Lord George William Montagu Douglas Scott, Scottish cricketer and soldier. He was the brother of John Montagu Douglas Scott, 7th Duke of Buccleuch and the son of William Montagu Douglas Scott, 6th Duke of Buccleuch. Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester was his niece.(31 August 1866 – 23 February 1947) was a
Scott was born in Bowhill, Selkirkshire, the third son of William Montagu Douglas Scott, 6th Duke of Buccleuch. He was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. He played first-class cricket for various teams including Middlesex, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and Oxford University from 1884 to 1905. He represented the Gentlemen in the Gentlemen v Players series. He was also Master of the Buccleuch Hunt.
Scott was commissioned a second lieutenant in the 10th Hussars on 27 March 1889, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant on 11 June 1890, and to captain on 25 June 1897. He served in the Second Boer War, and left the regular army in August 1902. He later commanded the 2/1st Lothians and Border Horse, a Yeomanry (later Territorial Army) regiment, through World War I until January 1919 when he retired. He was appointed OBE in the 1919 Birthday Honours. He was a Deputy Lieutenant of Roxburghshire.
In 1903, Scott married Lady Elizabeth Manners (died 1924), the youngest daughter of John Manners, 7th Duke of Rutland. Together they had two sons and three daughters. His eldest daughter, Georgina Mary Scott, married Raymond O'Neill, 4th Baron O'Neill in 1963.
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