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George Douglas, 16th Earl of Morton

 

 

 

 

16th earl of morton
 
Crest of the 16th Earl
George inherited the Morton earldom upon the death of his father in 1774. 

 

He was a representative Peer for Scotland from 1784 to 1790 and a Queen's Chamberlain 1792 to 1818.

He was created Baron Douglas, of Lochleven, to Great Britain, on August 11, 1791.

 

The Earl was a member of the Royal Company of Archers (left).

 

He had an interest in horse breeding, and was noted for his attempts to breed a quagga.

 

In 1814 he married Susan Elizabeth Varde-Buller.  They had no children and upon George's death, July 17, 1827 the Morton titles passed to his half-cousin while the Barony expired.

 

 

 

See also:

  • The Earls of Morton

  • Lord Morton's Mare
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