The marriage of the Marquis of Bute, in 1905, to the daughter of Sir Henry Bellingham was one of the greatest social events of the year, for the Marquis is one of the richest of peers, having inherited between five and six millions sterling on the death of his father, in 1900. Like her husband, the Marchioness, who conceived the idea of a gift for Queen Mary subscribed for by the Marys of the British Empire, is rich in ancestors, for the Bellinghams can point to an unbroken descent from the days of the Conqueror. Of Irish birth, the Marchioness, by her charm and beauty, has gained much popularity in Wales and Scotland, particularly amongst the inhabitants of the Isle of Bute, where her husband exercises an almost feudal jurisdiction. Both the Marchioness and her husband are passionately devoted to sport, but, needless to say, even more devoted to their four children-two sons and two daughters.

The Marchioness of Bute Thomson

The Marchioness of Bute Thomson