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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Scott, Rear-Admiral Lord Charles Thomas Douglas Montagu

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Scott, Rear-Admiral Lord Charles Thomas Douglas Montagu, C.B., late admiral commanding on the Australian station, is the fourth son of the fifth Duke of Buccleuch, K.G., by his marriage with the youngest daughter of the second Marquis of Bath. He was born on Oct. 20th, 1839; and, having entered the royal navy, commanded H.M.S. Bacchante from 1879 to 1882, Princes Albert Victor and George of Wales being entrusted to his care during their voyage round the world and visit to Australia. On Feb. 23rd, 1883, he married Ada Mary, second daughter of Charles Ryan, of Derriweit Heights, Upper Macedon, Vict., and Marian his wife, daughter of John Cotton. From 1886 to 1888 Lord Charles Scott was naval aide-de-camp to the Queen, and in the latter year was appointed admiral commanding on the Australian station, a post which he held till the autumn of 1892.