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John Stuart

(1st Marquess and 4th Earl of Bute)

1744 - 1814

Noble. Eldest son of John Stuart (1713 - 92) who was a British Prime Minister, the son became 1st Marquess in 1796. The Stuarts of Bute are hereditary Sheriffs of Bute and Arran, and Keepers of Rothesay Castle. The family are directly descended from King Robert II (1316 - 90), the first of the Stuart dynasty of Scottish kings. John Stuart was born at Mount Stuart and inherited substantial estates in South Wales, which were significantly developed by his grandson John Crichton-Stuart (1793 - 1848), the 2nd Marquess. He died in Geneva.

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