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Earl of Morton

The title Earl of Morton was created in the Peerage of Scotland in 1458 for James Douglas, 3rd Lord of Dalkeith. Along with it, the title Lord Aberdour was granted. This latter title is the courtesy title for the eldest son and heir to the Earl of Morton. The Barony of Dalkeith was also held concurrently with the Earldom until September 9, 1672, when the 9th Earl of Morton resigned any right he possessed the Barony of Dalkeith in favour of James, Duke of Buccleuch and Monmouth.[1]

The family seat is Dalmahoy Farms, near Kirknewton, West Lothian.

Arms of the 11th and succeeding Earls of Morton

Arms of Douglas, Earls of Morton: Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Argent a man's heart Gules ensigned of an imperial crown proper, on a chief Azure three mullets of the first (for Douglas); 2nd and 3rd, Argent three piles issuing from the chief Gules, and in chief two mullets of the field (Douglas of Dalkeith and Lochleven).

Armorial Motto: Lock sicker (be sure)

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Past Holders

Current Holder

Heir Apparent

  • John Douglas, Lord Aberdour


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