The Buccleuch Family: Stories of Old Families


This brief sketch of the Scotts of Buccleuch touches over 500 years of family history, spanning 1265-1878, and carries the reader to "a time when society in Scotland was in a comparatively unsettled condition." Discussions on the Peeblesshire Scotts, Sir Walter Scott, Lord Scroop - the Laird of Buccleuch, Lord Scott of Buccleuch, the tragedy of Countess Mary, and the succession of Dukes of Buccleuch are interwoven with Scottish history. "The Scotts of Buccleuch have from their earlier records till the present day possessed a certain distinctive character… With a character to sustain, they live decorously and modestly on their heritable domains, taking a reasonable part in legislation and what concerns the public welfare." This pleasant narrative is short, but offers a surprising amount of information.

W. Chambers, LL.D.

(1878), 2005, 8½x11, paper, 18 pp.

ISBN: 9780788434730