Douglas of Douglas
The title of Baron Douglas, of Douglas in the county of Lanark, has
been created twice, once in the Peerage of Great Britain and once in
the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
The first creation was on
8 July 1790 for Archibald James Edward Douglas, MP for Forfarshire.
He was born Archibald Stewart, son of Sir John Stewart, 3rd Baronet
of Grantully by his second wife Lady Jane Douglas, sister of
Archibald Douglas, 1st Duke of Douglas. He had changed his name to
Douglas in 1761 as heir to his uncle, but was disinherited by the
Court of Session in 1767 and only confirmed in the estates by the
House of Lords in 1769. This was known as the Douglas Cause. By his
first wife Lady Lucy, daughter of William Graham, 2nd Duke of
Montrose, he was father of the second and third Barons, the younger
of whom served as MP for Lanarkshire. By his second wife Lady
Frances, daughter of Francis Scott, Earl of Dalkeith, he was father
of the fourth Baron. None of his sons had issue, so the Barony
became extinct on the death of the fourth Baron, 6 April 1857.
The second creation was on 11 June 1875 for Cospatrick Alexander
Home, 11th Earl of Home. He had been previously elected a Scottish
representative peer and this Barony gave him a permanent seat in the
House of Lords. He had married in 1832 Lucy Montagu-Scott, daughter
of Henry James Montagu-Scott, 2nd Baron Montagu of Boughton by his
wife Jane Margaret Douglas, daughter of the first Baron Douglas by
his first wife Lucy Graham. Their son adopted the surname of
Douglas-Home in 1877 and succeeded as Baron Douglas and Earl of Home
in 1888. The title is currently held by David Douglas-Home, 15th
Earl of Home and 5th Baron Douglas.
Barons Douglas (1790)
Archibald James Edward
Douglas, 1st Baron Douglas (1748 – 1827)
Archibald Douglas, 2nd Baron
Douglas (1773 – 1844)
Charles Douglas, 3rd Baron Douglas (1775 – 1848)
Douglas, 4th Baron Douglas (1787 – 1857)
Cospatrick Alexander Home, 11th Earl of
Home (1799 – 1881)
Charles Alexander Douglas-Home, 12th Earl of
Home (1834 – 1918)
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