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William Douglas

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Birthplace: Dalkeith Castle, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland
Death: Died in Kirkwall Castle, Kirkwall, Mainland Island, Orkney, Scotland
Place of Burial: St. Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Mainland Island, Orkney, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Douglas, Master of Morton and Jean Douglas
Husband of Anne Douglas, Countess of Morton
Father of Anne Hay, Countess of Kinnoull; Margaret Campbell, Marchioness of Argyll; William Douglas; Jean Douglas; John Douglas and 5 others
Brother of Robert Douglas and George Douglas
Half brother of Elizabeth Alexander; Alexander Lindsay, 2th Lord Spynie; Margaret Lindsay and Anne Lindsay

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About William Douglas, 7th Earl of Morton

"William Douglas, 7th Earl of Morton (1582 – 7 August 1648) was a grandson of the 6th Earl of Morton. He was Lord High Treasurer of Scotland, and a zealous Royalist, who, on the outbreak of the Great Rebellion in 1642, provided £100,000 for the cause by selling his Dalkeith estates to the Earl of Buccleuch. He also expanded his other seat, Aberdour Castle in Fife, with a Renaissance-style east wing."

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Douglas,_7th_Earl_of_Morton

http://www.douglashistory.co.uk/history/william7thearlofmorton.htm

http://histfam.familysearch.org/getperson.php?personID=I6659&tree=Nixon

http://thepeerage.com/p1901.htm#i19004

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Citations

1. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 2753. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

2. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 2, page 2189.

3. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 1, page 1285.

4. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 204. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

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William Douglas, 7th Earl of Morton's Timeline

1582
1582
Dalkeith Castle, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland
1604
1604
Age 22
Morton, Dumfrieshire, Scotland
1604
Age 22
Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland
1609
1609
Age 27
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
1610
1610
Age 28
Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland
1611
1611
Age 29
Morton, Dumfrieshire, Scotland
1616
1616
Age 34
Morton, Dumfrieshire, Scotland
1620
1620
Age 38
1630
1630
Age 48
Scotland
1648
August 7, 1648
Age 66
Kirkwall Castle, Kirkwall, Mainland Island, Orkney, Scotland