Marquess o Queensberry
Marquess o Queensberry (aften erroneously spelled, efter the French, as the Marquis o Queensbury, Marquis de Queensbury, Marquis o Queensberry, Marquis de Queensberry, Marquess o Queensbury) is a title in the peerage o Scotland. The title haes been held since its creation in 1682 bi a member o the Douglas family. The Marquesses an aa held the title o Duke o Queensberry frae 1684 tae 1810, when it wis inheritit bi the Duke o Buccleuch.
The feudal title Baron Drumlanrig wis creatit for William Douglas, illegitimate son o James Douglas, 2nt Earl o Douglas, some time afore 1427, when he dee'd. His descendant the 9t Baron Drumlanrig wis creatit the 1st Earl o Queensberry in 1633.
The subsidiary titles o Lord Queensberry are: Earl o Queensberry (created 1633), Viscoont Drumlanrig (1628) an Lord Douglas o Hawick an Tibbers (1628), aw in the peerage o Scotland. He is an' a' a Scots Baronet, styled "o Kelhead", creatit 26 Februar 1668, so the 6t Marquess wis the 5t Baronet. The courtesy title uised bi Lord Queensberry's eldest son an heir is Viscoont Drumlanrig. There is nae special courtesy title for Lord Drumlanrig's eldest son an heir.
In 22 Juin 1893, Queen Victoria raised Francis Archibald Douglas, the heir o the 9t Marquess, tae the peerage o the Unitit Kinrick as Baron Kelhead. Francis Douglas dee'd athoot descendants the following year and the title "Baron Kelhead" became extinct.
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Barons Drumlanrig[edit | edit source]
- William Douglas, 1st Baron Drumlanrig (d. 1427)
- William Douglas, 2nt Baron Drumlanrig (d. 1458)
- William Douglas, 3rd Baron Drumlanrig (d. 1464)
- William Douglas, 4t Baron Drumlanrig (d. 1484)
- James Douglas, 5t Baron Drumlanrig (d. 1498)
- William Douglas, 6t Baron Drumlanrig (d. 1513)
- James Douglas, 7t Baron Drumlanrig (d. 1578)
- James Douglas, 8t Baron Drumlanrig (d. 1615)
- William Douglas, 9t Baron Drumlanrig (d. 1640) (became Earl o Queensberry in 1633)
Earls o Queensberry (1633)[edit | edit source]
- William Douglas, 1st Earl o Queensberry (d. 1640)
- James Douglas, 2nt Earl o Queensberry (d. 1671)
- William Douglas, 3rd Earl o Queensberry (1637–1695) (became Marquess o Queensberry in 1682, an Duke o Queensberry in 1684)
Marquesses (an Dukes) o Queensberry (1682 (1684))[edit | edit source]
- William Douglas, 1st Duke o Queensberry (1637–1695)
- James Douglas, 2nt Duke o Queensberry (1672–1711) (became Duke o Dover in 1708)
- James Douglas, 3rd Marquess o Queensberry (1697–1714/5)
- Charles Douglas, 3rd Duke o Queensberry (1698–1778) (Dukedom o Dover extinct in 1778)
- William Douglas, 4t Duke o Queensberry (1725–1810)
Marquesses o Queensberry froae 1810 (cont. 1682)[edit | edit source]
- Charles Douglas, 6t Marquess o Queensberry (1777–1837)
- John Douglas, 7t Marquess o Queensberry (1779–1856)
- Archibald William Douglas, 8t Marquess o Queensberry (1818–1858)
- John Sholto Douglas, 9t Marquess o Queensberry (1844–1900)
- Percy Sholto Douglas, 10t Marquess o Queensberry (1868–1920)
- Francis Archibald Kelhead Douglas, 11t Marquess o Queensberry (1896–1954)
- David Harrington Angus Douglas, 12t Marquess o Queensberry (b. December 19, 1929)
The heir apparent is the present haulder's son Sholto Francis Guy Douglas, Viscoont Drumlanrig (b. 1967).
The heir apparent's heir presumptive is his brither Lord Torquil Oberon Tobias Douglas (b. 1978).
Baronets, o Kelhead (26 Februar 1668)[edit | edit source]
- See Douglas Baronets
- Sir James Douglas, 1st Baronet (1639–1708)
- Sir William Douglas, 2nt Baronet (d. 1733)
- Sir John Douglas, 3rd Baronet (d. 1778)
- Sir James Douglas, 4t Baronet (d. 1783)
- Charles Douglas, 6t Marquess of Queensberry (1777–1837)
See abuin for further succession