George Douglas, 16th Earl of Morton

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George Douglas, 16th Earl of Morton, K.T. (1761-1827), in the dress of the Royal Company of Archers, holding a longbow and a black-plumed white cockaded cap, in Holyrood Park, with Duddingston Loch and Edinburgh Castle beyond. (William Beechey)

George Douglas, 16th Earl of Morton, KT (3 April 1761 – 17 July 1827) was the son of Sholto Douglas, 15th Earl of Morton.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in February 1785 and served as their vice-president from 1795-1819 [1]

On 13 August 1814, he married Susan Elizabeth Buller and they had one child:

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  1. ^ "Library and Archive Catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
Masonic offices
Preceded by
The Lord Napier
Grand Master of the
Grand Lodge of Scotland

1790–1792
Succeeded by
Marquess of Huntly
Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Ailesbury
Lord Chamberlain to Queen Charlotte
1792–1818
Succeeded by
None
(death of Queen Charlotte)
Preceded by
The Earl of Erroll
Lord High Commissioner
1819–1824
Succeeded by
The Lord Forbes
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Crawford
Lord Lieutenant of Fife
1808–1824
Succeeded by
The Earl of Kellie
Preceded by
The Marquess of Lothian
Lord Lieutenant of Midlothian
1824–1827
Succeeded by
The Duke of Buccleuch
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Sholto Douglas
Douglas Arms 3.svg
Earl of Morton

1774–1827
Succeeded by
George Douglas
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
New creation
Baron Douglas of Lochleven
1791–1827
Succeeded by
Title extinct