Douglas, Dunbar 4th Earl of Selkirk

Male 1722 - 1799  (76 years)


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  • Name Douglas, Dunbar 
    Suffix 4th Earl of Selkirk 
    Born 1 Dec 1722 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Mar 1799  George Street Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I18667  GrangerMusgrave
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2016 

    Father Hamilton, Basil,   b. 9 Sep 1696,   d. 14 Nov 1742  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Mackenzie, Isabella,   d. 6 Apr 1725 
    Married 14 Mar 1719 
    Family ID F12519  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hamilton, Helen,   b. 1738,   d. 28 Nov 1802  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 3 Dec 1758 
    Children 
     1. Douglas, Lady Helen Hamilton,   b. 1768,   d. 12 Jul 1837  (Age 69 years)
     2. Douglas, Thomas 5th Earl of Selkirk,   b. 20 Jun 1771,   d. 8 Apr 1802  (Age 30 years)
     3. Douglas, Lady Elizabeth,   b. 1789,   d. 28 Oct 1814  (Age 25 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2016 10:52:12 
    Family ID F12514  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Dunbar Douglas 4th Earl of Selkirk was baptised with the name of Dunbar Hamilton.
      He was educated at University of Glasgow Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland.
      On 3 December 1744 his name was legally changed to Dunbar Douglas.
      He succeeded to the title of 4th Lord Daer and Shortcleuch [S. 1646] on 3 December 1744.
      He succeeded to the title of 4th Earl of Selkirk [S. 1646] on 3 December 1744.
      In 1745 he supported the Government during the Jacobite rising.
      He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Laws (D.C.L.) by University of Glasgow Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland in 1745.
      He held the office of Lord Rector of the University of Glasgow between 1766 and 1768.
      He held the office of Representative Peer [Scotland] between 1787 and 1799.
      He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright.


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