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Henry Francis Hepburne-Scott, 7th Lord Polwarth (1 January 1800 – 16 August 1867) was firstly a Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom for Roxburghshire, 1826–32, then a Representative Peer for Scotland in the House of Lords at Westminster. He was Lord Lieutenant and Sheriff Principal of Selkirkshire, and a Lord-in-Waiting to Queen Victoria.

His father, Hugh Scott of Harden and Mertoun, had entered the House of Lords following his claim, by right of his mother, for the 1690 Scottish peerage of Lord Polwarth being admitted by them in July 1835. Henry assumed the additional surname of Hepburne in consequence of the estates of the Hepburns of Humbie having descended to him, through his great-great-grandmother, Helen Hepburn, Countess of Tarras.

The 7th Lord Polwarth married, on 28 December 1841, Georgina (1816–1859), sister of George Baillie-Hamilton, 10th Earl of Haddington and third daughter of George Baillie of Mellerstain House and Jerviswood by his spouse Mary, youngest daughter of Sir James Pringle, 4th Baronet. They left issue.

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Alexander Don
Member of Parliament for Roxburghshire
1826–1832
Succeeded by
George Elliott
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Lord Montagu of Boughton
Lord Lieutenant of Selkirkshire
1845–1867
Succeeded by
Alan Eliott-Lockhart
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Hugh Scott
Lord Polwarth
1847–1867
Succeeded by
Walter Hepburne-Scott

References

  • The Peerage of the British Empire, by Edmund Lodge, Norroy King of Arms, 27th edition, London, 1858, pps:276-7, and 447.
  • Burke's Peerage Baronetage and Knightage, edited by Peter Townend, 105th edition, London, 1970, p.2145.
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