Historical Contributions from Friends
Ilchester Dog Graves
This was shared from the “Guisachan Golden Gathering” Facebook Group page as provided by John Tiranti.
Henry Edward Fox-Strangways, 5th Earl of Ilchester, is the Earl of Ilchester was the owner of Ada, offspring of Belle and Nous. He was Dudley Coutts Marjoribank’s nephew (his sister’s son.) Dudley Marjoribanks, 1st Baron Tweedmouth, was of course the founder of the this strain at Guisachan. The Ilchester (“Melbury”) dogs were derived from Ada, one of the bitch puppies from that Nous/Belle litter.