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The Marquess of Bute
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John Bryson Crichton-Stuart

(1989-12-21) 21 December 1989 (age 32)
Other namesJack Dumfries
Parent(s)The 7th Marquess of Bute
Carolyn Waddell

John Bryson Crichton-Stuart, 8th Marquess of Bute (born 21 December 1989),[1] styled Lord Mount Stuart between 1989 and 1993 and Earl of Dumfries between 1993 and 2021, is a Scottish peer. He has gone by the name Jack Dumfries in recent years. The family home is Mount Stuart House on the Isle of Bute, while the Marquess presently resides in London.


Lord Bute was born into one of Scotland's most prominent aristocratic families. He is the son of Carolyn Waddell and John Colum Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute, and the descendant of British Prime Minister John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute. Lord Bute is heir to a large fortune, and in 2019 on the Sunday Times Rich List his father was ranked at 825th-richest person in the United Kingdom.[2]

Lord Bute is at present unmarried and is without children: if he remains so then the Marquessate of Bute and the Earldom of Dumfries, which since 1814 have been held by the same person, will separate. The title of Marquess of Bute is reserved for male heirs only, and therefore the current Marquess's heir presumptive is his uncle Lord Anthony Crichton-Stuart (born in 1961), younger brother of the 7th Marquess. The Earldom of Dumfries can pass, and has passed, through the female line in its history. Therefore, Lord Bute's elder sister Lady Caroline Crichton-Stuart (born in 1984) is heiress presumptive to that title.


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  2. ^ "Rich List 2019: profiles 821-851". The Sunday Times. 12 May 2019. Retrieved 15 August 2021.