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Index of first names

Douglas Members of Parliament, Scotland : including the minor barons, the commissioners for the shires, and the commissioners for the burghs, 1357-1882 : on the basis of the parliamentary return 1880, with genealogical and biographical notices"

 

 

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Alexander (Mr.), provost Banff 16 /^x, 1643 conv., 1644-5, 1649-50, 1651,

[1656-8 (Wilms).

Alexander of Spynie Elgin and Forreshire 1669-74.

Alexander (sir), of Eagleshay Orkney and Zetland stewdrtty 1702-7; ist

parlt. Great Britain 1707-8 (then a knight), Orkney and. Shetlandshire 1708-10

[(lord of Egilshay), 1710-13.

Archibald, provost Edinburgh 1526 1560.



MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT— SCOTLAND. 99

Douglas — continued.

DOUGLAS OF CAVERS.

Sir William Douglas, M.P. Roxburghshire 1617 conv. =



Sir William Douglas of Cavers, M.P. Roxburghshire 1612, etc. =

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Sir Archibald Douglas of Cavers, M.P. Roxburghshire 1661-3 =
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Sir William Douglas of 2 Archibald Douglas of Cavers,
Cavers(sonofSir William), M.P. Roxburghshire 1700-2,

M.P. Roxburghshire 1690-8. 1702-7, 1707-8 ; Dumfries burghs
1727-34 =



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William Douglas of Cavers, M.P. Roxburghshire 1715-22,
1722-7, 1727-34, 1742-7.

Archibald (sir), of Whittinghame the laird of Whittinghame sat as a minor

[baron 1604, 1604, conv.; Haddington constabulary 1605, 1607, 1608.
Sir Archibald Douglas, of Whittinghame, a lord of session 8 Aug. 1590, upon the resigna-
tion of his father, William Douglas, of Whittinghame, a lord of session and probably M.P. ;
accompanied James to Norway on his marriage in 1589 ; knighted and admitted a privy
councillor 29 May 1603 ; resigned his seat on the bench May l6l8 ; m. and left issue, a son
Archibald, virho d. 28 Nov. 1660, leaving his sister Elizabeth, Viscountess Kingston, his

[heir.
Archibald, of Tofts Berwickshire 161 "j.

Archibald Roxburghshire 1644 conv.

? Brother of Sir William Douglas, of Cavers, who died 1676.

Archibald (sir), of Cavers, knt. Roxburghshire 1661-3.

Also of Denholm and Spittal (son of Sir William Douglas, knt. , M.P. , named below) ;

had a command in the parliament army ; m. Rachel, dau. of Sir James Skene, of Hallyards,

[president of the court of session, and had a son. Sir William.

Archibald, of Cavers, heritable sheriff of Teviotdale Roxburghshire (or

sheriffdom of Teviotdale) 1700-?, 1702-7, satin ist parlt. of Great Britain

[1707-8 ; Dumfries burghs 1727-34, then styled " elder of Cavers.''

Brother of Sir William Douglas, of Cavers, and 2nd son of Sir William Douglas, also of

Cavers ; receiver-genl, Scotland 1705-18 ; postmaster-genl. 1725 ; d. 1741, having m. Anna,

[dau. of Francis Scott, of Gorrenbery, and had with other issue William, M.P.

Archibald (major-genl.), of Kirktown — —Dumfries burghs, 1754-61 (then It.-
CoL of the regiment of dragoons commanded by Sir Robert Rich) ; Dumfries-

[shire 1761-8, 1768-74 (then major-genL
General in the army 19 March 1778, col. 13th dragoons 1758 until his death at Dublin

[about Oct. 1778, leaving a son



loo MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT— SCOTLAND.

Douglas — continued.

DOUGLAS— MARQUIS OF QUEENSBERRY.

Sir James Douglas, laird of Drumlanrig, sat as a baron 1608, 1609 ^

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Sir William, cr. Earl of Queensberry, Sir James Douglas, of MouswaH,
M.P. Dumfries 1617 := M.P. Dumfries 1644, 1649, 1650-1.

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(James 2nd Earl) == (Sir William of Kelhead, cr. (Archibald of Domock) ==

a baronet) i^

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(William, ist Duke of (Sir James of Kelhead, 2nd (William of Domock) =
Queensberry) =z bart.) ^= I



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William of Domock,



(James, Duke of Dover (Lord William (Sir William of Kel- M.P. Dumfries 1702-
and Queensberry) = Douglas)^ head, 3rd bart. = 7.

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John Douglas, of Brougljtoii, Sir John of Kelhead, 4th

(CHARLES,3rdDuke) M.P. Peebles-shire 1722-32. bart., M.P. Dumfries-
= shire 1741-7 =
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Charles Douglas, M.P. Dumfries Sir William of Kelhead, 5th bart., M.P.

1747-S4 (Earl of Drumlanrig). Dumfries burghs 1768-74, 1774-80 =

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Lord William Robert Keith

QoHN, 6th Marquis of Queens- Douglas, M.P. Dumfries in 6

berry)= parlts., 1812-32.



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Archibald William Douglas, Visct. Drumlanrig,
M.P. Dumfries-shire 1847-52, 1852-7.



Archibald, of Douglas — — Forfarshire 1782-4, 1784-90.

Baron Douglas, of Douglas, co. Lanark, so cr. 8 July 1790 (eldest son of Sir John Stewart,

of GrandtuUy, Bart. — see Foster's Baronetage — by his wife, Jane Douglas, only sister and

heir of Archibald, Duke of Douglas) ; col. Forfar mil. ; lord lieut. Forfarshire; b. 10 July

1748; d. 26 Dec. 1827, leaving with other issue Charles, M.P., succ. as 3rd lord.

Charles, of Kellwood, commonly called Lord Charles D., 2nd son to Charles,

Duke of Queensberry and Dover Dumfries-shire 1747-54, 1754, until he

became (by the death of his brother) the eldest son of a peer of Scotland 19

[Oct. same year.

Earl of Drumlanrig (on the death of his brother Henry, 19 Oct. 1754) ; b, 17 July 1726 ;

[d. unm. 24 Oct. 1756.



MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT— SCOTLAND. loi

Douglas — continued

Charles, second son of the deceased Archibald, Lord Douglas, of Douglas



{Lanarkshire 1830-1, 1831-2 (then of Douglas Castle).

3rd Lord Douglas (on the death of his brother Archibald 27 Jan. 1844), son of Archibald,

[M.P., afsd. ; major Forfarshire militia ; b. 26 Oct. 1775 ; d. unm. 10 Sept. 1S48.

David Edinburgh 1646-7, 1648.

George (col.), brother to (Robert) Earl ot Morton Linlithgow burghs 1708-

10, 1710-13, 1715-22 ; Orkney and Shetlandshire 1713-15, 1722-7, 1727
[(then of St. OUa) until he succ. as Earl of Morton s.b. 7 May 1730.

13th Earl of Morton (son of James, loth Earl) ; a col. in the army ; vice-admiral of
[Scotland 1733 ; d. 4 Jan. 1738, aged 77, leaving with other issue a son Robert, M.P.

George (sir), of Sprihgwood Park, bart. Roxburghshire 1784-90 (then captain

ist foot guards), 1790-6 (then a baronet), 1796-1802, 1802-6.

2nd Baronet (on the death of his father. Admiral Sir James Douglas, M.P. ; served in2lst regt.
and 1st foot guards 1771-89 ; b. I March 1754 : d. 4 June 1821, having m. 16 Oct. 1786,
Lady Elizabeth Boyle, dau. of John, 3rd Earl of Glasgow; she d. 15 Feb. 1801, leaving

[issue.

George Henry Scott (sir), of Springwood Park, Roxburghshire Roxburgh-

\shire 1874-80.

Grandson of Sir George Douglas, bart., M.P., last named, capt. late 34th regt., It. -col.
Border rifle volunteers ; a brigadier-general (Queen's body guard) royal company of archers ;
contested Roxburghshire 1880 ; b. 19 June 1825 ; m. and has issue. See Foster's Baronetage

[His eldest son, James Henry, lieut. 2nd R. Scots Fusiliers, fell in Zulu war 23 July 1879.^

Hector Tain 162 1.

James, of Haddington 1479.

James (sir), laird of Drumlanrig, sat as a minor baron 1608, 1609 conv.

Only son of Sir William Douglas, of Hawick, and grandson of Sir James Douglas of
Drumlanrig ; he d. 16 Oct. 1615, having m. Mary, eldest dau. of John, 5th Lord Fleming,
and had with other issue Sir William, cr. Earl of Queensbeiry, and Sir James, M.P., of [Mouswald.

James (sir), of Spott, knt. Haddington constabulary 1612.

James Douglas, commendator of Pluscardine, natl. son of James, Earl of Morton, had a
charter^ 31 Jan. 1577-8, of the lands of Easter Spott, co. Edinburgh, etc., from George

[Home, fiar of Spott. Douglas, vol. ii., 271, note.

James, of Mouswall Dumfries sheriffdom and stewartry of Annandale 1644,

(laird of Mouswall,— see William, M.P.) 1649, 1650-51.
Probably identical with Sir James Douglas of Mouswald, 2nd son of Sir James, M.P,

James (lt.-genl.), of Skirling Peebles-shire 1685-6

A col. 1685, It.-gen. 1686, ? killed at Steinkirk 169?.



102 MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT—SCOTLAND.

Douglas— continued.

James (sir), of St. 011a Orkney and Shetlandshire 1754-61, 1761-8, then

[a knt.

Sir James Douglas, adm. of the white, knighted as messenger who brought the announce-
ment of the surrender of Quebec 16 Oct. 1757, commanded a fleet at the Leeward Islands
1761, took Dominica, and the same year had a broad pendant at the siege of Martinique,
and was created a baronet 27 June 1 786 (son of George Douglas of Frearshaw, co. Roxburgh) ;
d. 2 Nov. 1787, having m. 1st, 1753, Helen, dau. of Thomas Brisbane, of Brisbane, co.
Renfrew ; she d. 20 Mar, 1766. He m. 2ndly, Lady Helen Boyle, dau. of John, 2nd Earl

[of Glasgow; she d. s.p. 17 Oct. 1794.
John Crail 1585.

John (Mr.), councillor Elgin 1639-40, 1643 conv., 1645 (then provost), 1650

[(or Mr. John Hay),

John, of Broughton, brother-german of William, Earl of March Peebles-shire

[1722-7 (styled "master"), 1727 until his death s. b. 28 April 1732.

Grandson of William, 1st Duke of Queensberry ; d. unm. 21 March 1732.

John (sir), of Kelhead Dumfries burghs 1735, unseated on petition,

[Dumfries-shire 1741-7.

Sir John Douglas, 3rd Bart, (son of Sir William Douglas, Bart.) ; committed to the Tower

on suspicion of favouring the Stuarts 14 Aug. 1746, liberated March 1748; d. at Drumlanrig

13 Nov. 1778 ; m. Christian, 6th dau. of Sir William Cunningham, of Caprington, co. Ayr,

Bart. ; she d. Nov. 1 741, leaving with other issue a son. Sir William, M.P., father of Sir

[Charles, who succ. as 5th Marquis of Queensberry. See that title, Foster's Peerage.

Robert (sir), of Blackerstoun Berwickshire 1661-3.

[Elizabeth, dau. and heir of Douglas, of Blackerston, m. as 1st wife to Sir Robert

[Sinclair, of Longformacus, or, a baronet of Nova Scotia 10 Dec. 1664.]

Robert (Mr.), brother-german to James, Earl of Morton Kirkwall 1702-7,

[ Wick burghs 1708-10.
I2th Earl of Morton on the death of his brother James, Dgc. 1715. He d. unm. 17 March

[1730.

Robert, of Strathendrie Fifeshire 1703 until his death s. b. 25 April 1706.

Married Susan, dau. of John, 3rd Lord Balfour pf Burleigh, and had issue. i

Robert (col.), of St. 01b, younger son of George, Earl of Morton '

Orkney zxid, Shetlandshire 1730-4, 1734-41; (brother-german to James, Earl

[of Morton), 1741 (then colonel) until his death s.b. 19 Feb., 1746-7.

3rd son of George Douglas, MP. (afterwards 13th Earl of Morton) ; A.D.C. to the king,

with rank of colonel, July, 1743 ; had a company in 3rd regt. foot guards ; fell at Fontenoy

[30 April 1745.

William, of Whittingham Haddington constabulary 1605.

Possibly father of Sir Archibald, M,P., who succeeded him as a lord of session 8 Aug.

[1590, or more probably a brother of Sir Archibald.

William (sir), sheriff Roxburghshire 161 7 conv.

Probably father of the next named Sir William, M.P.



MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT— SCOTLAND. 103

Douglas — continued.

William (sir), of Cavers, knt. Roxburghshire 1612 (then younger), 1617

parlt, (Mr. William); 1621, (Mr. William); 1628-33, (Sir William of Cavers,
sheriff), 1639-40 (then sheriff-principal, he was absent in England on state
business in 1640-1, during sessions 2 and 3), 1644, 1645-6 (see Cavers), 1650 i

[ (laird of Cavers).

Said to have died 1658 ; probably son of Sir William Douglas, sheriff of Roxburghshire,

M.P. aforesaid; father of Sir Archibald Douglas, M.P., by his wife Anne Douglas, of

[Whittingham.

William (sir) Dumfries sheriffdom and stewartry of Antiandale 16 17,

[ ('the laird of Drumlanrig ").

Earl of Queensberry, etc. ; so created 13 June 1663 (see Foster's Peerage) ; served heir

of his father, Sir James Douglas, of Drumlanrig, 17 Oct. 1615 ; entertained King James VI.

[in his house at Drumlanrig 1617 ; d. 8 March 1640, leaving issue.

V/illiam, of Mouswall Dumfries sheriffdom and stewartry of Annandale

[1644 (laird of Mouswall), 1648-9.

William (Mr.), of Egilshaw, Orkney and Zetland 1667 conv.

William (sir), of Cavers, heritable sheriff of Teviotdale, ■ Roxburghshire (or

{sheriffdom of Teviotdale) 1690, until his death s.b. 2 Aug. 1698.
Eldest son of Sir William Douglas, knt., of Cavers ; he m. Elizabeth, dau. of John

[Douglas of Newcastle, and d. s.p.

W^illiam, of Dornock Dumfries (or Nithsdale) sheriffdom and stewartry of

\Annandale, 1702-7.
Probably son of William Douglas of Dornock, who was son of Archibald, brother of

[James, 2nd Earl of Queensberry.

William (younger), of Kirkness Kinross-shire 1715-22.

Probably elder son of Sir Robert Dougla? of Kirkness ; died s. p. m.

William, of Cavers Roxburghshire 1715-22, Dumfries burghs 1722-7.

(younger), Roxburghshire 1727-34, (an officer of the crown 1728), 1742-7.

Eldest son of Archibald Douglas, M.P. ; keeper of the general register of Homings 1 728,
[storekeeper Custom House Ireland; died unm. Jan. 1748.

William (younger), of Kelhead Dumfries burghs 1768-74, 1774-80.

Sir William Douglas, of Kelhead, 4th baronet (on the death of his father, Sir John, M.P.);
d. 16 May, 1783, leaving with other issue a son. Sir Charles, who succeeded as 5th Marquis
of Queensberry. See that title Foster's Peerage and Lord William Douglas, M.P., next

[named.

William Robert Keith, youngest brother of Charles, Marquis of Queensberry

Dumfries, 1812-18, ("youngest son of late Sir William Douglas, of

Kelhead, bart") 1818-20 (then of London, merchant) 1820-6 (a lord of the

[admiralty 1822, 1824), 1826-30, 1830-1, 1831-2.

Lord William Robert Keith Douglas, precedence of the son of a marquis granted him by

patent 4 May 1837 ; a lord of the admiralty Feb.-March 1822, 1824-7; died S Dec. 1859,

having m. 24 Nov. 1821, Elizabeth, eldest dau. of Walter Irvine, esq.; she d.25 AprU 1846,

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