Biography of John Scott 4th Earl Eldon 1899-1976

On 29 Mar 1899 John Scott 4th Earl Eldon was born to John Scott (age 29).

In 1900 [his father] John Scott (age 30) died.

In 1926 [his grandfather] John Scott 3rd Earl Eldon 1845-1926 (age 81) died. His grandson John Scott 4th Earl Eldon (age 26) succeeded 4th Earl Eldon, 4th Viscount Encoumbe of Encombe in Dorest, 4th Baron Eldon of Eldon in County Durham.

On 10 Apr 1934 John Scott 4th Earl Eldon (age 35) and (age 20) were married. She by marriage Countess Eldon.

Marriage of Duke of Norfolk and Miss Strutt

Times Newspaper Marriages. 28 Jan 1937. The Duke Of Norfolk And Miss Strutt.

Princess Alice Countess of Athlone (age 53) and Major-General the Earl of Athlone (age 63), and Prince Arthur of Connaught (age 54) were present yesterday afternoon at the marriage at Brompton Oratory of the Duke of Norfolk, Premier Peer and Hereditary Earl Marshal of England, and the Hon. Lavinia Mary Strutt (age 20), only daughter of Lord Belper (age 53) and the Countess of Rosebery (age 44).

Princess Alice (age 53) wore a mink coat over a dress of burgundy-red crepe, with a small red hat to match.

The Oratory was decorated with four large stands of flowers, placed at the chancel steps. They were in mixed shades of red and included amaryllis lilies, poinsettia, anthuriums, roses, carnations, and red leaves. While the guests were arriving the organist played Mendelssohn's Allegretto from the Fourth Sonata, Elgar's Allegro Maestoso from the First Sonata, and the prelude and fugue in E flat, and the organ choral "Mortify us by Thy Goodness" by J. S. Bach.

The bride (age 20) arrived with her father, Lord Belper (age 53), and was loudly cheered by the crowd outside the Oratory, who broke through the police cordon. She walked up the nave to Handel's March from the Occasional Oratorio, and was met by Father Talbot and Father John Cuddon. Miss Strutt (age 20) wore a classically simple dress of silver lame, cut on straight sheath lines with long tight sleeves and a high round roll collar. The skirt just touched the ground and was continued at the back to form a long square train. She wore a girdle of silver cord knotted in front. Her long veil of white tulle fell from a simple coronet of orange-blossom and green leaves, and she carried a sheaf of arum lilies. She was followed by six little pages-Robin Herbert, Timothy Hunloke, Bob McCreery, John Scrope, George Vivian-Smith, and Michael Watt; and by six bridesmaids-Lady Katharine (age 25) and Lady Winefride Howard (age 23) (sisters of the bridegroom), Lady Anne Bridgeman (age 23), the Hon. Pamela Digby (age 16), Miss Gillian Drummond, and Miss Nancy Malcolmnson. The bridegroom's (age 28) racing colours, pale blue and scarlet, were introduced into the dresses and suits of the attendants. The pages were in pale blue satin suits piped with scarlet, and the bridesmaids wore dresses of sky-blue corded crepe, with touches of scarlet at the waistline. They had high rounded necklines with long bell sleeves and their headdresses of red bavardia were massed in front. They carried bouquets of red flowers, including tulips, amaryllis lilies, carnations, and euphorbia. The bridegroom gave them brooches showing his and his bride's initials in rubies and diamonds. The Earl of Eldon (age 37) was best man.

The marriage service was very short and non-choral, as the bride (age 20) is not a Roman Catholic. After they had plighted their troth Father Ronald Knox gave an address from the centre of the transept. The bride (age 20) and bridegroom (age 28) remained kneeling at the chancel steps, facing the altar. They then went in procession to the vestry, where the registrar, Mr. J. P. Bond, conducted the civil ceremony.

Afterwards the bride (age 20) and bridegroom (age 28) left for 38, Mayfair (the residence of the Earl of Rosebery (age 55)), where the Countess of Rosebery (age 44) held a reception. The bride (age 20) went away for the honeymoon in a dress of black and red shot silk taffeta, under a broadtail coat with a fur cap to match.

Among those present at the Oratory were:

The Earl (age 55) and Countess of Rosebery (age 44).

The Duchess of Norfolk (age 60).

Lady Rachel Howard (age 32).

Lady Belper.

the Hon. Alexander (age 24) and the Hon. Michael Strutt (age 23), the Hon. Mrs. Parry-Evans. Mr. and the Hon. Mrs. Vernon Malcolmsonson, Lord and Lady Aberdare, the Hon. Margaret Strutt, the Hon. Mrs. Frank Hormsby, etc.

On 24 Apr 1937 [his son] John Scott 5th Earl of Eldon 1937-2017 was born to John Scott 4th Earl Eldon (age 38) and [his wife]  (age 23).

On 27 Sep 1969 [his wife]  (age 56) died.

On 20 Oct 1976 John Scott 4th Earl Eldon (age 77) died. His son [his son] John Scott 5th Earl of Eldon 1937-2017 (age 39) succeeded 5th Earl Eldon, 5th Viscount Encoumbe of Encombe in Dorest, 5th Baron Eldon of Eldon in County Durham.

Royal Ancestors of John Scott 4th Earl Eldon 1899-1976

Kings Wessex: Great x 26 Grand Son of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 23 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 29 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 24 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132

Kings England: Great x 16 Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Kings Scotland: Great x 23 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 22 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 18 Grand Son of Philip "The Fair" IV King France

Ancestors of John Scott 4th Earl Eldon 1899-1976

Great x 2 Grandfather: John Scott

Great x 1 Grandfather: John Scott 2nd Earl Eldon 1805-1854

GrandFather: John Scott 3rd Earl Eldon 1845-1926 14 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Thomas Duncombe

Great x 3 Grandfather: Charles Slingsby Duncombe 11 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Sarah Slingsby 10 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Charles Duncombe 1st Baron Feversham 12 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Louisa Duncombe Countess Eldon 1807-1852 13 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: George Legge 12 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: William Legge 2nd Earl Dartmouth 13 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Charlotte Legge Baroness Feversham Duncombe Park 14 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Charles Gounter Nicoll

Great x 3 Grandmother:

Great x 4 Grandmother: Elizabeth Blundell

Father: John Scott 15 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

John Scott 4th Earl Eldon 1899-1976 16 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England