Earls of Dumbarton (1675)


1st Earl of Dumbarton, George Douglas, b.1635, a.1675, d.1691-1692


Son of William Douglas, 1st Marquess of Douglas (formerly 11th Earl of Angus) and his second wife Mary Gordon (b.c.1600, d.1674), daughter of George Gordon, 1st Marquess of Huntly. He succeeded his older brothers as Colonel of the Douglas Regiment, later the 1st Foot, Royal Scots in 1665. In 1685, he was commander of the Scottish Army that defeated the forces of the 9th Earl of Argyll during the Monmouth Rebellion, for which he received a Knighthood in the Order of the Thistle in 1687. When his king, James VII and II, was declared forfeit and replaced by William of Orange, Dumbarton accompanied him into exile in France.


2nd Earl of Dumbarton, George Douglas, b.1687, a.1692, d.1748-1749


Son of the 1st Earl and Anne Wheatley (b.b.1671, d.?). When he died, the title became extinct.