Social Victorians/People/Katharine Mary Montagu Douglas Scott

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Also Known As[edit | edit source]

  • Family name: hers, Montagu Douglas Scott, the family name of the Duke of Bucchleuch; his, Brand
  • Military career (1889–1919)[1]
    • Brigadier General
    • Commanding Officer of the 126th (East Lancashire) Brigade at Gallipoli (19 February 1915 – 9 January 1916)
    • Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion of the Hertfordshire Regiment (February 1913 – January 1915)

Acquaintances, Friends and Enemies[edit | edit source]

Timeline[edit | edit source]

1897 July 2, Friday, Lady Katharine Mary Montagu Douglas Scott attended the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball at Devonshire House.

1899 April 29, Lady Katharine Mary Montagu Douglas Scott and Thomas Walter Brand married.[2]

Black-and-white photograph of a standing woman richly dressed in an historical costume with a book in her right hand
Lady Katharine Scott in costume as Marie Stuart. ©National Portrait Gallery, London.

Costume at the Duchess of Devonshire's 2 July 1897 Fancy-dress Ball[edit | edit source]

At the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball, Lady Katharine Scott (at 25), at 20 years old,

  • appeared as "Mary Queen of Scots."[3]:p. 7, Col. 7a
  • "was a charming Marie Stuart, in white satin and silver brooch and many pearls."[4]:p. 6, Col. 1b
  • "was a charming Marie Stuart, in white satin and silver brooch and many pearls."[5]:p. 6, Col. 1b
  • "was a charming Mary Queen of Scots."[6]:p. 5, Col. 1
  • was "(Marie Stuart), white satin, and blue and silver brocade."[7]:p. 40, Col. 2a

John Thomson's portrait of "Katharine Mary (née Montagu-Douglas-Scott), Viscountess Hampden as Marie Stuart" in costume is photogravure #88 in the album presented to the Duchess of Devonshire and now in the National Portrait Gallery.[8] The printing on the portrait says, "Lady Katharine Scott as Marie Stuart."[9]

When Mary was grieving the death of her husband, Francis I of France, she wore white to signify her mourning, which earned her the name La Reine Blanche.

The Duke of Buccleuch is at 20, the Duchess at 24. The "Ladies Scot" are listed in the Times as having attended with the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch[10]; Lady Constance Scott is at 26. The Duke was not seated at dinner?

Demographics[edit | edit source]

  • Nationality: British

Family[edit | edit source]

  1. Walter Henry Montagu Douglas Scott, Earl of Dalkeith (17 January 1861 – 18 September 1886)
  2. John Charles Montagu Douglas Scott, 7th Duke of Buccleuch (30 March 1864 – 19 October 1935)
  3. Lord George William Montagu Douglas Scott (31 August 1866 – 23 February 1947)
  4. Lord Henry Francis Montagu Douglas Scott (15 January 1868 – 19 April 1945)
  5. Lord Herbert Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott (30 November 1872 – 17 June 1944)
  6. Lady Katharine Mary Montagu Douglas Scott (25 March 1875 – 7 March 1951)
  7. Lady Constance Anne Montagu Douglas Scott (10 March 1877 – 7 May 1970)
  8. Lord Francis George Montagu Douglas Scott (1 November 1879 – 26 July 1952)


  • Lady Katharine Mary Montagu Douglas Scott (25 March 1875 – 7 March 1951)[2]
  • Brig.-Gen. Thomas Walter Brand, 3rd Viscount Hampden of Glynde (29 January 1869 – 4 September 1958)[11]
  1. Thomas Henry Brand, 4th Viscount Hampden of Glynde (30 March 1900 – 17 October 1965)
  2. Lt.-Col. David Francis Brand, 5th Viscount Hampden of Glynde (14 June 1902 – 4 September 1975)
  3. Hon. Joan Louisa Brand (7 December 1904 – )
  4. Hon. Barbara Constance Brand (1 April 1907 – )
  5. Hon. Ranulph William Brand (9 December 1909 – 6 October 1912)
  6. Hon. Elizabeth Margaret Brand (21 September 1911 – )
  7. Hon. Monica Dorothy Brand (3 Mar 1914 – 23 October 2009)
  8. Captain Hon. Charles Andrew Brand (14 July 1920 – 25 April 1978)

Relations[edit | edit source]

Notes and Questions[edit | edit source]

  1. Lady Sophie Scott (at 57) was Lady Sophie Beatrix Mary Cadogan, who married Sir Samuel Scott, 6th Bt. on 19 July 1896 and was not closely related to these Scotts.[12]
  2. Brand apparently was not at the ball; he and Lady Katharine Scott did not marry until 29 April 1899.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. "Thomas Brand, 3rd Viscount Hampden". Wikipedia. 2020-05-26. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Thomas_Brand,_3rd_Viscount_Hampden&oldid=958925995. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Lady Katharine Mary Montagu Douglas Scott." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-09-26.
  3. "Fancy Dress Ball at Devonshire House." Morning Post Saturday 3 July 1897: 7 [of 12], Col. 4A–8 Col. 2B. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000174/18970703/054/0007.
  4. "Duchess of Devonshire's Fancy Ball. A Brilliant Spectacle. Some of the Dresses." London Daily News Saturday 3 July 1897: 5 [of 10], Col. 6A–6, Col. 1B. British Newspaper Archive http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000051/18970703/024/0005 and http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/BL/0000051/18970703/024/0006.
  5. "The Duchess of Devonshire's Fancy Dress Ball. Special Telegram." Belfast News-Letter Saturday 03 July 1897: 5 [of 8], Col. 9 [of 9]. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/BL/0000038/18970703/015/0005.
  6. “The Duchess’s Costume Ball.” Westminster Gazette 03 July 1897 Saturday: 5 [of 8], Cols. 1a–3b [of 3]. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0002947/18970703/035/0005.
  7. “The Duchess of Devonshire’s Ball.” The Gentlewoman 10 July 1897 Saturday: 32–42 [of 76], Cols. 1a–3c [of 3]. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0003340/18970710/155/0032.
  8. "Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball (1897): photogravures by Walker & Boutall after various photographers." 1899. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait-list.php?set=515 (accessed June 2019).
  9. "Katharine Mary (née Montagu-Douglas-Scott), Viscountess Hampden as Marie Stuart." Diamond Jubilee Fancy Dress Ball. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw158446/Katharine-Mary-ne-Montagu-Douglas-Scott-Viscountess-Hampden-as-Marie-Stuart (accessed June 2019).
  10. "Ball at Devonshire House." The Times Saturday 3 July 1897: 12, Cols. 1a–4c The Times Digital Archive. Web. 28 Nov. 2015.
  11. "Brig.-Gen. Thomas Walter Brand, 3rd Viscount Hampden of Glynde." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-09-26.
  12. "Lady Sophie Beatrix Mary Cadogan." "Person Page". thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-09-26.