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Queensberry, Earl of (S, 1633)

 

Creation: let. pat. 13 Jun 1633

 

Family name: Douglas

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Arms:

See Marquess of Queensberry

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William [Douglas], 1st Viscount of Drumlanrig later 1st Earl of Queensberry

1st son and heir of Sir James Douglas, 8th of Drumlanrig, by his wife Hon Mary Fleming, dau. of John [Fleming], 5th Lord Fleming

born

mar.

20 Jul 1603 Lady Isobel Kerr (d. 1628), 4th dau. of Mark [Kerr], 1st Earl of Lothian, by his wife Hon Margaret Maxwell, 1st dau. of John [Maxwell], jure uxoris Lord Herries of Terregles, by his wife Hon Agnes Herries, suo jure Lady Herries of Terregles

children

1. Hon James Douglas, later 2nd Earl of Queensberry

2. Col Hon Sir William Douglas of Kelhead, Governor of Carlisle 1647 (d. bef. 1673), mar. (1) Agnes Fawside, dau. of George Fawside of that Ilk, and (2) after 1649 Jean Riddell (widow of Andrew Riddell of Hayning), dau. of Sir Robert Stuart of Schelinlaw, and had issue by his first wife:

1a. William Douglas, Yr. of Kelhead (dvp)

2a. Sir James Douglas of Kelhead, 1st Bt., cr. a Baronet of Nova Scotia 26 Apr 1668 (b. 19 Sep 1639; d. bef. Apr 1708), mar. after 28 Oct 1667 his cousin Lady Catherine Douglas, 2nd dau. of James [Douglas], 2nd Earl of Queensberry, and had issue:

1b. Sir William Douglas of Kelhead, 2nd Bt. (d. Oct 1733), mar. after 8 Sep 1705 Helen Erskine (d. 20 Jul 1754), 1st dau. of John Erskine, Provost of Stirling (by his first wife Jean Murray, dau. of John Murray of Polmaise & Touchadam), 1st son of Hon Sir Charles Erskine of Alva (by his second wife Helen Skene, dau. of Sir James Skene of Curriehall, 1st Bt.), 6th son by his second wife of John [Erskine], 18th/2nd Earl of Mar, and had issue:

1c. Sir John Douglas of Kelhead, 3rd Bt., Member of Parliament for Dumfriesshire 1741-47 (d. 13 Nov 1778), mar. Christian Cunningham (b. 23 Apr 1710; d. Nov 1741), 6th dau. of Sir William Cunningham of Caprington, 2nd Bt., and had issue:

1d. Sir William Douglas of Kelhead, 4th Bt., Member of Parliament for Dumfries Burghs 1768-80 (d. 16 May 1783), mar. 21 Mar 1772 Grace Johnstone (d. 25 Mar 1836), 1st dau. and cohrss. of William Johnstone of Lockerbie, and had issue:

1e. Sir Charles Douglas of Kelhead, 5th Bt., later 5th Marquess of Queensberry

2e. Archibald Johnston Douglas (d. 2 Dec 1796)

3e. Lord John Douglas, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Marquess by Royal Warrant 4 May 1837, later 6th Marquess of Queensberry

4e. Henry Alexander Douglas (b. 7 Oct 1781; d. 16 Mar 1837), mar. 31 Aug 1812 Elizabeth Dalzell (d. 1837), dau. of Robert Dalzell of Glenae, and had issue

5e. Lord William Robert Keith Douglas, Member of Parliament for Dumfriesshire 1812-32, a Lord of the Admiralty 1822 and 1822-27, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Marquess by Royal Warrant 4 May 1837 (b. 1783; d. 5 Dec 1859), mar. 24 Nov 1821 Elizabeth Irvine (d. 25 Apr 1864), dau. of Walter Irvine, of Luddington House, co. Surrey, and had issue

1e. Mary Douglas (d. 15 Jan 1841), mar. 20 Mar 1817 Maj Gen Sir Thomas Sidney Beckwith KCB (d. 15 Jan 1831)

2e. Christian Douglas (d. 27 Jan 1847)

3e. Catherine Heron Douglas (d. 26 Jan 1840)

4e. Elizabeth Christian Douglas

2d. Charles James Sholto Douglas, Collector of Customs in Jamaica, mar. (1) Basilia Quarrell (widow of Richard Quarrell), dau. of James Dawes, of Rockspring, Jamaica, and (2) Mary Bullock, dau. of Rev Richard Bullock DD, and had issue by both wives

3d. Capt Stair Douglas RN (d. 8 Apr 1789)

4d. John Douglas (dvp. 1759)

1d. Helen Douglas

2d. Janet Douglas, mar. 13 Nov 1767 William Irving of Bonshaw, and had issue

3d. Christian Douglas

4d. Catherine Douglas, mar. 13 Nov 1767 Dr William Butler, of London

2c. William Douglas (d. 1786)

3c. Charles Douglas of Breconwhat (d. 13 Dec 1770)

4c. James Douglas, a physician, of Carlisle (d. after 1745), mar. Mary Maxwell, 2nd dau. of Sir Patrick Maxwell of Springkell, 1st Bt., and had issue

5c. Archibald Douglas (d. young)

6c. Lt Gen Stewart Douglas (d. 30 Jun 1795)

7c. Erskine Douglas, a physician, of Hexham, co. Northumberland (d. 10 Feb 1791), mar. Mrs Wetters

8c. Francis Edward Douglas, a merchant in India (b. c. 1723; d. 21 Jul 1793), mar. Mrs Hunter

9c. David Douglas, mar. ..... Thomson, dau. of William Thomson of Annan, and had issue

10c. Thomas Douglas, a naval office (d. 1744)

1c. Catherine Douglas (d. 29 Sep 1761), mar. 11 Oct 1725 Sir William Maxwell of Springkell, 2nd Bt. (d. 14 Jul 1760), and had issue

2c. Jean Douglas, mar. 30 Apr 1727 Hugh Maxwell of Dalswinton

3c. Helen Douglas (dsp. 28 Jan 1766), mar. Capt John Erskine

4c. Mary Douglas

3a. Robert Douglas (d. after 1672)

4a. Col Archibald Douglas, mar., and had issue

5a. Capt George Douglas

1a. Mary Douglas, mar. after 28 Jan 1647 John Johnston of Wamphray, and had issue

2a. Isobel Douglas (bapt. 24 Oct 1635)

3a. Margaret Douglas (b. 3 Apr 1637)

4a. Catherine Douglas (b. 10 Apr 1638), mar. ..... Menzies of Stenhouse

5a. Sarah Douglas (b. 17 Nov 1641)

6a. Sophia Douglas, mar. after 9 Sep 1672 John Craill of Stewartoun

3. Hon Archibald Douglas of Dornock, mar., and had issue

4. Hon George Douglas (d. sp.)

1. Lady Margaret Douglas (d. after Nov 1640), mar. Dec 1622 as his first wife her second cousin James [Johnstone], 1st Earl of Hartfell, and had issue

2. Lady Janet Douglas (dsp. 1651), mar. after 28 Jul 1640 her second cousin Thomas [Maclellan], 2nd Lord Kirkcudbright

died

8 Mar 1639/40

created

1 Apr 1628 Lord Douglas of Hawick and Tibbers and Viscount of Drumlanrig, with remainder to his heirs male bearing the surname and arms of Douglas

13 Jun 1633 Lord Douglas of Hawick and Tibbers, Viscount of Drumlanrig and Earl of Queensberry, with remainder to his heirs male bearing the surname and arms of Douglas

suc. by

son

note

knighted bef. 1612;  Provost of Lincluden bef. 1616;  Sheriff of Dumfries 1620

 

James [Douglas], 2nd Earl of Queensberry

born

mar. (1)

4 Jun 1630 Lady Mary Hamilton (dsp. 29 Oct 1633), 3rd dau. of James [Hamilton], 2nd Marquess of Hamilton, by his wife Lady Anne Cunningham, 4th dau. by his first wife of James [Cunningham], 7th Earl of Glencairn

mar. (2)

26 Mar 1635 Lady Margaret Stewart (d. 20 Mar 1672/3), 1st dau. of John [Stewart], 1st Earl of Traquair, by his wife Lady Catherine Carnegie, 3rd dau. of David [Carnegie], 1st Earl of Southesk

children by second wife

1. Hon William Douglas, later 3rd Earl of Queensberry later 1st Marquess of Queensberry later 1st Duke of Queensberry

2. Lt Gen Hon James Douglas of Comlodden (d. 1691), mar. Anne Hamilton, and had issue

3. Capt Hon John Douglas of Cragmuie (d. after 20 Mar 1678)

4. Hon Robert Douglas (d. bef. Sep 1676)

1. Lady Mary Douglas, mar. Alexander [Stewart], 3rd Earl of Galloway, and had issue

2. Lady Catherine Douglas, mar. after 28 Oct 1667 her cousin Sir James Douglas of Kelhead, 1st Bt. (d. bef. 1708), and had issue

3. Lady Henrietta Douglas, mar. Sir Robert Grierson of Lag, and had issue

4. Lady Margaret Douglas, mar. (1) Sir Alexander Jardine of Applegirth, and (2) 5 Dec 1689 Sir David Thoirs, and had issue by her first husband

5. Lady Isabel Douglas, mar. Sir William Lockhart of Carstairs, and had issue

died

1671

suc. by

son by second wife

note

a Commissioner of Excise 1661

 

William [Douglas], 3rd Earl of Queensberry later 1st Marquess of Queensberry later 1st Duke of Queensberry, PC

created

11 Feb 1681/2 Lord Douglas of Kilmount, Middlebie and Dornock, Viscount of Nith, Torthorwald and Ross, Earl of Drumlanrig and Sanquhar, and Marquess of Queensberry, with remainder ot his heirs male whatsoever

3 Nov 1684 Lord Douglas of Kilmount, Middlebie and Dornock, Viscount of Nith, Torthorwald and Ross, Earl of Drumlanrig and Sanquhar, Marquess of Dumfriesshire and Duke of Queensberry, with remainder to the heirs male of his body, but with a provision that this grant should in no way prejudice the limitation of the Marquessate and the other titles granted in 1681/2

 

The Earldom of Queensberry has been held by the Marquesses of Queensberry since 11 Feb 1681/2. It was held by the Dukes of Queensberry between 1684 and 1810.

 

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