Duke of Queensberry

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Dukedom of Queensberry
Creation date 3 February 1684
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)

Family Tree[edit]

Family Tree of the
Dukes of Queensberry
and the
Marquesses of Queensberry
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
William Douglas
1st Earl of Queensberry
died 1639/40
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
James Douglas
2nd Earl of Queensberry
died 1671
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honourable Sir
William Douglas
died before 1673
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
William Douglas
3rd Earl of Queensberry
later
1st Marquess of Queensberry
later

1st Duke of Queensberry

1637-1695
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sir James Douglas
of Kelhead
1st Baronet
1639-1708
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
James Douglas
2nd Duke of Queensberry
2nd Marquess of Queensberry

1662-1711
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lord William Douglas
1st Earl of March

died 1705
 
Sir William Douglas
of Kelhead
2nd Baronet

died 1733
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
James Douglas
3rd Marquess of Queensberry
[1]
1697-1715
 
Charles Douglas
3rd Duke of Queensberry
2nd Duke of Dover
4th Marquess of Queensberry

1698-1778
 
Lady
Jean Douglas
1701-1729
 
Francis Scott
2nd Duke of Buccleuch

1695–1751
 
William Douglas
2nd Earl of March
1696–1731
 
Sir John Douglas
of Kelhead
3rd Baronet

died 1778
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Francis Scott,
Earl of Dalkeith

(1721–1750)
 
 
 
William Douglas
3rd Earl of March
later
4th Duke of Queensberry
5th Marquess of Queensberry
[2][3]
1725-1810
 
Sir William Douglas
of Kelhead
4th Baronet

died 1783
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Henry Scott,
3rd Duke of Buccleuch
5th Duke of Queensberry
[4]
1746–1812
Succeeded to Dukedom of Queensberry, 1810
 
 
 
Sir Charles Douglas
of Kelhead
5th Baronet
later
6th Marquess of Queensberry

1777-1837
 
John Douglas
7th Marquess of Queensberry

1779-1856
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
George Scott,
Earl of Dalkeith
(1768)
 
Charles William Henry Montagu-Scott,
4th Duke of Buccleuch
6th Duke of Queensberry

1772–1819
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Archibald William Douglas
8th Marquess of Queensberry

1818-1858
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
George Henry Scott,
Lord Scott of Whitchester
1798–1808
 
Walter Francis M.D.Scott,
5th Duke of Buccleuch
7th Duke of Queensberry

1806–1884
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
John Sholto Douglas
9th Marquess of Queensberry

1844-1900
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
William Henry Walter M.D.Scott,
6th Duke of Buccleuch
8th Duke of Queensberry

1831–1914
 
 
 
Lord Francis Douglas
Styled
Viscount Drumlaning
Created

1st Baron Kelhead

1867-1894
 
Percy Douglas
10th Marquess of Queensberry

1868-1920
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Walter Henry M.D.Scott,
Earl of Dalkeith
1861–1886
 
John Charles M.D.Scott,
7th Duke of Buccleuch
9th Duke of Queensberry

1864–1935
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Francis Archibald Kelhead Douglas
11th Marquess of Queensberry

1898-1954
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Walter John M.D.Scott,
8th Duke of Buccleuch,
10th Duke of Queensberry

1894–1973
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
David Harrington Angus Douglas
12th Marquess of Queensberry

born 1929
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Walter Francis John M.D.Scott,
9th Duke of Buccleuch
11th Duke of Queensberry

1923–2007
 
 
 
Sholto Francis Guy Douglas
Styled
Viscount Drumlanrig
born 1967
Heir Apparent to
the Marquessate
 
Lord
Torquil Oberon Tobias Douglas
born 1978
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Richard Walter John M.D.Scott,
10th Duke of Buccleuch
12th Duke of Queensberry

born 1954
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Walter John Francis M.D.Scott,
Earl of Dalkeith

born 1984
Heir Apparent to
the Dukedom
  1. ^ The 3rd Marquess, a homicidal maniac, was excluded from the line of succession to the Dukedom when the 2nd Duke surrendered all of his titles except the Marquessate and its subsidiary titles back to the Crown and obtained a new grant with the same precedence for the surrendered titles that altered the succession to his second son and then the heirs male and female of the 1st Earl of Queensberry. The succession of the Marquessate continued in remainder to the heirs male of the 1st Earl of Queensberry.
  2. ^ Upon the death of the 4th Duke of Queensberry, the Dukedom and the Marquessate were split with the Marquessate being inherited by the most senior male heir of the 1st Earl of Queensberry while the Dukedom descended through a more senior female heir.
  3. ^ Upon the death of the 4th Duke, the Earldom of March passed to the heir general of the 1st Earl of March.
  4. ^ The Dukedom of Buccleuch is the more senior title but for the purposes of this tree, the Dukedom of Queensberry is given prominence.