The following article by Charles Herbert Mayo, M.A., R.D. Vicar of Longburton with Holnest was originally published in Notes & Queries for Somerset and Dorset in 1903 of which he was the Dorset Editor.
James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, was born on April 9th 1649, the illegitimate son of Charles II. He married Anne Scott, countess of Buccleuch, whose name he adopted, and was created a duke in 1663. Monmouth became captain-general of the armed forces in 1678.