Sholto John Douglas, 18th Earl of Morton

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Sholto John Douglas, 18th Earl of Morton, (13 April 1818 - 24 December 1884) was a Representative Peer [Scotland] between 1859 and 1884.  He was styled as Lord of Aberdour between 1827 and 1858.

 

He was the son of George Sholto Douglas, 17th Earl of Morton and Frances Theodora Rose.

 

He served in the 11th Hussars and gained the rank of Lieutenant.

He married, firstly, Helen Watson, daughter of James Watson and Janet Ramsay, on 21 January 1844. Helen bore him a son in 1844 but died in 1850.

He married, secondly, Lady Alice Anne Caroline Lambton, daughter of John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham and Lady Louisa Elizabeth Grey, on 7 July 1853. (see belopw)

 

Sholto John served as a Representative Lord from 1859 to his death in 1884.

 

He purchased the Conaglen estate from the Macleans of Ardgour (The Douglas Archives compiler's maternal family)  after the death of Alexander, 13th of Ardgour in 1858.

 

 and Helen had a son:
  1. Has Children Sholto George (19th Earl of Morton) Douglas b: 5 NOV 1844

Notes:
•  Nee Lady Alice Anne Caroline Lambton (1831-1907) she was the daughter of John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham (1792-1840) and Lady Louisa Elizabeth Grey (1797-1841). She was the second wife of Sholto John Douglas, 18th Earl of Morton (1818-1884) they married in July 1853, there were no children from this marriage. She was a Lady-of-the-Bedchamber to Alexandra when she was the Princess of Wales, the when she became queen 1901-1907. Alice spent most of her married life in the royal household, she attended the marriage of Alexandra to the Prince of Wales as a 'future Lady-of-the-Bedchamber. She is buried in St Mary's Church Dalmahoy which was built on the Dalmahoy Estate in 1850, then the family seat.

 

See also The Earls of Morton





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