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Stuart of Findhorn, Viscount (UK, 1959)


Creation: let. pat. 20 Nov 1959


Family name: Stuart




Quarterly:  1st, Or a Lion rampant within a Double Tressure flory counterflory all within a Bordure company Azure and Argent (Stuart);  2nd, Or a Fess chequy Azure and Argent (Stewart of Doune);  3rd, Or three Cushions within a Double Tressure flory counterflory Gules (Randolph);  4th, Gules a Lion rampant within a Bordure engrailed Argent (Gray), all within a Bordure Or for difference


In a Nest Vert a Pelican feeding her young Or about her neck a Collar engrailed Gules


On either side a Capercailzie wings closed proper


Salus Per Christum Redemptorem (Salvation through Christ the Redeemer)



James Gray [Stuart], 1st Viscount Stuart of Findhorn, CH MVO MC PC

3rd son of Morton Gray [Stuart later Stuart-Gray later Stuart], 17th Earl of Moray, by his wife Edith Douglas Palmer, dau. of Rear Adm George Palmer


9 Feb 1897


4 Aug 1923 Lady Rachel Cavendish OBE (d. 2 Oct 1977), 4th dau. of Victor Christian William [Cavendish], 9th Duke of Devonshire, by his wife  Lady Evelyn Emily Mary Petty-Fitzmaurice, 1st dau. of Henry Charles Keith [Petty-Fitzmaurice], 5th Marquess of Lansdowne


1. Hon David Randolph Moray Stuart, later 2nd Viscount Stuart of Findhorn

2. Hon John Douglas Stuart (b. 11 Jun 1925; dsp. 1990), mar. (1) 4 May 1957 (div. 1958) Cecile Margaret Tonge (former wife of George Maurice Tonge), dau. of Gerald Harrison Barr, and (2) 23 Sep 1969 Lady Caroline Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound (former wife of Hon Gilbert Edward George Lariston Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, styled Viscount Melgund later 6th Earl of Minto ; mar. (3) 1980 Hon James Donald Diarmid Ogilvy, of Sedgebrook Manor, co. Lincoln, 3rd son of David Lyulph Gore Wolseley [Ogilvy], 7th Earl of Airlie), only dau. by his first wife of George Francis [Child-Villiers], 9th Earl of Jersey

1. Hon Jean Davina Stuart


20 Feb 1971


20 Nov 1959 Viscount Stuart of Findhorn, of Findhorn in the County of Moray

suc. by



MC and bar 1917; Equerry-in-Waiting to HRH the Duke of York 1920-21; MVO 1921; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Moray and Nairne 1923-59; Junior Lord of the Treasury 1935; Privy Councillor 1939; Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury 1941-45; Chief Conservative Whip 1941-48; Secretary of State for Scotland 1951-57; CH 1957; Chairman of the Scottish Unionist Party 1950-62


David Randolph Moray [Stuart], 2nd Viscount Stuart of Findhorn


20 Jun 1924

mar. (1)

6 Sep 1945 Grizel Mary Wildreda Gillilan (widow of Michael Gillilan;  d. 24 Apr 1948), dau. of David Theodore Fyfe

only child by first wife

1. Hon (James) Dominic Stuart, later 3rd Viscount Stuart of Findhorn

mar. (2)

31 May 1951 (div. 1979) Marion Emelia Wilson, dau. of Gerald Wilson, of Kintbury, co. Berkshire

children by second wife

2. Hon Andrew Moray Stuart, heir presumptive to the Viscountcy of Stuart of Findhorn (b. 20 Oct 1957)

1. Hon Chloe Ann-Marie Stuart (b. 15 Apr 1952)

2. Hon Rosalie Jane Stuart (b. 16 Mar 1954)

3. Hon Vanessa Mary Stuart (b. 25 Dec 1960)

mar. (3)

25 Sep 1979 Margaret Anne Du Cane, 2nd dau. of Cdr Peter Du Cane CBE RN, of Seamark, Glendore, co. Cork


24 Nov 1999

suc. by

son by first wife


Page of Honour to King George VI 1937-39; Deputy Lieutenant of Caernarvonshire 1963-68


(James) Dominic [Stuart], 3rd Viscount Stuart of Findhorn


25 Mar 1948


18 Aug 1979 Yvonne Lucienne Després, dau. of Edgar Després, of Ottawa, Canada


The heir presumptive to the Viscountcy of Stuart of Findhorn is Hon Andrew Moray Stuart, second son of the 2nd Viscount Stuart of Findhorn and half-brother of the present Viscount.





3rd Viscount Stuart of Findhorn, of Findhorn in the County of Moray

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 20 Nov 1959)



38 Findhorn, Findhorn, Moray IV36 0YE

15 Stowe Road, London W12



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