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Lord Charles George Archibald Douglas-Hamilton, 7th Earl of Selkirk

 

Lord Charles George Archibald Douglas-Hamilton, 7th Earl of Selkirk 1885, took surname Douglas-Hamilton, *18.5.1847, +2.5.1886

With the death of the 6th Earl, whilst the title devolved on the 12th Duke of Hamilton, the Lordship of Daer and Shortcleuch is regarded as having become dormant. However although the title of Selkirk travelled in the direction of the 12th Duke, in accordance with the terms of the charter of 1688 it was actually inherited by the 12th Duke's younger brother, Charles George Douglas-Hamilton.

Charles who was a lieutenant in the 11th Hussars succeeded to the title on the 11th April 1885, but died less than a year later on the 2nd May 1886 at the age of 38 and without issue. The title therefore reverted back to the 12th Duke of Hamilton (there weren't any more younger brothers), who thus added the dignity of the 8th Earl of Selkirk to his many other titles.



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