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Guy David Innes-Ker, 10th Duke of Roxburghe (born 18 November 1954) is a British aristocrat. He succeeded his father to the title of Duke of Roxburghe in 1974.

He was educated at Eton College, Magdalene College, Cambridge where he studied Land Economy, and at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst where he was awarded the Sword of Honour in 1974, in which year he became a Lieutenant in the Blues and Royals.

The duke is also a baronet, and the 30th feudal baron of Innes.

He is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers and a Freeman of the City of London.

The Duke lives at Floors Castle, Kelso, Roxburghshire

Family

The Duke was the elder son of the 9th Duke by his second wife (Margaret) Elisabeth McConnel (1918-1993). He has been married twice. His first marriage was on 10 September 1977 to Lady Jane Meriel Grosvenor (b. 8 February 1953; now Lady Jane Dawnay since 1996), younger daughter of Robert Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster; the couple were divorced in 1990 after producing two sons and a daughter. The Duke is presently married since 1992 to Virginia Mary Wynn-Williams, daughter of David Wynn-Williams; he has one son and one daughter by her.

Children:

  1. Lady Rosanagh Viola Alexandra Innes-Ker (b. 16 January 1979), a bridesmaid at the 1986 wedding of Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Sarah Ferguson, who is now an art appraiser with Sotheby's. She is now married as of 26 July 2008 (engaged December 2007) to James Grimston, Viscount Grimston (b. 1978), eldest son of the Earl and Countess of Verulam. Lord Grimston is a merchant banker with Fleming Family & Partners.[1]
  2. Charles Robert George Innes-Ker, Marquess of Bowmont and Cessford (b. 18 February 1981), heir apparent to the dukedom.
  3. Lord Edward Arthur Gerald Innes-Ker, or Ted Innes-Ker[2] (b. 2 February 1984)
  4. Lady Isabella May Innes-Ker (b. 7 February 1994) and
  5. Lord George Alastair Innes-Ker (b. 20 November 1996)

The Duke has a younger brother Lord Robert Innes-Ker (b. 1959) who is married, with one son and one daughter.

The only heirs in the Innes-Ker family to the dukedom are the present Duke's three sons, his younger brother, and a nephew. According to the earldom's remainder to heirs male (since the dukedom remainder is to heirs of the earldom), there are no further proper heirs. However, there is precedence in the title moving contrary to its remainder, so, however unlikely, there might be eligible heirs general.

References

  1. ^ Tim Walker with Richard Eden (2007) as Mandrake. "It's love, actually, for Rosie and her banker" Mandrake in The Daily Telegraph 23 December 2007. The columnists say that "Lady Rosie, who grew up at Floors Castle, in the Scottish borders, works at Sotheby's, while her Old Etonian fiancé, James Grimston, is a merchant banker with Fleming Family & Partners." They have also been together for a year and a half. Also see William Tinning. (2007) "Society heiress set to marry viscount" The Herald (Scotland), 21 December 2007. The announcement says: "The Viscount Grimston and The Lady Rosanagh Innes Ker. The engagement is announced between James Walter, eldest son of The Earl and Countess of Verulam, of Gorhambury, St Albans, Hertfordshire, and Rosanagh Viola Alexandra, eldest daughter of The Duke of Roxburghe, of Floors Castle, Kelso, Roxburghshire, and only daughter of The Lady Jane Dawnay, of Hillington Hall, Hillington, Norfolk." This is slightly misleading, because the Duke has only two daughters, one by each wife.
  2. ^ Laura Collins and Louise Hannah "As Kate re-emerges more tanned and confident, a new Middleton girl takes a bow" Daily Mail 27 May 2007. The article features a photograph of Lord Ted Innes-Ker (described as a friend of Pippa Middleton) and his sister Lady Rose Innes-Ker.

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Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
George Innes-Ker
Duke of Roxburghe
1974–present
Succeeded by
(current incumbent)
United Kingdom order of precedence
Preceded by
His Grace The Duke of Montrose
His Grace The Duke of Roxburghe
United Kingdom Order of Precedence
Gentlemen
Succeeded by
His Grace The Duke of Manchester
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