John Crichton-Stuart, 5th Marquess of Bute
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John Crichton-Stuart, 5th Marquess of Bute

The Marquess of Bute
Personal details
Born4 August 1907
Died14 August 1956(1956-08-14) (aged 49)
Lady Eileen Forbes
(m. 1932)
ChildrenJohn Crichton-Stuart, 6th Marquess of Bute
Lord David Crichton-Stuart
Lord James Crichton-Stuart
Lady Caroline Crichton-Stuart
ParentsJohn Crichton-Stuart, 4th Marquess of Bute
Augusta Bellingham

John Crichton-Stuart, 5th Marquess of Bute (4 August 1907 - 14 August 1956)[1] was the son of John Crichton-Stuart, 4th Marquess of Bute, and Augusta Bellingham.

Marriage and children

On 26 April 1932, he married Lady Eileen Beatrice Forbes (1912-1993), a daughter of Bernard Forbes, 8th Earl of Granard by his wife Beatrice Mills Forbes, an American socialite who was the daughter of Ogden Mills. They had four children:

  1. John Crichton-Stuart, 6th Marquess of Bute (27 February 1933 - 22 July 1993)
  2. Lord David Crichton-Stuart (27 February 1933 - 1977)
  3. Lord James Crichton-Stuart (17 September 1935 - 5 December 1982). He married and divorced the fashion model Sarah Frances Croker-Poole, who later married the Muslim religious leader Aga Khan IV, converted to Islam, took the name 'Salimah Aga Khan' and became the mother of three children by the Aga Khan, including his probable heir, Rahim Aga Khan.
  4. Lady Caroline Moira Fiona Crichton-Stuart (born 7 January 1941)


The Marquess was an expert ornithologist; in 1931 he bought the islands of St Kilda to preserve them as a bird sanctuary, leaving them to the National Trust for Scotland in 1956.[2]

In 1953, the Marchioness of Bute and Lady St David's Fund was set up to encourage and support women to train as nurses and midwives in south Wales.[3]


On his father's side, the 5th Marquess was a direct male-line descendant of Robert II of Scotland through John Stewart, his illegitimate son by Moira Leitch. On his mother's side, the 5th Marquess was a descendant of William IV of the United Kingdom through Elizabeth Hay, Countess of Erroll, one of his illegitimate daughters by his mistress Dorothea Bland. As such, the 5th Marquess was the first member of the Bute family to be descended from William IV.

See also


  1. ^ "John Crichton-Stuart (1907-1956), 5th Marquess of Bute". Art UK.
  2. ^ "5th Marquess of Bute, John Crichton-Stuart (1907-1956)". Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute. Archived from the original on 29 July 2013. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ "THE MARCHIONESS OF BUTE AND LADY ST DAVID'S FUND". Charities Commission website.

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