Hon. John Douglas

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The Hon. John Douglas Frances Douglas  

The Hon. John Douglas (1756-1818) was the youngest son of James, 14th Earl of Morton. In 1784 he married Frances Lascelles, daughter of Edward, 1st Earl of Harewood. His son, George, became the 17th earl of Morton.

The minature was purchased from Limner Antiques in 1973 and was the first miniature in the Gordon Collection.

 

 

 

 

 

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London Gazette,
Whitehall, August 28, 1835.
The King, taking into His royal consideration
that, upon the decease of George Earl of Morton, in
that part of the United Kingdom called Scotland,
the title and dignity of Earl of Morton devolved
upon George-Sholto now Earl of Morton, ... son
and heir of John Douglas, Esq. commonly called the
Honourable John Douglas, a younger son of James
Earl of Morton, and next brother of Sholto-Charles
Earl of Morton, father of the said George Earl of
Morton, deceased, and that, according to the ordinary
rules of honour, the brothers and sisters of the said
- George-Sholto Earl of Morton cannot enjoy that
place and precedence which would have been due to
them in case their said father, John Douglas, had
survived the said George Earl of Morton, and thereby
succeeded to the said title and dignity of Earl of
Morton; His Majesty has been graciously pleased
to ordain and declare, that Charlotte Douglas,
spinster; Elizabeth-Emma, wife of William Hamilton
Ash, Esq.; Caroline, widow of the late William
Lane Fox, Esq.; the Reverend Charles Douglas,
Clerk; Lieu tenant-Colonel Edward Gordon Douglas,
late of the Grenadier Guards; and Arthur-James
Douglas, Esq. a Commander in the Royal Navy,
brothers and sisters of the said George-Sholto Earl
of Morton, shall henceforth have, hold,, and enjoy
the same titles, place, pre eminence, and precedence
as if their said late father, John Douglas, had succeeded
to the said title and dignity of Earl of Morton:
And His Majesty has been further pleased to
command, that the said royal order and declaration
be registered in His College of Arms.




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