George Douglas, 2nd Earl of Dumbarton

Lieutenant colonel George Douglas, 2nd Earl of Dumbarton (1687–1749) was a Scottish nobleman and soldier.

LifeEdit

The Son of George Douglas, 1st Earl of Dumbarton and Anne Wheatley, Dumbarton was styled Lord Ettrick (more formally Lord Douglas of Ettrick), from birth until his father's death in 1692. Growing up at the court in exile of James VII and II, Dumbarton was initially attracted to live as a Religieux. But later Mary of Modena dissuaded him.[1]

He was commissioned into Charles Duborgay's regiment of Foot, becoming a lieutenant colonel by 1715.[2]

In 1716 he was given Letters of Credence to the Court of Peter I of Russia.

He died at Douai in 1748-1749 without issue.

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Balfour Paul, Vol II, p217
  2. ^ Balfour Paul, Vol II, p217|Ibidem

SourcesEdit

Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by  
Earl of Dumbarton

1692–1749
Extinct