George Douglas, 1st Earl of Dumbarton

George Douglas, 1st Earl Of Dumbarton

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Major-General George Douglas, 1st Earl of Dumbarton KT (1635 – 20 March 1692) was a Scottish nobleman, and soldier.

The son of William Douglas, 1st Marquess of Douglas and his second wife Lady Mary Gordon of Huntly, Douglas was the younger brother of the William Douglas, 1st Earl of Selkirk. He married Anne Wheatley (died 25 April 1691), daughter of Robert Wheatley of Bracknell.

He succeeded his half-brothers Lord James Douglas and Archibald Douglas, Earl of Angus as colonel of the Régiment de Douglas, in the service of Louis XIV. On 30 June 1667, Samuel Pepys met the Lord George in Rochester and mentions seeing his Regiment, by then known as "Dumbarton's Regiment" (later the Royal Scots) of which he was Colonel.

He was created Earl of Dumbarton and Lord Douglas of Ettrick in 1675; he suppressed Argyll's rising in 1685. He accompanied James VII and II to exile in France.

He married Anne, daughter of George Wheatley and a sister of the Duchess of Northumberland. They had one son, George, who succeeded as 2nd earl of Dumbarton.

George Douglas, 1st Earl of Dumbarton died at St Germain-en-Laye, and was buried at the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, amongst other members of his family.

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