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Montagu of Beaulieu, Baron (UK, 1885)


Creation: let. pat. 29 Dec 1885


Family name: Douglas-Scott-Montagu




Grandquarterly:  1st and 4th grandquarter:  quarterly: 1st and 4th, Argent three Lozenges conjoined in fess Gules within a Bordure Sable (Montagu);  2nd and 3rd, Or an Eagle displayed Vert beaked and membered Gules (Monthermer);  2nd grandquarter:  Argent on a Bend Azure an Estoile between two Crescents Or (Scott);  3rd grandquarter:  quarterly:  1st and 4th, Argent a Human Heart Gules imperially crowned Or on a Chief Azure three Mullets of the field (Douglas);  2nd and 3rd, Azure a Bend between six Cross Crosslets fitchy Argent (Mar), the whole of this quarter within a Bordure Or charged with a Double Tressure flory counterflory


1st:  a Griffin's Head couped at the neck Or winged and beaked Sable (for Montagu);  2nd:  a Stag trippant proper (for Scott);  3rd: a Human Heart Gules imperially crowned Or between two Wings of the second (for Douglas)


On either side a Griffin Or winged and beaked Sable charged on the shoulder with a Cap of Maintenance Azure


Spectemur Agendo (Let us be judged by our actions)



Henry John [Montagu-Douglas-Scott later Douglas-Scott-Montagu], 1st Baron Montagu of Beaulieu JP DL

2nd son of Walter Francis [Montagu-Scott later Montagu-Douglas-Scott], 5th Duke of Buccleuch, by his wife Lady Charlotte Anne Thynne, yst. dau. of Thomas [Thynne], 2nd Marquess of Bath


5 Nov 1832


1 Aug 1865 Hon Cicely Susan Stuart-Whortley (b. 14 Oct 1835; d. 2 May 1915), 2nd dau. of John [Stuart-Wortley later Stuart-Whortley-Mackenzie], 2nd Baron Wharncliffe, by his wife Lady Georgiana Elizabeth Ryder, 3rd dau. of Dudley [Ryder], 1st Earl of Harrowby


1. Hon John Walter Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu, later 2nd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu

2. Lieut Hon Robert Henry Douglas-Scott-Montagu (b. 30 Jul 1867; dsp. 1 Feb 1916), mar. 12 Jan 1904 Alice Bateman Davies (b. 9 Nov 1860; d. 13 Aug 1944), widow of Hugh Oscar Freeman "Davey" Davies, silk merchant, of Marylebone, co. Middlesex, and 3rd daughter of Edwin Thomas Fisher, of Wolverhampton, co. Stafford, by his wife Fanny Susanna Bateman, dau. of Samuel Bateman, of Yardley, co. Worcester 

3. James Francis Douglas-Scott-Montagu (b. 6 Feb 1873; dvp. 2 Mar 1874)

1. Hon Rachel Cecily Douglas-Scott-Montagu GBE DGStJ (d. 12 Apr 1962), mar. 3 Jun 1890 Henry William [Forster], 1st Baron Forster, and had issue


4 Nov 1905


29 Dec 1885 Baron Montagu of Beaulieu, of Beaulieu in the County of Southampton

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Selkirkshire 1861-68 and for South Hampshire 1868-84


John Walter Edward [Douglas-Scott-Montagu], 2nd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu, KCIE CSI JP DL


10 Jun 1866

mar. (1)

4 Jun 1889 his cousin Lady Cecil Victoria Constance Kerr (d. 13 Sep 1919), 1st dau. of Schomberg Henry [Kerr], 9th Marquess of Lothian, by his wife Lady Victoria Alexandrina Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 1st dau. of Walter Francis [Montagu-Scott later Montagu-Douglas-Scott], 5th Duke of Buccleuch

children by first wife

1. Hon Helen Cecil Douglas-Scott-Montagu (b. 7 Mar 1890; d. 21 May 1969), mar. 1916 (div. 1925) Arthur John Clark-Kennedy, 2nd son of Col John Clark Kennedy of Knockgray CB

2. Hon Elizabeth Susan Douglas-Scott-Montagu (b. 26 Sep 1909; d. 6 May 2002), mar. 29 Aug 1962 Col Arthur Noel Claude Varley CBE (d. 1985), only son of Rev John Edwin Varley, Vicar of Long Ashton

mar. (2)

10 Aug 1920 (Alice) Pearl Crake (mar. (2) 2 May 1936 Capt Hon Edward Pleydell-Bouverie MVO DL RN, of Homington House, Coombe Bisset, co. Wiltshire, Verderer of the New Forest 1945-51, 2nd son of Jacob [Pleydell-Bouverie], 6th Earl of Radnor), 1st dau. of Maj Edward Barrington Crake, by his second wife Clara Alice Woodroffe, 1st dau. of George William Plunkennett Woodroffe

children by second wife

1. Hon Edward John Barrington Douglas-Scott-Montagu, later 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu

3. Hon Anne Rachel Pearl Douglas-Scott-Montagu JP (b. 4 Oct 1921), mar. (1) 2 Mar 1946 Maj Howel Joseph Moore-Gwyn (d. 20 Sep 1947), only son of Maj Joseph Gwyn Moore-Gwyn, of Dyffryn, co. Glamorgan, and Abercrave, co. Brecknock, and has issue, and (2) 23 Sep 1950 Sir (Edward) John Chichester, 11th Bt., and has further issue

4. Hon Caroline Cicely Douglas-Scott-Montagu (b. 13 Mar 1925), mar. 15 Feb 1950 (div.1987) George Grainger Weston, 1st son of (Willard) Garfield Weston, of Chester House, Clarendon Place, London W1, and Toronto, Canada, and has issue

5. Hon Mary-Clare Douglas-Scott-Montagu (b. 9 Jun 1928), mar. (1) 31 Oct 1953 (div. 1968) as his first wife Hon David Bethune Lindesay-Bethune, styled Viscount of Garnock later 15th Earl of Lindsay, and has issue, and (2) 1979 Timothy Charles Austin Horn


30 Mar 1929

suc. by

son by second wife


motoring pioneer as well as engineer and steam engine driver;  founding editor of Car Illustrated; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for the New Forest 1892-1905; CSI 1916; Brig-Gen 1918; KCIE 1919


By Eleanor Thornton, assistant editor of his magazine and the model for The Spirit of Ecstacy displayed on the bonnet of Rolls-Royces, the 2nd Baron had a daughter, Joan Montagu (b. 5 Apr 1903; d. 23 Jun 1979), who married and had issue


Edward John Barrington [Douglas-Scott-Montagu], 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu


20 Oct 1926

mar. (1)

11 Apr 1959 (div. 1974) (Elizabeth) Belinda Crossley (b. 11 Jan 1932), only dau. of Capt Hon John de Bathe Crossley JP (by his second wife Sybelle Winifred Louisa Pixley JP SSStJ, forner wife of Gerald James Pixley and only dau. of Maj Cyril Augustus Drummond JP DL, of Cadland, co. Hampshire (by his first wife Edith Belle Wilkins, dau. of L T Wilkins, of Southampton, co. Hampshire), 2nd son of Andrew Robert Drummond, of Cadland, co. Hampshire, a partner in Drummond's Bank (by his wife Lady Elizabeth Frederica Manners, 1st dau. of John Henry [Manners], 5th Duke of Rutland), 1st son of Andrew Berkeley Drummond, of Cadland, co. Hampshire, a partner in Drummond's Bank (by his wife Lady Mary Perceval, 1st dau. by his second wife of John [Perceval], 2nd Earl of Egmont), 1st son of Hon Robert Drummond, of Cadland, co. Hampshire, and Charing Cross, co. Middlesex, banker (by his wife Winifred Thompson, dau. of William Thompson, of Ipsden, co. Oxford), 3rd son of William [Drummond], 4th Viscount of Strathallan), 2nd son of John Brinton [Crossley], 1st Baron Somerleyton

children by first wife

1. Hon Ralph Douglas-Scott-Montagu, later 4th Baron Montagu of Beaulieu

1. Hon Mary Rachel Douglas-Scott-Montagu (b. 16 Nov 1964), mar. 21 Jun 1997 Rupert Benjamin Bartle Frere Scott later Montagu-Scott (b. 12 Oct 1958), 4th son of Christopher Frere later Scott of Gala, of Hollybush, Gallashiels, co. Selkirk, by his wife Anne Margaret D'Arcy Kerr, 2nd dau. of Capt Henry Francis Hobart Kerr (by his wife Gertrude Mary Anthony, dau. of James Anthony), 1st son and heir of Francis Ernest Kerr, Governor of Military Prison, Malta (by his wife Mary Francis Monteith, 1st dau. of Robert Monteith, of Carstairs, co. Lanark), 3rd son of Rev Lord Henry Francis Charles Kerr, Rector of Dittisham, co. Devon (by his wife Louisa Dorothea Hope, only dau. of Gen Hon Sir Alexander Hope GCB), 3rd son by his first wife of William [Kerr], 6th Marquess of Lothian, and has issue

mar. (2)

26 Sep 1974 Fiona Margaret Herbert, dau. of Richard Leonard Deane Herbert, of Clymping, co. Sussex

only child by second wife

2. Hon Jonathan Deane Douglas-Scott-Montagu, heir presumptive to the Barony of Montagu of Beaulieu (b. 11 Oct 1975); mar. 4 Oct 2014 Nathalie Daoust, photographer (b. 31 Mar 1977)


31 Aug 2015

suc. by

son by first wife


elected to the House of Lords 1999


Ralph [Douglas-Scott-Montagu], 4th Baron Montagu of Beaulieu


13 Mar 1961


Ailsa Camm


The heir presumptive to the Barony of Montagu of Beaulieu is Hon Jonathan Deane Douglas-Scott-Montagu, second son of the 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu and half-brother of the present Baron.


Last updated 19 Oct 2022




4th Baron Montagu of Beaulieu, of Beaulieu in the County of Southampton

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 29 Dec 1885)



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