George Douglas, 13th Earl of Morton 61,169
- Born: 1662
- Died: 4 January 1738, Edinburgh aged 76
- Buried: Edinburgh
George, born in 1662, was the 5th son of Sir James of Smithfield, 10th
Earl of Morton and the 3rd of his sons to bear the Morton titles.
George was a Lt. Colonel in the Army and a Minister of Parliament for
Kirkwall and subsequently for Linlithgow then the Isles of Orkney and
Shetland prior to succeeding to the earldom in 1730. From 1725 until
his death he was Lord Lieutenant of Orkney and Shetland.George married
a daughter of Alexander Muirhead and after she died he married Frances
Adderley, daughter of William Adderley of Holston, Kent. He died
January 4, 1738 at the age of 76.
Noted events in his life were:
1. Acceded to title: 22 January 1730.
George married Frances Adderley, daughter of William Adderley and Unknown.