Douglas Stuart, 20th Earl of Moray

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Douglas John Moray Stuart, 20th Earl of Moray (13 February 1928 – 23 September 2011) was a British peer, styled Lord Doune until 1974. The son of Archibald Stuart, 19th Earl of Moray, he succeeded to the earldom of Moray on his father's death in 1974. He lost his seat in the House of Lords after the reforms of the House of Lords Act 1999.

In 1984, the Moray placed Doune Castle, which had been held by the family since 1570, into the care of the nation. It is now looked after by Historic Scotland.[1]

He married Lady Malvina Dorothea Murray, daughter of Mungo Murray, 7th Earl of Mansfield and Mansfield, and Dorothea Carnegie, on 27 January 1964. They had two children:

  • John Douglas Stuart, 21st Earl of Moray (b.29 Aug 1966); married Catherine Lawson, has issue including heir apparent James Stuart, Lord Doune (b.2002)
  • Lady Louisa Helena Stuart (b.18 Aug 1968); married David Howitt, has issue

The Dowager Countess and her daughter Lady Louisa Howitt (née Stuart) are Patronesses of the Royal Caledonian Ball.[2]


  1. ^ undiscovered Scotland
  2. ^ "Patronesses". Royal Caledonian Ball. 

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Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Archibald Stuart
Earl of Moray
Succeeded by
John Douglas Stuart