Charles Douglas, 6th Marquess of Queensberry

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Charles Douglas, 6th Marquess of Queensberry, KT (March 1777 – 3 December 1837), known as Sir Charles Douglas, 5th Baronet between 1783 and 1810, was a Scottish peer.[1]

Douglas was the eldest son and heir of Sir William Douglas, Bt, and his wife, Grace, née Johnstone. He inherited his father's baronetcy in 1783. On 13 August 1803, he married Lady Caroline Scott (1774–1854), the third daughter of Henry Scott, 3rd Duke of Buccleuch; they had eight daughters.[1]

In 1810, he succeeded his fourth cousin once removed, William Douglas, 4th Duke of Queensberry, as Marquess of Queensberry. From 1812 to 1832, he was a representative peer for Scotland. He was made a Knight of the Thistle in the 1821 Coronation Honours[2] and created Baron Solway, of Kinmount, in the County of Dumfries, in 1833, which granted him an automatic seat in the House of Lords.[3]

Queensberry was Lord Lieutenant of the County of Dumfries, Colonel of the Dumfries Militia and director of the Royal Scottish Academy.[1]

After a period of ill health, Queensberry died at his home at St James's Place, London in December 1837. The marquessate and baronetcy passed to his brother, and the barony became extinct.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Death of the Marquis of Queensberry". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 9 December 1837. p. 6. 
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 17729. p. 1537. 24 July 1821.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 19055. p. 1085. 4 June 1833.
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Duke of Buccleuch
Lord Lieutenant of Dumfries
Succeeded by
The Marquess of Queensberry
Baronetage of Nova Scotia
Preceded by
William Douglas
(of Kelhead)
Succeeded by
John Douglas
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
William Douglas
Marquess of Queensberry
Succeeded by
John Douglas
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New title Baron Solway