Silver Mounted 14 Bore Shotgun by J.F.Whitecross


Silver Mounted 14 Bore Shotgun by J.F.Whitecross


Silver Mounted 14 Bore Shotgun by J.F.Whitecross. A lovely silver mounted double barrel 14 bore shotgun by J.F.Whitecross of Darnick, Melrose. Cased in a typical Scottish pigskin lined case with accessories including a James Dixon shot flask, a Hawksley powder flask, an original bag os Westley Richards Waterproof Safety Primers, a spring clamp, waterproof nipples and a number of other accessories.

The gun is in perfect condition and full working order with the bores being “as new”. There is an original Smith & Alden trade label in the lid with a hand written inscription stating that this cased set was presented by the Duke of Roxburghe in 1852 with the Dukes motif on the outer case and the silver escutcheon plate also containing an inscription. A lovely cased set.

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Silver Mounted 14 Bore Shotgun by J.F.Whitecross


Darnick is a village near Melrose in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland, in the former Roxburghshire. The name was first recorded in 1124, and has changed from Dernewic, Dernwick and Darnwick to the present Darnick.

James Henry Robert Innes-Ker, 6th Duke of Roxburghe, KT (12 July 1816 – 23 April 1879) was a Scottish peer.

Innes-Ker was the only surviving child of the 5th Duke of Roxburghe and the former Harriet Charlewood (c. 1778–1855). Before his parents’ marriage in 1807, his father was widowed from his marriage to Mary Wray, eldest daughter of Sir John Wray, 12th Baronet. After his father’s death in 1823, his mother remarried to Lt. Col. Walter Frederick O’Reilly CB of the Royal African Corps on 14 November 1827.

His maternal grandfather was Benjamin Charlewood of Windlesham in Surrey and his paternal grandparents were Sir Henry Innes, 5th Baronet and Anne (nee Grant) Innes.

In 1823, at the age of seven, he inherited his father’s titles. He was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford.

In 1840, he was a Knight of the Thistle. He also served as Lieutenant General of the Royal Company of Archers, a Governor of the Bank of Scotland and Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire from 1873 until his death in 1879.










6th Duke of Roxburghe

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