Charles Stuart, 12th Lord Blantyre

Arms of Baron Stuart of Blantyre

Charles Walter Stuart, 12th Lord Blantyre, DL (21 December 1818 – 15 December 1900),[1] styled Master of Blantyre from birth until 1830, was a Scottish politician and landowner with 14,100 acres (57 km2).[2]

Born at Lennoxlove House, Stuart was the second son of Robert Stuart, 11th Lord Blantyre and his wife Fanny Mary, the second daughter of the Hon. John Rodney, younger son of George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney.[3] In 1830 at the age of only twelve, he succeeded his father as lord.[2] Stuart entered the British Army and was commissioned into the Grenadier Guards.[4] He was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Renfrewshire in 1845 and was elected a Representative Peer in 1850.[5]

On 4 October 1843, he married Evelyn, the second daughter of George Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, 2nd Duke of Sutherland at Trentham, Staffordshire and had by her five daughters and a son, Walter, who predeceased him.[6]

Stuart's wife died in Nice in 1869 and he survived her until 1900, dying aged 81 at Erskine House, which subsequently became Erskine Hospital (now a hotel, renamed Mar Hall).[4] The lordship became extinct on his death.[7]

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  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Peerage". Retrieved 12 December 2009.
  2. ^ a b Who was Who, 1897–1916. London: Adam & Charles Black Ltd. 1920. p. 69.
  3. ^ Dod, Robert P. (1860). The Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Whitaker and Co. p. 121.
  4. ^ a b Cokayne, George Edward (1912). Vicary Gibbs (ed.). The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom. vol. II. London: The St Catherine Press Ltd. pp. 185–186.
  5. ^ Douglas, Sir Robert (1905). Sir James Balfour Paul (ed.). The Scots Peerage. vol. II. Edinburgh: David Douglas. p. 92.
  6. ^ Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles (1895). Armorial Families. Edinburgh: Grange Publishing Works. p. 103.
  7. ^ "ThePeerage - Charles Stuart, 12th Lord Blantyre". Retrieved 12 December 2009.
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Robert Walter Stuart
Lord Blantyre