Earl of Morton

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Earl of Morton

Earls of Morton

in the peerage of Scotland

1458 Creation

  1. 1453-1493 James Douglas, 1st Earl of Morton (?-1493)
  2. 1493-1513 John Douglas, 2nd Earl of Morton (?-1513)
  3. 1513^1548 James Douglas, 3rd Earl of Morton (?-1548)
    • abeyant 1548, abeyance terminated 1550, attainted 1580/81
  4. 1550-1581 James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton (c1516–1581)
    • John Maxwell, 8th Lord Maxwell (1552–1593), a grandson of the 3rd Earl, succeeded briefly as Earl of Morton
  5. 1586-1588 Archibald Douglas, 5th Earl of Morton (c1555–1588), also 8th Earl of Angus (attainder reversed 1586)
  6. 1588-1606 William Douglas, 6th Earl of Morton (1540–1606)
  7. 1606-1648 William Douglas, 7th Earl of Morton (1582–1648)
  8. 1648-1649 Robert Douglas, 8th Earl of Morton (?-1649)
  9. 1649-1681 William Douglas, 9th Earl of Morton (?-1681)
  10. 1681-1686 James Douglas, 10th Earl of Morton (?-1686)
  11. 1686-1715 James Douglas, 11th Earl of Morton (?-1715)
  12. 1715-1730 Robert Douglas, 12th Earl of Morton (?-1730)
  13. 1730-1738 George Douglas, 13th Earl of Morton (1662–1738)
  14. 1738-1768 James Douglas, 14th Earl of Morton (c1703–1768)
  15. 1768-1774 Sholto Charles Douglas, 15th Earl of Morton (1732–1774)
  16. 1774-1827 George Douglas, 16th Earl of Morton (1761–1827)
  17. 1827-1858 George Sholto Douglas, 17th Earl of Morton (1789–1858)
  18. 1858-1884 Sholto John Douglas, 18th Earl of Morton (1818–1884)
  19. 1884-1935 Sholto George Douglas, 19th Earl of Morton (1844–1935)
  20. 1935-1976 Sholto Charles John Hay Douglas, 20th Earl of Morton (1907–1976)
  21. 1976-present John Charles Sholto Douglas, 21st Earl of Morton (1927-)
    • heir apparent: John Stewart Sholto Douglas, Lord Aberdour (1952-), eldest son of 21st Earl.
      • heir apparent's heir apparent: John David Sholto Douglas, Master of Aberdour]] (1986-), eldest son of Lord Aberdour.

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