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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Earl of Dalkeith to marry Elizabeth Cobbe

__.The engagement was announced 12 December, 2013, between Walter John Francis Scott, formerley Montagu Douglas Scott, styled Earl of Dalkeith (b 8 Aug, 1984), elder son and heir of the 10th Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry, KBE, DL (b 1954), by his wife the former Lady Elizabeth Marian Frances Kerr (b 1954), scion of the Marquesses of Lothian, & Elizabeth Hanar Cobbe (born 1986), scion of that Irish gentry family of Newbridge House, Dublinounger younger daughter of Mr Hugh Michael Thomas Cobbe (b 1942), of East Woodhay, Hampshire, by his wife the former Katherine Elizabeth Chichester, dau of Charles Chichester. The Cobbe forebears include Frankland baronets, Arbuthnots and John Jay (1745-1829), one of the most important of the American Founding Fathers -- co-author of the "Federalist Papers" and first chief justice of the United States. -=-

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