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Blazon of arms: Or on a bend Azure a star of six points between two crescents of the field

SOURCE/NOTES & CREDITS: Illustration for background, the blazon and text developed from the Wikipedia Article on the Dukes of Buccleuch. The arms illustrated here are the Buccleuch arms simplicitor. The dukedom of Buccleuch is a title in the Peerage of Scotland created twice on 20 April 1663, first for James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, and second suo jure for his wife Anne Scott, 4th Countess of Buccleuch

James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth was the eldest illegitimate son of King Charles II, was attainted after rebelling against his uncle King James II and VII, but his wife's title was unaffected and passed on to their descendants, who have successively borne the surnames Scott, Montagu-Scott, Montagu Douglas Scott and Scott again. In 1810, the 3rd Duke of Buccleuch inherited the Dukedom of Queensberry, also in the Peerage of Scotland, thus separating that title from the Marquessate of Queensberry.

The novelist Sir Walter Scott, Bart., was directly descended of the Lords of Buccleuch. His family history, fancifully interpreted, is the main subject of much of The Lay of the Last Minstrel.

The current Duke of Buccleuch is the 10th duke and one of the largest private landowners in Scotland with some 200,000 acres. The Duke of Buccleuch is the hereditary chief of Clan Scott. The courtesy title used by the Duke's eldest son and heir is Earl of Dalkeith; and that of Lord Dalkeith's eldest son and heir is Lord Eskdaill.

The artwork is an interpretation of John Hamilton Gaylor

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