John Douglas of Broughton

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Hon. John Douglas of Broughton (c. 1698 – 16 March 1732)[1] was the second son of William Douglas, 1st Earl of March.

He was Member of Parliament for Peebleshire between 1722 and 1732.[2]

Following the death of his brother William, 2nd Earl of March, in 1731, John Douglas was appointed guardian to his seven-year-old nephew, William, 3rd Earl of March, who was later to become 4th Duke of Queensberry. However, John Douglas of Broughton died, unmarried, the following year.[3]

He had, in 1719, purchased the estate of Broughton, but he was so deeply in debt that, following his death in 1732, it had to be sold to pay his creditors.[4]


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ "History of Parliament Online". The History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Old Q" By John Robert Robinson
  4. ^ A History of Peeblesshire by J. W. Buchan and Rev. H. Paton
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Alexander Murray
Member of Parliament for Peeblesshire
Succeeded by
Sir James Naesmyth, Bt