Lord Ninian Crichton-Stuart

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Lord Ninian

Lord Ninian Crichton-Stuart (1883–1915)[1] was the second son of the third Marquess of Bute. He inherited the Falkland Estate from his father, becoming Laird of Falkland when he came of age in 1904. He and his wife lived for a time in the House of Falkland.

Lord Ninian commissioned the Memorial Chapel in memory of his young son, but died in action at the Battle of Loos and the chapel was never completed.

Further references

“Having bound myself to provide landed property of a certain value for my younger sons, Ninian and Colum, I looked for places which I might play with during my own life and leave to them afterwards. Hence Falkland and Pluscarden.”[2]


  1. *Wikidata entry
  2. Hunter Blair, Right Rev. Sir David Oswald, John Patrick, Third Marquess of Bute, K.T. (1847–1900), a Memoir (London: John Murray, 1921), page 215, quoted in Playfair and Burgess, page 2.