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Monmouth, Duke of (E, 1662/3 - 1685)
Creation: let. pat. 14 Feb 1662/63
Attainted: 15 Jul 1685
Family name: Crofts later Scott
The Arms of King Charles II, viz.: Quarterly: 1st and 4th, France and England grand-quarterly; 2nd, Scotland; 3rd, Ireland, debruised with a Baton Sinister Argent
illegitimate son of King Charles II by his mistress Lucy Walters
9 Apr 1649
20 Apr 1663 Lady Anne Scott, suo jure Countess of Buccleuch (mar. (2) 6 May 1688 Charles [Cornwallis], 3rd Baron Cornwallis; d. 6 Feb 1731/32), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Francis [Scott], 2nd Earl of Buccleuch, by his wife Lady Margaret Leslie, only dau. of John [Leslie], 6th Earl of Rothes
executed 15 Jul 1685
14 Feb 1662/63 Baron Scott of Tindale, Earl of Doncaster and Duke of Monmouth
20 Apr 1663 with his wife Lord and Lady Scot of Whitchester and Eskdale, Earl and Countess of Dalkeith, and Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, with remainder to their heirs male, in default of which to the heirs male descending from the Duke's body succeeding in the estate and Earldom of Buccleuch
attainted 15 Jun 1685 when all his peerages were forfeited
On 23 Mar 1743 his grandson, Francis [Scott], 2nd Duke of Buccleuch, was restored by Act of Parliament as Baron Scott of Tindale and Earl of Doncaster. These peerages have been held by the Dukes of Buccleuch since that date.
Last reviewed 29 Mar 2007
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