James Douglas, 14th Earl of Morton 61,169
- Born: 1702, Edinburgh
- Marriage (1): Bridget Heathcote on 31 July 1755 in St. James's Square, Westminster
- Marriage (2): Agatha Halyburton before 1731
- Died: 12 October 1768, Chiswick, London aged 66
From 1730 until 1738 he was styled Lord Aberdour and from then onwards
he was Earl of Morton. Before 1731 he married Agatha Halyburton, daughter of James Halyburton of Pitcur. On 18 May 1739 he became a representative Peer for Scotland, which he was until he died. He was Grand Master Mason of Scotland 1739 - 1740 and Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of England March 1741 to April 1742. By act of Parliament 16 March 1742, he obtained the absolute Lordship of Orkeny and Shetland, but disposed of the same in 1766, for 63,000 pounds Sterling, to the Dundas family. In 1745 he went to live in
Paris with his wife and child. In 1746 he was imprisoned in the
Bastille but after three months was allowed to return to England. His
wife died in Edinburgh on 11 December 1748.
Noted events in his life were:
1. Acceded to title: 1738.
James married Bridget Heathcote, daughter of John Heathcote, 2nd Baronet and Bridget White, on 31 July 1755 in St. James's Square, Westminster. (Bridget Heathcote was born c 1722 and died on 2 March 1805 in Lower Brook Street, London.)
James next married Agatha Halyburton, daughter of James Halyburton and Unknown, before 1731. (Agatha Halyburton died on 11 December 1748 in Edinburgh.)