The 4th Duke of Portland (1800 – 1879) was a conscientious land owner, he was financially successful and trusted by his family and peers. He implemented practical changes at Welbeck, carefully developing farming and forestry techniques. Conversely, his other interests included gambling, racehorses, and yachts.

William added the name ‘Scott’ to his surname on his marriage to Henrietta Scott, daughter of General John Scott of Balcomie.

Image: William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck-Scott, 4th Duke of Portland, Sir Francis Grant, 1852.