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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 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;  2nd:  a Stag trippant proper;  3rd: a Human Heart Gules imperially crowned Or between two Wings of the second


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

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


4 Nov 1905


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

suc. by



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


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

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), 1st dau. of Maj Edward Barrington Crake, by his second wife Clara Alice Woodroffe, 1st dau. of George William Plunkennett Woofroffe


30 Mar 1929

suc. by

son by second wife


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


20 Oct 1926

mar. (1)

11 Apr 1959 (div. 1974) Elizabeth Belinda Crossley, only dau. of Capt Hon John de Bathe Crossley (by his second wife Sybelle Winifred Louisa Pixley Drummond, 1st dau. of Cyril Augustus Drummond, of Cadland, co. Hampshire), 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 be second wife

2. Hon Jonathan Deane Douglas-Scott-Montagu (b. 11 Oct 1975)


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


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 18 Oct 2015




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

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



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