Duke of Queensberry

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Dukedom of Queensberry
Creation date 3 February 1684
Created by Charles II of Scotland
Peerage Peerage of Scotland
First holder William Douglas, 1st Marquess of Queensberry
Present holder Richard Scott, 12th Duke
Heir apparent Walter Scott, Earl of Dalkeith
Remainder to 2nd Duke's heirs of entail, male or female, descended from the body of the 1st Earl of Queensberry
Subsidiary titles Marquess of Dumfriesshire
Earl of Drumlanrig and Sanquhar
Viscount of Nith, Tortholwald and Ross
Lord Douglas of Kilmount, Middlebie and Dornock
Arms of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Dukes of Queensberry.

The title Duke of Queensberry was created in the Peerage of Scotland on 3 February 1684 along with the subsidiary title Marquess of Dumfriesshire for the 1st Marquess of Queensberry. The Dukedom was held along with the Marquessate of Queensberry until the death of the 4th Duke (and 5th Marquess), when the Marquessate was inherited by Sir Charles Douglas of Kelhead, 5th Baronet, while the Dukedom was inherited by the 3rd Duke of Buccleuch.

In 1708 the 2nd Duke was created Duke of Dover (along with the subsidiary titles Marquess of Beverley and Baron Ripon) in the Peerage of Great Britain, but these titles became extinct upon the death of the 2nd Duke of Dover in 1778.

Several subsidiary titles are associated with the Dukedom of Queensberry, namely Marquess of Dumfriesshire (1683), Earl of Drumlanrig and Sanquhar (1682), Viscount of Nith, Tortholwald and Ross (1682) and Lord Douglas of Kilmount, Middlebie and Dornock (1682) (all in the Peerage of Scotland).

The seat of the Dukes is at Drumlanrig Castle, built by the 1st Duke.

Dukes of Queensberry (1684)[edit]

Other titles: Marquess of Dumfriesshire, Earl of Drumlanrig and Sanquhar, Viscount of Nith, Torthorwald and Ross and Lord Douglas of Kilmount, Middlebie and Dornock (1684)
Other titles (1st to 4th Dukes): Marquess of Queensberry (1682), Earl of Queensberry (1633), Earl of Drumlanrig and Sanquhar (1682), Viscount of Drumlanrig (1628), Viscount of Drumlanrig (1633), Viscount of Nith, Torthorwald and Ross (1682), Lord Douglas of Hawick and Tibbers (1628), Lord Douglas of Hawick and Tibbers (1633) and Lord Douglas of Kilmount, Middlebie and Dornock (1682)
Other titles (2nd & 3rd Dukes): Duke of Dover, Marquess of Beverley and Baron Ripon (1708)
Other titles (3rd Duke): Earl of Solway, Viscount Tibbers and Lord Douglas of Lockerby, Dalveen and Thornhill (1706)
Memorial to James Douglas and Mary, his wife at Durisdeer.
  • Charles Douglas, 3rd Duke of Queensberry, 2nd Duke of Dover (1698–1778), third son of the 2nd Duke, succeeded his father due to special remainder and died without issue
    • Henry Douglas, Earl of Drumlanrig (1722–1754), elder son of the 3rd Duke, died without issue
    • Charles Douglas, Earl of Drumlanrig (1726–1756), younger son of the 3rd Duke, died without issue
Other titles (4th Duke): Earl of Ruglen (1697), Earl of March (1697), Viscount of Riccartoun (1697), Viscount of Peebles (1697), Lord Hillhouse (1697), Lord Douglas of Neidpath, Lyne and Munard (1697) and Baron Douglas, of Amesbury in the county of Wiltshire (GB, 1786)
Other titles (5th Duke onwards): Duke of Buccleuch (1663), Earl of Buccleuch (1619), Earl of Doncaster, in the county of York (En 1663, restored 1743), Earl of Dalkeith (1663), Lord Scott of Buccleuch (1606), Baron Scott of Whitchester and Eskdaill (1619), Baron Scott of Tindall, in the county of Northumberland (En 1663, restored 1743) and Lord Scott of Whitchester and Eskdale (1663)