Lord John Douglas-Montagu-Scott
(13 July 1809 – 3 January 1860) was a 19th-century
landlord and MP for Roxburghshire.
Outside public life Lord John Scott was a keen
fisherman, hunter, and yachtsman. He was said to be the
best hand with a salmon-leister on the Tweed; indeed
there was no form of sport or pastime calling forth dash
and energy in which he did not excel.
During his later years John Douglas entertained deep and
earnest religious convictions, and his last public
appearance at Melrose in defense of genuine Protestant
conservatism is said to have been a remarkable display
of vigorous eloquence.
There is a statue of Scott in a square in the village of
Dunchurch, Warwickshire, that in recent decades has been
the 'victim' of a recurring prank; it is dressed as a
cartoon character at the yearend holidays. Scott owned
the majority of the village until he sold it back before
his death in 1860, and his landlordism is perhaps thus