SCOTT, Francis, Lord Dalkeith (1721-50).
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Family and Education
b. 19 Feb. 1721, 1st s. of Francis, 2nd Duke of Buccleuch [S], by Lady Jean Douglas, da. of James, 2nd Duke of Queensberry [S] and 1st Duke of Dover [GB]. educ. Eton 1732; Ch. Ch. Oxf. 1739. m. 2 Oct. 1742, Lady Caroline Campbell, da. and coh. of John, 2nd Duke of Argyll [S] and 1st Duke of Greenwich [GB], 4s. 2da.
Returned by the Duke of Newcastle at a by-election in 1746, Dalkeith wrote to Henry Pelham on the eve of the dissolution of Parliament in 1747:
If the Duke of Newcastle is so good as to bring me again into Parliament, there will not be one person in the House of Commons a more steady friend to him and of his family, for the civilities I have already received from the Pelhams are sufficient to bind me to them forever. As to yourself I shall be silent, for if I was to say half what I think it would look like flattery, and a flatterer I abhor.1
Duly re-elected, he died of smallpox, 1 Apr. 1750.
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: Romney R. Sedgwick
- 1. 9 June 1747, Newcastle (Clumber) mss.