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Douglas, Duke of (S, 1703 - 1761)

 

Creation: let. pat. 10 Apr 1703

 

Extinct: 21 Jul 1761

 

Family name: Douglas

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st, Azure a Lion rampant Argent crowned Or (Galloway);  2nd, Or a Lion rampant Gules debruised by a Ribbon Sable (Abernethy);  3rd, Argent three Piles Gules (Brechin);  4th, Or a Fess chequy Azure and Argent surmounted by a Bend Sable charged with three Buckles of the field (Stewart of Bonkyl);  en surtout, Or a Man's Heart Gules ensigned with an Imperial Crown proper on a Chief Azure three Mullets of the field (Douglas)

Crest:

A Salamander Vert in flames and spouting fire

Supporters:

Standing on a Compartment within a Circle of Timber Stakes proper, dexter, a Savage wreathed head and middle with Laurel holding a Club all proper, and sinister, a Stag proper attired with ten Tynes Or

Motto:

Jamais Arriere

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Archibald [Douglas], 3rd Marquess of Douglas later 1st Duke of Douglas

only surv. son and heir of James [Douglas], 2nd Marquess of Douglas, by his second wife Lady Mary Kerr, 3rd dau. of Robert [Kerr], 1sr Marquess of Lothian

bapt.

13 Oct 1694

mar.

1 Mar 1758 Margaret Douglas (d. 24 Oct 1774), 1st dau. of James Campbell later Douglas of Mains, by his first wife Isabel Corbet, dau. of Hugh Corbet of Hardgray

died

s.p. 21 Jul 1761 (bur. at Douglas, co. Lanark)

created

10 Apr 1703 Lord Douglas of Bonkill, Prestoun and Robertoun, Viscount of Jedburgh Forest, Marquess of Angus and Abernethy and Duke of Douglas

suc. by

(in Marquessate of Douglas, etc. only) second cousin twice removed

note

suc. his father 25 Feb 1699/1700 as 3rd Marquess of Douglas;  Lord Lieutenant of Forfarshire 1715-6

 

On the death of the 1st Duke of Douglas the Dukedom of Douglas and the other titles created in 1703 became extinct and he was succeeded in the Marquessate of Douglas, etc. by his second cousin twice removed and heir male, James George [Hamilton], 7th Duke of Hamilton, great-great-grandson of William [Douglas], 1st Earl of Selkirk, later Duke of Hamilton for life, 1st son by his second wife of William [Douglas], 1st Marquess of Douglas

 

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