William Douglas, Earl of Queensbury


Sir William Douglas, 9th Feudal Baron of Drumlanrig.

 Sir William was born circa 1582 and married Isobel Ker, daughter of Lord Newbottle. In 1628, Sir William entertained King James VI at his mansion in 1628, and was created Viscount Drumlanrig, and in 1633, Earl of Queensberry. He was the father of 4 sons and 2 daughters including James, eldest son and heir, and Sir William of Kelhead, whose descendants would figure quite prominently in the future of the Queensberry line. He died in 1640. 

Lord Carlyle
Sir James Douglas was, in right of his mother, created Lord Carlyle of Torthorwald, in 1609. He married, first, Grizel, youngest daughter of Sir John Gordon of Lochinvar, by whom, it is said, he had a son, William, who sold his estate, and died abroad without issue; secondly, Anne Saltonstall, and by her he had a son, James, baptized at Edinburgh, 2d January 1621. According to Crawford, James, Lord Carlyle, resigned his title in 1638, to William earl of Queensberry, who had acquired his estate.


Death: 8 MAR 1638/39

Father: James (8th Baron of Drumlanrig) Douglas
Mother: Mary (of Wigtoun) Fleming b: ABT. 1563

Marriage 1 Isobel (of Lothian) Kerr
  • Married: 20 JUL 1603
  1. Has Children William (Sir) (of Kelhead) Douglas
  2. Has Children Margaret (of Queensbury) Douglas = James Johnstone, 1st Earl of Hartfell
  3. Has Children James (2nd Earl of Queensbury) Douglas
  4. Has No Children Archibald Douglas, father of William  of Dornock