Men of the Time, eleventh edition/Bute (Marquis of), John Patrick Crichton Stuart

Men of the Time, eleventh edition by Thompson Cooper
Bute (Marquis of), John Patrick Crichton Stuart

BUTE (Marquis of), The Most Honourable John Patrick Crichton Stuart, K.T., son of the second marquis, born at Mountstuart House, in the Isle of Bute, Sept. 12, 1847, succeeded to the title on the death of his father in 1848, and received his education at Harrow School, whence he proceeded to Christ Church, Oxford. He was admitted into the Catholic Church by Monsignor Capel at Nice, on Dec. 24, 1868, and since that period he has displayed great zeal and liberality in promoting the cause of Catholic education, and in advancing the interests of the Church in England. In order, as far as possible, to put within the reach of Scotch Catholics the benefits of University teaching of the first order, he subsidized, in 1879, the College of St. Benedict, Fort Augustus, with £500 a year, to enable it to secure the assistance of two professors from our national universities in teaching classics and mathematics. His lordship married in 1872 the Hon. Gwendoline Mary Anne, eldest daughter of Lord Howard of Glossop. He was created a Knight of the Order of the Thistle in Feb., 1875. The Marquis published "The Early Days of Sir William Wallace," a lecture delivered at Paisley in 1876; "The Burning of the Barns of Ayr," 1878; "The Roman Breviary: reformed by order of the Holy Œcumenical Council of Trent; published by order of Pope St. Pius V., and revised by Clement VIII. and Urban VIII., together with the offices since granted. Translated out of Latin into English," 1879; and "The Coptic Morning Service for the Lord's Day, translated into English," 1882.