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Queensberry, Duke of (S, 1683/4)

 

Creation: let. pat. 3 Feb 1683 with surrender and regrant 17 Jun 1706

 

Family name: Douglas later Scott later Montagu-Douglas-Scott

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Arms:

See Duke of Buccleuch

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

1st son and heir of James [Douglas], 2nd Earl of Queensberry, by his second wife Lady Margaret Stewart, 1st dau. of John [Stewart], 1st Earl of Traquair

born

1637

mar.

1657 Lady Isabel Douglas, 3rd dau. of William [Douglas], 1st Marquess of Douglas, by his second wife Lady Mary Gordon, 3rd dau. of George [Gordon], 1st Marquess of Huntly

children

1. Lord James Douglas, later 2nd Duke of Queensberry

2. Lord William Douglas, 1st Earl of March, cr. 20 Apr 1697 Lord Douglas of Neidpath, Lyne and Munard, Viscount of Peebles and Earl of March, with remainder to the heirs male of his body, which failing to his other heirs male and of tailzie contained in his enfeoffment of the lands and lordship of Neidpath, Governor of Edinburgh Castle 1702-04 (d. 2 Sep 1705), mar. after 12 Oct 1693 Lady Jane Hay (d. Jul 1729), 2nd dau. of John [Hay], 1st Marquess of Tweeddale, by his wife Lady Jane Scott, 2nd dau. of Walter [Scott], 1st Earl of Buccleuch, and had issue:

1a. William Douglas, 2nd Earl of March (b. c. 1696; d. 7 Mar 1731), mar. Lady Anne Hamilton, suo jure Countess of Ruglen (mar. (2) Jan 1747 Anthony Sawyer, Paymaster of the Forces in Scotland; d. 21 Apr 1748), 1st dau. of John [Hamilton], 1st Earl of Ruglen later 3rd Earl of Selkirk, by his first wife and cousin Lady Anne Kennedy, 1st dau. of John [Kennedy], 7th Earl of Cassillis, and had issue:

1b. William Douglas, 3rd Earl of March later 4th Duke of Queensberry

2a. Hon John Douglas MP, of Broughton, co. Northampton (d. unm.)

3a. Hon James Douglas, of Stow (d. bef. 1732)

1a. Lady Isobel Douglas (d. 9 Apr 1780)

2a. Lady Mary Douglas (d. 15 Mar 1781)

3a. Lady Jean Douglas (d. unm.)

3. Lord George Douglas (d. bef. 1 Mar 1695)

1. Lady Anne Douglas (d. 23 Feb 1699/1700), mar. after 13 Aug 1697 as his first wife David [Wemyss], 4th Earl of Wemyss, and had issue

died

28 Mar 1695

created

11 Feb 1682 Lord Douglas of Kilmount, Middlebie and Dornock, Viscount Nith, Torthorwald and Ross, Earl of Drumlanrig and Sanquhar, and Marquess of Queensberry, with remainder to his heirs male whatsoever

3 Feb 1683/84 Marquess of Dumfriesshire and Duke of Queensberry, with remainder to the heirs male of his body

suc. by

son

note

suc. his father 1671 as 3rd Earl of Queensberry

 

James [Douglas], 2nd Duke of Queensberry, KG

born

18 Sep 1662

mar.

1 Dec 1685 Lady Mary Boyle (d. 2 Oct 1709), sister of Charles [Boyle], 3rd Earl of Cork and 2nd dau. of Hon Charles Boyle, styled Viscount Dungarven (by his first wife Lady Jane Seymour, 3rd dau. by his second wife of William [Seymour], 2nd Duke of Somerset), son and heir ap. of Richard [Boyle], 2nd Earl of Cork

children

1. Lord William Douglas, styled Earl of Drumlanrig (b. 18 May 1696; dvp. 21 Oct 1696)

2. Lord James Douglas, later 3rd Marquess of Queensberry, a homicidal maniac (b. 2 Nov 1697; bur. 17 Feb 1714/5)

3. Lord Charles Douglas, later 3rd Duke of Queensberry

4. Lord George Douglas of Dumcrief (b. 20 Feb 1701; d. 1725)

1. Lady Isabel Douglas (b. 4 Dec 1688; dvp. 7 Jul 1694)

2. Lady Elizabeth Douglas (b. 11 Aug 1691; d. 17 Jul 1695)

3. Lady Mary Douglas (b. 4 Feb 1699; d. 16 Nov 1703)

4. Lady Jean Douglas (d. 31 Aug 1729), mar. 5 Apr 1720 as his first wife her cousin Francis [Scott], 2nd Duke of Buccleuch, and had issue

5. Lady Anne Douglas (dsp. 26 Oct 1741), mar. 23 Jan 1733 as his first wife Rt Hon William Finch MP, Vice Chamberlain of the Household 1742-65 (d. 25 Dec 1766), 2nd son by his second wife of Daniel [Finch], 7th Earl of Winchilsea

died

6 Jul 1711

created

26 May 1708 Baron Ripon, Marquess of Beverley and Duke of Dover, with remainder to his third son, Charles [Douglas], 1st Earl of Solway

suc. by

eldest surviving son James Douglas (dsp. 1715) in the Marquessate of Queensberry and other peerages not covered by the 1706 regrant, and by second surviving son Charles Douglas in the Dukedom of Queensberry and his other peerages

note

sur. the titles conferred on his father with the exception of the Marquessate of Queensberry to the Crown and obtained a new grant 17 Jun 1706 with a special remainder to his third son, Charles [Douglas], 1st Earl of Solway, and extending the remainder to heirs male or female descended from William [Douglas], 1st Earl of Queensberry

 

Charles [Douglas], 1st Earl of Solway later 2nd Duke of Dover later 3rd Duke of Queensberry

born

24 Nov 1698

mar.

10 Mar 1720 Lady Catharine Hyde (dsps. 17 Jul 1777), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Henry [Hyde], 4th Earl of Clarendon, by his wife Jane Leveson-Gower, 2nd dau. of Sir William Gower later Leveson-Gower, 4th Bt. MP, of Sittenham, co. York

children

1. Lord Henry Douglas, styled Earl of Drumlanrig (b. 30 Oct 1722; dvp and sp. 19 Oct 1754), mar. 24 Jul 1754 Lady Elizabeth Hope (b. 1 Mar 1736; dsp. 7 Apr 1756), 1st dau. by his first wife of John [Hope], 2nd Earl of Hopetoun

2. Lord Charles Douglas, styled Earl of Drumlanrig, Member of Parliament for Dumfriesshire 1747-54 (b. 17 Jul 1726; dvp. 24 Oct 1756)

died

s.p.m.s. 22 Oct 1778

created

v.p. 17 Jun 1706 Lord Douglas of Lockerby, Dalveen and Thornhill, Viscount Tibbers and Earl of Solway, with remainder to the heirs of his father not being successors to the Dukedom of Queensberry

suc. by

cousin in Scottish peerages

note

suc. his elder brother 1715 as 4th Marquess of Queensberry, etc.;  on his death the English peerages of 1708 and the Scottish peerages of 1706 became extinct

 

William [Douglas], 3rd Earl of March later 4th Duke of Queensberry, KT

1st son of William [Douglas], 2nd Earl of March (by his wife Lady Anne Hamilton, suo jure Countess of Ruglen, 1st dau. of John [Hamilton], 1st Earl of Ruglen later 3rd Earl of Selkirk), 1st son of William [Douglas], 1st Earl of March (by his wife Lady Jane Hay, 2nd dau. of John [Hay], 1st Marquess of Tweeddale), 2nd son of William [Douglas], 1st Duke of Queensberry

born

16 Dec 1725

died

23 Dec 1810

created

8 Aug 1786 Baron Douglas, of Amesbury in the County of Wiltshire (Peerage of Great Britain)

suc. by

cousin (see below)

note

suc. his father 7 Mar 1730/31 as 3rd Earl of March;  suc. his mother 21 Apr 1748 as 3rd Earl of Ruglen;  suc. his cousin 22 Jun 1778 as 4th Duke of Queensberry

 

On the death of the 4th Duke of Queensberry the British Barony of Douglas and the Scottish Earldom of Ruglen became extinct, the Earldom of March, the Viscountcy of Peebles, and the Lordship of Douglas of Neidpath, Lyne and Munard passed to the heir general of the 1st Earl of March, his first cousin three times removed Francis [Charteris later Charteris-Wemyss-Douglas], 6th Earl of Wemyss, the Marquessate of Queensberry, the Earldom of Queensberry, the Viscountcy of Drumlanrig, and the Lordship of Douglas of Hawick and Tibbers, passed to the heir male of the 1st Marquess of Queensberry, his fourth cousin once removed Sir Charles Douglas of Kelhead, 5th Bt., and he was suc. in his remaining peerages (the Dukedom of Queensberry, the Marquessate of Dumfriesshire, the Earldoms of Drumlanrig and Sanquhar, the Viscountcy of Nith, Thorolwold and Ross, and the Lordship of Douglas of Kinmount, Middlebie and Dornock) by the heir general of the 1st Earl of Queensberry, his second cousin once removed,

 

Henry [Scott], 3rd Duke of Buccleuch and 5th Duke of Queensberry, KG KT

1st son and heir of Lord Francis Scott, styled Earl of Dalkeith (by his first wife Lady Caroline Campbell, 1st dau. and cohrss. by his second wife of John [Campbell], 2nd Duke of Argyll), 1st son and heir app. of Francis [Scott], 2nd Duke of Buccleuch, by his first wife and cousin Lady Jane Douglas, 2nd dau. of James [Douglas], 2nd Duke of Queensberry

note

suc. his grandfather 22 Apr 1751 as 3rd Duke of Buccleuch;  suc. his second cousin once removed 23 Dec 1810 as 5th Duke of Queensberry

 

The Dukedom of Queensberry has been held by the Dukes of Buccleuch since 23 Dec 1810.

 

 Last updated 20 Apr 2009

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