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John Arbuthnott, 8th Viscount was born 1778 to John Arbuthnot, 7th Viscount of Arbuthnott (1754-1800) and Isabella Graham () and died 10 January 1860 in Bruges, West Flanders, Flemish Region, Belgium of unspecified causes. He married Margaret Ogilvy () 25 June 1805 in Scotland, United Kingdom.
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John Arbuthnott, 8th Viscount of Arbuthnott DL FRSE (16 January 1778 – 10 January 1860) was a Scottish peer and soldier. Known as "the rich Lord" he built the bridge in front of Arbuthnott House. He was the first member of the family who consistently spelled his name "Arbuthnott" rather than "Arbuthnot".

Siblings

Family

On 25 June 1805, he married Margaret Ogilvy, daughter of Walter Ogilvy, Earl of Airlie. They had four children



Children


Offspring of John Arbuthnott, 8th Viscount and Margaret Ogilvy ()
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Arbuthnott, 9th Viscount of Arbuthnott (1806-1891)
Walter Arbuthnott (1808-1891)
Hugh Arbuthnott (1812-1866)
David Arbuthnott (1820-1901)

John Arbuthnott, 8th Viscount of Arbuthnott DL FRSE (16 January 1778 – 10 January 1860) was a Scottish peer and soldier. Known as "the rich Lord" he built the bridge in front of Arbuthnott House. He was the first member of the family who consistently spelled his name "Arbuthnott" rather than "Arbuthnot".

Life

He was the son of the 7th Viscount Arbuthnott and Isabella Graham.

He served in the 7th Dragoon Guards (Princess Royal's) and the 52nd Regiment of Foot, reaching the rank of Captain. On 27 February 1800, he succeeded to his father's titles. Arbuthnot was Lord Lieutenant of Kincardineshire from 1805 to 1847, and Lord Rector of King's College, Aberdeen from 1827 to 1837.[1]

He had long service in the House of Lords as a representative peer for Scotland between 1818 and 1820, and between 1821 and 1847. He fell from a horse in 1829 and suffered a severe head injury. As a consequence in 1848 he was prosecuted for fraud, forgery and uttering and, although the family paid his debts, the Viscount left Scotland, never to return; his heir ran the estate from 1850. He is thought to have died in Bruges.

Positions held

Publications

References

  1. ^ G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 185. Cited at Lundy, Darryl. "A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe - Person Page 1662". The Peerage. http://www.thepeerage.com/p1662.htm. 
  2. ^ http://www.royalsoced.org.uk/cms/files/fellows/biographical_index/fells_indexp1.pdf

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Unknown
Rector of King's College, Aberdeen
1827-1837
Succeeded by
Unknown
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Kintore
Lord Lieutenant of Kincardineshire
1805–1847
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Burnett, Bt.
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
John Arbuthnot
Viscount of Arbuthnott
1800–1860
Succeeded by
John Arbuthnott


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Contributors

  Robin Patterson

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