George Douglas, 13th Earl of Morton

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George Douglas, 13th Earl of Morton (1662 – 4 January 1738), styled The Honourable George Douglas between 1681 and 1730, was a Scottish nobleman and politician.

Background[edit]

Morton was a younger son of James Douglas, 10th Earl of Morton, and Anne, daughter of Sir James Hay, 1st Baronet.[1]

Political career[edit]

Lord Morton was returned to Parliament for Lanark Burghs in 1708, a seat he held until 1713 and again between 1715 to 1722,[2] and also represented Orkney and Shetland between 1713 and 1715 and 1722 and 1730[3] He succeeded his elder brother in the earldom in 1730 and the same year he was elected a Scottish Representative Peer, which he remained until his death.[4] He also served as Vice-Admiral of Scotland from 1733 to 1738.[5]

Family[edit]

Lord Morton married Frances Adderley. He died in January 1738 and was succeeded in his titles by his son, James.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ thepeerage.com
  2. ^ leighrayment.com
  3. ^ leighrayment.com
  4. ^ leighrayment.com
  5. ^ Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
  6. ^ thepeerage.com
Parliament of Great Britain
New constituency Member of Parliament for Lanark Burghs
1708–1713
Succeeded by
Sir James Carmichael, Bt
Preceded by
Sir Alexander Douglas
Member of Parliament for Orkney and Shetland
1713–1715
Succeeded by
James Moodie
Preceded by
Sir James Carmichael, Bt
Member of Parliament for Lanark Burghs
1715–1722
Succeeded by
Daniel Weir
Preceded by
James Moodie
Member of Parliament for Orkney and Shetland
1722–1730
Succeeded by
Robert Douglas
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Robert Douglas
Earl of Morton
1730–1738
Succeeded by
James Douglas