William Douglas, 6th Earl of Morton
(Abt 1539-1606)
Lady Agnes Leslie
John Lyon, 8th Lord Glamis
Robert Douglas
Jean Lyon
(-Bef 1611)
William Douglas, 7th Earl of Morton
(Abt 1582-1648)


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Lady Anne Keith

William Douglas, 7th Earl of Morton 61

  • Born: Abt 1582
  • Marriage: Lady Anne Keith in 1604
  • Died: 7 August 1648, Kirkwall Castle, Orkney aged about 66

bullet  General Notes:

William, grandson of Sir William of Lochleven, 6th Earl of Morton, was
born in 1582, married Ann, daughter of George, 5th Earl of Marischal,
in 1604, and succeeded his grandfather in 1606. He was Lord High
Treasurer of Scotland between 1630 and 1636 and was one of the
wealthiest and most powerful subjects in the Kingdom. During the Civil
Wars he was solidly behind the Royal Cause and advanced large sums in
its support. For this purpose he disposed of the properties of
Dalkeith, and other ancient holdings. For his support he was granted,
June 15, 1643, the islands of Orkney and Zetland. William died August
7, 1648.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Acceded to title: 27 June 1606.


William married Lady Anne Keith, daughter of George Keith, 4th Earl Marischal and Margaret Home, in 1604. (Lady Anne Keith died on 30 May 1648 in Kirkwall, Orkney.)

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