Henry Innes-Ker, 8th Duke of Roxburghe

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Henry John Innes-Ker, 8th Duke of Roxburghe, KT, MVO (24 July 1876 – 29 September 1932) was a Scottish peer and courtier.

He was the son of James Henry Robert Innes-Ker, 7th Duke of Roxburghe and Anne Emily Spencer-Churchill. His first cousin was Winston Churchill. He married Mary Goelet, daughter of the New York real-estate millionaire Ogden Goelet, on 10 November 1903, and had one child, George Victor Robert John Innes-Ker, 9th Duke of Roxburghe. His sister-in-law was the actress Jose Collins.

He succeeded as Duke of Roxburghe in 1892, and started his military career as a Lieutenant in the Royal Horse Guards. In 1900 he served with the Household Cavalry composite regiment in South Africa during the Second Boer War. In March 1901 he was appointed an Aide-de-camp to the Duke of Cornwall and York during his colonial tour March–October 1901.[1] He later served in World War I, and was severely wounded.

He was appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order in February 1901.[2] He was appointed a Knight of the Thistle in 1902, and served as Chancellor of the Order of the Thistle from 1926 until his death.

He was Lord Lieutenant of Roxburghshire from 1918 until his death. He was appointed a Lieutenant of the Royal Company of Archers in 1930.


Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Lord Reay
Lord Lieutenant of Roxburghshire
Succeeded by
The Duke of Buccleuch
Preceded by
The Duke of Montrose
Chancellor of the Order of the Thistle
Succeeded by
The Earl of Mar
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
James Innes-Ker
Duke of Roxburghe
1892 – 1932
Succeeded by
George Innes-Ker

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