Monday, 10 December 2007

John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute

John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, KG, PC (1713 – 1792)
3rd Viscount Kingarth, 5th Baronet Stuart, of Bute and 3rd Lord Mountstuart, Cumra and Inchmarnock

Arms: or a fess chequy argent and azure within a tressure flory counterflory gules.
Crest: a demi-lion rampant gules with motto scroll above.
Motto: Nobilis ira; Avito viret honore

Prime Minister of Great Britain (1762-1763) during the reign of king George III.
He was the son of James Stuart, 2nd Earl of Bute and Lady Anne Campbell, d. of Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll and Elizabeth Tollemache He married Lady Mary Wortley-Montagu, Baroness Mount Stuart of Wortley, d. and heiress of Edward Wortley-Montague, HM’s Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire and the famous letter writer and poet Lady Mary Pierrepont Wortley Montagu (1689-1762). Both the 3rd Earl of Bute - a noted bibliophile, and his mother-in-law formed or inherited splendid libraries (see, Bute Collection at the National Library of Scotland).

Several members of this family had ex libris, namely, his great-grandsons John Chrichton-Stuart, KT, FRS, (1793-1848), 2nd Marquess of Bute, the Hon. James Archibald Stuart-Wortley, PC, QC, (1805-1881) and his great-great-grandson, John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute, KT (1847 – 1900) (see post of 03-04-2007).,_3rd_Earl_of_Bute

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