The park is named after Sophia Crichton-Stuart, Marchioness of Bute (1809–1859), the widow of the second Marquess of Bute. Lady Sophia was concerned to provide open space for recreation in the rapidly expanding town in the late 19th century, in which her husband was heavily involved.
Lady Sophia Ann Crichton-Stuart (born 27 February 1956), wife of the rock musician Jimmy Bain; Lady Caroline Eileen Crichton-Stuart (21 February 1957 – 1984) John Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute (26 April 1958 – 22 March 2021), also known as a racing driver under the name of Johnny Dumfries or John Bute.
29/11/2022 · Harry is the second son of Nicholas Philip Wentworth-Stanley [born 1954] by his former wife the former Clare Husted Steel [now Marchioness of Milford Haven]. Cressida, descended from the Earls Howe, is the daughter of Mr Jeffrey Bonas, by his former wife the former Lady Mary-Gaye Georgiana Lorna Curzon [born 21 February, 1947], daughter of the 6th Earl Howe [1908-1984].
John Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute, inherited the castle in 1848. One of Britain's wealthiest men, with interests in architecture and antiquarian studies, he employed the architect William Burges to rebuild the castle, "as a country residence for occasional occupation in the summer", using the medieval remains as a basis for the design.
The Marchioness is a Patroness of the Royal Caledonian Ball. Together, they were the parents of one daughter: Lady Rose Marie-Louise Gordon (b. 1993) The seat of Lord and Lady Huntly is Aboyne Castle in Aberdeenshire. Titles. Since 1987, he is: 13th Marquess of Huntly (Peerage of Scotland, 1599)
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