Dunbar Hamilton, later Douglas, 4th Earl of Selkirk

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Dunbar Hamilton was the grandson of Basil Hamilton a younger brother of Charles, the 2nd and John, the 3rd Earl. (The title of Ruglen, governed by completely different rules passed to John's daughter Anne Hamilton and thus pursued a separate history.)

Dunbar Hamilton, who changed his name to Dunbar Douglas when he inherited the title, had the misfortune of burying no less than six sons, but fortunately he had a seventh who was thus able to succeed him. His seventh son Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk was to become perhaps the most famous holders of the title.

 

Dunbar Hamilton, later Douglas, 4th Earl of Selkirk (b 01.12.1722, d 24.05.1799), son of Basil, 6th son of  William Douglas, 1st Earl of Selkirk, Duke of Hamilton
  m. (03.12.1758) Helen Hamilton (d 28.11.1802, dau of Hon. John Hamilton)
  a. Sholto Basil Douglas, Lord Daer (b 03.09.1759, d 04.07.1760)
  b. Basil William Douglas, Lord Daer (b 16.03.1763, d 09.11.1794)
  c. John Douglas, Lord Daer (b 24.05.1765, d 09.07.1797)
  d. Dunbar Douglas (b 09.07.1766, d 26.10.1796, Captain RN)
  e. Alexander Douglas (b 12.12.1767, d 07.06.1794, captain) (1)
  f. David Douglas (b 05.09.1769, d 07.05.1770)
  g. Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk (b 20.06.1771, d 08.04.1820) had issue
  m. (24.11.1807) Jean Colvile (d 10.06.1871, dau of James Wedderburn Colvile of Ochiltree)
  h. Isabella Margaret Douglas (d 06.09.1830)
  i. Helen Douglas (d 12.07.1837)
  m. (09.11.1786) Sir James Hall, Bart of Dunglass (d 23.06.1832)
  j. Mary Douglas (d 20.08.1798)
  k. Elizabeth Douglas (d 28.10.1814)
  m. (01.08.1804) Sir James Montgomery, 2nd Bart (d 27.05.1839)
l. Katherine Douglas (d 31.03.1848)
  m. (06.07.1815) John Halkett, Governor of the Bahamas
  m. Anne Douglas (b/d 01.1782

 

Notes:
1. Captain Hon. Alexander Douglas died on 24 June 1794 at age 26 on Guadeloupe, from yellow fever. He gained the rank of Captain on 8 July 1791 in the service of the 38th Foot.

 



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