Douglas of Torthorwald
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1. Sir James Douglas of Torthorwald, his son and heir, and
Sir James was succeeded by his son, Sir James, who by marrying Elizabeth , grandchild and heiress of Michael, Lord Carlyle, was in her right Lady Carlyle of Torthorwald. Their son, James Douglas, Lord Carlyle, married Elizabeth (some say Grizel) Gordon, daughter of Sir John Gordon of Lochinvar, but having no issue, he surrendered his honours to William, 1st Earl of Queensberry in 1638, who had acquired his estate; and thereby the title became extinct.
Note: Some say James was the second son of his father by his second wife, Anne Saltonstall, and that it was William, son of his first marriage, who sold the estate, and then died abroad.
James Douglas, 6th Lord Carlyle of Torthorwald, the son of Sir James
Douglas of Parkhead and Elizabeth Carlyle, Lady Carlyle of
Torthorwald, married, firstly, Elizabeth Gordon, daughter of Sir
John Gordon of Lochinvar and Elizabeth Maxwell, before 27 December
In 1596 Sir James Douglas of Parkhead killed James Stewart, Earl of Arran. He was styled as Lord Torthorwald in 1605/6.
Births recorded in Torthorwald:
1764 Oct 7th John, son to Joseph Douglas, Collin
• Torthorwald Tower
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