Bute


BUTE

English: Coat of Arms of the Duke of Rothesay ...

English: Coat of Arms of the Duke of Rothesay Gàidhlig: Gearradh-arm Diùc Bhaile-Bhòid Scots: Coat o airms o the Duke o Rothesay (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Island in the Firth of Clyde, once part of Buteshire, now in the Argyll & Bute unitary authority in western Scotland.

The island belonged to the Norse Kingdom of the Isles, but it was lost some time in the 12th century because by 1200 it was held within the Scottish Kingdom by the Stewarts.  The Earls of Bute (created in 1703), who became Marquesses in 1796, are descended from a bastard son of the first Stewart King, Robert II.  His son, Robert III, made his elder son, David (d.1402), Duke of Rothesay, the capital of the island, a title still held by the Heir Apparent to the throne.

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  1. Pingback: My Fifth Great Maternal Grandmother~Catharine (McLean) Linderman~Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Scotland | Hammell, McLean, Keith, & Gillilan Genealogy

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