John Douglas, 21st Earl of Morton
John Charles Sholto Douglas, 21st Earl of Morton (born 19 March 1927) is a Scottish peer and landowner.
Douglas is the son of Hon. Charles William Sholto Douglas and Florence Timson. He was educated at Bryanston School and Canford School. He succeeded to the earldom in 1976, upon the death of his first cousin, the 20th Earl. Morton is a property consultant, a partner in Dalmahoy Farms and chairman of the Edinburgh Polo Club, and was a director in Scotland of the Bristol & West Building Society. In 1982, he was appointed a deputy lieutenant of West Lothian, and he served as Lord Lieutenant of West Lothian from 1985 to 2002.
He married Mary Sheila Gibbs in 1949, by whom he has three children:
- Lady Mary Pamela Douglas (b. 1950), married Richard Callander and has issue
- John Stewart Sholto Douglas, Lord Aberdour (b. 1952), married Amanda Kirsten Mitchell and has issue
- Hon. Charles James Sholto Douglas (b. 1954), married Anne Morgan and has issue
- Debrett's Peerage & Baronetage 2008. 2008. p. 1017.
- The Peerage, p. 3618.
- Dewar, Peter Beauclerk (2001). Burke's Landed Gentry of Great Britain. p. 296.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Morton
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