Sholto Douglas, 15th Earl of Morton

Sholto Charles Douglas, 15th Earl of Morton (c. 1732–25 September 1774) was the son of James Douglas, 14th Earl of Morton.

He was Colonel of a regiment of light dragoons, the 17th Regiment of Light Dragoons, raised in Scotland in 1759 and disbanded in 1763.[1]

In February 1754 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society [2]

On 19 November 1758, he married Katherine Hamilton and they had two sons:


  1. ^ "17th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons". Archived from the original on 27 December 2005. Retrieved 9 February 2017.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. ^ "Library and Archive Catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 28 November 2010.
  3. ^ Weintraub, Stanley (2003). General Washington's Christmas Farewell. ISBN 0-7432-4654-3. The next morning, the bodies of all but one of them, including Lieutenant Hamilton Douglas Haliburton, brother of the Earl of Morton, washed up on a beach ...
  4. ^ "Admiralty Acknowledges Kindness in Burying Bodies of Officers Frozen in 1783". New York Times. 6 September 1908. Retrieved 23 January 2009. Fourteen from the Assistance Searching for Deserters Died. French Vandals Destroyed Their Monument. The Admiralty has issued a notice recalling a lamentable and unfortunate occurrence which took place in December, 1783, just after the declaration of peace with the United States of America. The circumstance is thus describe in Brenton's "Naval History," (Vol. I., Page 261, 1837,) although the date is incorrectly given, probably a misprint.
Masonic offices
Preceded by
The Lord Forbes
Grand Master of the
Grand Lodge of Scotland

Succeeded by
The Earl of Galloway
Preceded by
Marquess of Carnarvon
Grand Master of the
Premier Grand Lodge of England

Succeeded by
The Earl Ferrers
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
James Douglas
Earl of Morton
Succeeded by
George Douglas