Family Timeline


The origin of the Roxburghe family dates back to the Kers of Cessford in the 15th Century and the Dukes of Roxburghe have lived at Floors Castle since it was built in 1721.


  • 1707
  • 1st Duke of Roxburghe

    John Ker
    1680–1741

    1st Duke of Roxburghe
  • = Lady Mary Finch

    Had one child

    • Robert, 2nd Duke of Roxburghe
  • 1741
  • 2nd Duke of Roxburghe

    Robert Ker
    1709–1755

    2nd Duke of Roxburghe
  • = Essex Mostyn

    Had one child

    • John, 3rd Duke of Roxburghe
  • 1755
  • 3rd Duke of Roxburghe

    John Ker
    1740–1804

    3rd Duke of Roxburghe
  • 1804
  • 4th Duke of Roxburghe

    William Bellenden-Ker 7th Lord Bellenden, 4th Duke of Roxburghe
    1728–1805

  • 1812
  • 5th Duke of Roxburghe

    Sir James Innes-Ker, 6th Bt.
    1736–1823

    5th Duke of Roxburghe
  • = Harriet Charlewood (2)

    • Sir James Innes Ker, 1st Earl Innes
  • 1823
  • 6th Duke of Roxburghe

    James Henry Robert Innes-Ker
    1816–1879

    6th Duke of Roxburghe
  • = Susanna Dalbriac

    • Sir James Innes Ker
  • 1879
  • 7th Duke of Roxburghe

    James Henry Robert Innes-Ker
    1839–1892

    7th Duke of Roxburghe
  • = Lady Anne Spencer-Churchill

    • Sir Henry Innes Ker
  • 1892
  • 8th Duke of Roxburghe

    Sir Henry Innes-Ker
    1876–1932

    8th Duke of Roxburghe
  • = Mary Goelet

    • Sir George Innes Ker
  • 1932
  • 9th Duke of Roxburghe

    George Victor Robert John Innes-Ker
    1913–1974

    9th Duke of Roxburghe
  • = Lady Milne Crewe-Milnes (1)

  • = Margaret Elizabeth McConnel (2)

    • Sir Guy David Innes Ker
    • Lord Robert Anthony
  • 1974
  • 10th Duke of Roxburghe

    Guy David Innes-Ker
    1954

    10th Duke of Roxburghe
  • = Lady Jane Grosvenor (1)

    Has three children

    • Viscountess Rosanagh Viola Alexandra Grimston (b. 1979)
    • Charles Robert George Marquis of Bowmont (b. 1981)
    • Lord Edward Arthur Gerald Innes Ker (b. 1984)
  • = Virginia Mary Wynn-Williams (2)

    Has two children

    • Lady Isabella May Innes Ker (b. 1994)
    • Lord George Alastair Innes Ker (b. 1996)
  • 2016

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