Anne (Scott) Scott Duchess of Buccleuch
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Anne (Scott) Scott Duchess of Buccleuch (1651 - 1732)

Lady Anne Scott Duchess of Buccleuch formerly Scott
Born in Buccleuch, Selkirk, Scotlandmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [half], [half], [half], , [half], [half], [half], [half] and [half]
Wife of — married 20 Apr 1663 in London, Englandmap
Wife of — married 6 May 1688 in St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster, Middlesex, Englandmap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 80 in Dalkeith Castle, Scotlandmap
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Lady Anne Scott was a member of the aristocracy in British Isles.

Anne Scott, 1st Duchess of Buccleuch (11 February 1651 – 6 February 1732) was a wealthy Scottish peer. There was a BBC TV series on the Clans and Families of Scotland including one on Anna Scott who was no more than a girl when she became the Duchess of Buccleuch in the mid-17th century. Her marriage to the son of Charles II propelled the Scotts into the first rank of British nobility.[1]

Anne was the daughter of Francis Scott, 2nd Earl of Buccleuch. In 1661, she succeeded to her sister Mary Scott's titles as 4th Countess of Buccleuch, 5th Baroness Scott of Buccleuch and 5th Baroness Scott of Whitchester and Eskdaill. On 20 April 1663, she married, James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth (the illegitimate son of Charles II by his mistress, Lucy Walter) and she and her husband were created Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch on that day. They had seven children:

Anna, Duchess of Buccleuch and sons Lady Isabella Scott (d. 1748) Charles Scott, Earl of Doncaster (1672–1674), died in infancy. James Scott, Earl of Dalkeith (1674–1705), married Lady Henrietta Hyde, daughter of Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester and had issue. {Laurence Hyde was the brother of Anne Hyde, Duchess of York, wife of James, Duke of York and Albany, later James VII of Scotland, II of England}.

  1. Lady Anne Scott (1675–1685), died young.
  2. Henry Scott, 1st Earl of Deloraine (1676–1730)
  3. Lord Francis Scott (1678–1679), died in infancy.
  4. Lady Charlotte Scott (b. & d. 1683), died in infancy.

The Duke of Monmouth was executed in 1685 following the failure of the Monmouth Rebellion, in which he attempted to win the British throne. The duchess married Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis on 6 May 1688, with whom she had three children. Anne died in 1732, aged 80 and her titles passed to her grandson, Francis.

Anne Scott was baptised 18 Feb 1651 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland. She was buried in Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland. Her title was 1st Duchess of Buccleuch and she was a Scottish peeress.

Birth and death details collected from Wikiedia [1]

Anna was made Duchess in her own right at the ripe old age of 15. Her politically astute mother, in pursuit of her own political power, arranged for Anna's marriage to the likeliest bachelor in Britain in 1963, the illegitimate son of Charles II. The importance of Anna's marriage to James Crofts cannot be exaggerated. Without her marriage she would have simply become known as an extremely rich Lady Scott. The Scott name would have faded away and been forgotten. See the note [2]



See Also:

  • The Scots Peerage : Founded On Wood's Ed. Of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage Of Scotland; Containing An Historical And Genealogical Account Of The Nobility Of That Kingdom : Paul, James Balfour, Sir, 1846-1931 : Free Download, Borrow, And Streaming : Internet Archive". 2020. Internet Archive.James and Anne Scott, pp 237-240.

The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales: Comprising a ...

Lady Anne Scott, Duchess of Buccleuch, married 1st, James Scott, 1st and last Duke of Monmouth, son of King Charles Stuart II and Lucy Walter. Married 2nd Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis of Eye

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Scott-35741 and Scott-2 appear to represent the same person because: Both profiles are of Lady Anne Scott, duchess of Buccleuch, wife of James Scott Crofts, 1st Duke of Monmouth, illegitimate son of Charles II. Please merge them according to WikiTree policy.
posted by John Atkinson
Scott-434 and Scott-2 appear to represent the same person because: Inadequate search for Anna profile on my part.

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