George Douglas
George Douglas
James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton


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Elizabeth Douglas

James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton 509

  • Born: 1516
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Douglas

bullet   Cause of his death was Execution.


bullet  General Notes:

Inherited the estate and honours from his father in law. He was a principle actor in the murder of Rizzio in 1566, and was in consequence obliged to fly the kingdom. The influence of the Earl of Bothwell, however, obtained his pardon the same year, and on his return he refused to concur with Bothwell in the proposed murder of Lord Darnley. His political enemies accused him in Parliament of
being a party to the murder of Lord Darnley, and obtained his condemnation, which was immediately followed by his execution. He left no legitimate issue, and by his attainder his Earldom was forfeited.


James married Elizabeth Douglas, daughter of James Douglas, 3rd Earl of Morton and Unknown.

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