William Douglas, 9th Earl of Morton

William married Grizel, daughter of John, Earl of Middleton, in 1662. Their only son, Charles, died in infancy in 1663. 

William took steps to shore up the grant of the Islands of Orkney and Zetland given to his grandfather, Sir William, 7th Earl of Morton, but the Islands were annexed to the Crown, by Act of Parliament, on December 27, 1669. 

On September 9, 1672 he resigned the Barony of Dalkeith in favor of James, the Duke of Buccleuch. William died in 1681 leaving no heir, passing the Earldom to his uncle.

Death: 1681

Father: Robert (8th Earl of Morton) Douglas
Mother: Elizabeth Villers

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
Children
  1. Has Children Anne (of Morton) Douglas = William (6th Earl Marischal) Keith b: 1614

 

 

See also The Earls of Morton