Sir James Louis Fitzroy Scott-Douglas Bt
The tradition of adding a name at marriage is an American one, not English. The 1950s Ecurie Ecosse driver Sir James Scott-Douglas was, for example, descended from several generations of Scott-Douglases, and there are countless other examples.
There is also, as I think we have discussed before, the trick of people having two surnames. An example is the 1920s Bentley (etc) driver Bertie Kensington Moir, whose surname was Kensington Moir. In the UK that practice, like doubling names with a hiphen, is regarded in some quarters as an affectation.
Although later references to the Scott Douglas' do use a hyphen, I think hyphen-less (as employed by Graham Gauld) may be more accurate. James gained the Baronetcy from his uncle, Sir George Douglas, who had dropped the ‘Scott’, although earlier generations were Scott Douglas. The notice of James’ christening in the Times in 1930 recorded that “the child was named James Louis Fitzroy Scott.”
The Fitzroy came through his mother’s family. In 1969 though, the Times reported his funeral service in 1969 as Scott-Douglas. (The England birth and death registers list him under both Douglas and Scott-Douglas, so don’t clarify.)
It wasn’t until researching James’ background (having wondered how it was that he’d been born at Sherston, Wiltshire, about 7 miles from Castle Combe) that I discovered that he was also a grandson of Henry Somerset, 9th Duke of Beaufort (family seat: Badminton House, Gloucestershire), and therefore a descendent of King Edward III (& also “the Hammer of the Scots”
, Edward 1)
James’ mother, Lady Blanche Somerset, had first married John Eliot, 6th Earl of St. Germans, who was killed steeplechasing, then in 1924 married George Francis Valentine Scott Douglas. He died following a polo accident in June 1930, four months before James was born.
Going a little OT, it seems that Blanche was an aviation enthusiast, gaining her pilots licence in 1934 (on her Royal Aero Club card, the entry alongside Profession
.) and had a Miles M.2F Hawk Major which she kept at her home Manor Farm, Sherston, where she had her own landing strip. Later in 1934 she apparently undertook an eventful flight to India, further details here:https://sites.google...flight-to-india