Douglas, 14th Duke of Hamilton

Duke of Hamilton Elizabeth, Duchess of Hamilton

Born 3 February 1903 London
               Died 1973
               Married 2 December 1937 St.Giles, Edinburgh
               Lady Elizabeth Ivy Percy, daughter of Alan Ian Percy, 8th Duke of Northumberland and Lady Helen Magdalen
               Gordon-Lennox. She died September 2008, aged 92.
               Born 25 May 1916 Westminster
                         Children, 

  • Angus Douglas-Hamilton
                   15th Duke of Hamilton, 12th Duke of Brandon
                   Born 13 September 1938 London
                   Married (1) 23 June 1972 Div.1987
                   Sarah Jane Scott, daughter of Sir Walter Scott, 4th Baronet
                   and Diana Mary Owen
                   Born 1945
                   Married (2) 1988
                   Jillian Robertson, daughter of Noel Robertson
                             Children,
  •  2  Lord James Alexander Douglas-Hamilton
                   (11th Earl of Selkirk) Baron Selkirk of Douglas
                   Born 31 July 1942 Dungavel
                   Married 1974
                   The Hon. Priscilla Susan Buchan, daughter of John Norman
                   Stuart Buchan, 2nd Lord Tweedsmuir and Hon. Priscilla Jean
                   Fortescue Thomson
                   Born 22 August 1949
                             Children, 
  •   3  Lord Hugh Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton
                   Born 22 August 1946 North Berwick
                   Died 21 June 1995
                   Married (1) 1971 Annulled 1991
                   June Mary Curtis
                   Married (2) 1994
                   Sheilagh Ellis
                             Children, 
  •    4  Lord Patrick George Douglas-Hamilton
                   Born 2 August 1950 Lennoxlove
                   Married 1989 Div.1997
                   Cecilia Usher
                             Children,
  •     5  Lord David Stephen Douglas-Hamilton
                   Born 27 December 1952 Lennoxlove

 

Douglas-Hamilton family group
28th May 1955: Douglas Hamilton (1903-1973), the 14th Duke of Hamilton, 11th Duke of Brandon, and Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, with his wife and five sons at his Scottish seat, Lennoxlove, Original Publication: Picture Post - 7786 - A Gallery Of Famous Scots 6 -The Duke Of Hamilton - pub. 1955 (Photo by Malcolm Stroud/Picture Post/Getty Images)

First flight over Mount Everest
3rd April 1933

On 3rd April 1933, two Scots pilots became the first to make a flight over Mount Everest, the highest mountain on earth. Royal Air Force Lieutenant David McIntyre and Douglas Douglas-Hamilton MP, Marquess of Douglas and Clydesdale each piloted an open-cockpit biplane.

Douglas-Hamilton was the 14th Duke of Hamilton, born in London in 1903. He developed interests in flying during the early 1920s, becoming a Squadron Commander in the Auxiliary Air Force (1927-36). As an aside, he was involved in the flight of Rudolf Hess during World War II. Hess, Adolf Hitler's deputy, flew to Scotland on the 10th May 1941, heading towards Douglas-Hamilton's home at Dungavel Castle in an attempt to involve the Duke in negotiating peace between Germany and Britain. Churchill was not persuaded and Hess spent the rest of his life in prison. The Duke died in 1973.

Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 14th Duke of Hamilton 
Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 14th Duke of Hamilton, in 1924