Duke of Queensberry
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|Dukedom of Queensberry|
Arms of the Dukes of Buccleuch, who have held the title of Duke of Queensberry since 1810
|Creation date||3 February 1684|
|Peerage||Peerage of Scotland|
|First holder||William Douglas, 1st Marquess of Queensberry|
|Present holder||Richard Scott, 12th Duke|
|Heir apparent||Walter Scott, Earl of Dalkeith|
|Remainder to||the 2nd Duke's heirs of entail, male or female, descended from the body of the 1st Earl of Queensberry|
|Subsidiary titles||Marquess of Dumfriesshire
Earl of Drumlanrig and Sanquhar
Viscount of Nith, Tortholwald and Ross
Lord Douglas of Kilmount, Middlebie and Dornock
Dumfries and Galloway
|Former seat(s)||Dalkeith Palace
|Armorial motto||Queensberry: Forward
Buccleuch: Amo ("I love")
The title Duke of Queensberry was created in the Peerage of Scotland on 3 February 1684 along with the subsidiary title Marquess of Dumfriesshire for the 1st Marquess of Queensberry. The Dukedom was held along with the Marquessate of Queensberry until the death of the 4th Duke (and 5th Marquess) in 1810, when the Marquessate was inherited by Sir Charles Douglas of Kelhead, 5th Baronet, while the Dukedom was inherited by the 3rd Duke of Buccleuch. Since then the title of Duke of Queensberry has been held by the Dukes of Buccleuch.
In 1708 the 2nd Duke was created Duke of Dover (along with the subsidiary titles Marquess of Beverley and Baron Ripon) in the Peerage of Great Britain, but these titles became extinct upon the death of the 2nd Duke of Dover in 1778.
Several subsidiary titles are associated with the Dukedom of Queensberry, namely Marquess of Dumfriesshire (1683), Earl of Drumlanrig and Sanquhar (1682), Viscount of Nith, Tortholwald and Ross (1682) and Lord Douglas of Kilmount, Middlebie and Dornock (1682) (all in the Peerage of Scotland).
The seat of the Dukes is at Drumlanrig Castle, built by the 1st Duke of Queensberry.
Dukes of Queensberry (1684)
- Other titles: Marquess of Dumfriesshire, Earl of Drumlanrig and Sanquhar, Viscount of Nith, Torthorwald and Ross and Lord Douglas of Kilmount, Middlebie and Dornock (1684)
- Other titles (1st to 4th Dukes): Marquess of Queensberry (1682), Earl of Queensberry (1633), Earl of Drumlanrig and Sanquhar (1682), Viscount of Drumlanrig (1628), Viscount of Drumlanrig (1633), Viscount of Nith, Torthorwald and Ross (1682), Lord Douglas of Hawick and Tibbers (1628), Lord Douglas of Hawick and Tibbers (1633) and Lord Douglas of Kilmount, Middlebie and Dornock (1682)
- William Douglas, 1st Duke of Queensberry (1637–1695) was, until February 1684, merely Marquess of Queensberry
- Other titles (2nd & 3rd Dukes): Duke of Dover, Marquess of Beverley and Baron Ripon (1708)
- James Douglas, 2nd Duke of Queensberry, 1st Duke of Dover (1662–1711), eldest son of the 1st Duke
- William Douglas, Earl of Drumlanrig (1696), eldest son of the 2nd Duke, died in infancy
- James Douglas, 3rd Marquess of Queensberry (1697–1715), second son of the 2nd Duke, was excluded from the succession and then died without issue
- Other titles (3rd Duke): Earl of Solway, Viscount Tibbers and Lord Douglas of Lockerby, Dalveen and Thornhill (1706)
- Charles Douglas, 3rd Duke of Queensberry, 2nd Duke of Dover (1698–1778), third son of the 2nd Duke, succeeded his father due to special remainder and died without issue
- Henry Douglas, Earl of Drumlanrig (1722–1754), elder son of the 3rd Duke, died without issue
- Charles Douglas, Earl of Drumlanrig (1726–1756), younger son of the 3rd Duke, died without issue
- Other titles (4th Duke): Earl of Ruglen (1697), Earl of March (1697), Viscount of Riccartoun (1697), Viscount of Peebles (1697), Lord Hillhouse (1697), Lord Douglas of Neidpath, Lyne and Munard (1697) and Baron Douglas, of Amesbury in the county of Wiltshire (GB, 1786)
- William Douglas, 4th Duke of Queensberry (1724–1810), great-grandson of the 1st Duke via the Earls of March
- Other titles (5th Duke onwards): Duke of Buccleuch (1663), Earl of Buccleuch (1619), Earl of Doncaster, in the county of York (En 1663, restored 1743), Earl of Dalkeith (1663), Lord Scott of Buccleuch (1606), Baron Scott of Whitchester and Eskdaill (1619), Baron Scott of Tindall, in the county of Northumberland (En 1663, restored 1743) and Lord Scott of Whitchester and Eskdale (1663)
- Henry Scott, 3rd Duke of Buccleuch, 5th Duke of Queensberry (1746–1812), great-grandson of the 2nd Duke of Queensberry
- George Scott, Earl of Dalkeith (1768), eldest son of the 3rd Duke of Buccleuch, died in infancy
- Charles William Henry Montagu-Scott, 4th Duke of Buccleuch, 6th Duke of Queensberry (1772–1819), second son of the 3rd Duke
- George Henry Scott, Lord Scott of Whitchester (1798–1808), eldest son of the 4th Duke, died young
- Walter Francis Montagu Douglas Scott, 5th Duke of Buccleuch, 7th Duke of Queensberry (1806–1884), second son of the 4th Duke
- William Henry Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, 6th Duke of Buccleuch, 8th Duke of Queensberry (1831–1914), eldest son of the 5th Duke
- Walter Henry Montagu Douglas Scott, Earl of Dalkeith (1861–1886), eldest son of the 6th Duke, died unmarried
- John Charles Montagu Douglas Scott, 7th Duke of Buccleuch, 9th Duke of Queensberry (1864–1935), second son of the 6th Duke
- Walter John Montagu Douglas Scott, 8th Duke of Buccleuch, 10th Duke of Queensberry (1894–1973), eldest son of the 7th Duke
- Walter Francis John Montagu Douglas Scott, 9th Duke of Buccleuch, 11th Duke of Queensberry (1923–2007), only son of the 8th Duke
- Richard Walter John Montagu Douglas Scott, 10th Duke of Buccleuch, 12th Duke of Queensberry (b. 1954), eldest son of the 9th Duke
- Heir apparent: Walter John Francis Montagu Douglas Scott, Earl of Dalkeith (b. 1984), elder son of the 10th Duke
Coat of arms
Dukes of Queensberry
Marquesses of Queensberry
- Debrett, John (1820). The Peerage of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland. F.C. and J. Rivington. pp. 635–639. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
- The 3rd Marquess, a homicidal maniac, was excluded from the line of succession to the Dukedom when the 2nd Duke surrendered all of his titles except the Marquessate and its subsidiary titles back to the Crown and obtained a new grant with the same precedence for the surrendered titles that altered the succession to his second son and then the heirs male and female of the 1st Earl of Queensberry. The succession of the Marquessate continued in remainder to the heirs male of the 1st Earl of Queensberry.
- Upon the death of the 4th Duke of Queensberry, the Dukedom and the Marquessate were split with the Marquessate being inherited by the most senior male heir of the 1st Earl of Queensberry while the Dukedom descended through a more senior female heir.
- Upon the death of the 4th Duke, the Earldom of March passed to the heir general of the 1st Earl of March.
- The Dukedom of Buccleuch is the more senior title but for the purposes of this tree, the Dukedom of Queensberry is given prominence.