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Knighthood: the oldest dignity

Knighthood is certainly the oldest rank and dignity known to Christian civilisation, the conferment of which has always been accorded with great honour.

It has been said that knighthood was first associated with the cult of St Michael the Archangel, the premier Chevalier. However, there are two more likely origins, the first being the ceremonial or ritual of warrior initiation in use in the Frankish Empire of Charlemagne and the other the military organisations of feudal, or possible Roman, times.

Notes:
This list has not been verified - those listed under some of the headings may not actually be in that category!
The list has not yet been sorted chronologically.
The list is incomplThe list is incomplete; it was created when searching for evidence of knighthoods given to Archibald, 7th of Tilquhillie and his brother John by Charles I, neither of whom are on this list.

Knights dubbed by Charles I. during his abode in Scotland from the 13th of June to the 16th of July, 1633.

1633, June 17. ARTHUR DOUGLAS, of Whittinghem (in the With-
drawing Chamber at Holyrood House, on the occasion of the
creation of the Marquess of Douglas).

1633, June 17. Jo DOUGLAS, of Barras (at Edinburgh,
at his Majesty's entry).

1633, June 28. TILL DOUGLAS, of Cavers, sheriff of Teifidale (at Edinburgh, at the Parliament House).

1633, July 12. ARCHIBALD DOUGLAS, junior, of Maines (at Dalkeith).

1633, July 16. PATRICK DOUGLAS, of Kilspindey (at Innerwicke).

ORDER OF THE GARTER

EDWARD IV., the sixth Sovereign.
Succeeded 1460-1, Mar. 4.

? 1462-3. JAMES (DOUGLAS), 9th earl of Douglas. Died 1488 (?), Apr. 15. In place of No. 155. (196)

CHARLES I., the fifteenth Sovereign.
Succeeded 1625, March 27.


1633, Nov. 7. WILLIAM (DOUGLAS), 8th earl of Morton. Installed 1634, Apr. 21. Died 1648, Aug. 7. In place of FREDERICK CASIMIR, elector and count palatine of the Rhine, afterwards king of Bohemia. Installed 1612-13, Feb. 7. Died 1632, Nov. 19. .

1682, Sept. 25. WILLIAM (DOUGLAS-HAMILTON), 3rd duke of Hamilton. Invested Nov. 4. Installed Nov. 21. Died 1694, Apr. 18. In place of JOHN (MAITLAND), 2nd earl, afterwards duke of Lauderdale. Installed by proxy June 3. Died 1682, Aug. 24.

WILLIAM and MARY, the eighteenth Sovereign.
Succeeded 1688-9, Feb. 13.


1723, July 30. JAMES (DOUGLAS-HAMILTON), 5th duke of Hamilton and 2nd duke of Brandon, K. T.

1701, June 18. JAMES (DOUGLAS), 2nd duke of Queensberry. Invested July 10. Died 1711, July 6. In place of No. WILLIAM, commonly called duke of Gloucester, son of the princess Anne by prince George of Denmark. Installed July 24. Died 1700, July 30..

1835, Feb. 23. WALTER FRANCIS (MONTAGU-DOUGLAS-SCOTT), 5th duke of Buccleuch, duke of Queensberry. Elected, invested and installed by dispensation Feb. 23. Died 1884, Apr. 16.
In place of PHILIP (YORKE), 3rd earl of Hardwicke. Received the ensigns at Dublin Castle 1805, Apr. 16. Installed by proxy Apr. 23. Died 1834, Nov. 18..

1897, Dec. 7. WILLIAM HENRY WALTER (MONTAGU-DOUGLAS-SCOTT), 6th duke of Buccleuch. Nominated Dec. 2 (In place of WILLIAM (COMPTON), 4th marquess of Northampton. Nominated July 9. Knighted and invested same day at Windsor. Letters patent of dispensation of installation same day. Died 1897, Sept. 11.) . Invested at Windsor Castle Dec. 7. Letters patent of dispensation of installation same day.

1687, June 6. GEORGE (DOUGLAS), 1st earl of Dumbarton. Invested at Windsor Castle June 6. Died 1692.

1723, July 30. JAMES (DOUGLAS-HAMILTON), 5th duke of Hamilton. (See infra.)

1740, July 27. JAMES (DOUGLAS-HAMILTON), 5th duke of Hamilton. (Fresh warrant.)

ORDER OF THE THISTLE
1738, July 10. JAMES (DOUGLAS), 15th earl of Morton. Nominated and invested at Kensington, same day. Died 1768, Oct. 12.

K.T.

GEORGE III., the fifth Sovereign.



1763, Apr. 13. WILLIAM (DOUGLAS), 3rd earl of March and earl of Ruglen, afterwards duke of Queensberry. Nominated and invested at St. James's same day. Died 1810, Dec. 23.

1786, Mar. 3. DOUGLAS (HAMILTON), 8th duke of Hamilton and 5th duke of Brandon. Nominated and invested at St. James's same day. Died 1799, Aug. 2.

1797, July 26. GEORGE (DOUGLAS), 17th earl of Morton. Nominated, knighted and invested at St. James's same day. Died 1827, July 17.

1821, July 17. CHARLES (DOUGLAS), 6th marquess of Queensberry. An extra knight nominated ut supra. Invested 1822, Apr. 19. Died 1837, Dec. 3.

1830, Nov. 5. WALTER FRANCIS (MONTAGU-DOUGLAS-SCOTT), 5th duke of Buccleuch and duke of Queensberry (extra knight). Nominated, knighted and invested same day in the King's closet at St. James's. Warrant of dispensation of installation same day. Resigned on being elected K.G., 1835, Feb. 23.

1875, Aug. 5. WILLIAM HENRY WALTER (MONTAGU-DOUGLAS-SCOTT), earl of Dalkeith, afterwards 6th duke of Buccleuch and 8th duke of Queensberry. Warrant of ppointment Aug. 5 ; invested at Osborne same day; warrant of dispensation of installation same day. In place of THOMAS ALEXANDER (FRASER), 12th lord Lovat. Warrant of appointment July 28; warrant of dispensation of investiture and warrant of dispensation of installation both dated July 28. Died 1875, June 28.

1878, Feb. 22. WILLIAM ALEXANDER Louis STEPHEN (DOUGLAS-HAMILTON), 12th duke of Hamilton and 9th duke of Brandon. Warrant of appointment Feb. 20; invested at Windsor* Castle Feb. 22; warrant of dispensation of installation Feb. 22. Died 1895, May 16. In place of GEORGE WILLIAM Fox (KINNAIRD), 9th lord KinnamL

1899, July 3. CHARLES ALEXANDER (DOUGLAS-HOME), 12th earl of Home. Warrant of appointment 1899, Feb. 25; invested at Windsor Castle July 3; warrant of dispensation of installation Aug. 17. In place of FRANCIS (NAPIER), 10th lord Napier and 1st lord
Ettrick.

G. C. B. MILITARY
1860, May 18. Gen. Sir JAMES DAWES DOUGLAS.

1877, June 2. Maj. Gen. Sir JOHN DOUGLAS.

ORDER OF THE BATH
1902, Nov. 9. (Additional) Adm. the lord CHARLES THOMAS MONTAGU-DOUGLAS-SCOTT, 4th son of 5th duke of Buccleuch.

G. C. B. CIVIL
1841, Aug. 27. Lieut. Gen. Sir HOWARD DOUGLAS, bart.

ORDER OF THE BATH
1815, Jan. 2. Col. WILLIAM DOUGLAS, 91st Foot.

1815, Jan. 2. Lieut. Col. JAMES DAWES DOUGLAS, Portuguese service. Knighted 1815, Apr. 12. Invested 1831, Sept. 28.

K. C. B. MILITARY
1838, July 19. Maj. Gen. NEIL DOUGLAS. Invested 1840, July 17.

1840, July 18. Lieut. Gen. Sir HOWARD DOUGLAS, bart., lord high commissioner to the Ionian Isles. Invested by dispensation 1841, Jan. 30.

1859, May 16. (Extra) Col. JOHN DOUGLAS, 79th Regiment.

1865, Mar. 28. Lieut. Gen. THOMAS MONTEATH-DOUGLAS, Bengal Army

ORDER OF THE BATH
1898, May 21. V. Adm. lord CHARLES THOMAS MONTAGU-DOUGLAS-SCOTT.

K. C. B. MILITARY
1902, June 26. Y. Adm. ARCHIBALD Lucius DOUGLAS.

K. C. B. CIVIL
1863, Aug. 11. JAMES DOUGLAS, governor and commander-in-chief in and over Vancouver's Island and the colony of British Columbia.

G. C. M. G.
1835, Mar. 18. Lieut. Gen. Sir HOWARD DOUGLAS, bart., high commissioner in the Ionian Islands.

1859, Apr. 4. Sir CHARLES EURWICKE DOUGLAS, knight.

1883, May 24. JOHN DOUGLAS, lieut. gov. and colonial secretary of Ceylon.

K. C. H.
1831. Col. Sir NEIL DOUGLAS.

1832. Maj. Gen. WILLIAM DOUGLAS.



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