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Dunbarton, Earl of (S, 1675 - c. 1749)
Creation: let.pat. 9 Mar 1674/5
Extinct: c. 7 Jan 1748/9
Family name: Douglas
Quarterly: 1st, Azure a Lion rampant Argent crowned Or (Galloway); 2nd, Or a Lion rampant Gules surmounted of a Ribbon (Abernethy); 3rd, Or 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, Argent a Man's Heart Gules ensigned with an Imperial Crown proper on a Chief Azure three Mullets of the first (Douglas); all within a Bordure quarterly Azure and Gules the first charged with three Fleur-de-lis and the last with three Lions passant guardant Or
A Peacock proper
Dexter: A Savage wreathed head and middle with Laurel carrying over his shoulder a Club all proper; Sinister: A Hart proper attired Or
George [Douglas], 1st Earl of Dunbarton, KT
2nd son of William [Douglas], 1st Marquess of Douglas, by his second wife Lady Mary Gordon, 3rd dau. of George [Gordon], 1st Marquess of Huntly
Anne Wheatley (d. 25 Apr 1691), dau. of Robert Wheatley, of Bracknell, co. Berkshire
1. Hon George Douglas, later 2nd Earl of Dunbarton
20 Mar 1691/2
9 Mar 1674/5 Lord Douglas of Ettrick and Earl of Dunbarton
a Page of Honour to Louis XIV, King of France; Maj Gen in the French Army; Col of the 1st Regiment of Foot Guards 1665-88; commanded the Scots forces which defeated the invading army sent by the Duke of Monmouth 1685; a Gentleman of the Bedchamber 1687-88; Founder Knight of the Thistle 1687; a supporter of King James II, he accompanied him as he went into exile 1688
George [Douglas], 2nd Earl of Dunbarton
c. Apr 1687
c. 7 Jan 1748/9
Lt Col in Dubourgay's Foot in the British Service 1715; Envoy to Moscow 1716
On the death of the 2nd Earl of Dunbarton the Earldom of Dunbarton became extinct.
First written 29 Dec 2003
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