Cockburn of Henderland. Another son, James, got Kirkurd and Hassendean, and a third, Alexander, died early, leaving two sons, Walter and Adam. [from Source #6]

  • Progenitor of the Scotts of Satchells. [from Source #1]

  • Ancestor of the families of Hassendean, Burnhead, etc. His descendants, however, are not mentioned in the charter of 1488. [from Source #4]

  • Designed of Kirkurd and Hassendene, ancestor of the Scotts of Hassendene, Burnfoot, and Burnhead. [from Source #3]

  • Walter married Margaret Cockburn of Henderland, 15, F, daughter of Cockburn of Henderland, 149, M.

  • Sir Walter Scott of Buccleuch and Margaret Cockburn had the following children:

    1. 20 David Scott of Buccleuch, 16, M (-1491) see notes below in "Eleventh Generation"

    2. 21 John Scott_of_Burnhead, 136, M see notes below in "Eleventh Generation"

    3. 22 Alexander Scott of Howpasley, 17, M (-1488) see notes below in "Eleventh Generation"

    4. 23 George Scott_of_Synton, 74, M see notes below in "Eleventh Generation"

    5. James, 77, M.

18. William Scott_of_Harden, 31, M. [Generation #10]

  • William died in 1563.

  • Progenitor of the Scotts of Harden.

  • William obtained the Harden estate and barony from his brother, Walter Scott of Synton, confirmed by a charter from George, third Lord of Home, the superior, in 1535.

  • Child of William Scott of Harden:

    1. 24 Walter Scott, 78, M (-1629) see notes below in "Eleventh Generation"

Family of William Scott Sir (16)

19. Michael Scott Sir, 51, M. [Generation #10]

  • Of Balwearie. One of the hostages for James I in 1424 and died in the following reign.

  • Child of Sir Michael Scott:

    1. 25 William Scott, 52, M see notes below in "Eleventh Generation"


Eleventh Generation


Family of Walter Scott of Buccleuch Sir (17) & Margaret Cockburn of Henderland

20. David Scott of Buccleuch Sir, 16, M. [Generation #11]

  • David died in March 1491/1492. Buried in Church of the Holy Cross at Peebles.

  • Of Buccleuch and Branxholm and Hassendean, Roxburgshire.

  • Heir to his father.

  • Sir David Scott of Branxholm was concerned in most of the transactions of the reign of James III.

  • Seventh Laird of Buccleuch, sat in Parliament as Lord of Buccleuch in 1487. [from Source #3]

  • Sat in the parliament of 1487, designated "dominus de Buccleuch," the first of his family so designated.

  • Enlarged and strengthened the castle of Branxholm which Sir Walter Scott made the principal scene of his poem "The Lay of The Last Minstrel."

  • David was instrumental in suppressing insurrections on the borders, and was a conservator of peace with England. [from Source #1]

  • For his services at the battle of Blackness he received a charter from King James III erecting the lands of Branxholm, Eckford, and others into the barony of Branxholm 21 May 1488. [from Source #4]

  • David married Somerville, 20, F, daughter of David/Thomas ... of Somerville Lord, 158, M.

  • Sir David Scott of Buccleuch and wife "Somerville" had the following children:

    1. Walter, 202, M. Walter died before 1471. Walter predeceased his father. Before 28 June 1465, Walter married Katherine Lindsay, 203, F, daughter of John Lindsay of Covington., 204, M.

    2. 26 David Scott, 21, M (- before 1484) see notes below in "Twelfth Generation"

    3. 27 Robert Scott of Allanhaugh, 23, M (-1490) see notes below in "Twelfth Generation"

    4. 28 William Scott of Foulshiels, 22, M (- before 1484) see notes below in "Twelfth Generation"

    5. Janet, 26, F. In November 1470 Janet married James Douglas of Drumlanrig Sir, 208, M, son of William Douglas of Drumlanrig Sir, 209, M.

    6. Margaret, 27, F. Margaret married James Haig of Bemerside [from Source #4], 210, M.

    7. Unknown daughter, 211, F. Unknown daughter married John Lindsay of Covington, 212, M.

    8. Isabella, 213, F. Before 1491, Isabella first married Symon Caruthers of Mouswald Sir, 214, M.

      Isabella second married John Murray of Falahill [from Source #4], 215, M.

21. John Scott_of_Burnhead, 136, M. [Generation #11]

  • Of Burnhead. Of Burnhead and Crowhill

  • John Scott had one child:

    1. William, 137, M.

22. Alexander Scott of Howpasley Sir, 17, M. [Generation #11]

  • Alexander died on 11 June 1488.

  • Rector of Wigton, director of the chancery, and clerk register of Scotland in 1483. Fell on the side of James III at battle of Sauchieburn, 11 June 1488. [from Source #1]

  • Of Abington and Howpasley. Died before 21 May 1488. Had two sons, Walter of Howpasley, and Adam, both named in the charter of 21 May 1488. [from Source #4]

  • Alexander was ancestor of the Scotts of Thirlestane (Selkirkshire), Gilmanscleuch, Newburgh, Tushielaw, Horsleyhill, etc. [from Source #3]

  • Alexander had two children:

    1. Walter, 18, M. Walter died before 21 May 1488. Walter married Elizabeth, 28, F.

    2. Adam, 19, M.

      Adam Scott of Tushielaw in Ettrick? One of the most famous of Tushielaw's chiefs, leading what was at one period a powerful section of the clan Scott which were, like all the race, reavers and freebooters, Adam usually being called "King of the thieves" and "King of the border." His exploits, along with the excesses of the other border barons, roused the wrath of James V, and in 1528, the king "made proclamation to all lords, barons, gentlemen, landwarmen, and freeholders, that they should compear (gather) at Edinburgh, with a month's victuals, to pass with the king where he pleased, to danton (?) the thieves of Tiviotdale, Annandale, Liddisdale, and other parts of that country; and also warned all gentlemen that had good dogs to bring them, that he might hunt in the said country as he pleased." In the course of this excursion, guided by some of the borderers, the king penetrated into the inmost recesses of Eusdale and Teviotdale, and seizing Cockburn of Henderland and Scott of Tushielaw, one morning before breakfast, summarily hung them in front of their own strongholds on the same old ash-tree which that bold and reckless border marauder inflicted the fate which eventually became his own.

23. George Scott_of_Synton, 74, M. [Generation #11]

Family of William Scott_of_Harden (18)

24. Walter Scott, 78, M. [Generation #11]

  • Walter died in 1629.

  • Styled "Auld Wat of Harden," and of whom many anecdotes are preserved by tradition on the borders. He was a renowned freebooter, and rode with a numerous band of followers. Wat of Harden took for his first wife, Mary Scott, celebrated as "the Flower of Yarrow." By her he had six daughters and four sons.

  • Tradition says that he had six sons, so he must have had two of them by his second marriage. Five of them survived him. The sixth was slain at a fray in a hunting match by his kinsman, Scott of Gilmans-cleugh.

  • Walter first married Mary Scott_of_Dryhope, 79, F. They had the following children:

    1. 30 William Scott_of_Harden, 80, M (-1655) see notes below in "Twelfth Generation"

    2. Walter, 81, M. Killed in a fray at a fishing by one of the Scotts of Newhouse.

    3. 31 Hugh Scott_of_Gala, 82, M (-1640) see notes below in "Twelfth Generation"

    4. Francis, 83, M. Francis married Isabel Scott, 84, F.

    5. Margaret, 87, F. Commonly called "Maggy Fendy," she was married to Gilbert Eliott_of_Minto, 88, M, "Gibbie wi' the gowden garters."

  • Walter second married Margaret Of_Wedderlie, 85, F. They had one child:

    1. Margaret, 86, F.

Family of Michael Scott Sir (19)

25. William Scott Sir, 52, M. [Generation #11]

  • Of Balwearie. Of Fingask, Perthshire.

  • William married Isabel Moncrief, 53, F. They had the following children:

    1. daughter_#1, 54, F.

    2. 32 William Scott, 55, M (-1532) see notes below in "Twelfth Generation"

    3. Alexander, 56, M.


Twelfth Generation


Family of David Scott of Buccleuch Sir (20) & Somerville

26. David Scott, 21, M. [Generation #12]

  • David predeceased his father prior to March 1484. [from Source #1]

  • ...younger of Buccleuch, second son, but after 1471 apparent heir, of David Scott of Buccleuch, "vita patris" (before his father), before 21 May 1488. [from Source #4]

  • A man of extensive possessions, and though not of noble rank, was considered a desirable connection by no less powerful a baron than the fifth Earl of Angus, who betrothed his sister, Lady Jane, to David, Buccleuch's eldest son. According to the contract, if David Scott were to die his next brother was to marry the lady, and if she were to die her next sister was to marry David, and so down the sons and daughters on either side until the marriage was accomplished. It was consummated by David and Lady Jane, but the bridegroom survived only a few years, and is last mentioned as witness in 1476, with his brother William, to a charter granted by Robert Scott of Haining, of certain lands in Peeblesshire.

    Another brother Robert is expressly mentioned in a royal charter for services on the side of the king at Blackness in 1482, when the royal army encountered the discontented nobles after the execution of court favourites by "Bell-the-Cat" and his associates. David Scott, his father, then too far advanced in years to take the field, supported the royal cause in Parliament, for which the king rewarded him by erecting all his lands into one free barony for ever, to be called the barony of Branxelme.

    In 1484, David and Robert, his son, were appointed by the sub-prior and monks of Melrose Abbey bailies of their lands of Ettrick, Rodonow, etc., with usual powers. David Scott died in March 1491-2, and in his will left donations to the kirks of Rankilburn and St. Mary of the Forest. He was succeeded by Walter, son of his son David by Lady Jane Douglas. His eldest daughter married Sir James Douglas of Drumlanrig, from whom descended the ducal line of Queensberry, now joined with Buccleuch. A second daughter married Haig of Bemerside. His son William is supposed to have been ancestor of the Scotts of Thirlestane. [from Source #6]

  • My note: It is obvious, by the above, that T. Craig-Brown has consolidated two Davids into one, contrary to having two Davids in the pedigree at this point.

  • In 1472 David married Jane Douglas, 205, F, daughter of George Douglas of Angus Earl, 206, M. They had one child:

    1. 33 Walter Scott of Buccleuch, 24, M (- before 1504) see notes below in "Thirteenth Generation"

27. Robert Scott of Allanhaugh, 23, M. [Generation #12]

  • Robert died in 1490/1492.

  • Designed of Allanhauch and Quhitchester. [from Source #1]

  • Received from his father the lands of Whitehester in 1483, from whom the Scots of Scotstarvit trace their descent. [from Source #4]

  • Robert had one child:

    1. 34 Robert Scott of Allanhauch, 25, M see notes below in "Thirteenth Generation"

28. William Scott of Foulshiels, 22, M. [Generation #12]

  • William died before March 1484. Predeceased his father who died in 1492.

  • In 1593 subscribed to a deed of loyalty. It is impossible with the meagre information available to say that it is even probable that this John was son or grandson of William, but the property was owned by Scotts down to the end of the 17th century. [from Source #3]

  • William had one child:

    1. John, 403, M.

Family of George Scott_of_Synton (23)

29. Walter Scott, 75, M. [Generation #12]

  • Walter had one child:

    1. George, 76, M. The last of the original family styled of Synton.

Family of Walter Scott (24) & Mary Scott_of_Dryhope

30. William Scott_of_Harden Sir, 80, M. [Generation #12]

  • William died in 1655.

  • Heir to his father, Walter Scott of Harden, thus third laird of Harden. Knighted by James VI in the lifetime of his father.

  • He had charters of various lands in the counties of Dumfries, Selkirk, Roxburgh, Berwick and Peebles. During the civil troubles in Scotland in the reign of Charles I, he continued loyal to the king. For his attachment to the royal family he was fined 3,000 pounds by Cromwell in 1654.

  • William first married Agnes Murry_of_Elibank Sir, 89, F. By Agnes, daughter of Sir Gideon Murry of Elibank, William had five sons and three daughters. They had the following children:

    1. 35 William Scott, 91, M see notes below in "Thirteenth Generation"

    2. 36 Gideon Scott_of_Highchester, 92, M see notes below in "Thirteenth Generation"

    3. 37 Walter Scott_of_Raeburn, 93, M see notes below in "Thirteenth Generation"

    4. James, 94, M. Ancestor of the Scotts of Thirlestane.

    5. John, 95, M. Progenitor of the Scotts of Wool.

  • William had no children by Margaret Ker_of_Linton, 90, F, his second wife, daughter of William Ker of Linton.

31. Hugh Scott_of_Gala, 82, M. [Generation #12]

  • Progenitor of the Scotts of Gala.

  • Lived in the reigns of James I and Charles I, and was designed of Deuchar. Died in 1640/41.

  • Hugh married Jean Hop-Pringle, 125, F. They had the following children:

    1. 38 Anne Scott_of_Gala, 117, F see notes below in "Thirteenth Generation"

    2. 39 James Scott_of_Gala, 126, M see notes below in "Thirteenth Generation"

    3. Walter, 127, M. A major in the army.

    4. George, 128, M. Progenitor of the Scotts of Auchty-Donald, Aberdeenshire.

    5. John, 129, M. Settled in Italy.

    6. David, 130, M. Surgeon in Edinburgh.

Family of William Scott Sir (25) & Isabel Moncrief

32. William Scott Sir, 55, M. [Generation #12]

  • William died in 1532. Succeeded his father.

  • Of Balwearie.

  • Obtained in February 1509 a crown charter of the lands of Strathmiglo, Fifeshire, with certain other lands possessed by him, all united into the barony of Strathmiglo.

  • Accompanied James IV on his unfortunate expedition to England in Sep. 1513, and being taken prisoner at Flodden, was obliged to sell part of his lands to pay his ransom.

  • Obtained a charter of the lands of Pitgorno, under the great seal, 2 January 1526, and was named a senator of the college of justice in his father's place in Nov, 1532,

  • William had the following children:

    1. 40 William Scott, 57, M see notes below in "Thirteenth Generation"

    2. Thomas, 58, M. Thomas died in 1539 in Edinburgh,Scotland.


Thirteenth Generation


Family of David Scott (26) & Jane Douglas

33. Walter Scott of Buccleuch Sir, 24, M. [Generation #13]

  • Walter died before 15 April 1504.

  • Eighth Laird of Buccleuch. [from Source #3]

  • Served heir to his grandfather, Sir David Scott of Buccleuch, in the lands of Branxholm, &c., on 6 November 1492.

  • Accompanied King James IV to battle of Flodden in 1513 and was one of the few who escaped the carnage of that day. [from Source #1]

  • Knight.

  • This Walter is disputed as being the son of brothers Robert ([from Source #1]) or David ([from Source #4]).

  • Like his father, Walter died early, leaving nothing eventful to be recorded of him. In 1494 he was one of an inquest by which Alexander Erskine was retoured as heir to his father, Thomas Lord Erskine, in the lands of Syntoun and office of Sheriff of Selkirk. Robert Scott of haining was on the same inquest. The same year he obtained decree against Douglas of Hornyshole as surety for certain Routledges who had sacked and burned the place and manor of Buccleuch.

    One of his last public acts was when in 1503 he witnessed the act of sasine by Murray of Philiphaugh, as Sheriff of the Forest, in favour of the Princess Margaret of England, queen of James IV. He died before 15th April 1504. His widow, Elizabeth Ker of Cessford, survived him forty-four years--until 9th October 1548--when she was burnt within the tower of Catslack by Lord Grey and a party of Englishmen, accompanied, strange to say, by several Kers, near relatives of the aged dowager. [from Source #6]

  • Walter married Elizabeth Kerr, 70, F, daughter of Walter Kerr of Cessford, 207, M. Elizabeth died on 19 October 1548. They had the following children:

    1. 41 Walter Scott of Buccleuch, 71, M (-1552) see notes below in "14th Generation"

    2. William, 72, M. William died in 1523. Of Quhithope/Whitehope.

      Had a charter of the lands of Whitehope 17 July 1515 from James Douglas of Whitehope. [from Source #4]

      William died without children. [from Source #3]

Family of Robert Scott of Allanhaugh (27)

34. Robert Scott_of_Allanhauch, 25, M. [Generation #13]

Family of William Scott_of_Harden Sir (30) & Agnes Murry_of_Elibank Sir

35. William Scott Sir, 91, M. [Generation #13]

  • His father's heir.

  • Knighted by Charles II immediately after the Restoration. Directed, 20 June 1665, by Scottish privy council to take custody of his brother Walter's children and educate them separately, so that they might not become infected with the Quaker "heresy" that their parents had adopted.

  • William had the following children:

    1. William, 96, M. William died in 1707. William was engaged in the rebellion of the earl of Argyle, but obtained a remission from King James VII, dated 12 December 1685. William died in 1707 without issue and was succeeded by his only brother, Robert Scott, 97, M, until then styled of Iliston.

      Robert Scott, however, himself died in 1710, extinguishing the male line of the second Sir William Scott of Harden. The representation of Makerston soon passed into the female line.

    2. Robert, 97, M. Robert succeeded his brother, William, and died without issue in 1710 when the estates devolved on his nearest male heir, Walter Scott of Highchester, lineally descended from Sir Gideon Scott, second son of the first Sir William Scott of Harden, and grandson of "Auld Wat."

36. Gideon Scott_of_Highchester Sir, 92, M. [Generation #13]

  • Of Highchester.

  • Appointed by Charles I as sheriff of Roxburghshire.

  • Gideon married Margaret Hamilton\Preston, 98, F. By marriage to Margaret Hamilton had two sons and three daughters; only one child's name is known.

    1. 43 Walter Scott, 39, M (~1645-1693) see notes below in "14th Generation"

37. Walter Scott_of_Raeburn, 93, M. [Generation #13]

  • Ancestor of the Scotts of Raeburn Dumfries-shire.

  • Lived at the time of the Restoration, and both he and his wife, Isobel, daughter of William Makdougall of Makerston, became Quakers. They were, in consequence, subjected to much persecution by the tyrannical government of the day. On 20 June 1665, the Scottish privy council directed his brother, Sir William Scott of Harden, to take away his three children, and educate them separately. He and his wife were confined in the jail at Jedburgh. It appears, according to Sir Walter Scott, that the laird of Makerston (Walter Scott's brother-in-law)...joined with William Scott in this persecution.

  • When the wife of Raeburn found herself deprived of her husband, and refused permission to see her children, she pronounced a malediction on her husband's brother as well as on her own, and prayed that a male of their body might not inherit their property.

  • Walter married Isobel Makdougall, 105, F. They had the following children:

    1. William, 106, M. William died on 6 August 1699. His father's heir. A person of considerable erudition. William married Anna Scott (59), 115, F, daughter of John Scott Sir (57), 65, M (-1712) & Elizabeth Scott, 66, F.

    2. 44 Walter Scott, 107, M see notes below in "14th Generation"

Family of Hugh Scott_of_Gala (31) & Jean Hop-Pringle

38. Anne Scott_of_Gala, 117, F. [Generation #13]

39. James Scott_of_Gala, 126, M. [Generation #13]

  • Heir of his father.

  • Received charter of the lands and barony of Gala dated 9 June 1640 and was the first designed by that name.

  • James married Daughter_of Kerr_of_Cavers, 132, F. They had one child:

    1. 46 Hugh Scott_of_Gala, 131, M see notes below in "14th Generation"

Family of William Scott Sir (32)

40. William Scott Sir, 57, M. [Generation #13]

  • Of Balwearie.

  • In his father's lifetime designated of Invertiel.

  • William married Isabel Lindsay Lord, 59, F. They had the following children:

    1. 47 William Scott, 60, M see notes below in "14th Generation"

    2. 48 Andrew Scott, 61, M see notes below in "14th Generation"


14th Generation


Family of Walter Scott of Buccleuch Sir (33) & Elizabeth Kerr

41. Walter Scott of Buccleuch Sir, 71, M. [Generation #14]

  • Walter died in 1552 in Edinburgh.

  • "..., ninth Laird of Buccleuch, known as 'Wicked Wat," was knighted at Flodden in 1513 (where he fought on 9 September 1513), defeated at Melrose 1526, defeated the English 1544 at the head of a large body of Scots at Ancrum Moor, and commanded a large force at the battle of Pinkie Cleuch in 1547. He was murdered by the Kerrs in the High Street of Edinburgh in 1552. Sir Walter m. three times: first Elizabeth Carmichael of the family who were afterwards Earls of Hyndford; secondly Janet, daughter of Andrew Kerr of Ferniehurst; and thirdly Janet, daughter of John Betoun of Creich, This last being the lady mentioned in 'Lay of the Last Minstrel.'" [from Source #3]

  • Walter distinguished himself at the battle of Pinkie in 1547, but lost his life in a nocturnal skirmish on the High Street of Edinburgh with a party of the Kers.

  • Walter served heir to his father in 1517 (another source says 1523[from Source #4] ). Warden of west marches (property lines and borders). Celebrated for abortive attempt to rescue James V from control of the earl of Angus in 1526. When Angus, with the young king and a considerable retinue, was returning to Edinburgh by Melrose, "Walter Scott of Buccleuch suddenly appeared on a neighbouring height (at Halyden near Melrose, 18 July 1526) and at the head of a thousand men, threw himself between the earl of Angus and the route to the capital...." [Tytler's History of Scotland, vol. v, page 202.] When the property of the earl of Angus was confiscated, Sir Walter obtained a grant of the lordship of Jedburgh forest by charter 3 September 1528. Buccleuch, having used satirical expressions against Henry VIII, became extremely obnoxious to the English...

  • Walter was retoured heir to his father 27 October 1517, and was appointed in 1519 by Robert, Abbot of Melrose, bailie of the Abbey lands. This was shortly afterwards made hereditary, and confirmed by a charter under the seal of the papal Penitentiary, dated Rome, 17 May 1525. He was warded in Edinburgh in 1524 on account of a dispute with the Queen-Dowager of James IV, regarding her dower lands in Ettrick forest, but he escaped the same year and associated himself with the party of the Earls of Angus and Lennox. He received letters of pardon under the Privy Seal, 9 May 1526, for an attempt to capture the Earl of Arran. During the same year he was defeated, on the 25 July, at Darnick near Melrose, by the Earl of Angus, in an attempt to free the young King James V from the Douglas faction. For this he was exiled under a penalty of L10,000 Scots. Letters of remission were granted 3 December 1527, and he was made principal cupbearer. He received a pardon under the Great Seal 10 February 1527-28, and by Act of Parliament 5 September 1528.

    In October 1532 the Earl of Northumberland burned Branxholm Tower, and Buccleuch retaliated by a formidable raid into England. In 1535 he was accused of assisting Lord Dacre and warded in Edinburgh, 19 April 1535, at the King's will, but was released before 13 May 1536, though again imprisoned in 1540. He opposed the marriage of the infant Queen Mary to Prince Edward of England, and mutual raids resulted. He was made, in 1543, Keeper of Newark Castle for nineteen years, and fought at the battle of Pinkie 10 September 1547.

    Walter submitted to Edward VI of England with consent of the Governor Arran in that year, but in 1548 the English took and burned Newark, and a feud began with the Kerrs. In 1550 he was made Warden and Justiciar of Liddesdale. He was killed on 4 October 1552 by the Kerrs, who attacked him in the High Street of Edinburgh, and ran him through with swords. He married, first, before 4 September 1523, Elizabeth Carmichael, a daughter of the family of that Ilk, who died before 1530, with issue, two sons. [from Source #4]

  • Walter was eldest son of his father, whom he succeeded in 1504, and was one of the most indomitable of his indomitable race. At the time of his succession he was a minor, probably about fourteen, and his affairs were managed by his kinsman, Walter Scott of Howpaslot, appointed to the office of tutor by his father. While yet a young man, he led his retainers at Flodden; and it may have been his recollection of that bloody field which planted in him an inveterate hatred of "our auld enemies of England," for ever after one of his most striking characteristics. After that date he is styled a knight, so that he was probably one of those leaders who received the honour at the King's hand during the days of dalliance before the battle.

  • When, after the death of her royal lord at Flodden, Queen Margaret was proclaimed Regent, Sir Walter Scott became involved in a dispute with her in connection with her jointure lands of Ettrick Forest, from the revenues of which he had retained a part worth 4000 merks a year.

    The Queen, having imprisoned both Scott and Ker of Cessford in Edinburgh Castle, in a letter to the Duke of Norfolk gave as a reason that from the feud which existed between them they were the principal cause of the disorder which prevailed on the Border. "These men," she assures the Duke, "do great evil, and especially the Laird of Buccleuch, who did the greatest evils that might be done, and took part plainly with thieves, as is well known."

    Afterwards we find Buccleuch leaguing himself with the Earl of Angus, whom the fickle Queen had divorced in order to marry Henry Stewart. When at last the Earl was made Warden of the East and Middle Marches, Buccleuch was one of a number of landed men who became bound to keep good rule on the Borders, to attend the Warden when he should call on them, and to "forth-put all Liddesdale men, their wives and bairns, from Tiviotdale, Ettrick Forest, and the bounds adjacent."

    In 1526 occurred the Battle of Melrose, caused by Buccleuch's attempted rescue of the young King from the custody of the Earl of Angus; and his defeat did not deter the Border chief from joining Lennox in another attempt having the same object and the same result. It cost Lennox his lands, but Buccleuch, doubtless by interposition of the King, was more graciously dealt with. Angus's animosity, however, was dangerous, and Buccleuch was compelled to remove to France, under a caution of L10,000 Scots not to return without the King's licence. In 1527 His Majesty remitted Sir Walter his "treason" at Melrose and Linlithgow, and on the 10th of February following granted him permission to return to Scotland.

    In May 1528 the young King escaped from Angus, and in July made public declaration that Sir Walter Scott of Buccleuch in appearing at Melrose had only followed his King's instructions. The autumn of 1527 was marked by the termination of a feud which had existed between Sir Walter Scott and Murray of Philiphaugh. On the 14th October a contract of agreement was made between them, whereby Buccleuch agreed to pay 500 merks Scots to James Murry, for "Slauchtering, and spoliatioun of Hangandschau, quhilkis was committit by the said Walter Scot, knycht, and his freyndis." Murray on his side agreed to give up all apprising of the lands of Kirkurde, and to deliver the charter sasine to Sir Walter immediately after security was found for payment; and each swore alliance against the other's foes.

  • The accession of Angus's enemies to the King's Council and favour was not relished in England, where they were deemed no better than rogues. In a letter to Cardinal Wolsey, Lord Dacre (18th July 1528) mentions the Laird of Buccleuch "as a chief maintainer of all misguided men on the Border," and the English ambassador naming the thieves and murderers now become the young King's counsellors, says of Buccleuch that he was the cause of the death of Dan Carre, Warden of the East Marches of Scotland. King James, however, continued to place confidence in him, going so far as to pardon, "for the good, true, and thankful service done to His Majesty by Sir Walter Scott of Branxholm," his friends Robert Scott, tutor of Howpaslot, Robert Scott of Alanhauch, and William Scott of Hassendean, of certain crimes of which they had been convicted, restoring to them, moreover, their escheated lands.

  • On the principle of setting a thief to catch a thief, the King issued a warrant to Buccfleuch to apprehend Cockburn of Henderland, whose incessant robberies and acts of violence had become notorious and unendurable. Sir Walter's great-grandmother had been a Cockburn of Henderland, but no family considerations seem to have weighed with him in an enterprise so much to his heart as the punishment of theft and unruliness, especially when coupled with a royal licence to intromit and dispose as he pleased of the culprit's goods, wherever they could be got hold of.

    The end is well known. Henderland and Scott of Tushilaw were beheaded in Edinburgh in May 1530. In the same year the Lord High Treasurer's Accounts show an item, "to the Laird of Buckcleugh for the taking of Penman, 2 elne and half of cloth of silver, prioce elne ix li.; summa, xxii li. x sh." Notwithstanding his assiduity in the matter, Buccleuch and other powerful Borderers were by the same Parliament which condemned Henderland arrested and warded in the castle of Edinburgh. Having been distributed amongst other prisons, they were detained until a thief-catching expedition by the King into Teviotdale and Liddesdale had been carried out without risk of their interference. Following up a promise to his uncle Henry VIII, King James marched southwards at the head of 8000 men, and executed without mercy all marauders who fell into his hands.

    In June 1532, the Queen-Dowager essayed to hold a court on her jointure lands of Ettrick Forest; but Sir Walter Scott having some reason to apprehend that the Queen's visit might do him no good, had the audacity to refuse Her Majesty the keys of Newark Castle. Lord Dacre narrating the incident to Henry VIII, says the Laird Buccleuch "would in no wise deliver the keys unto Her Grace unto such time as he knew the King's pleasure. And so Her Grace did send a complaint upon him to the King, and thereupon the King commanded him to deliver them unto Her Grace. There is in company with Her Grace 60 horsemen and 24 runners on foot."

    To appreciate the egregious insolence of Buccleuch on this occasion it is necessary to remember that, just a year before his own accession, his father was a principal witness to the act of sasine in favour of Queen Margaret after her marriage. In the following autumn and winter several pillaging expeditions were made by the Scotch and English into each other's territories. Buccleuch's lands having been ravaged and plundered, and Branxholm Castle burnt by the Earl of Northumberland in October, a retaliatory invasion of Percy's country was conducted by Sir Walter Scott and other Border chieftains.

    The writer of a letter to the English Earl, after describing the ravages made by two parties detached from the main body of the Scots, says, "The country arose with part of your Grace's garrisons, who scrymaged with the said forays, and pursuing them, did not only perceive two great bushements laid, but also did openly see three standards displayed, as to say, the Laird of Cessfurd, the Laird of Buccleuch, and the Laird of Fernihirst. With these lairds were all the herdsmen of the Forest of Ettrick, with all Teviotdale on horseback and foot, 400 tried men from the west part of the Merse, and all the inhabitants of the Forest of Jedworth, and all the best tried men of Morrhowsland and Lawtherdale under the Lord Buccleuch. And so your Highness' subjects durst not enterprise with them, whereupon they mosst contemptuously had into Scotland divers prisoners, with great number of horse, nolt, and sheep."

    Buccleuch, in short, made war like a monarch. In consequence, however, of this bloodshed and anarchy he was again confined in Edinburgh Castle, and no sooner was he released in 1540, than he had to be again put in ward for disturbing the peace of the Borders. Once more he was restored to his liberty and possessions, and act of clemency afterwards confirmed by the Parliament of Queen Mary. Before the Privy Council, Buccleuch gave security for the peace of all his lands, besides promising to assist the King and his wardens against such Borderers as continued unruly. In the negotiations which followed the King's death relative to the betrothal of the infant Queen, Buccleuch, true to his unquenchable hatred of the English, espoused the French connection.

    His choice may have been disinterested, but it was not without reward, for on 9th November 1543, Sir Walter and his heirs-male were appointed, "by letters of Queen Mary" (then not two years old), with consent of the Regent Arran, "captains and keepers of Her Majesty's Castle of Newark, in the lordship of Ettrick Forest, for nineteen years; and for the exercise of the office Her Majesty granted to them her lands of Cartarhauch, Quhithilwra, Auldwark, and Huntlie."

    To avenge the Scotch repudiation of the treaty which had been entered into for the marriage of Mary with his son Edward, Henry directed the infliction upon the Scottish Border of an extensive and dreadful raid. Shortly after, the wily Buccleuch is found coquetting with English ambassadors desirous of winning his support, but taking care at the same time not to commit himself. Any hope they may have cherished of his submission must have been dispelled by the active part he took in the battle of Ancrum, when, owing to his stratagem, the English were totally routed and their leaders slain. Like success did not sit upon Buccleuch's helm at Pinkie (1547), where his efforts at the head of a numerous battalion were unavailing to save the Scots from overwhelming disaster. Undaunted by this defeat, the Scotts and Kerrs met shortly afterwards at Cousland, and entered into a bond to remain loyal to the Queen and her authority, to exert themselves against the auld enemies of England, and to uphold the Commonwealth of Scotland to the end of their lives.

    At two later meetings the oath was renewed by both clans; but the Kerrs proved faithless. Unknown to Buccleuch, the Lairds of Cessford, Fairnyhirst, and Littledean went with their friends to the English camp at Auld Roxburgh, remaining there till the English departed. Following up their treachery by helping Lord Grey to waste the lands of their fellow-countrymen, the Kerrs drove Buccleuch to offer submission to the English monarch, now Edward VI. His offer was accepted, though his sincerity was doubted; and on his engagement being broken, Lord Grey determined that such gross breach of trust should not go unpunished.

    Finding that nothing could be gained at Branxholme but the winning of the castle, and that was impracticable without cannon, Lord Grey and the Englishmen, assisted by Cessford and many other Kerrs, pushed on to Newark, which they considered might be taken without difficulty. Newark, having succumbed to a short siege, was burned, the victors securing a booty of 3000 sheep and 400 head of cattle.

    Six months afterwards, in July 1548, Buccleuch attended the Parliament held at Haddington to set aside the treaty with England, and to negotiate a marriage between Queen Mary and the Dauphin of France. John Knox says, "the Lord of Balcleucht, a bloody man, with many Goddes woundes, swore they that should not consent should do worse."

    Early in October of the same year, Cessford and the chief men of his name were committed to Edinburgh Castle, doubtless at Buccleuch's instigation. This aroused anew the enmity of the Kerrs, at which solicitation Lord Grey made another inroad on the territory of the Scots. Accompanied by Cessford's brothers and by the whole clans of East Teviotdale, he came to the water of Ale, and there burnt, harried, and destroyed the corn, goods, and houses pertaining to Sir Walter Scott or his friends, carrying like havoc into the valleys of Selkirkshire. The town of Hawick was both pillaged and burnt, a similar fate befalling Selkirk, which had the expensive distinction of having Buccleuch for its provost. It was on this occasion that the tower of Catslack fell a prey to flames lighted by the English and the Kerrs, who were probably unaware that the walls contained their relative the dowager-lady of Buccleuch, herself the sister of Cessford.

    At the instance of Sir Walter Scott, the Kerrs were summoned to answer for this raid before the Lords of Council, but the prosecution seems to have fallen through. But Scott was not unappeased. In April 1550 he obtained a Royal Commission appointing him Warden of the Borders between Minto Craig and Craykeross, in which bounds his tenants and retainers dwelt; and in the same month of the following year, he became Governor-general and Justiciar within the bounds of the lands and lordship of Liddesdale, and all other bounds in Teviotdale. Powers of the most ample description were vested in Sir Walter Scott by this commission. He was alike the maker, interpreter, enforcer, and avenger of the law throughout this vast territory, largely extended after a few months, when by commission under the Privy Seal, he became Warden and Justiciar of the Middle Marches of Scotland.

    Although advancing years (he was now more than sixty) and the harassments of Border strife were beginning to tell upon his vigour, the old chieftain set himself strenuously to fulfil the duties of his onerous post. The Privy Council records as well as those of local courts bear witness to his resolute industry in suppression of disorder; but he did not live long enough to effect a complete subjugation of the Border freebooters.

    Unable to reach him in fair field, and probably exasperated by his newly acquired eminence and power, a party of Kerrs and Humes murdered him in the High Street of Edinburgh on the night of the 4th October 1552. In the indictment, Hume of Cowdenknowes is charged with having stabbed Sir Walter with his own hands, and with having struck his sword through the body of the Knight while he clung to him, and with at the same time calling out to the Laird of Cessford, "Streik, tretour, ane straik for thi faderis saik." Then Hume and Cessford threw their victim into a booth-door, the former saying, "Ly thair, with my malison, for I had lewor gang by thi graif nor thi dure."

    After the bloody deed, the lairds appear to have sent their servants to "mak siccar." John Peacock, servant to Cowdenknowes, and others, were charged with having returned from the Tron and gone to the booth-door where Sir Walter Scott lay, " and lyfe in him," and with having struck him three or four times through the body. They stripped him of a cloak and "twa bonettis," giving them to a boy to carry. Meeting Bute Herald, who inquired what was the matter, they said, "Thair is ane lad fallin." George Hoppringle of Torwoodlee being "upoun the gait of Edinburgh at the committing of the said murther, sent his twa horce to the Lard of Cesfurd to ryd away upoun."

    Sixteen years afterwards Torwoodlee was himself miserably murdered in the night-time by a party of Elliots, who, at the same time, burned his house and carried off his property. As fast as they could, the murderers of Buccleuch rode south, eager to gain the shelter of their own mosses and mountains. When they passed Rule Water, one of them said to the people, "Heard ye any tidings of the Laird of Buccleuch? He is put in ward and will never come forth."

    But the haste of the Kerrs availed them little. They were declared rebels, reduced to absolute want, and to the woods and fells for shelter. Many of them were slaughtered, and none of them dare come forth from their hiding-places to ask protection. Ultimately, the principal men and their accomplices in the murder were banished to France, to serve in the contingent sent by Scotland to aid her ancient ally. Mr. Fraser [from Source #5] says that the leniency of their sentence was greatly owing to their alliance with the Homes and to the favour of the Queen-dowager, who probably felt no great regret at the death of the man who had denied her access to her own castle of Newark.

    Sir Walter Scott was thrice married. By his first wife, Elizabeth Carmichael, he had two sons, who both predeceased him, William, the second, leaving a son, Walter, who succeeded to the estates.

    His second wife, Janet, daughter of Andrew Ker of Fernihirst, and widow of Turnbull of Bedrule, was within the prohibited degrees of consanguinity with Sir Walter; and the contract provided that a papal dispensation should be obtained. There was no issue; but by his third wife, Janet Betoun, Walter Scott had two sons and three daughters. Janet's father was a cousin of Cardinal and nephew of Archbishop Beaton. Her first husband died, from her second she was divorced, and she survived her third nearly sixteen years. In 1557-58, the Lady of Buccleuch marched at the head of an armed body of two hundred of her clan to the kirk of St. Mary of the Lowes, in Yarrow, and broke open the doors to get at "Sir" Peter Cranston. When she was accused before the Justice for this exploit, a warrant from the Queen Regent put an end to the proceedings. At a later period, she was mixed up with the affairs of Queen Mary and Bothwell, in a way not much to her credit. She appears to have encouraged and fanned their attachment, a part so notorious that she was believed to have brought6 about their connection by means of witchcraft.

    Sir Walter Scott was effectively introduced this supernatural accomplishment in his Lay of the Last Minstrel, of which she figures as the heroin, much softened and ennobled, it has to be admitted, by the poet's charitable imagination. "I dar not," says Sir Wm. Drury, writing to Cecil, "deliver unto your honour the Lady Buccleuch's speech, yea openly, of her telling the cause she bred Bothwell's greatness with the queen by, nor of her speech of the queen, nor of his insatiateness towards women." To justify the projected divorce of Bothwell from his wife, it was to be asserted that he had had the company of the Lady Buccleuch since he was married; and she was said to be ready, if necessary, to come forward with the evidence. This widow of three husbands, an old woman comparatively, died the year after her paramour's ignominious flight from Scotland. [from Source #6]

  • Walter first married Elizabeth Carmichael, 30, F. By Elizabeth Carmichael, of the Hyndford family, he had two sons.

    1. David, 29, M. David died before 1544. David's father conveyed to him the lands and baronies of Branxholm, Rankilburn, Eckford, and Kirkurd, 20 October 1528. Predeceased his father in 1544.

    2. 49 William, 73, M (- before 1552) see notes below in "15th Generation"

  • Walter's 2nd marriage: Janet Ker, daughter of Andrew Ker of Ferniehirst (contract dated January 1530). In January 1529/1530 Walter second married Janet Kerr, 32, F, daughter of Andrew Kerr of Fernihirst, 218, M.

  • Walter's 3rd marriage: to Janet, daughter of John Bethune of Creich, by whom he had two sons and four daughters. Before June 1544 Walter third married Janet Betoun, 33, F, daughter of John Betoun of Creich, 220, M & , 221, F. Janet died in January 1568/1569. They had the following children:

    1. Walter, 150, M.

    2. David, 151, M.

    3. Grisel, 152, F. Lived unhappily with William, seventh Lord Borthwick. She was accused of an intrigue with Walter Scott of Tushiclaw 15 January 1579-80. Grisel first married William ... of Borthwick Lord, 153, M.

      Before 1593 Grisel second married Walter Cairncross, 224, M, son of John Cairncross of Colmslie, 225, M, in Lugatt.

    4. Janet, 154, F. Janet first married John Cranstoun, 155, M. In 1580 Janet second married Robert Scott of Haining, 156, M.

    5. Margaret, 157, F. Accused of an intrigue with William, Lord Borthwick, and was cited before the Justices.

      Margaret married ? Robert Scott of Thirlstane, 226, M.

  • Sir Walter was also father of Sir Walter Scott of Goldielands ([from Source #1]), who led the Scotts during the minority of Buccleuch. [from Source #4]

    He fourth did not marry Unnamed, 386, F. They had one child:

    1. Walter, 387, M.

Family of Robert Scott_of_Scott_of_Allanhauch (34)

42. Daughter_of Robert Scott of Allanhauch, 139, F. [Generation #14]

  • Daughter_of Robert Scott of Allanhauch married John Scott_of_Thirlestane Sir, 138, M. They had the following children:

    1. 50 Robert Scott_of_Thirlestane, 140, M. see notes below in "15th Generation"

    2. Simon, 141, M. Called Longspear, and was tutor (guardian) of Thirlestane. Built the house of Gamescleuch.

    3. Arthur (Andrew), 142, M. Of Newburgh and Ravelburn.

    4. Adam, 143, M. Of Gilmanscleuch.

Family of Gideon Scott_of_Highchester Sir (36) & Margaret Hamilton\Preston

43. Walter Scott, 39, M. [Generation #14]

  • Born about 1645. Walter died in 1693; he was 48.

  • At time of marriage to Mary, he was only 13 years old and she 11 years old. Married by Mr. Hary Wilkie, minister of Wemyss, without proclamation, by virtue of an order from the presbytery of Kirkcaldy. This marriage caused a great noise at the time, and became the subject of discussion before the provincial Synod of Fife in 1659, upon an accusation against the presbytery, for granting a warrant for the marriage without proclamation of the banns. The presbytery was, however, absolved because the order was grounded upon an act of the General Assembly, allowing such marriages in case of necessity or fear of rape; and the lady's friends were apprehensive of her being carried off.

    Mary remained separate from her husband until she was 12 yrs of age; then legally contracted the marriage again.

    Mary died c. 1660 without issue and her only sister, Anne, succeeded in her titles and estates.

  • Walter's second wife: Helen, eldest daughter of Thomas Hepburne of Humbie. Had three sons and three daughters.

  • Walter was later created, for life only, earl of Tarras, Lord Alemoor and Campeasstell, by patent dated 4 September 1660. His principal title was taken from the small but romantic river Tarras, in Eskdale, Dumfries-shire. Succeeded his father in Harden in 1672. The mantel-piece of one of the rooms in Harden castle commemorates his title, by bearing an earl's coronet inscribed with the letters W.E.T., the initials of "Walter, earl of Tarras."

  • In 1683, joined in the treasonable designs of the duke of Monmouth who had married his deceased wife's sister, Anne, duchess of Buccleuch. After trial, condemnation, forfeiture and imprisonment, awaiting execution of sentence, he was granted a remission on 5 February 1685. He was rehabilitated by letter under the great seal 28 June 1687. He was one of the first who engaged in the Revolution of 1688. Died in 1693, aged about 48.

  • According to other records:

    Walter first married Helen Hepburne\Humbie, 38, F. Walter and Helen Hepbrne\Humbie had the following children:

    1. 51 Gideon, 1, M. (-1707) see notes below in "15th Generation"

    2. 52 Walter, 101, M.

    Walter second married Mary Scott_of_Buc., 37, F.

Family of Walter Scott_of_Raeburn (37) & Isobel Makdougall

44. Walter Scott, 107, M. [Generation #14]

  • Received a good education at the university of Glasgow, under the auspices of his uncle, Sir William Scott of Harden. He was a Zealous Jacobite (Tory/royalist, loyal to James) and a friend and correspondent of Dr. Pitcairn.

  • Came to be called "Beardie," because of a vow which he had made never to shave his beard till the exiled royal family of Stuart were restored. Beardie was great-grandfather of Sir Walter Scott, the esteemed poet and novelist, who said of his ancestor that it would have been well if his zeal for the banished dynasty of Stuart had stopped with his letting his beard grow. "But he took arms and intrigued in their cause, until he lost all he had in the world, and, as I have heard, run a narrow risk of being hanged, had it not been for the interference of Anne, duchess of BUCCLEUCH and Monmouth."

  • On the death of his brother, William Scott of Raeburn, Beardie became guardian to his infant nephew. He also managed the estates of Makerston, being nearly related to that family by his mother, Isobell Makedougall.

    The honored poet, Sir Walter Scott, great-grandson of this Walter Scott, wrote of him in the epic poem "Marmion", Introduction to Canto Sixth: "Still linger in our northern clime Some remnants of the good old time, And still within our valleys here We hold the kindred title dear, Even when, perchance, its far-fetched claim To Southron ear sounds empty name; for course of blood, our proverbs deem, Is warmer than the mountain-stream. And thus my Christmas still I hold Where my great-grandsire came of old, With amber beard and flaxen hair And reverent apostolic air, The feast and holy-tide to share, And mix sobriety with wine, And honest mirth with thoughts divine; Small thought was his, in after time E'er to be hitched into a rhyme. The simple sire could only boast That he was loyal to his cost, The banished race of kings revered, And lost his land,--but kept his beard."

  • Walter married Campbell, 108, F. They had the following children:

    1. Walter, 109, M. Had a family of descendants of whom some immigrated to America

    2. 53 Robert Scott_of_Sandyknowe, 112, M

    3. 54 William, 110, M

Family of Anne Scott_of_Gala (38) & Walter Scott_of_Raeburn (62)

45. William Scott_of_Raeburn, 118, M. [Generation #14]

  • Born about 1703.

  • In 1743 when William was 40, he married Jean Eliot, 121, F. They had the following children:

    1. Walter, 122, M.

    2. Anne, 123, F. Anne married Thomas Scott, 124, M, son of Robert Scott_of_Sandyknowe (53), 112, M & Barbara Haliburton, 113, F.

Family of James Scott_of_Gala (39) & Daughter_of Kerr_of_Cavers

46. Hugh Scott_of_Gala, 131, M. [Generation #14]

Family of William Scott Sir (40) & Isabel Lindsay Lord

47. William Scott Sir, 60, M. [Generation #14]

  • Of Balwearie.

  • In his father's lifetime designed of Invertiel.

  • William had the following children:

    1. Michael, 62, M. Predeceased his father

    2. 56 William, 63, M. see notes below in "15th Generation"

48. Andrew Scott, 61, M. [Generation #14]

  • Progenitor of the Scots of Ancrum.

  • Lived in the time of Queen Mary, and had from his father the lands of Glendoich, on condition that at his death they were to return to the family.

  • Andrew had one child:

    1. 57 John, 65, M. (-1712) see notes below in "15th Generation"


15th Generation


Family of Walter Scott of Buccleuch Sir (41) & Elizabeth Carmichael

49. William Scott of Kirkurd Sir, 73, M. [Generation #15]

  • William died before 19 May 1552.

  • Called "Whitecloak," younger of Buccleuch; married Grisel, daughter of John Betoun, and sister to his step-mother. and d. 1552 during the lifetime of his father. [from Source #3]

  • Succeeded his father in 1552. [from Source #1]

  • Sir William Scott of Kirkurd, Knight, ... Early took part with his father in the Border Forays, and was present at the battle of Pinkie. He entered in 1549 into a bond of manrent with Mary of Lorraine, the Queen Regent. [from Source #1]

  • The only remarkable thing about William is that he chose for his wife Grissel Beaton, sister of his father's third wife. She bore him one son and three daughters. Of these, the eldest married Kerr of Fernihirst, and had a younger son, Robert, who became Earl of Somerset; the second married a Johnston, and was ancestress of the Earls of Annandale; while the third, after escaping a sacrificial marriage with one of the clan Kerr, became husband of Carmichael of Meadowflat, whose heir was Earl of Hyndford. Sir William Scott predeceased his father by about five months. His widow married Sir Andrew Murray of Blackbarony, "from whom," says Mr. Fraser[from Source #5], "the Murrays of Elibank are descended." [from Source #6]

  • William married Grizel Bethune/Beaton, 34, F, daughter of John Betoun of Creich, 220, M & , 221, F. They had the following children:

    1. 58 Walter, 35, M. (~1549-1574) see notes below in "16th Generation"

    2. Janet, 147, F. Janet married Thomas Kerr of Ferniehurst, 148, M.

    3. Margaret, 228, F. Buried on 1 February 1618. On 7 August 1568 Margaret married Robert Scott of Thirlestane, 229, M.

    4. Elizabeth, 230, F. Elizabeth married John Carmichael of Meadowflat, 232, M.

    5. UNNAMED, 388, F. She married John Johnston of Johnston, 389, M.

    6. UNNAMED, 390, F. She married Walter Scott of Headshaw, 391, M.

Family of Daughter_of. Scott (42) & John Scott_of_Thirlestane Sir

50. Robert Scott_of_Thirlestane, 140, M. [Generation #15]

Family of Walter Scott (43) & Helen Hepburne\Humbie

51. Gideon Scott\Highchester Hon., 1, M. [Generation #15]

  • Gideon died in 1707.

  • Of Highchester.

  • Gideon had the following children:

    1. Walter, 99, M. Walter died in 1719. Succeeded to Harden.

    2. John, 100, M. John died in 1734. Died without issue.

52. Walter Scott_of_Harden, 101, M. [Generation #15]

  • Harden devolved on him at death of his nephew, John Scott, in 1734. Married four times, and by his third wife, Anne, he had two daughters and two sons.

  • Walter married Anne Scott_of_G..., 102, F. They had the following children:

    1. Walter, 103, M. Walter died on 25 January 1793. Heir to his father. M.P. for Roxburghshire from 1747-1765, in which latter year he was appointed general-receiver of the customs or cashier of excise in Scotland. Berwickshire, M.P.

      Walter's marriage to Lady Diana Hume Campbell, daughter of third earl of Marchmont, Lord Polworth, opened the succession to the latter title in the peerage of Scotland to his only son, Hugh Scott, eleventh baron of Harden and fourth Lord Polwarth.

    2. Francis, 104, M. Of Beechwood.

Family of Walter Scott (44) & Campbell

53. Robert Scott_of_Sandyknowe, 112, M. [Generation #15]

  • Grandfather of Sir Walter Scott, the esteemed poet and novelist. Robert Scott was originally groomed for a seaman's career, "but being shipwrecked near Dundee in his initial voyage, he took such sincere dislike to that element, that he could not be persuaded to a second attempt. Robert was one of those active spirits to whom this was no misfortune. He turned whig upon the spot, and fairly abjured his father's politics, and his learned poverty. His chief and relative, Mr. Scott of Harden, gave him a lease of the farm of Sandyknowe..."

  • In the Introduction to the third canto of Marmion, Sir Walter Scott gives a fine description of his grandfather, Robert Scott of Sandyknowe.

  • In 1728 Robert married Barbara Haliburton, 113, F. They had the following children:

    1. Walter, 114, M. Born in 1729. Admitted a writer to the signet (lawyer) in 1755. Father of Sir Walter Scott.

      " no means a man of shining abilities. He was, however, a steady, expert man of business, insomuch as to prosper considerably in life; and nothing could exceed the gentleness, sincerity, and benevolence of his character."

    2. Thomas, 124, M. Thomas married Anne Scott, 123, F, daughter of William Scott_of_Raeburn (45), 118, M (about 1703-) & Jean Eliot, 121, F.

54. William Scott, 110, M. [Generation #15]

  • William had one child:

    1. James, 111, M. Well known in India as one of the original settlers of Prince of Wales Island.

Family of Hugh Scott_of_Gala (46)

55. James Scott Sir, 133, M. [Generation #15]

  • James married Euphemia Douglas, 134, F. They had one child:

    1. Hugh, 135, M.

Family of William Scott Sir (47)

56. William Scott Sir, 63, M. [Generation #15]

  • Succeeded as laird of Balwearie and Strathmiglo.

  • William had one child:

    1. James, 64, M. Was in 1579 served heir to his father. One of twelve gentlemen knighted by King James VI at the coronation of his queen, Ann of Denmark, in 1590. In his person the barony of Strathmiglo was at its greatest extent, but with him the wealth and dignity of the family came to an end.

Family of Andrew Scott (48)

57. John Scott Sir, 65, M. [Generation #15]

  • John died in 1712.

  • Obtained a charter under the great seal, in 1670, of the lands and barony of Ancrum, and was created a baronet of Nova Scotia, 27 October 1671, with remainder to his heirs male generally.

  • John Scott first married Elizabeth Scott of Mangerton, 66, F. He and Elizabeth Scott had five sons and five daughters, of which the following are known:

    1. Patrick, 69, M. Second baronet, a lawyer of eminence, was at the Revolution summoned by the prince of Orange to the Scottish convention in 1689 for the county of Selkirk.

      Patrick obtained a considerable fortune from his marriage to Anne, daughter of William Wallace, Esq., of Helington. By second wife, Margaret, daughter of Sir William Scott of Harden, he had two sons and four daughters.

    2. 59 Anna, 115, F. see notes below in "16th Generation"

  • John Scott second married Elizabeth Bennet, 67, F. Had by Elizabeth Bennet of Grubbet two daughters.

  • John Scott third married Barbara Ker, 68, F. Had by Barbara Ker no children.


16th Generation


Family of William Scott of Kirkurd Sir (49) & Grizel Bethune/Beaton

58. Walter Scott of Buccleuch & Bran Sir, 35, M. [Generation #16]

  • Born about 1549. Walter died on 17 April 1574; he was 25.

  • Served heir to Sir Walter, his grandfather, 6 January 1553 (1552?).

  • Signed the association in support of James VI in 1567, but later joined the party of Mary, and remained till her death one of her most zealous and conspicuous adherents. [from Source #1]

  • ..., Knight, of Branxholme and Buccleuch... "a man of rare qualities, wise, true, stout, and modest." To end the feud with the Kerrs several marriages were arranged in 1564. A feud with the Elliots broke out in that year also, resulting in mutual raids.

  • ... was made captain of the Castle of Newark for nineteen years by Queen Mary, 24 March 1565-66, and supported the Queen with a force of over three thousand men. He laid waste the English Border, for which he suffered in 1570, when the English army invaded Scotland, blowing up Branxholm Castle, which Buccleuch had relinquished. He took part in the plot to capture the Regent Lennox, and was imprisoned, but soon set at liberty. He rebuilt Branxholm in 1571, and died there, aged twenty-five, 17 April 1574. [from Source #4]

  • Walter was a child of three when the murder of his grandfather made him heir to the vast possessions of the family. It is he who figures in the Lay of the Last Minstrel, though Sir Walter availed himself of his poetic license to represent the boy-heir as son of the murdered baron.

    But o'er her warrior's bloddy bier
    The Ladye dropped nor flower nor tear!
    Until, amid his sorrowing clan,
    Her son lisp'd from the nurse's knee---
    "And if I live to be a man,
    My father's death revenged shall be."
    Then fast the mother's tears did seek
    To dew the infant's kindling cheek.

    Possibly it was from this incident Lord Tennyson took the motive of his song, "Home they brought her warrior dead." When in the course of the poem, the young lad is tempted into the woods by the goblin-page and left to be captured by English bowmen, one of them thinks---

    "This boy's fair face, and courage free,
    Show he is come of high degree."---
    "Yes! I am come of high degree,
       For I am the heir of bold Buccleuch;
    And, if thou dost not set me free,
       False Southron, thou shalt dearly rue!
    Despite thy arrows, and thy bow,
       I'll have thee hang'd to feed the crow!"

    Whereupon the Englishman prophesies that if ever the young chief should come to his command, he'll give the Wardens work upon the Border. As a matter of fact this laird had but a short lease of life, dying when he was twenty-five; but he lived long enough to prove himself of peaceful disposition rather than warlike. He took an active part in the negotiations and compacts entered into by way of staunching the blood-feud between the Scotts and Kerrs, and which mainly took the form of projected marriages. It is singular that while none of these unions was ever confirmed, the one Ker who was left out of all such arrangements should be the very one to marry a sister of Sir Walter Scott.

    Before the Scotts were able to patch up their quarrel with the Kerrs they had another with the Elliots, originating in a murder committed by one of the latter in the autumn of 1564. A trial before the Lords of Council resulted in five Elliots and Scotts being condemned, three of them being beheaded the same night on the Castle Hill of Edinburgh by torchlight.

    Severity had no effect, however, for in spring the Elliots killed a few more Scotts, burned their houses, and carried off their goods. A party numbering 300, harried and spoiled a distance of ten miles round the property of Buccleuch, slaying many men and some women and children. The English took advantage of the feud to side with "the Elwoods," on the ground that the longer the Scottish Borderers continued to quarrel amongst themselves the better it would be for the English.

    To pacify and subdue the turbulent thieves of Liddesdale several expeditions were made by Regent Murray, who was attended by Sir Walter Scott of Buccleuch. The young knight, however, sided with Queen Mary against those who supported her son, and maintained her cause with all the ardour of youthful chivalry. In 1565-6 he was appointed keeper of Newark, with the lands attached "for discharge of his office." At the same time and for the same period of nineteen years he was constituted "Bailie and chamberlain of Her Majesty's lands and lordship of Ettrick Forest," with all powers and privileges belonging to the office.

    Much disputation has been indulged in as to whether Hamilton's assassination of the good Regent was an act of private revenge, or only part of a concerted plan for the overthrow of the English alliance and the restoration to power of Queen Mary. Be that as it may, on the very day after, Buccleuch and Fernihirst made a hot incursion against England, laying waste the country by fire and sword wherever they went. Queen Elizabeth ordered retaliation, and on the 18th April 1570, a strong body of English under Sussex entered Teviotdale. According to their own account they burned and razed in the country of these two chiefs about fifty castles or strongholds, and 300 villages or hamlets. For his part in an attempt to subvert Parliament at Stirling and for an attack upon Jedburgh for discourteously treating a pursuivant of the Queen's party, Buccleuch was warded in Doune Castle in Menteith, but on giving security he was allowed his liberty in July 1572.

    During the remaining portion of his life he appears to have busied himself in re-building Branxholm, which work was not finished at his death on 17th April 1574. By his marriage with Lady Margaret Douglas, daughter of the seventh Earl of Angus, he left a son Walter, who succeeded, and two daughters. Margaret, the eldest, was married to Robert Scott of Thirlestane, ancestor of Lord Napier and Ettrick, while Mary married Elliot of Lauriston. Sir Walter's widow afterwards espoused Francis Stewart (a nephew of Queen Mary). He, with base ingratitude, conspired, in 1594, against his cousin James VI (who had created him Earl of Bothwell and given him the estates of his uncle), was banished, and died a beggar at Naples in the year 1612. His widow survived till 1640--sixty-six years after the death of her first and nobler husband, Sir Walter Scott. Froude identifies this Lady Buccleuch as the evil genius who promoted Queen Mary's passion for Bothwell; but as she survived that villain's flight seventy-three years, her extreme youth at the time of Darnley's murder may be considered to shield her against the charge. It is to the Dowager Lady Buccleuch, widow of husband's grandfather, the wretched role is usually attributed.

  • In January 1567/1568 when Walter was 18, he married Margaret Douglas Lady, 159, F, daughter of David Douglas of Angus Earl, 233, M. Margaret died in 1640. Buried in Eckford. They had the following children:

    1. 60 Margaret, 36, F. see notes below in "17th Generation"

    2. 61 Walter, 160, M. (1565-1611) see notes below in "17th Generation"

    3. Mary, 392, F. Mary married William Elliot of Lariston, 393, M.

Family of John Scott Sir (57) & Elizabeth Scott

59. Anna Scott, 115, F. [Generation #16]


17th Generation


Family of Walter Scott of Buccleuch & Bran Sir (58) & Margaret Douglas Lady

60. Margaret Scott, 36, F. [Generation #17]

61. Walter Scott of Buccleuch Lord, 160, M. [Generation #17]

  • Born in 1565/1566. Walter died on 15 December 1611; he was 46. Buried in Hawick.

  • ...only nine years old when he succeeded. Before he had reached his teens the old Kerr feud again broke out, but was finally allayed by payment of 1000 merks from Kerr of Fawdonsyde for non-fulfilment of contract by which his son was to marry Janet Scott.

    Not so easily overcome was the unquenched hatred of the Scotts and Elliots. In April 1581, as two Elliots were passing the gate of Eidschaw at ten in the morning, Wat Scott of Eidschaw, with five or six of his servants, came out and set upon them. They struck the hand from one Elliot, and hurt the other in peril of his life. Much serving of summons, court decrees, and caution-finding followed; but the old scenes of bloodshed and unneighbourly rapine were re-enacted over and over again.

    Between Buccleuch and his kinsman Scott of Alanehauch, another blood-feud arose and was settled. On one side Adam Scott of Alanehaugh had to answer for his son David's part in the slaughter of one of Buccleuch's servants, while Buccleuch, on the other hand, had to compound for having slain the said David, though he alleged it was an accident.

    In the winter of 1587, while he was yet but two-and-twenty, Buccleuch made a raid into England, spurred perhaps by indignation at the fate of Queen Mary, with whose fortunes his family had more than once identified itself. He was warded for the act in Edinburgh Castle, but was soon released on the security of two friends. Next year he was appointed for the defence of Selkirkshire against strangers, and in 1590 he was chosen along with Andrew Kerr of Fernihirst and others to put in force the Act for suppressing Jesuits throughout the country. At the coronation of Anne, the Queen Consort, at which he was present, the same year, the young chief received his knighthood. About this time he had the imprudence to become implicated in the lawless acts of his step-father the Earl of Bothwell, in consequence of which he was exiled to France, the King graciously taking under protection his wife and children, and all his lands and possessions. Before setting out, Buccleuch arranged a dispute with Fernihirst relative to a lease of the teind-sheaves of Innerleithen. An altercation had occurred about th matter in the streets of Edinburgh, and swords had been drawn, two of Kerr's servants had been killed, and others severely wounded. A truce was arranged to remain in force till forty days after the return of Buccleuch from France. At first his exile was to be of three years' duration, but he was permitted to come home a year sooner. Eight years later, in 1600, he revisited France, and when there testified that a certain Andrew Scott, Sieur de Savingue, "was descended from our family of Baclough in Scotland," and so being "gentle," was eligible to serve in the King's Scots Body-Guards.

  • Walter Scott was eleventh Laird of Buccleuch and first Lord Scott of Buccleuch.

  • Enrolled in the baronies of Branxholm,&c., as heir to David Scott, his grandfather's brother, on 21 June and 10 October 1574.

  • Received knighthood from James VI, by whom, in 1590, on the fall of his step-father, the earl of Bothwell, he was appointed keeper of Liddesdale and warden of the west marches (borders).

  • Walter Scott did not support Bothwell's rebellion, but entered into pact (6 August 1591) with those that supported the king. On the next day went to France for three years. Upon his return was granted to him and Lord Hume the office of warden of the east marches, and, along with Sir Robert Ker, heir of Cessford, the office of warden-depute of the middle marches, and to organize within these bounds opposition to the Earl of Bothwell.

  • Subsequently, he carried on an active predatory warfare against the English, and is renowned for the singularly daring exploit of rescuing one of his dependents, known by the name of Kinmont Will, from Carlisle castle on 13 April 1596. This achievement is the subject of the ballad of Kinmont Willie, inserted in the "Minstrelsy of the Scottish border."

  • After the succession of James to the English throne, Buccleuch was very active in quieting the borders, and to accomplish this he raised a regiment of the boldest and most desperate of the borderers, and carried them over to fight against the Spaniards in the wars of Holland. He attained considerable renown as a military commander under Maurice, prince of Orange, and was, for his services and military merit, raised to the peerage of Scotland 16 March 1606 under the title of Lord Scott of Buccleuch. [from Source #1]

  • Robert Bain, in his "Clans and Tartans of Scotland," states, "Sir Walter, 13th Baron, was created Lord Scott of Buccleuch by James VI and his son was raised to the dignity of Earl of Buccleuch in 1619." [from Source #2]

  • ..., Knight, succeeded his father as Laird of Buccleuch in 1574. He was born in 1565, retoured heir to his father 3 July 1574. He became known as the "Bold Buccleuch," and took part in every Border raid of his time.

  • Walter Scott was for some turbulence warded in Blackness, but escaped, and received from King James VI letters of remission, 3 March 1582-83. In 1587 he took part in a raid against England, for which he was warded in Edinburgh Castle, but soon released. He was knighted in 1590 at the coronation of Queen Anne. He received letters of pardon from the King, September 1591, for "intercommuning" with Francis, Earl of Bothwell, his stepfather, and on the 4 September a license to permit him to go to France where he remained until 1593. On 1 October 1594 he received a charter under the Great Seal of the lands and barony of Hailes, Bothwell, Liddesdale, and others, part of forfeited estate of the Earl of Bothwell.

  • In 1596, at the head of eighty horsemen, he stormed the Castle of Carlisle, and released William Armstrong of Kinmont, known as "Kinmont Willie," a daring border reiver, who had been treacherously captured by Thomas Salkeld, and in defense of this action the King and Council were ready to go to war with England, until a second raid by Buccleuch occurred, when he was tried and found guilty, and warded with the English Master of the Ordnance at Berwick, Sir William Selby, and was afterwards received by Queen Elizabeth.

    In 1597 he made another raid into Tynedale, for which he was imprisoned in Edinburgh Castle, and eventually in England. On 14 November 1608, he, as Keeper of Liddesdale, received a letter of approval and indemnity from the King under the Great Seal.

    In 1604 he commanded a body of troops in the Netherlands, under Prince Maurice of Nassau, where he fought until the truce of 1609. He was created a Lord of Parliament in Scotland by the title of LORD SCOTT OF BUCCLEUCH, 1606, with remainder to his heirs-male, and appointed a member of the Privy Council 26 February 1611.

    Walter Scott died 15 December 1611 at Branxholm, and was buried at Hawick. He married (contract dated at Halyden 1 October 1586) Margaret, daughter of Sir William Ker of Cessford, with a tocher of 10,000 merks. [from Source #4]

  • Warden of the West Marches, was one of the bravest and most powerful barons of his time, and one of his exploits, known to all interested in the Scott family, was the rescue of one of his followers, William Armstrong, from Carlisle Castle (1596). Elevated to the peerage in 1606. [from Source #3]

  • Bothwell's forfeited estates were first granted to the Duke of Lennox, who afterward resigned them back into the hands of the King, by whom they were gifted to Buccleuch, in token of his great service in the cause of peace within the Borders. The lands included Alemuir in Selkirkshire, with Elvillane and Kirkstead in the same county. This vast addition to his property and influence was made by royal charter dated 1st October 1594; but afterwards it was arranged by King Charles the First that a considerable part of the lands should be restored to the family of the escheated Earl, Liddesdale being the principal property which remained with the Scotts. The real reason of the original transfer from Lennox to Buccleuch was the advance of sundry sums by the latter to the former. Certain rents in Ettrick Forest, payable to the Countess of Bothwell, having been conferred on Kerr of Fernihirst, the latter is found pursuing James Scott of Newark, Chamberlain-depute of the Forest, for said rents, which Scott haen paying into the Countess's hands since the forfeiture. Sir Walter Scott was himself principal Chamberlain, and in 1603 obtained letters of horning against Sir William stewart of Traquair for :93, 6s, 8d., part of a tax raised for the baptism of the prince. In 1593 the Scotts contributed 500 men to aid the Johnstons in the bloody conflict at Dryfe Sands, where their enemies, the Maxwells, were smitten him and thigh, and Lord Maxwell himself slain. As a matter of course, they participated in the collision of the "Reid Swyre," when they were led by Walter Scott of Goldilands, one of the natural sons of "Wicked Watt"--

    "The Laird's Wat, that worthie man,
    Brought in that sirname well beseen."

    In 1594, Sir Walter Scott was re-appointed keeper of Liddesdale, and it was in this capacity that two years afterwards he effected the "rescue of Kinmont Willie." With the circumstances of this gallant exploit every borderer is familiar. Besides being in every collection of deeds of daring, every history of the time, it has inspired a ballad so pithy and stirring that once to hear or read it is to remember its incidents for ever. Buccleuch sits in Branksome Hall when news is brought to him of Kinmont Willie's illegal capture by Scrope's English soldiers, before expiry of the truce entered into by Robert Scott of Haining, as commissioner for his chief.

    He was ta'en the table wi' his hand,
       He garr'd the red wine spring on hie--
    "Now Christ's curse on my head," he saie,
       "But avenged of Lord Scroope I'll be!

    "O is my basnet a widow's curch,
       Or my lance a wand of the willow-tree,
    Or my arm a lady's lilye hand,
       That an English lord should lightly me?"

    And have they ta'en him, Kinmont Willie,
       Against the truce of Border tide,
    And forgotten that the bauld Buccleuch
       Is keeper here on the Scottish side?

    If they had forgotten it, he resolved it should be brought to their recollection. After applying i;n vain through every channel for the peaceful rendering back of the prisoner, Buccleuch determined to rescue Willie by force from his cell in Carlisle Castle. Accordingly he gathered a company of eighty well-appointed horsemen, mostly men of his own name, who reached the castle two hours before daybreak, on the 13th day of April 1596. Latters they had brought turning out too short, a breach was knocked out near the postern gate, by which the storming party forced an entrance, and guided by information previously obtained, they soon reached the object of their search.

    Wi' coulters and wi fore-hammers
       We garr'd the bars bang merrilie,
    Until we came to the inner prison,
       Where Willie o' Kinmont he did lie.

    There was no time to loosen his fetters, so they "hente him up" on Red Rowan's shoulders, "the starkest man in Teviotdale."

    And every stride Red Rowan made
       I wot the Kinmont's airns pla'd clang!

    "O mony a time," quo' Kinmont Willie,
       "I have ridden horse baith wild and wude;
    But a rougher beast than Red Rowan
       I ween my legs have ne'er bestrode!

    "And mony a time," quo' Kinmont Willie,
       "I've pricked a horse out owre the furs,
    But since the day I backed a steed
       I never were sic cumbrous spurs!"

    By the time the storming party reached the main body, which Buccleuch had placed so as to thwart a rescue from the town, the English garrison and city guard were gathering in numbers that might have overwhelmed his scanty force. The clangour of trumpets, which Buccleuch had caused sound in order to impress the sentinels and guards with the hopelessness of resistance, had succeeded in its object, but it had also aroused the entire population. Armed men had actually gathered in front to hinder the Scots on their return home, but impressed by Buccleuch's resolute bearing, they concluded to leave him a clear passage. Two hours after sunrise, the whole party reached Scottish ground in safety; and it was not long before the rescued freebooter was relieved of his cumbersome anklets.

    Sir Walter Scott says that the smith, not very alert at first, showed considerable alacrity when Buccleuch thrust his spear through the window to arouse him. His daughter lived to relate how, being then a little child, she saw in the grey of the morning more gentlemen than she had ever seen before in one place, all on horseback, in armour, and dripping wet--and much merriment in the company.

    In Scotland, the conduct of Buccleuch was everywhere approved, and his splendid vindication of a lowly countryman's safety during truce hailed with delight. Even in England, though Lord Scrope was furious and the Queen indignant, there were not wanting men who admitted the injustice of Kinmont's capture, and were not slow to express their admiration of his rescue. Strong diplomatic notes were exchanged on the subject between the two Courts, and at one time it seemed as if war must result. Eventually, after eighteen months' argument, Elizabeth carried the day, and Buccleuch delivered himself up to Sir William Selby, Her Majesty's Master of Ordnance at Berwick. Throughout England the border chief was received not as a prisoner but as an honoured guest.

    "For banquets he had store, and that most free,
    Each day by some of their nobility;
    His attendance was by Nobles there,
    As he had been a Prince late come from afar."

    When he reached London, and, having been presented to the Queen, was asked by Her Majesty "how he dared to undertake an enterprise so desperate and presumptuous," Buccleuch is recorded to have said, "What is it that a man dare not do?" Unaccustomed though she must have been to such rejoinders from her own courtly nobles, Elizabeth not only did not resent the answer, but turning to a lord-in-waiting, said, "With ten thousand such men, our brother in Scotland might shake the firmest thrown of Europe." Sir Walter, in fact, at once stepped into the Royal favour--a distinction of which the family chronicler shows himself passing proud. His halting epic thus reports the Queen:--

    ...I conceive you're a resolute cavalier,
    At Channel-hall your lodging shall be there,
    Then through our privy-garden to court ye may repair,
    At your own pleasure what time soe'er it be.
    And for your clearer passage ye shall have a private key,
    Except our counsellors and officers in charge
    We do not grant to any, but your merits to deserve.

    And when he declined Elizabeth's offer of employment in her own service,

    The Queen answered--"My Lord, since it is so,
    Ye shall be dispatched within a day or two,
    And a letter ye shall carry along with thee
    To our cousin of Scotland his Majestie,
    Wherein your heroic spirit we must commend,
    And intend hereafter to be your steady friend."
    Next day she called her Secretar,
    And charged him a letter to prepare
    To his Majesty, King of Scotland,
    Wherein she lets him understand
    She had passed from her former wrong,
    By reason Buccleuch was a valiant man.

    During his honourable captivity in England, Buccleuch made resignation of all his estates into the hands of James VI for regrant and new investment. The Royal charter narrates that it was granted for a recompense and reward to Buccleuch, who with his predecessors, had been kindly tenants of the Crown in certain lands situate in the county of Selkirk; also for sundry large sums of money paid by Buccleuch to the King's treasurer; and for the manifold famous and singular services, acts, achievements, and exploits done by him to the honour, fame, and great commendation of the King and his realm, as well in his private affairs as in those pertaining to the Commonwealth. Among the lands thus united into the new free barony of Branxholm were Buccleuch, Rankilburne, Kirkurd, Deloraine, Eldinshope, Fastheuch, Huntlie, Carterhauch, Auldwark or Cartermauch, Quhytilbrae or Cathmurlie (now Newark), Mill of Newark, Catslack, Easter and Wester Montbergeris, Schwtingleis, Appletreleis, Meirbank, Sutercroft, Carteleys, etc. etc. After his return from England, and more especially after the King's accession to the throne of Great Britain, Buccleuch set himself with great energy to the discharge of his duties as Keeper of Liddesdale.

    In one of the most flattering communications ever made by monarch to a subject, Sir Walter was granted complete indemnity for all his acts and deeds while engaged in this work of order. In the execution of His Majesty's commands, runs the letter, "Lord Buccleuch was necessitated to use fire-raising, to cast down, demolish, and destroy castles, houses, and buildings, to use hostile feud in hostile manner against the malefactors, as well in taking of their lives and killing and slaying of them, as in putting them to exile and banishing them from the bounds. In consequence also of the lack of prisons, the most part of these desperate men, immediately on their apprehension, were necessarily hanged, and punished with death by pit and gallows off-hand on the very spot." Concerning all which Buccleuch is formally exonerated from all pains, charges, and peril which may be imputed to him. The doughty chief, in fact, seems to have held the same opinion as Satchells, who, after valiantly defending freebooters and the honesty of their calling, so long as the kingdoms remained separate, adds:--

    But since King James the Sixth to England went,
    There has been no cause of grief,
    And he that hath transgressed since then,
    Is no free-booter, but a thief.

    Tired, probably, of inactive peace in the years that followed the union of the Crowns, Buccleuch in 1604 went to take part with the Dutch in their struggle against Spain. In 1609 he returned, but till his death in 1611 he retained his colonelcy in the army of the Netherlands, and had regular reports of his company, which in 1611 is described as "in fine order, and one of the best in the country." In 1606 he was created a Peer of Scotland, with the title of Lord Scott of Buccleuch; but in the popular mouth he was familiarly "Lord Buccleuch." His wife, whom he married in his twenty-first year, was Margaret, daughter of Sir William Kerr of Cessford, and sister of the first Earl of Roxburgh. Elizabeth, another daughter of Sir William, calls Lady Buccleuch her best sister, and adds, "Sche was a goud Ker, if ever ther wos any." Besides an only son, there were three daughters of the marriage. A natural daughter, Jeane Scot, called by Satchells "Hollands Jean," married Walter Scot of Whitslaid, who in 1633 granted to Earl Walter, her half-brother, a discharge for 8000 merks of tocher with her. [from Source #6]

  • Walter Scott had also (apparently by Delia, daughter of Captain Thomas Butler in Holland) an illegitimate daughter, Jean Scott, educated by her brother. She was called "Hollands Jean," and was married, with a tocher of 8,000 merks, to Robert Scott of Whitslaid.

  • He had a natural son JOHN, probably the John Scott, Provost of Crichton, who received from Earl Francis in 1643 a gift of 400 merks "for advancing his fortoun." John died in 1646. [from Source #1]

  • On 1 October 1586 when Walter Scott was 21, he married Mary Kerr, 161, F, daughter of William Kerr of Cessford, 164, M, in Halyden. They had the following children:

    1. 63 Walter, 162, M (-1633) see notes below in "18th Generation"

    2. Margaret, 235, F. Margaret died on 5 October 1651 in Hull. Buried in Dalkeith Church. On 19 December 1614 Margaret first married James ... of Ross Lord, 236, M. James died in 1633. Margaret second married Alexander ... of Eglinton Earl, 237, M. Nickname: Grey Steel.

    3. Elizabeth, 238, F. On 22 November 1616 Elizabeth married John ... of Cranstoun Lord, 239, M.

    4. Jean, 240, F. Jean was alive 21 September 1613.

Family of Anna Scott (59)

62. Walter Scott_of_Raeburn, 116, M. [Generation #17]

  • Killed at age of 24 yr. in a duel by one of the Pringles of Crighton near Selkirk 3 October 1707 in a field thereafter called Raeburn's meadow.

  • On 19 November 1703 Walter married Anne Scott_of_Gala (38), 117, F, daughter of Hugh Scott_of_Gala (31), 82, M (-1640/1641) & Jean Hop-Pringle, 125, F. They had the following children:

    1. 45 William, 118, M. (~1703-) see notes above in "14th Generation"

    2. Isobel, 119, F.

    3. Anne, 120, F.


18th Generation


Family of Walter Scott of Buccleuch Lord (61) & Mary Kerr

63. Walter Scott of Buccleuch Earl, 162, M. [Generation #18]

  • Walter died on 20 November 1633 in London. Buried in June 1634 in St. Mary's Church, Hawick.

  • Second lord, raised to the dignity of Earl of Buccleuch 16 March 1619 with secondary title of Lord Scott of Whitechester and Eskdale with remainder to his heirs male, and afterwards extended to heirs whatsoever.

  • Had command of a regiment in the service of the states of Holland against the Spaniards. [from Source #1]

  • Was created, 16 March 1619, Baron Scott of Whitchester and Eskdail and Earl of Buccleuch. [from Source #3]

  • Retoured heir at Edinburgh 19 February 1612. In 1624 he had a narrow escape from assassination at the hands of the Elliots, with whom he was at feud. He was created by James VI, by letters patent under the Great Seal, dated at Newmarket 16 March 1619, EARL OF BUCCLEUCH, LORD SCOTT OF QUHITCHESTER AND ESKDAILL, with remainder to his heirs-male. His profusion and hospitality embarrassed his estate, and in 1627 he entered the service of the States-General of Holland, in command of a contingent of men, and was present at the sieges of Bergen-op-Zoom and Maestrict. He was, in 1631, recalled by a letter from King Charles I who had need of his services, but returned to Maestricht in 1633, after visiting Scotland, and making a will, dated Morpeth, 12 January 1633. He died at London, on his way home from Holland, 20 November 1633, and was buried in St. Mary's Church, Hawick, seven months later. [from Source #4]

  • ...the first heir for a period of a hundred and forty years of full age at the time of his accession, his predecessors since 1470 having all succeeded during their minority. Soon after he became chief, he narrowly escaped being assassinated by one of the Elliots, one of which name he had evicted from certain lands in Liddesdale. In 1619 he was advanced by King James VI to be Earl of Buccleuch, and, if one may credit the favourable muse of Satchells, held noble court at Branxholm. Four-and-twenty pensioners, he says, were kept at the chief's call, all of his name and kin, and each having two servants to wait on him. Besides these, there were four-and-twenty pensioners, each one of whom, for service done and to be done, got a "room" or farm; and Satchells, to prove his veracity, gives the name of each yeoman and the lands he held. It is this catalogue of Buccleuch's household that Sir Walter Scott has paraphrased with such effect in "The Lay of the Last Minstrel:"—

    Nine-and-twenty knights of fame
       Hung their shields in Branksome Hall;
    Nine -and-twenty squires of name
       Brought them their steeds to bower from stall;
        Nine-and-twenty yeoman tall,
        Waited duteous on them all;
        They were all knights of mettle true,
        Kinsmen to the bold Buccleuch.
    Ten of them were sheathed in steel,
    With belted sword, and spur on heel;
    They quitted not their harness bright,
    Neither by day, nor yet by night;
       They lay down to rest,
       With corslet laced,
    Pillow'd on buckler cold and hard;
       They carved at the meal
       With gloves of steel,
    And they drank the red wine through the helmet barr'd.

    Ten squires, ten yeomen, mail-clad men,
    Waited the beck of the warders ten;
    Thirty steeds, both fleet and wight,
    Stood saddled in stable day and night,
    Barbed with frontlet of steel, I trow,
    And with Jedwood-axe at saddlebow;
    A hundred more fed free in stall:--
    Such was the custom of Branksome Hall.

    In consequence either of profuse expenditure or of extensive purchases of land, the Earl allowed his pecuniary affairs to get beyond his control. A crisis was reached in 1621, when the importunity and eagerness of creditors to secure a preference might have led to the exhaustion of the estate, but for the interposition of Walter Scott of Harden. When Buccleuch went to Holland, he left his possessions in charge of this prudent kinsman, who not only cleared off all encumbrances, but added to the property the lordship of Eskdalemuir. Among other purchases made by the Earl was that of Sinton and its lands, in 1619, from John, Earl of Mar; and from John and James Pringle of Buckholm, the lands of Tinnies in Ettrick Forest for 20,000 merks. At his death in 1633 his personal estate was L196,000. Like his father, the Earl served for a time in the army of the States-General of the Netherlands, where he went in 1627. Walter Scott, younger of Satchells, whose doggerel lines upon his clan's history have been already quoted, was one of his troop. He says it numbered one hundred men of the name of Scott; but in rolls of 1632-3, still preserved, not above half-a-dozen of that name occur among a hundred and fifty to a hundred and eighty men. Probably, allowance has to be made for the vain old soldier when the glory of his clan is concerned, and not less, perhaps, when his theme is the greatness of his chief:--

    I saw him in his arms appear,
    Which was in the sixteen hundred and twenty-seven year,
    That worthy Earl his regiment was so rare,
    All Holland's leagure could not with him compare.
    Like Hannibal, that noble earl he stood,
    To the great effusion of his precious blood;
    The town was tane with a great loss of men,
    To the States of Holland from the King of Spain.
    His honour's praise throughout all nations sprung
    Borne on the wings of Fame that he was Mars's son,
    The very son of Mars, which furrowed Neptune's brow,
    And over the dangerous deep undauntedly did plow.
    He did esteem his countrie's honour more
    Than life and pelf, which peasants does adore.

    Other poets than honest Satchells were moved to glorify Earl Walter. In "Fame's Roll," by Mrs. Mary Fage, he is the subject of quaint acrostic, and as "Bucluthius" is thus apostrophised by one Doctor Arthur Johnston—

    Arva dedit Scoto Rex Scotus, Belga dat aurum,
    Estque triumphatus serta daturus Iber.

    which may be rendered--

    To Scott the Scottish king gives lands,
    With gold the Belgian fills his hands,
    While conquer'd Spain embays the brow
    Of him who laid his warriors low.

    While he was away, the Countess was assisted by a commission of his kinsmen, among whom were Sir John Scott of Scotstarvit, Walter Scott of Harden, Sir William Scott of Harden, Hew Scott of Deuchar, ancestor of the Scotts of Gala, Francis Scott of Sinton (sons of Harden), Laurence Scott of Harperig, advocate, Mr. William Scott, his son, and Robert Scott of Hartwoodmyres. In 1631 occurred the death of the Countess (Lady Mary Hay of Errol), after the birth of her youngest daughter, Lady Mary, on the 11th April. The Earl and Countess were staying at Newark at the time. Next year there is a curious entry in the Chamberlain Accounts of certain payments to a little boy of the house of Thirlstane(?) who sang to his Lordship at the "Dowcat" at Branxholm. Towards the close of 1633, Earl Walter returned from a short visit to Holland, and died in London on the 20th November. His body having been embalmed, was taken to Scotland in a vessel chartered by Patrick Scott of Thirlstane, who took charge of the transport. No fewer than fifteen weeks were occupied in the voyage to Leith, the vessel having been driven by a violent storm to the coast of Norway, where the voyagers had to land and rest before setting sail for Scotland. In the church of Leith the corpse lay for twenty days, after which it was carried with considerable ceremony through Edinburgh, Dalkeith, Lauder, and Melrose to Branxholm. There it lay till the 11th June 1634 (seven months after death), when it was buried with great pomp and circumstance in St. Mary's Church, Hawick. In front of the funeral procession went forty-six "soulies" (hired mourners) in black gowns and hoods, with black staves in their hands. After a mounted trumpeter in livery came "Robert Scot of Houeschaw(?), armed at all pieces, riding on a fair hourse, and carrying on the point of a lance a banneret of the defunct's colours--azur and or." Two led horses, and three foot trumpeters "sounding sadlie." The great "Gumpheon of black tafta" carried on the point of a lance. The defunct's spurs carried by Walter Scot of Lauchope. His sword, by Andrew Scot, Broadmeadows. His gauntlets by Francis Scot of Castleside. His coat of honor by Laurence Scot, advocate. The the arms of eight branches of Buccleuch:--

    Montgomery, carried by John Scot, Provost of Crighton.
    Hamilton of Clydesdale, by Robert Scot of Dryhope.
    Douglas of Drumlanrig, by Robert Scott of Bowhill.
    Douglas of Angus, by John Scott of Headshaw.
    Ker of Fernihirst, by Andrew Scott of Carsehope.
    Beaton of Creighe, by Robert Scot of Hartwoodmyres.
    Ker of Cessford, by Robert Scot of Whitefield.
    Scot of Balcleuche, by Sir Robert Scot of Haining.

    Next was borne on lance point by Walter Scott of Goldielands, the great "pincell(streamer) of black taffata;" the defunct's standard, his streamer and motto of colours, each with its own bearer. Betwixt Sir William Scott of Harden, carrying the defunct's arms in metal and colour, and Sir John Scot of Scotstarvet, bearing the coronet on a velvet cushion, walked three trumpeters and three pursuivants, their blazoned coats in mourning. Last of all, the corpse, on a bier ornamented with various devices in satin and gold, a helmet and coronet on top of the coffin "to show he was a soldiour." "And so in this order, with the conducte of maney honorable friends, marched they from Branxholme to Hawick church, quher, after the funerall sermon endit, the corpes wer interrid amongest hes antcestors." Earl Walter's personal estate was given up at L196,000, including the value of 7000 old sheep, 4000 lambs, and 200 nolt. His library, which contained about 1200 volumes in Latin, Italian, and French, with a few in Spanish and English, was valued at L2666, 13s, 4d. Walter, first son, died in infancy; Francis, second son, succeeded; and there was a third, David, born at Newark Castle on 28th November 1627. The fee paid to the lady-accoucheur on this occasion L26, 13s, 4d., and at the christening Mr. Thomas Wilkie, reader at the kirk of Selkirk, for registering the same got L6, 13. 4d. Scots. David, who was provided with a handsome estate in Dumfriesshire, died in 1648, having, it is said, been induced to engage in the civil war by the Earl of Weeddale, who had designs upon his lands. Of Earl Walter's three daughters, one, married to the Master of Yester, became ancestress of the noble house of Tweeddale; and another, married to Lord Erskine, afterwards Earl of Mar, died without issue. Earl Walter provided liberally for several natural children. One son, William, became Laird of Mangerton on the death of another named Francis. A third, John, by Annas Drummond, cousin of the Earl of Perth, was first of the Scots, provost of Crichton, who received a gift from Earl Francis in 1643 "for advancing his fortoun," died in 1646, his estate passing by escheat for behoof of the Earl. Margaret, a daughter, married John, son of Pringle of Stitchell, the marriage-contract being dated at Newark, 31st August 1632. Another, Janet, brought a tocher of 4000 merks to Andrew Scott of Foulshiels. [from Source #6]

  • On 11 October 1616 Walter first married Mary Hay Lady, 163, F, daughter of Francis Hay of Errol Earl, 241, M. Mary died in 1631 in Newark, Scotland. They had the following children:

    1. Walter, 242, M. Born on 13 November 1625. Walter died in Infancy.

    2. 64 Francis Scott of Buccleuch, 165, M. (1626-1651) see notes below in "19th Generation"

    3. David, 243, M. Born on 28 November 1627 in Newark Castle. David died in battle in July 1648; he was 20. Was provided with a handsome estate in Dumfriesshire, died in 1648, having, it is said, been induced to engage in the civil war by the Earl of Tweeddale, who had designs upon his lands.

    4. Elizabeth, 244, F. Born in November 1621. Elizabeth died before 23 July 1647; she was 25. In 1641 when Elizabeth was 19, she married John Erskine of March Earl, 245, M.

    5. Jean, 246, F. Born in January 1629. Jean died in November 1688; she was 59. Married with a tocher of 40,000 merks. On 24 September 1644 when Jean was 15, she married John ...of Yester Master, 247, M.

    6. Mary, 248, F. Born on 11 April 1631. Mary died before 1644; she was 12.

  • Walter second did not marry Annas Drummond, 402, F. They had one child:

    1. John, 397, M. Legitimated by Cromwell, February 1656. [from Source #3]

    Walter third did not marry Several (?), 394, F. They had the following children:

    1. Francis, 395, M. The first of this family designed Mangerton. [from Source #3]

    2. William, 396, M.

    3. Margaret, 398, F. On 31 August 1632 Margaret married John Pringle of Stitchell, 399, M, in Newark.

    4. Janet, 400, F. Janet married Andrew Scott of Foulshiels, 401, M.

    5. Jane, 404, F. Jane married Robert Scott of Whitslaid, 405, M.

  • Walter had also many illegitimate children, of whom there were:

    1. William Scott of Mangerton, founder of that family.

    2. Francis Scott, also of Mangerton; died at Rotterdam, before January 1641.

    3. John Scott (by Annas Drummond) of Gorrinberrie, which lands he obtained in 1629. He was legitimated by Cromwell on 8 February 1656.

    4. Margaret Scott, married (contract dated Newark, 31 August 1632) to John Pringle, son of Robert Pringle of Stitchell.

    5. Janet Scott, married (a tocher of 4,000 merks was given by her brother Earl Francis), in 1643, to Andrew Scott of Foulsheills. [from Source #4]


19th Generation


Family of Walter Scott of Buccleuch Earl (63) & Mary Hay Lady

64. Francis Scott of Buccleuch Earl, 165, M. [Generation #19]

  • Born in 1626. Francis died in Dalkeith on 22 November 1651; he was 25. Buried in Dalkeith Church.

  • Second earl of Buccleuch. Acquired Dalkeith from Morton family in 1642. A zealous royalist for which his heirs were mulcted (punished by fine) by Cromwell in the sum of 15,000 pounds sterling. [from Source #1]

  • Francis Scott succeeded his father. His ward and marriage was granted by King Charles I to the Earl of Stirling, but the widow of the latter, in 1642, gave up her rights on payment of 25,000 merks. Was a student at St. Andrews in 1636, under the care of Mr. Robert Learmonth, advocate, and in 1640 became student at St. Leonard's College ther, remaining until 1642, being present, however, at the Parliament held by King Charles I in 1641. He purchased the lordship of Dalkeith from the Earl of Morton in 1642.

  • In 1647 the protracted litigation with the heirs of Francis, Earl of Bothwell, was brought to an end, and he received a charter under the Great Seal of the lordship of Liddesdale. In 1647 he was also made Sheriff-Principal of Selkirkshire. He joined the Covenanters, and formed one of the committees which controlled the movements of the army which advanced upon England, and his regiment took part in the storming of Newcastle. In 1643 he lent 9,000 merks to the Committee of Estates. He was in 1649 present at the Parliament held in Edinburgh which repealed all the Acts of the "Engagement." He was appointed a commissioner to congratulate King Charles II on his "happy arrival" in Scotland in 1650. He remained in Scotland as a member of the Committee of Estates, and in 1651 retired for safety to Dundee.

  • In 1650 his castles of Newark and Dalkeith were taken possession of by Cromwell, his monuments removed for safety to the Bass Rock, and his wife and family to Sheriff-hall. He executed a bond of tailzie 14 June 1650, and assigned his honours and estates into the hands of the Barons of Exchequer for new investments in favour of himself and the heirs-male of his body, whom failing, the heirs-female of his sister Jean. In the event of an heir-female succeeding, it was provided that her husband should either bear the name of Scott or assume it under pain of forfeiture of the estates. He died, aged 25, at Dalkeith, 22 November 1651, and was buried in the church there. It is said he "from his very youth gave testimony of his love to religion, and that he was uprightly affected for the maintenance of it, and of the privileges and liberties of his country." Satchells says—

    "Earl Francis his father Earl Walter did succeed.
    Into his earldom but not to his head;
    Yet he wanted neither hand, head, nor heart,
    But could not act like to his father's part." [from Source #4]

    Francis Scott, second Earl of Buccleuch. Again a minor was in possession of the Buccleuch estates, Earl Francis being scarcely seven years old at the death of his father. By the time he came of age, not only had burdens to the extent of 300,000 merks been cleared off, but a surplus of 500,000 merks had been invested in the estate at Dalkeith. After many years of litigation and delay, Buccleuch found it advisable, on attaining his majority in 1647, to compound with Charles Stuart, grandson of forfeited Earl of Bothwell, concerning certain claims made for restitution of the Bothwell estates. In consideration of a sum of L50,000 Stuart made resignation to Earl Francis of the lands in question, including the lands of Elmure, Elvillane, and Kirkstead in Selkirkshire. Though, according to Satchells, more inclined to books than arms, the young Earl took a sufficiently decided part in stirring events of his time. When only fourteen he occupied his place among the nobles in the Famous Edinburgh Parliament, which continued from May 1639 till November 1641.

    Appointed colonel of foot within the sheriffdoms of Roxburgh and Selkirk when scarcely seventeen, at twenty-one he became Sheriff-principal of Selkirkshire by grant of Charles I. That unfortunate monarch had watched the young lord's education with assiduous care. So early as 1639, Lord Francis being but twelve years of age, the King wrote a very decided letter to his tutors, warning them to beware lest certain efforts to induce Buccleuch to join the Covenanters should prove successful, as such a contingency would much displease His Majesty.

    Charles's efforts to secure so potent an adherent were, however, unavailing. Buccleuch ranged himself on the side of Parliament, and was a member of the Committee of Estates. He was also one of a committee appointed to control the movements of the Scots army in England, and after having, along with a numerous retinue of gentlemen of his name, been made free of the burgh of Selkirk, he seems to have marched south with the troops. At the storming of Newcastle, Buccleuch's regiment acted with bravery and success, entering a breach at Close Gate side by side with the sturdy burgesses of Selkirk.

    When, that same year (1643), Montrose attempted a diversion in favour of the King by invading and harassing the south border, the vassals of Buccleuch were called out to resist him by Sir William Scott of Harden and Sir Thomas Ker of Cavers, the chief himself being still three years short of his majority. In the beginning of these troubles a considerable quantity of arms and ammunition had been stored in Newark Castle; and an additional supply was now obtained from the public magazines, for which the Earl of Buccleuch had to pay L3736, 13s. 4d. Scots. An Act was passed approving of what the two knights had done in order to repel the advance of Montrose, declaring that they had carried themselves as loyal subjects of the King, faithful servants of the Estates, and true patriots to the country. Though embarked in the cause of the Covenanters and testifying his attachment by various loans to the Estates, Buccleuch did not submit to the military authorities in their efforts to make him raise more than his proper proportion of men and troopers.

    When the Duke of Hamilton brought back the remnants of the Scottish contingent routed by Cromwell at Preston, Buccleuch at once took arms against the shattered forces, and joined his troops to Argyll and Leslie's army at Falkirk. From that town he wrote a letter, dated 12 September 1648, to his Countess--"My DEIREST Heart,--To let you know how desyrous I am and how much I long to bee with you, which I trust in God sall bee shortly, if wee and the othir party agrie, which the Lord of His infinit goodness and mercy grant."

    Like may another Scottish gentleman who resisted his tyranny, Francis Scott remained loyal to King Charles I, and was one of the Parliament which instructed its Commissioners to protest against any sentence involving the King's life. When news of his fate reached Edinburgh, Parliament at once proclaimed Charles II; and on the latter reaching Scotland in 1650, Buccleuch was appointed one of the Commissioners to congratulate His Majesty on his "happy arrival."

    He assisted in the organization of a new army after the defeat at Dunbar, he and Lord Lothian being colonels of regiments raised in the counties of Roxburgh, Selkirk, and Peebles. Detained in Scotland as a member of the Estates Committee, he was not present at the decisive battle of Worchester, which was followed by severe measures against the King's party in the North. When General Monk commenced his reduction of Scotland, Buccleuch and the rest of the fugitives found temporary refuge in Dundee, where Anna (Afterwards Duchess of Buccleuch and Monmouth) was born. Thence they escaped to Aberdeen, whence he sought refuge in Balveny House, a seat of his brother-in-law, the Earl of Rothes.

    In the haste of quitting Aberdeen, Francis Scott had subscribed his name to a blank paper on which the Committee proposed to write a letter calling on their friends to rally. In it Cromwell and his party were styled "a handful of bloody traitors," and his expression was the reason of his successor, Countess Mary, being fined L15,000 sterling, L5000 more than was levied on any other. It was only after explanation of the circumstances, showing that Buccleuch could not be held responsible for any expressions in the letter, that the penalty sum was at last reduced to L6000. On the 22d November 1651, just three months after the date of the Aberdeen letter, and in the twenty-fifth year of his age, young Earl Francis died at his castle of Dalkeith, of which he seems in the interval to have regained possession.

  • In 1650, after the battle of Dunbar, Cromwell's troops had taken possession of both Newark and Dalkeith; but the monuments, plate, and more valuable furnishings had had previously been removed to the Bass Rock, and were preserved there in safety till 1652. In 1645, the year in which Montrose was defeated at Philiphaugh, and while Buccleuch's years did not yet number a score, he was appointed justiciar over a very extensive district in the Scottish Border, including the parish of Ettrick, except what belonged to Lord Yester; of St. Mary of the Lowes, except part belonging to Traquair: and to Selkirk, except such as belonged to the Marquis of Douglas and the Earl of Roxburgh. In accordance with the liberal powers with which he was invested, the Earl caused proclamation to be made at the various market-towns within his jurisdiction, and held Courts at Selkirk and other towns for the dispensation of justice. He had further a commission granted to him in 1650 for the burning of witches in the parish of Eckford. Fourteen months after his death his widow married a third husband, the Earl of Wemyss, who had himself been twice previously married, and who proposed to the dowager Countess of Buccleuch within the two months of the demise of his second wife. Of the Lady even Satchells has little good to say:--

    Earl Francis his father, Earl Walter, did succeed
    Into his earldom, but not to his head.
    Yet he wanted neither hand, head nor heart,
    But could not act like to his father's part.
    With the house of Rothes married he
    An equal match by antiquitie.
    He had no heirs-male, but daughters left behind,
    For to enjoy his great earldom and land.
    Their mother was so impudent,
    That she must always have her intent.

    After likening her treatment of the Earl to Delilah's dealing with Samson, he continues:--

    She's like a Gardo countenanc'd like Bendo,
    Cunning as Nilo peeping through a window,
    Which put the wandering Jew in such amazement,
    Seeing such a face look through the casement.
    [from Source #6]

  • On 25 July 1646 when Francis Scott was 20, he married Margaret Leslie Lady, 166, F, daughter of John Leslie of Rothes Earl, 249, M. Born in February 1688. Spelling: Leslie ? They had the following children:

    1. Walter Scott, 251, M. Born on 5 November 1648 in Dalkeith. Walter died in Infancy.

    2. Mary Scott, 252, F. Born on 31 August 1647. Mary died in Wester Wemyss on 11 March 1661; she was 13. Buried in Dalkeith. Succeeded her father as Countess of Buccleuch. During her minority her house of Dalkeith was occupied by General Monck, Commander-in-chief in Scotland. For her father's support of King Charles II, she was fined by Cromwell L15,000, afterwards commuted to L7,000, and then to L6,000.

      At a very early age her marriage was the object of numerous intrigues, but by her mother's arrangement she was married in secrecy without proclamation, being then eleven years old, in the Parish Church of Wemyss, 9 February 1659, to Walter Scott, eldest son of Sir Gideon Scott of Highchester, who was under the age of fourteen. An action for redaction of the marriage was brought by some of the Countess's tutors, the bride was placed under the guardianship of General Monck, in Dalkeith, and the marriage dissolved by the Commissary on 20 April 1659; but on the completion of her legal age the Countess solemnly ratified her marriage, 2 September 1659.

      The Countess of Buccleuch fell ill and was "touched" by King Charles II in 1660, and her husband was created Earl of Tarras, Lord Alemoor and Campcastell, for his life only, by patent, dated at Whitehall 4 September 1660. Mary died, in her fourteenth year, at Wester Wemyss, 11 March 1661, and was buried at Dalkeith.

      Mary's husband was involved in the Jerviswoode plots in 1683, tried, found guilty, and forfeited, but was reinstated in his honours 28 June 1687. He married, secondly, 31 December 1677, Helen, daughter of Thomas Hepburn of Humbie, and died 9 April 1693, being ancestor by his second marriage of Lord Polwarth. [from Source #4]

      Mary Scott, Countess of Buccleuch, at the time of her accession was but four years old, and from the first her extensive possessions made her the object and centre of much discreditable intrigue. The Earl of Tweeddale, whose children were next in tailzie after their two cousins, the young ladies of Buccleuch, framed a project of marrying the eldest to his son. But he was thwarted by Gideon Scott of Highchesters (second son to Sir William Scott of Harden), who won the dowager to his side, and succeeded ultimately (9th February 1659) in marrying the heiress to his eldest son, Walter, the bride being not yet twelve and the bridegroom only in his fifteenth year. Among other eligible young nobleman competitors for the prize was the heir of the Earl of Eglinton. But he, "conveying his father to London, runns away without any advyce and maries a daughter of my Lord Dumfries, who is a broken man, when he was sure of my Lady Balclough's marriage, the greatest match in Britain; this unexpected prank is worse to all his kin than his death would have been." "The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft a-glely;" and the hapless young wife, never strong, died on the 11th March 1661, the touch of majesty availing naught against Death's more powerful finger.

      By Mary's latest will, made under instigation of her managing mother, her uncle and stepfather got all her personal estate, even to the exclusion of her husband, who had been created Earl of Tarras. The marriage, indeed, was afterwards reduced by the Court of Session, and Tarras thereby deprived of his large benefit under the contract. One of his alternative titles was Lord Alemoor, from an estate of that name in the parish of Roberton and county of Selkirk. Lord Tarras went abroad in 1667, travelling in France, Italy, and the Netherlands, until 1670. On his return he solicited the King for restoration of his annuity under the marriage-contract, or a composition of it; but in vain, His Majesty asking if it were not enough that he had been made an Earl. In 1684, the discontented peer became implicated in the Ryehouse Plot, having for its object the displacement of the Duke of York, and the establishment of the Protestant succession. At the entreaty of his wife he turned King's evidence, inculpated many gentlemen, his neighbours of the Scottish Border, and led Robert Baillie of Jerviswoods to the scaffold. At his death in 1693, his life-peerage lapsed, and his eldest son, Gideon Scott of Highchesters, succeeded to his lands. From the Earl of Tarras by his second marriage is descended the present noble family of Polwarth. [from Source #6]

      On 9 February 1659 when Mary was 11, she married Walter Scott of Highchesters, 254, M, son of Gideon Scott of Highchester Sir, 255, M, in Parish Church of Wemyss. Walter died on 9 April 1693.

    3. Margaret, 253, F. Born on 5 March 1650 in Dalkeith. Margaret died in Dalkeith in 1652; she was 1.

    4. 65 Anne, 167, F. (1651-1732) see notes below in "20th Generation"


20th Generation


Family of Francis Scott of Buccleuch Earl (64) & Margaret Leslie Lady

65. Anne Scott of Buccleuch & Monmouth, 167, F. [Generation #20]

  • Duchess. Born on 11 February 1651 in Dundee. Anne died in Dalkeith on 6 February 1732; she was 80. Buried in Dalkeith Church. Spelling: Anna (?).

  • Anne succeeded her sister Mary Scott, 252, F, as Countess of Buccleuch.

  • This lady, who was esteemed the greatest heiress of her time, was in 1663, at the age of twelve, married to the duke of Monmouth (then only fourteen), natural son of Charles II.

    After her first husband's execution, she regained her Scottish titles by 17 November 1687 regrant, her titles passing to James, earl of Dalkeith, her eldest son, and his heirs male.

    It is said that James II (of England, seventh of Scotland), while he rigorously condemned his nephew to the block, entertained, nevertheless, a strong degree of favour for the duchess.

    Anne appears never to have interfered in politics, and preserved the favour both of James II and of William III. She added to the palace of Dalkeith, and occasionally lived there in princely splendour. [from Source #1]

  • After her marriage she resided at the Court of Charles II, where she is described as "one of the wittiest and craftiest of her sex, and has much wit."

  • Anne, Duchess of Buccleuch and Monmouth, is perhaps the most noteworthy individual of the line. Within two months of her sister's death, her scheming mother had proposed to King Charles II to marry her to his natural son by Lucy Walters, a Welsh girl of great personal attractions, whom the King met when a wanderer in Holland. To this project His Majesty gave willing assent, and on the 20th April 1663, Anna Scott, Countess of Buccleuch, then in her twelfth year, was married to James, Baron Scott of Tindall, Earl Doncaster, and Duke of Monmouth; he also became the Duke of Buccleuch after marrying Anne. To this union Dryden alludes in the well-known passage from "Absalom and Achitophel":

    Of all the numerous progeny was none
    So beautiful, so brave, as Absalon.
    .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .
    In peace the thoughts of war he could remove,
    And seemed as he were only born for love.
    Whate'er he did was done with so much ease,
    In him alone 'twas natural to please;
    His motions all accompanied with grace,
    And paradise was opened to his face.
    With secret joy indulgent David viewed
    His youthful image in his son renewed;
    To all his wishes nothing he denied,
    And made the charming Annabel his bride.

    Seldom has a marriage been consummated under so many auguries of happiness and so bright with prospect of felicity; and seldom has a marriage turned out so full of disappointment or so darkened by tragic sorrow. For a time all went well. The distinguished couple joined freely in the gaieties of King Charles's merry Court--the Duchess, young though she was, keeping steadily aloof from the temptations which could not fail to present themselves. No whisper of scandal ever assailed her. Contemporary writers, with excellent means of forming a correct opinion, speak of her in terms of the highest respect; and Monmouth himself the day before his death "gave her the kindest character that could be."

    Residence in London being a necessary result of the marriage, the Buccleuch estates were managed principally by Lord Melville, one of the Duchess's curators under the marriage-contract, and husband of her half-sister, Lady Catherine Leslie. The curators on both sides were for the most part relations of the lady, and many of them, such as the Lairds of Harden, Whitslaid, and Thirlestane, prominent gentlemen of the Clan Scott. When in 1679 Monmouth was Captain-General of Scotland, Lord Melville acted as his agent in submitting terms to the Covenanters, whom the Duke out of his humanity wished to conciliate.

    During the estrangement between her husband and his father, the King, the Duchess appears to have acted with surpassing prudence, endeavoring to counteract the hot-headed advisers who played with Monmouth's impetuosity, and even preserving the friendship of the Duke of York--her husband's particular aversion. Monmouth's mad attempt to seize the Crown after his father's death, his defeat and execution in 1685, are matters of history.

    At one of their last interviews the Duchess asked her husband "if ever she had the least notice and correspondence with him about his rebellion, or had ever assented to or approved of his conduct during these four or five last years; if ever she had done anything in the whole course of her life to displease and disoblige him, or ever was uneasy to him in anything but two,--one as to his women, and the other for his disobedience to the late king, whom she always took the liberty to advise him to obey. If in anything else she had failed of the duty and obedience that became her as his wife, she humbly begged the favour to disclaim it, and she would fall down on her knees and beg his pardon for it. To which moving discourse he answered that she had always shown herself a very kind, loving, and dutiful wife towards him, and had nothing imaginable to charge her with, either against her virtue and duty to him, her steady loyalty and affection towards the late king, or kindness and affection towards his children."

    Monmouth's evil manners live in brass, his virtues were writ in water; but at least he died with unflinching courage. Of him it is especial truth that nothing he ever did in life became him like his leaving of it, which moved all the bystanders to pity and regret. His title and property having been forfeited by his conviction of high treason, the Duchess obtained a regrant of the honours and estates from the King, who treated her with great consideration.

    After remaining a widow nearly three years, she espoused, in May 1688, Lord Cornwallis, also a widower. Throughout her long residence in England the Duchess ever retained what she called her "Scotch," and in 1701 her longing to return to Scotland was satisfied by a visit made ostensibly to look after her estates. In order to reduce debts incurred by Monmouth's extravagance, the Duchess and Lord Cornwallis had resolved to curtail their expenditure within the limits as would be defrayed by their income in Scotland, the English rents being employed to reduce the sum borrowed.

    They had not lived long at Dalkeith, where they arrived in October, before the Duchess began to suspect that her agents, whom she had long trusted implicitly in the management of her estates, had abused her confidence to their own aggrandizement. Old Satchells hints as much in his poem, published the year after Monmouth's death, wherein he bewails the impossibility of "inferior friends" getting a groat from the estate whether they "famish, starve, or die;" and recalls "the times of old" when the chief himself requited the attachment of his clan, and "the lawyers got nought."

    As her years increased the Duchess developed a great hunger for more land. Writing to Lord Royston she says, "I am really grown covettus to increase my land in that part of dear Scotland." Having heard that Scott of Harden was willing to sell an estate in Ettrick Forest, which from its situation would be an eligible purchase, she owned to the same confidential adviser that she "would be glad to buy Scott's land with English money," and that she "greined" to hear more of the proposal. Of her paternal estate she expressed a determination never to part with "one inch that ever did belong to it;" and of the sheep on her lands, she boasts that few could equal them at St. Boswells Fair. Just about this period she received payment from the Queen of "fourteen thousand pounds all at one time;" and to the Buccleuch patrimony were added the Shelkirkshire lands of Easter and Wester Kirkhope, Earnhaugh, Deadhope, Howford, Fauldshope, and Gilmanscleugh.

    From all which it is evident that Evelyn was not far wrong in his estimate of the Duchess as "one of the wisest and craftiest of her sex." A curious trait in her character was her pride of rank, which was no less conspicuous than her love of wealth. Dr. Johnson in his Life of Gay alludes to her as "inflexible in her demand to be treated as a princess," and in several Dalkeith charters she actually adopted the style of "Mighty Princess." In this very sensible and practical woman of the world it is somewhat difficult to recognize the "pitying Duchess" who sat in Newark Castle listening to the Lay of the Last Minstrel--

    Who bade her page the menials tell,
    That they should tend the old man well;
    For she had known adversity,
    Though born in such a high degree;
    In pride of power, in beauty's bloom,
    Had wept o'er Monmouth's bloody tomb.

    In her eighty-first year the Duchess died at London, and was buried, according to her own express desire, beside her paternal ancestors at Dalkeith. She may be said to have been the last of the Scotts of Buccleuch proper. By her marriage with Monmouth, the family in some measure lost its local position and assumed imperial importance, so that her descendants were not so much Scotts of Buccleuch as Buccleuchs of Great Britain. For a long time they were strangers to Ettrick Forest, and it was not until the end of last century [the 18th (my insertion)] when Bowhill was enlarged, that the Scotts once more attached themselves to those hills and valleys which must be for ever identified with the early history of their race. [from Source #6]

  • After her first husband's execution, the Duchess, whose titles were not affected by her husband's attainder, resigned them into the hands of the Crown, and obtained a new grant by a charter under the Great Seal, 17 November 1687, of the title of Duchess of Buccleuch and her other honours to herself, and after her death to James, Earl of Dalkeith, and his heirs-male, which was ratified by Act of Parliament 15 June 1693. The Duke of Monmouth's heirs were rehabilitated by Act of Parliament 4 July 1690. The Duchess married, secondly, at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, 6 May 1688, Charles, Third Baron Cornwallis, who died 29 April 1693. She, who was the friend of the poets Dryden and Gay, resided during her latter years at Dalkeith, which she rebuilt and beautified, and where she kept princely state. She died there, aged 81, 6 February 1732, and was buried at Dalkeith.

  • NOTES REGARDING ANNE SCOTT'S FIRST SPOUSE and SCOTT EMIGRANTS TO UNITED STATES: Information from Les Buckalew on James ... of Monmouth Duke, 168, M, son of Charles II, 169, M & Lucy Walters, 170, F:

    On 17 September 1998, I found in some material that genealogist Gerry Green had lodged with me (Les Buckalew) a composition that begins with Charles II and proceeds through James, Duke of Buccleuch; Frederick, George, Richard, Richard, Jr.; Ezekiel, as son of one of the sons of Richard, Sr.'s sons; William H., to James L.

    It quotes a document from the Los Angeles, California, Public Library thusly:

    "In 1711, shortly before the union of England and Scotland, patronage was reestablished in the Presbyterian Church by royal command, ministers of the Church of Scotland being appointed by the government in the same manner as in the Church of England. Frederick Buckelew became identified with those who objected to the taking away of a right that the Scotch Church had enjoyed for over a century, and, rather than being subjected to what he believed to be wrong, determined to leave his native land. Tradition states that five brothers, younger sons of the Duke of Buccleuch, sailed from Scotland to America in the noted ship 'Caledonia' on her last trip about 1715. They landed at Perth Amboy, New Jersey, and Frederick Buckelew selected a permanent settlement near the present village of Jamesburg, New Jersey."

    The referenced composition lists Frederick Buckelew's wife as Mary and assigns them the following children: GEORGE, Peter, Thomas, Ann, John, William, and Margaret.

    • George Buckelew's wife is listed as Sarah, and their children were: James George, RICHARD, Jonithan, William, Prissillah, Susannah and Sara.

      • Richard Buckelew's wife is listed as unknown, and their children were: Frederick, George Garrett, Moses, John, Christini, Zebulon, William, Richard and James. Following this family is the statement: "Here is the SC log jam which has not, to my knowledge, been broken."

        • Then appears Ezekiel as "son of one of the above... b. 1780" that is, one of Richard Buckelew, Sr.'s sons. Ezekiel's wife is given as Rachel, b. 1780, and their children were: WILLIAM H., b. 1812; Garrett, b. 1823; Matthew, b. 1825; and 2-daughters.

          • William H. Buckelew's wives are Annie Peacock, m. 1832; and Mary, m. 1847. William H. Buckelew's children were: Sarah, b. 1835; James L., b. 1833; Martha, b. 1837; William H., Jr., b. 1840; Queen C., b. 1844; Manson, b. 1845; Catharine E., b. 1847; and Jasper, b. 1850.

    I regret to add that the author of the composition is not named.

    This is the first thing that I've seen that identifies a specific individual in Scotland as being the one that immigrated to America. Of course, at this time, we do not have supporting documentation for this material, but it IS interesting. (Les Buckalew)

    SOURCE: Gerry Green; P.O. Box 777; Nursery, TX 77976; genealogist; author and compiler of "Mary's People--The Buckelews" and eight issues of supplement, entitled "Buckelew Traces--A Continuation of 'Mary's People--The Buckelews.'"

  • ANNE SCOTT'S FIRST MARRIAGE AND CHILDREN: On 20 April 1663 when Anne was 12, she first married James ... of Monmouth Duke, 168, M, son of Charles II, 169, M & Lucy Walters, 170, F, in London. Born in 1649. James died on 15 July 1685; he was 36. They had the following children:

    1. Charles Scott, 259, M. Born on 24 August 1672. Charles died on 9 February 1673/1674. Buried in Westminster Abbey, London.

    2. 66 James, 174, M (1674-1704) see notes below in "21st Generation"

    3. Henry Scott, 260, M. Born in 1676. Created Earl of Deloraine 20 March 1706. [from Source #4]

    4. Francis Scott, 261, M. Born in 1678. Buried on 8 December 1679 in Westminster Abbey, London.

    5. Charlotte Scott, 262, F. Buried on 5 September 1683 in Westminster Abbey, London.

    6. Anne Scott, 263, F. Born on 17 February 1675/1676. Anne died in Tower of London on 13 August 1685; she was 10. Buried in Monmouth's vault in Westminster Abbey.

  • ANNE SCOTT'S SECOND MARRIAGE AND CHILDREN: The children born in Anne's second marriage--that to Lord Cornwallis, also bore the surname of Scott. [from Source #4] On 6 May 1688 when Anne was 37, she second married Charles ... of Cornwallis Baron, 258, M, in St. Martin's-in-the-Fields. Charles died on 29 April 1698. They had the following children:

    1. George Scott, 264, M. Born on 23 September 1692. George died on 27 May 1693. Buried in Westminster Abbey, London.

    2. Ann Scott, 265, F. Ann died on 25 July 1690. Buried in Westminster Abbey, London.

    3. Isabella Scott, 266, F. Isabella died on 18 February 1747/1748 in London.


21st Generation


Family of Anne Scott of Buccleuch & Monmouth Duchess (65) & James ... of Monmouth Duke

66. James Scott of Dalkeith Earl, 174, M. [Generation #21]

  • Born in 1674. James died in Albermarle St., London on 14 March 1704; he was 30. Buried in King Henry VII's Chapel, Westminster Abbey.

  • Earl of Dalkeith.

  • Lived chiefly in Flanders during the reign of King William, but returned to Scotland on the accession of Queen Ann in 1702.

  • Had four sons and two daughters. Predeceasing his mother, his eldest son Francis Scott (67), 176, M (b. 11 January 1695) became, at her death, 2nd duke of Buccleuch. [from Source #1]

  • In July or August 1692 he was proclaimed King at Sanqubar Cross by a band of "thirty or forty wyld people, "but no trouble ensued beyond the leader, Robert Hamilton, being sent to the Haddington Tolbooth. [from Source #4]

  • James, Earl of Dalkeith, son of the Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, died before his mother, in the thirty-first year of his age. In 1692, at Sanquhar, he was proclaimed king by a party of crazy Scotch Covenanters, bent on reasserting Monmouth's absurd claim to the British throne, and thereby securing a Protestant succession after their own hearts. [from Source #6]

  • On 2 January 1693/1694 when James was 19, he married Henrietta Hyde Lady, 175, F, daughter of Lawrence Hyde of Rochester Earl, 274, M. Henrietta died on 30 May 1730 in Westminster Abbey, London. They had the following children:

    1. 67 Francis Scott of Buccleuch, 176, M. (1695-1751) see notes below in "22nd Generation"

    2. Charles, 276, M. Born in March 1700. Charles died on 4 April 1700. Buried in Westminster Abbey, London.

    3. James, 277, M. Born on 14 January 1702 in The Cockpit, Whitehall. James died on 26 February 1719; he was 17. Buried in Westminster Abbey, London.

    4. Henry, 278, M. Born on 26 November 1704. Henry died young.

    5. Ann, 279, F. Born on 1 April 1696. Ann died on 11 October 1714; she was 18. Buried in Westminster Abbey, London.

    6. Charlotte, 280, F. Born on 30 April 1697. Charlotte died on 22 August 1747; she was 50. Buried in Dalkeith.


22nd Generation


Family of James Scott of Dalkeith Earl (66) & Henrietta Hyde Lady

67. Francis Scott of Buccleuch Duke, 176, M. [Generation #22]

  • Born on 11 January 1695. Francis died on 22 April 1751; he was 56. Buried in Eton.

  • Predeceased by his father, when his grandmother died, became 2nd duke of Buccleuch.

  • Francis was Knighted February 1725, and elected a Representative Peer in 1734. On the 23 March 1743 he was restored by Act of Parliament to the titles of EARL OF DONCASTER and BARON SCOT OF TINDAL, which had belonged to his grandfather, the Duke of Monmouth, with the same precedence. He called out his tenantry in 1745 to assist the citizens of Edinburgh against Prince Charles Edward Stuart, who however, spent two nights in his house at Dalkeith. [from Source #4]

  • Francis, second Duke of Buccleuch, was thirty-seven years of age at the death of his grandmother, and was the second Scott for two hundred and sixty years who attained full age before accession. His wife was a daughter of the Duke of Queensberry, a connection by which that title and some of the estates afterwards fell into the hands of Buccleuch. In 1745 Duke Francis called out his tenantry to assist the town of Edinburgh in resisting the Pretender, the half-heartedness of the magistrates and inhabitants on that occasion being a matter of history. He died in 1751. [from Source #6]

  • In 1743 Francis obtained by act of parliament a restoration of the earldom of Doncaster and barony of Scott of Tynedale, two of the English honours of his grandfather, the duke of Monmouth.

  • On 5 April 1720 when Francis was 25, he first married Jane Douglas Lady, 177, F, daughter of Douglas of Queesbury Earl, 183, M (1672-1711) & Mary Boyle, 184, F. Jane died on 31 August 1729 in Langley. They had the following children:

    1. 68 Francis Scott of Dalkeith, 178, M. (1721-1750) see notes below in "23rd Generation"

    2. Charles, 275, M. Born on 14 February 1727. Charles died in Christ Church, Oxford on 18 June 1747; he was 20. Acquired Bowhill in 1726.

    3. Jane, 282, F. Born on 3 April 1723. Jane died on 26 November 1779; she was 56. Buried in Dalkeith Church.

    4. Anne, 283, F. Born on 13 November 1724. Anne died in London on 15 July 1737; she was 12. Buried in Hillingden.

    5. Mary, 284, F. Born on 31 October 1725. Mary died on 20 May 1743; she was 17. Buried in Hurley.

  • On 4 September 1744 when Francis was 49, he second married Alice Powell Mrs., 281, F, in St. George's, Mayfair. Born about 1702. Alice died on 13 December 1765; she was 63. Buried in Wandsworth.

    Had no children by his second wife, Miss Powell. [from Source #1]


23rd Generation


Family of Francis Scott of Buccleuch Duke (67) & Jane Douglas Lady

68. Francis Scott of Dalkeith Earl, 178, M. [Generation #23]

  • Born on 19 February 1721. Francis died in Adderbury on 1 April 1750; he was 29.

  • Francis, Earl of Dalkeith, died the year before his father, in the thirtieth year of his age. By his wife, Lady Caroline Campbell, daughter of the Duke of Argyll, the family estates were considerably augmented; and but for a male entail of the western dukedom, the Dukes of Buccleuch would have ruled at Inveraray. [from Source #6]

  • Earl of Dalkeith.

  • Educated at Oxford. Sat, in 1746-47, as M.P. for Boroughbridge. Died of Small-pox.

  • Francis married Caroline, eldest daughter and co-heiress of John, duke of Argyle and Greenwich, by whom he had four sons and two daughters. [from Source #1]

    On 2 October 1742 when Francis was 21, he married Caroline Campbell, 179, F, daughter of John Campbell of Argyll & Gre. Duke, 182, M. Born on 17 November 1717. Caroline died in Sudbrooke on 11 January 1794; she was 76. They had the following children:

    1. John, 286, M. Born on 14 January 1745. John died on 31 January 1749; he was 4. Buried in Dalkeith.

    2. 69 Henry Scott of Buccleuch, 180, M. (1746-1812) see notes below in "24th Generation"

    3. Campbell, 287, M. Born on 17 October 1747. Campbell died on 18 October 1766; he was 19. Buried in Dalkeith.

    4. James, 288, M. Born on 1 March 1748. James died on 17 January 1758; he was 9. Buried in Dalkeith.

    5. Caroline, 289, F. Born on 1 October 1743. Caroline died in Adderbury on 10 December 1753; she was 10.

    6. 70 Frances Scott, 290, F. (1750-1817) see notes below in "24th Generation"


24th Generation


Family of Francis Scott of Dalkeith Earl (68) & Caroline Campbell

69. Henry Scott of Buccleuch, 180, M. [Generation #24]

  • Born on 13 September 1746. Henry died in Dalkeith House on 11 January 1812; he was 65. Buried in Dalkeith Church.

  • Because of his father's predeceasing, Henry succeeded his grandfather as the Third Duke of Buccleuch.

  • On the decease of William, Fourth Duke of Queensberry without issue, 23 December 1810, Duke Henry Scott succeeded to that dukedom and to considerable estates in Dumfries-shire, becoming the Fifth Duke of Queensberry.

  • It was to the influence of this Duke of Buccleuch that Sir Walter Scott (poet/novelist) was indebted for his appointment in 1799 to the office of sheriff depute of Selkirkshire, and afterwards, in 1806, to that of one of the principal clerks of the court of session. [from Source #1]

  • Third Duke of Buccleuch, and fifth of Queensberry. Succeeded his grandfather in 1751. Educated at Eton, and then travelled abroad accompanied by Dr. Adam Smith, author of The Wealth of Nations. He visited Scotland in 1767, and in 1783 was the first President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He was made Knight of the Thistle on 23 December 1767, and K.G. 28 May 1794. In 1778 he raised a regiment of Fencibles, which was called out during the Anti-Catholic riots in Edinburgh in 1779. In 1794 he succeeded his mother in the estate of Caroline Park, and in 1810 on the death of William, fourth Duke of Queensberry he succeeded to that title under the limitation to the heirs-male of Lady Jane Douglas. [from Source #4]

  • Henry, third Duke of Buccleuch, was only five years of age when the death of his grandfather left him heir to the distinguished titles and vast possessions of his family. In his youth he had the privilege of travelling on the Continent with Dr. Adam Smith (author of "The Wealth of Nations) for his companion and preceptor. Leaving London in 1764, they remained abroad until 1766, when the death of the Duke's next brother at Paris led to their return. Meantime Dr. Smith had tenderly and assiduously nursed the Duke himself through a long and dangerous attack of fever--services which were not forgotten, for till the close of his life the philosopher enjoyed an annuity of L300 from his noble patron. His Grace married in Montague; and when, immediately after the event, the young couple paid a visit to their Scottish estates, the occasion inspired "Jupiter" Carlyle of Inveresk to an ode of welcome. The spirit of old Father Tweed inquiring what frantic riot now wakes his dreams, bemoans the many years of peaceful dulness during which he has been bearing his waters to the main:--

    But now my hills with joyful shouts resound,
    And gladness revels o'er my classic ground;
    My rural Ettrick see in mantle gan,
    With dancing pace comes on his shining way;
    My tragic Yarrow casts his mournful weeds,
    And like a masker trips it down the meads.
    For shame, my sons! Tell Ettrick, Yarrow tell!
    What rage, what frenzy, does your bosoms swell!
    Yarrow, the rapture glowing in his eyes,
    With speedy words thus to his sire replies--
    "Roll, Father Tweed! roll on your silver streams,
    With double splendour shine in sunny beams;
    A Scott, a noble Scott! again appears,
    The wish'd-for blessing of thy hoary years."

    Duke Henry and his lady lived much in Scotland, displaying to the full that amiability in peace which has become the tradition of the house as much as was their courageous pugnacity in the warlike days of old. Sometimes, like James V. and Haroun Alraschid, his Grace, discarding all outward appearance of rank, would venture amongst his humble tenantry, often unknown until long after his unpretending visit. Some such incident is the theme of Henry Scott Riddell's poem "The Cottagers of Glendale," in which the storm-caught Duke seeks shelter for the night in the cottage of an old shepherd, whose kindly and garrulous wife becomes nearly demented when her guest's rank is divulged by a gorgeous groom searching for his lost master:--

    A gentleman folk aye may ken;
    Yet e'en mang sic, though ane were ten,
       They'd nane be like Duke Henry.

    One day when walking to Edinburgh Castle in uniform, his Grace was accosted by a country lassie, who asked if he could tell her where to find her brother "Wull," also in the Fencibles. The Duke said he would try, and asked the girl to go with him to the parade ground. When the sentinels presented arms as he passed, his companion asked its meaning; and his Grace, parrying the question, said, "It must have been either to you or me." On "Wull" asking his sister if she knew who her guide had been, she replied, "I dinna ken, but he was a very ceevil lad;" and on learning that he was the Duke of Buccleuch, was lost between thoughts of his Grace's kindness and her own reckless familiarity. At the death of his mother, Duke Henry inherited Granton and other Argyll estates provided to her, his honours and possessions being yet further augmented by accession (at the death of "Old Q." in 1810) to the dukedom of Queensberry, with part of its lands. By his marriage, large estates in England came to the family. At his death in 1812, the general grief was thus expressed by Sir Walter Scott--"At the funeral there was scarce a dry eye among the assistants--a rare tribute to a person whose high rank and large possessions removed him so far out of the sphere of private friendship. But the Duke's mind was moulded upon the kindliest and most single-hearted model, and arrested the affections of all who had any connection with him." His Duchess survived till 1827--a lady of so much stateliness that Louis Philippe, afterwards King of the French, said that though he had conversed with nearly all the crowned heads of Europe, he had in no instance been so embarrassed as by the formal and dignified bearing of Elizabeth, Duchess of Buccleuch. [from Source #6]

  • On 2 May 1767 when Henry was 20, he married Elizabeth Montagu, 181, F, daughter of George ... of Montagu Duke, 292, M & Mary, 293, F. Born about 1743. Elizabeth died in Richmond on 21 November 1827; she was 84. They had the following children:

    1. George, 295, M. Born on 25 March 1768. George died on 29 May 1768. Buried in Audley Chapel, London.

    2. 71 Charles William Henry Scott of Buccleuch, 185, M. (1772-1819) see notes below in "25th Generation"

    3. 72 Henry James Montagu, 296, M. (1776-1845) see notes below in "25th Generation"

    4. Mary, 305, F. Born on 21 May 1769 in London. Mary died on 21 April 1823; she was 53. On 29 January 1791 when Mary was 21, she married James George of Stopford Viscount, 306, M, in London.

    5. Elizabeth, 307, F. Born on 10 October 1770 in London. Elizabeth died in Hirsel on 29 June 1837; she was 66. On 9 November 1798 when Elizabeth was 28, she married Alexander ... of Home Earl, 308, M, in Dalkeith House.

    6. Caroline, 309, F. Born on 6 July 1774 in London. Caroline died on 29 April 1854; she was 79. On 13 August 1803 when Caroline was 29, she married Charles Douglas of Kelhead Baronet, 310, M, in Richmond.

    7. Harriett, 311, F. Born on 1 December 1780 in London. Harriett died on 18 April 1833; she was 52. On 1 December 1806 when Harriett was 26, she married William ... of Ancram Earl, 312, M, in Dalkeith House.

70. Frances Scott, 290, F. [Generation #24]

  • Born on 26 July 1750. Frances died in May 1817; she was 66.

  • On 13 May 1783 when Frances was 32, she married Archibald Douglas of Douglas Lord, 291, M. They had one child:

    1. 73 Jane Margaret Douglas, 297, F. (-1859) see notes below in "25th Generation"


25th Generation


Family of Henry Scott of Buccleuch (69) & Elizabeth Montagu

71. Charles William Henry Scott of Buccleuch, 185, M. [Generation #25]

  • Born on 24 May 1772 in London. Charles William Henry Scott died in Lisbon, Spain on 20 April 1819; he was 46. Buried in Warkton.

  • Earl of Dalkeith.

  • Fourth Duke of Buccleuch and sixth Duke of Queensberry, K.T., succeeded his father.

  • In 1807 Charles William Henry Scott was summoned to the House of Peers as Baron Tynedale.

  • The duke was a constant friend and correspondent of Sir Walter, and at an early period of his difficulties he gave his name as security for a loan of four thousand pounds to the embarrassed man of letters. He also bestowed on the "Ettrick Shepherd" the life-rent of the farm at Altrive on his favourite banks of Yarrow.

  • Educated at Eton and sat as M.P. for Marlborough 1793 and 1806, for Luggershall 1796, and St. Michael's in 1805. He was summoned to the House of Peers by a writ under the Great Seal of England, 11 April 1807, as Baron Tynedale. He and his Duchess were best known as the friends of Sir Walter Scott, who dedicated to the Duke "The Lay of the Last Minstrel," and as the kindly patrons of James Hogg, the "Ettrick Shepherd." [from Source #4]

  • Charles William Henry Scott, fourth Duke, during the short period of his possession of the estates, devoted himself mainly to their improvement and administration. He replanted the forests hewn down by "Old Q" and repaired the old castle of Drumlanrig, left in such disorder that it took L60,000 to make it wind and water-tight. His relations with Sir Walter Scott of Abbotsford were of the most cordial and even affectionate nature; while his kindness to Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd, was as unceasing as it was undemonstrative.

    Charles William died at Lisbon, where he had gone in search of health, on the 20th April 1819. "Others," wrote Sir Walter, "of his rank might be more missed in the resorts of splendour and of gaiety frequented by persons of distinction. But the peasant while he leans on his spade, age sinking to the grave in hopeless indigence, and youth struggling for the means of existence, will long miss the generous and powerful patron, whose aid was never asked in vain when the merit of the petitioner was unquestioned." [from Source #6]

  • On 23 March 1795 when Charles William Henry Scott was 22, he married Harriet Katherine Townshend, 186, F, daughter of Thomas Townshend of Sidney Viscount, 187, M, in London. Harriet Katherine died in Dalkeith House on 24 August 1814. Buried in Warkton. They had the following children:

    1. George Henry, 313, M. Born on 2 January 1798 in Dalkeith House. George Henry died in Montagu House on 1 March 1808; he was 10. Buried in Warkton. Died while a schoolboy at Eton. [from Source #4]

    2. 74 Walter Francis Scott, 188, M. (1806-1884) see notes below in "26th Generation"

    3. John Douglas, 314, M. Born on 13 July 1809 in Dalkeith House. John Douglas died in Cawston Lodge, Rugby on 3 January 1860; he was 50.

      Lord John Scott, brother of Walter Francis, fifth Duke of Buccleuch, born in 1809, was returned M.P. for Roxburghshire in 1832, after a severe contest, in which he distinguished himself as a ready and effective public speaker. Much hope was entertained of his future services to the Conservative party, but he became early disgusted with Parliament, preferring the pleasures of a rural life, and hunting with great energy across that border country where of yore his ancestors had spurred the horse on far other errands. He was said to be the best hand with a salmon-leister on the Tweed; indeed there was no form of sport or pastime calling forth dash and energy in which he did not excel.

      During his later years John Douglas entertained deep and earnest religious convictions, and his last public appearance at Melrose in defence of genuine Protestant conservatism is said to have been a remarkable display of vigorous eloquence. It was on this occasion that Lord John enunciated his opinion, since become celebrated, that the "HiChurch party in Scotland had acted the part of sappers and miners for the Church of Rome." He died in 1860, greatly lamented by the Duke, their mutual attachment being of the warmest and most affectionate nature. [from Source #6]

      On 10 March 1836 when John Douglas was 26, he married Alicia Ann Spottiswoode, 315, F. Alicia Ann died on 12 March 1900 in Spottiswoode. Her father was John Spottiswoode of Spottiswoode, author of "Annie Laurie" and many well-known Scottish songs.

    4. Anne Elizabeth, 316, F. Born on 17 August 1796 in Richmond. Anne Elizabeth died in Leamington on 13 August 1844; she was 47. Buried in Warkton.

    5. Charlotte Albinia, 317, F. Born on 16 July 1790 in Dalkeith House. Charlotte Albinia died in Rome on 29 February 1828; she was 37.

      On 4 July 1822 when Charlotte Albinia was 31, she married James Thomas of Courtown Earl, 318, M, in London.

    6. Isabella Mary, 319, F. Born on 24 October 1800 in Dalkeith House. Isabella Mary died in Richmond on 9 October 1829; she was 28.

      On 9 October 1823 when Isabella Mary was 22, she married Perigrine Francis Cust Honorable, 320, M, in Ditton.

    7. Katherine Frances, 321, F. Born on 4 December 1803 in Dalkeith House. Katherine Frances died in London on 6 June 1814; she was 10. Buried in Warkton.

    8. Margaret Harriett, 322, F. Born on 12 June 1811 in Dalkeith House. Margaret Harriett died in London on 5 June 1846; she was 34.

      On 7 February 1832 when Margaret Harriett was 20, she married Charles ... of Marsham Viscount, 323, M, in London.

    9. Harriet Janet Sarah, 324, F. Born on 13 August 1314 in Dalkeith House. Harriet Janet Sarah died on 17 February 1870 in Frittenden. Buried in Frittenden.

      On 29 March 1842 Harriet Janet Sarah married Edward Moore Reverend, 325, M.

  • Had total of seven children. [from Source #1]

72. Henry James Montagu Baron, 296, M. [Generation #25]

  • Born on 16 December 1776 in London. Henry James died in London on 30 October 1845; he was 68. Buried in Stoke Pogis.

  • Henry James Montagu, Baron Montagu of Boughton, succeeded to that title on the death of his grandfather, George, Duke of Montagu. Acted as guardian to his nephew, the fifth Duke of Buccleuch, during his minority. [from Source #4]

  • On 22 November 1804 when Henry James was 27, he married Jane Margaret Douglas (73), 297, F, daughter of Archibald Douglas of Douglas Lord, 291, M & Frances Scott (70), 290, F (26 July 1750-May 1817), in Dalkeith House. Jane Margaret died on 10 January 1859 in Ditton Park. Buried in Stoke Pogis. They had the following children:

    1. Lucy Elizabeth, 298, F. Born on 14 November 1805. Lucy Elizabeth died on 15 May 1877; she was 71. On 4 December 1832 when Lucy Elizabeth was 27, she married Cospatrick Alexander of Home Earl, 299, M.

    2. Mary Margaret, 300, F. Mary Margaret died on 30 June 1885. On 9 July 1840 Mary Margaret married Frederick Clinton Lt. Col., 301, M.

    3. Jane Caroline, 302, F. Jane Caroline died on 16 June 1846.

    4. Caroline Georgina, 303, F. Caroline Georgina died on 5 December 1891. On 5 March 1836 Caroline Georgina married George William Hope of Luffness, 304, M.

Family of Frances Scott (70) & Archibald Douglas of Douglas Lord

73. Jane Margaret Douglas, 297, F. [Generation #25]

  • Jane Margaret died on 10 January 1859 in Ditton Park. Buried in Stoke Pogis.

  • On 22 November 1804 Jane Margaret married Henry James Montagu Baron (72), 296, M, son of Henry Scott of Buccleuch (69), 180, M (13 September 1746-11 January 1812) & Elizabeth Montagu, 181, F (about 1743-21 November 1827), in Dalkeith House. Born on 16 December 1776 in London. Henry James died in London on 30 October 1845; he was 68. Buried in Stoke Pogis. They had the following children:

    1. Lucy Elizabeth, 298, F. Born on 14 November 1805. Lucy Elizabeth died on 15 May 1877; she was 71. On 4 December 1832 when Lucy Elizabeth was 27, she married Cospatrick Alexander of Home Earl, 299, M.

    2. Mary Margaret, 300, F. Mary Margaret died on 30 June 1885. On 9 July 1840 Mary Margaret married Frederick Clinton Lt. Col., 301, M.

    3. Jane Caroline, 302, F. Jane Caroline died on 16 June 1846.

    4. Caroline Georgina, 303, F. Caroline Georgina died on 5 December 1891. On 5 March 1836 Caroline Georgina married George William Hope of Luffness, 304, M.


26th Generation


Family of Charles William Henry Scott of Buccleuch (71) & Harriet Katherine Townshend

74. Walter Francis Scott of Buccleuch Duke, 188, M. [Generation #26]

  • Born on 25 November 1806 in Dalkeith House. Walter Francis died in Bowhill on 16 April 1884; he was 77. Buried in St. Mary's Chapel, Dalkeith.

  • Full Name: Walter Francis Montague Douglas Scott.

  • Earl of Dalkeith.

  • Succeeded his father as Fifth Duke of Buccleuch, and Seventh Duke of Queensberry.

  • Sat in the House of Peers as Earl of Doncaster.

  • Was Lord privy seal from February 1842 to January 1846; lord president of the council from January to July 1846; lord lieutenant of Mid Lothian and of Roxburghshire, captain general of the king's body guard in Scotland, and high steward of Westminster.

  • Educated at Eton and St. John's College, Cambridge. In 1822 King George IV, during his visit to Scotland, visited Dalkeith House as the Duke's guest. He was made Lord-Lieutenant of Midlothian in 1828, and of Roxburg in 1841. He was made Captain-General of the Royal Company of Archers in 1838, and received Queen Victoria at Dalkeith House in 1842. He built the harbour of Granton in 1835, was nominated a Privy Councillor in 1842, and Lord Privy Seal in 1842-46, and in that year was Lord President of the Council. He was made D.C.L. of Oxford 1834, LL.D. of Cambridge 1842, and of Edinburgh 1874, and Chancellor of the University of Glasgow. Lived a long, active, and useful public life. [from Source #4]

  • Walter Francis, fifth Duke of Buccleuch and seventh Duke of Queensberry, succeeded, like so many of his race, while yet a minor, being an Eton boy of thirteen at the death of his father. Sir Walter Scott well observed, "The Duke of Buccleuch can never be regarded as a private man;" and the public calls upon Duke Walter led to much of his time being spent in London and various other parts of the empire. It is no secret, however, that of all his princely mansions there was none towards which he turned so gladly as to Bowhill, and that of all his high and eminent titles he bore none more proudly than that of Scott of Buccleuch.

    Walter Francis was born at Dalkeith on the 25th November 1806; and for a while after his accession to the title his health was such as to cause no slight anxiety. Sir Walter, who watched his growth with keen and unaffected interest, took comfort in reflecting "how many valetudinarians had outlived all their robust contemporaries and attained the utmost verge of humun life"--a hopeful forecast which Duke Walter lived to verify. Indeed, only five years later Sir Walter records in his diary (25th August 1826) that "the Duke has grown up into a graceful and apparently strong young man. I think he will be well qualified to sustain his difficult and important task. The heart is excellent, so are the talents--good sense and knowledge of the world will prevent him from being deceived; and with perfect good nature, he has a natural sense of his own situation. God bless him!--his father and I loved each other well; and his beautiful mother had as much of the angel as is permitted to walk this earth."

    In 1822, and when only sixteen years of age, the young Duke was called upon to play the part of host to no less exalted a personage than His Majesty George IV, then on his memorable visit to Scotland. One day when Neil Gow's band was playing to the King at Dalkeith, His Majesty sent his young host to request a particular air, slapping him on the shoulder, and saying, "Come, Buccleuch, you are the youngest man in the company, and must make yourself useful." The King stayed a fortnight at Dalkeith, and his portrait, painted by Sir David Wilkie, in a full Highland costume which rendered royalty ridiculous, was presented to the Duke as a memorial of the visit.

    Nothing could be finer or in truer taste than the unaffected way in which the Duke at his majority banquet, taking for granted his "advantages of birth and fortune," announced his intention "to make use of the station in which he was placed for promoting the general welfare." And nothing could be more admirable than the straightforward conscientiousness with which his Grace tried to redeem the promise. To few men in any position has it been granted to win so rich a mead of praise as that which followed the fifth Duke of Buccleuch. From his coming of age, the Duke was the object of many a hearty welcome and many a sincere encomium. Even political opponents blunted the arrows of their criticism when they came to deal with him; and enemies of any other sort he seems never to have created.

    Though manifesting a keen interest in political affairs, the Duke did not take an active share in the work of government. From 1842 to 1846, he was Lord Privy Seal and Lord President of the Council, joining his chief, Sir Robert Peel, in that great fiscal change which was the crowning act of his administration. His Grace died at Bowhill in 1884. He was married in 1829 to Lady Charlotte Anne Thynne, daughter of the Marquis of Bath, who survives (at the time of this publication, 1836), as do their family of four sons and three daughters.

    Lord Henry sat twenty-three years in parliament, first for Selkirkshire, and latterly for South Hants. Lord Charles, commanding the "Bacchante," was entrusted with the charge of H.R.H. the princes Albert Victor and George of Wales. [from Source #6]

  • On 13 August 1829 when Walter Francis was 22, he married Charlotte Anne Thynne Lady, 189, F, daughter of Thomas ... of Bath Marquess, 192, M, in St. George's, Hanover Square, London. Born about 1811. Charlotte Anne died in Ditton Park on 28 March 1895; she was 84. Buried in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Dalkeith. They had the following children:

    1. 75 William Henry Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, 190, M. (1831-1914) see notes below in "27th Generation"

    2. 76 Henry John Montagu Douglas Scott, 326, M. (1832-) see notes below in "27th Generation"

    3. 77 Walter Charles Montague Douglas Scott, 339, M. (1834-1895) see notes below in "27th Generation"

    4. Francis Robert Montague Douglas Scott, 351, M. Born on 15 January 1837 in Dalkeith. Francis Robert Montague Douglas died in Naples on 7 May 1839; he was 2.

    5. 78 Charles Thomas Scott, 352, M. (1839-) see notes below in "27th Generation"

    6. Victoria Alexandrina Scott, 357, F. Born on 20 November 1844 in Dalkeith House. On 23 February 1865 when Victoria Alexandrina was 20, she first married Schomberg Henry Kerr Lord, 358, M, in Dalkeith.

      On 21 February 1903 when Victoria Alexandrina was 58, she second married Bertram Talbot, 359, M, son of John Gilbert Talbot of Falconhurst, K. M.P., 360, M, in St. Margaret's, Westminster.

    7. Margaret Elizabeth Scott, 361, F. Born on 10 October 1846 in Dalkeith. On 9 December 1875 when Margaret Elizabeth was 29, she married Donald Cameron of Lochiel M.P., 362, M, in Dalkeith.

    8. Mary Charlotte Scott, 363, F. Born on 6 August 1851 in Dalkeith House. On 24 July 1877 when Mary Charlotte was 25, she married Walter Randolph Trefusis Col., 364, M, son of Charles Rodolph Trefusis of Clinton Baron, 365, M, in London. Walter Randolph died on 3 December 1885.

  • Had total of six children. [from Source #1]


27th Generation


Family of Walter Francis Scott of Buccleuch Duke (74) & Charlotte Anne Thynne Lady

75. William Henry Walter Montagu Douglas Scott Duke, 190, M. [Generation #27]

  • Born on 9 September 1831 in Montague House. William Henry Walter Montagu Douglas Scott died in 1914; he was 82.

  • Earl of Dalkeith.

  • 6th Duke of Buccleuch, 8th Duke of Queensberry.

  • Lord-lieutenant of Dumfries-shire, 1858; elected M.P. for Lothian 1853; subsequently re-elected.

  • In September 1839, an entertainment was given by his tenantry to the duke of Branxholm, the ancient seat of the Buccleuch family. A pavilion was erected on the occasion, constructed in the form of an ancient baronial hall, and seated to contain upwards of one thousand persons. The ancient war cry of the clan, "Bellenden," from a place of that name situated near the head of Borthwick water, painted in bold letters, was prominent over the seat of the Duke. Of Branxholm castle (celebrated in the poetry of Sir Walter Scott), the only portion remaining is part of a square tower, which is connected with the present mansion house.

  • Dalkeith palace, the principal residence of the family, has twice in the present century (the 19th) been honoured by a visit from royalty, viz., in 1822, when George IV came to Scotland, and in September 1842, when Queen Victoria first arrived in Scotland. [from Source #1]

  • Educated at Eton, and Christ Church, Oxford, M.P. for Midlothian 1853-68 and 1874-80, Lord-Lieutenant of Dumfriesshire, D.L. for the counties of Selkirk and Roxburgh, Captain-General of the Royal Archers, made Privy Councillor 1901. Killed as result of gun accident when deer-hunting near Achnacarry. [from Source #4]

  • William Henry Walter, sixth Duke of Buccleuch, was born in Montague House, 9th September 1831; and on the 22nd November 1859, was married to Lady Louisa, daughter of James, first duke of Abercorn. When at a complimentary dinner given by about five hundred gentlemen on the 7th May 1878, his father, Duke Walter, acknowledged the enthusiastic plaudits of the company, he added, "The only satisfaction I have now-a-days, at the end of life which cannot be much prolonged under the ordinary duration of human nature, is that at all events I shall feel that I have a most valuable legacy to leave behind me, and that the person to whom that legacy will naturall fall is well worthy of receiving it." While Earl of Dalkeith, the Duke represented Midlothian from 1858 to 1868, and from 1874 to 1880, when he was defeated, after a memorable contest, by Mr. Gladstone, whose speeches throughout the county may be said to have hastened the downfall of Lord Beaconsfield's Ministry. [from Source #6]

  • On 22 November 1859 when William Henry Walter Montagu Douglas was 28, he married Louisa Jane Hamilton, 191, F, daughter of James Hamilton of Abercorn Duke, 366, M, in London. They had the following children:

    1. Walter Henry Montagu Douglas, 367, M. Born on 17 January 1861 in London. Walter Henry Montagu Douglas died in near Achnacarry on 18 September 1886; he was 25. Buried in Dalkeith. Earl of Dalkeith

    2. 79 John Charles Montague Douglas Scott, 193, M. (1864-1935) see notes below in "28th Generation"

    3. 80 George William Montagu Douglas Scott, 373, M. (1866-) see notes below in "28th Generation"

    4. Henry Francis Montague Douglas Scott, 377, M. Born on 15 January 1868 in Bowhill. Major Third Battalion of the Royal Scots (Lothian) regiment, served in the South African way.

    5. Herbert Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott, 378, M. Born on 30 November 1872 in London. D.S.O., Captain Irish Guards, served in the South African war, and planted the British flag at Pretoria, A.D.C. to General Sir C. M. Clarke, Governor of Malta. [from Source #4]

    6. Katharine Mary Montagu Douglas Scott, 380, F. Born on 25 March 1875. On 29 April 1899 when Katharine Mary Montagu Douglas was 24, she married Thomas Brand, 381, M, son of Brand of Hampden Viscount, 382, M.

    7. Constance Anne Montagu Douglas Scott, 383, F. Born on 10 March 1877.

    8. Francis George Montagu Douglas Scott, 379, M. Born on 1 November 1879 in Dalkeith. Grenadier Guards, served in the South African War. [from Source #4]

76. Henry John Montagu Douglas Scott, 326, M, of Montagu of Beaulieu Baron, a. [Generation #27]

  • Born on 5 November 1832 in Dalkeith House.

  • Created 29 December 1885 a Peer of the United Kingdom, as Baron Montagu of Beaulieu, with remainder to the heirs-male of his body. M. P. for Selkirkshire 1861-68, South Hants 1863-84. [from Source #4]

  • On 1 August 1865 when Henry John Montagu Douglas Scott was 32, he married Cicely Susan Stuart Wortley Mackenzie, 327, F, daughter of John Mackenzie of Wharncliffe Lord, 328, M, in Westminster Abbey. They had the following children:

    1. 81 John Walter Edward Scott Montagu, 329, M. (1866-) see notes below in "28th Generation"

    2. Robert Henry Scott, 333, M. Born on 20 July 1867 in London. In 1904 when Robert Henry was 36, he married Alice Davy-Davies Widow, 334, F.

    3. James Francis Montagu Douglas Scott, 336, M. Born on 6 February 1873. James Francis Montagu Douglas died in Hoburne on 2 March 1874; he was 1.

    4. Rachel Cecily Scott, 337, F. Born on 15 July 1868 in London. On 3 June 1890 when Rachel Cecily was 21, she married Henry William Forster M.P., 338, M, in London.

77. Walter Charles Montague Douglas Scott Capt., 339, M. [Generation #27]

  • Born on 2 March 1834 in Dalkeith House. Walter Charles Montague Douglas died on 3 March 1895; he was 61.

  • Captain 15th Hussars. [from Source #4]

  • On 7 October 1858 when Walter Charles Montague Douglas Scott was 24, he married Anna Maria Hartopp, 340, F, daughter of William Edmund Cradock- Hartopp Baronet, 341, M, in Sutton Coldfield. Born about 1837. Anna Maria died on 29 May 1886; she was 49. They had the following children:

    1. Francis Walter Montague Douglas Scott, 342, M. Born on 5 March 1860 in London. On 16 April 1896 when Francis Walter Montague Douglas was 36, he married Katherine Charlotte Portal, 343, F, daughter of Melville Portal, 344, M, in London.

    2. Charles Henry Montague Douglas Scott, 345, M. Born on 16 June 1862 in London.

    3. Walter George Leon Montague Douglas Scott, 346, M. Born on 12 October 1870 in London. On 31 May 1897 when Walter George Leon Montague Douglas was 26, he married Ralouka Heriot, 347, F, daughter of Warner Heriot Colonel, 348, M.

    4. Evelyn Mary Scott, 349, F. Born on 4 August 1865 in London. On 16 November 1898 when Evelyn Mary was 33, she married Thomas Lane Coulson Bridges Reverend, 350, M.

78. Charles Thomas Scott G.C.B., Adm. R.N, 352, M. [Generation #27]

  • Born on 28 October 1839 in Montague House.

  • On 23 February 1883 when Charles Thomas Scott was 43, he married Ada Mary Ryan, 353, F, daughter of Charles Ryan Esq., 354, M, in Sunbury, Victoria. They had the following children:

    1. Charles William Montagu Douglas Scott, 355, M. Born on 17 April 1884 in Springhill.

    2. David John Montagu Douglas Scott, 356, M. Born on 7 March 1887 in Chatham.


28th Generation


Family of William Henry Walter Montagu Douglas Scott Duke (75) & Louisa Jane Hamilton

79. John Charles Montague Douglas Scott of Buccleuch Duke, 193, M. [Generation #28]

  • Born on 30 March 1864 in London. John Charles Montague Douglas died in 1935; he was 70.

  • 7th Duke of Buccleuch, 9th Duke of Queensberry. [from Source #1]

  • Lieutenant R.N., M.P. for Roxburghshire since 1895, Vice-Lieutenant of Selkirk and D.L. of Midlothian, Roxburgh, and Dumfries. [from Source #4]

  • On 30 January 1893 when John Charles Montague Douglas was 28, he married Margaret Alice Bridgeman, 194, F, daughter of George Cecil Orlando Bridgeman of Bradford Earl, 195, M, in London. They had the following children:

    1. 82 Walter John Montagu Douglas Scott, 196, M. (1894-1973) see notes below in "29th Generation"

    2. William Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, 368, M. Born on 17 January 1896 in London.

    3. Margaret Ida Scott, 369, F. Born on 13 November 1893 in Dalkeith.

    4. Sybil Anne Scott, 370, F. Born on 14 July 1899 in Montague House.

    5. Alice Christina Scott, 371, F. Born on 25 December 1901.

    6. Mary Theresa Scott, 372, F. Born on 4 March 1904 in Montague House.

80. George William Montagu Douglas Scott Capt., 373, M. [Generation #28]

  • Born on 31 August 1866 in Bowhill.

  • Captain 10 Hussars, served in the South African way. [from Source #4]

  • On 30 April 1903 when George William Montagu Douglas was 36, he married Elizabeth Emily Manners, 374, F, daughter of John Manners of Rutland Duke, 375, M, in Belvoir. They had one child:

    1. Phyllis Anne, 376, F. Born on 3 March 1904 in London.

Family of Henry John Montagu Douglas Scott of Montagu of Beau. Baron (76) & Cicely Susan Stuart Wortley Mackenzie

81. John Walter Edward Scott Montagu, 329, M. [Generation #28]

  • Born on 10 June 1866 in London.

  • M.P. New Forest, Hants. [from Source #4]

  • On 4 June 1889 when John Walter Edward Scott was 22, he married Cecil Victoria Constance Kerr, 330, F, daughter of Schomberg Henry Kerr, 331, M, in London. They had one child:

    1. Helen Cecil, 332, F. Born on 7 March 1890 in Beaulieu.


29th Generation


Family of John Charles Montague Douglas Scott of Buccleuch Duke (79) & Margaret Alice Bridgeman

82. Walter John Montagu Douglas Scott of Buccleuch Duke, 196, M. [Generation #29]

  • Born on 30 December 1894 in Dalkeith House. Walter John Montagu Douglas died in 1973; he was 78.

  • 8th Duke of Buccleuch, 10th Duke of Queensbery. [from Source #1]

  • K.T., G.C.V.O., P.C., T.D., was tireless in his service to others until his death in 1973, with a full life as a soldier, politician, farmer, forester, art connoisseur, banker, Lord Steward of H.M's. Household, Lord Clerk Register, Keeper of the Signet and Chancellor of the Order of the Thistle. [from Source #7]

  • Walter Francis John Montagu Douglas Scott; 9th Duke of Buccleuch, 11th Duke of Queensberry. KT (1978). VRD (1970), JP (Roxburgh 1975); also Lord Scott of Buccleuch (S 1606), Lord Scott of Whitchester and Eskdaill. Earl of Buccleuch (both S 1619), Earl of Dalkeith (S 1663), Earl of Doncaster, Baron Scott of Tynedale (both E 1663), Lord Douglas of Kinmont, Middlebie and Dornoch, Viscount of Nith, Thorthorwald and Ross, Earl of Drumlanrig and Sanqubar, and Marquess of Dumfriesshire (all S 1706); s. of 8 and 10 Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, KT, GCVO, TD, PC (d. 1973) and Mary, da. of Maj. William Lascelles (ggs of 2 Earl of Harewood); b. 28 September 1923; Educ. Eton, Ch Ch Oxford; married 1953, Jane, daughter of John McNeill, QC, Drumavuic, Argyle; 3 sons, 1 daughter; Heir s. Earl of Dalkeith, DL; Career--served RNVR & RNR 1942-71 Lt Cdr; Roxburg CC 1958; MP (C) Edinburgh N 1960-73, pps Secretary of State Scotland 1961-64; chairman Conservative Forestry Committee; hon memb Co of the Merchants of the City of Edinburgh 1981; Ld __ Roxburghshire 1974-75, Selkirk 1975, Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale 1975; Royal Highland & Agricultural Society for Scotland 1969; St. Andrews Ambulance Rehabilitation 1973; Royal Blind Asylum & Sch; chairman Royal Association for Disability & Rehabilitation 1973; president E of England Ag Soc 1976, Royal Scottish Agric Benevolent Inst, Scottish National Inst for War Blinded; chairman Cwlth Forestry Assoc 1970; Captain Royal Co Archers (Queen's Body Guard for Scotland); chairman Benevolent Heritage Tst 1985-, chairman Living Landscape Tst 1986-; Recreations: music, painting, field sports, photography; Clubs: New (Edinburgh); Style: His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, KT, VRD, JP; Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire [phone (0848) 30248; Boughton House, Kettering, Northants; 46 Bedford Gdns, W*, Ph. 01 727 4358; Bowhill, Selkirk ph 20732].

  • Walter John Montagu Douglas married Mary Lascelles, 197, F, daughter of W.F. Lascelles Major, 198, M. They had one child:

    1. John, 199, M. Born in 1923. John married Jane McNeill, 200, F.



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2. Robert Bain's "Clans and Tartans of Scotland"

3. Scott, Keith S.M., FSA (Scot.); "Scott, 1118-1923, Being a Collection of 'Scott' pedigrees containing all known male descendants from Buccleuch, Sinton, Harden, Balweary, etc."; Compiled and Arranged by ... with an Introduction by The Master of Polwarth, Captain The Hon. W. T. Hepburne-Scott, Younger of Harden; Illustrated by Mr. A. G. Law Samson, Writer to the Lyon Office; Garnier & Company, Booksellers...Publishers; Charleston, SC; Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 72-79269; Dedicated by permission to The Right Honourable Walter George Hepburne-Scott, C.B.E., Fifteenth Laird of Harden and Ninth Baron Polwarth, in the Peerage of Scotland; Edition published in 1969, a republication of the 1923 edition.

4. Paul, Sir James Balfour, Editor; "The Scots Peerage--Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's "Peerage of Scotland," Volume II; Edinburgh: David Douglas; 1905; Printed by T. and A. Constable

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7. Booklet: "Bowhill; Selkirk, Scotland; Border home of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, K.T."



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  • David Sir ( - 1491) 20

  • Francis Earl (1626 - 1651) 64

  • Francis Duke (1695 - 1751) 67

  • Henry (1746 - 1812) 69

  • Isabella child of 20

  • John Duke (1923 - ) child of 82

  • John Charles Montague Douglas Duke (1864 - 1935) 79

  • Mary Countess (1647 - 1661) child of 64

  • Walter ( - 1402) 13

  • Walter Sir ( - 1469) 17

  • Walter Sir ( - 1552) 41

  • Walter Lord (1625 - ) child of 63

  • Walter Sir ( - before 1504) 33

  • Walter Lord (1565 - 1611) 61

  • Walter Earl ( - 1633) 63

  • Walter Francis Duke (1806 - 1884) 74

  • Walter John Montagu Douglas Duke (1894 - 1973) 82

Scott_of_Buccleuch & Bran

  • Walter Sir (~1549 - 1574) 58

Scott_of_Buccleuch & Mon.

  • Anne Duchess (1651 - 1732) 65


  • David (1627 - 1648) child of 63


  • Stephen child of 15


  • Francis Earl (1721 - 1750) 68

  • George Earl (1768 - 1768) child of 69

  • James Earl (1674 - 1704) 66


  • Walter Henry Montagu Douglas Lord (1861 - 1886) child of 75


  • John child of 28

  • William ( - before 1484) 28


  • Walter Sir child of 41


  • John child of 63


  • Alexander Sir ( - 1488) 22

  • Walter ( - before 1488) child of 22


  • James child of 17

  • Margaret child of 49

  • William Sir ( - before 1552) 49


  • Francis child of 63

  • William child of 63

Scott_of_Montagu of Beau.

  • Henry John Montagu Douglas Baron (1832 - ) 76


  • Richard le Baron (~1265 - 1320) 7


  • David Sir child of 41


  • John (1745 - 1749) child of 68


  • William ( - 1523) child of 33


  • Gideon Hon. ( - 1707) 51


  • Robert 34


  • Francis child of 52


  • Mary spouse of 43


  • John 21

  • William child of 21


  • Mary spouse of 24


  • Anne spouse of 52


  • Anne 38

  • Anne spouse of 62

  • Hugh ( - 1640) 31

  • Hugh 46

  • James 39


  • Adam child of 42


  • John ( - 1734) child of 51

  • Walter ( - 1719) child of 51

  • Walter 52

  • Walter ( - 1793) child of 52

  • William ( - 1563) 18

  • William Sir ( - 1655) 30

  • William Sir ( - 1707) child of 35


  • Gideon Sir 36


  • Arthur (Andrew) child of 42


  • Walter 37

  • Walter spouse of 38

  • Walter 62

  • Walter child of 45

  • William ( - 1699) child of 37

  • William ( - 1699) spouse of 59

  • William (~1703 - ) 45


  • Robert 53


  • George 23


  • John Sir spouse of 42

  • Robert 50

  • Robert spouse of 60


  • James child of 30


  • UNNAMED spouse of 20


  • Margaret spouse of 4


  • Charlotte Anne Lady (~1811 - 1895) spouse of 74


  • Harriet Katherine (1795 - 1814) spouse of 71

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