Marquess of QueensberryMarquess of Queensberry
is a title in the peerage
. The title has been held since its creation in 1682
by a member of the Douglas family. The Marquesses also held the title of Duke of Queensberry
from 1684 to 1810, when it was inherited by the Duke of Buccleuch
The subsidiary titles of the Marquess of Queensberry are: Earl of Queensberry (created 1633), Viscount of Drumlanrig (1628) and Lord Douglas of Hawick and Tibbers (1628), all in the peerage of Scotland. The courtesy title used by the Marquess' eldest son and heir is Viscount of Drumlanrig.
The 9th Marquess is particularly well-known because of the rules of boxing which were named for him (the Marquess of Queensberry rules), and for his litigious interaction with Oscar Wilde.
Marquesses of Queensberry (1682)
- William Douglas, 1st Marquess of Queensberry (1637-1695) (became Duke of Queensberry in 1684)
Dukes and Marquesses of Queensberry (1684)
- William Douglas, 1st Duke of Queensberry (1637-1695)
- James Douglas, 2nd Duke of Queensberry (1672-1711)
- James Douglas, 3rd Duke of Queensberry (1697-1714/5)
- Charles Douglas, 4th Duke of Queensberry (1698-1778)
- William Douglas, 5th Duke of Queensberry (1725-1810)
Marquesses of Queensberry
Sholto Francis Guy Douglas, Viscount of Dramlanrig and son of the 12th Marquess, will inherit the Marquissate if he survives his father. He was born June 1, 1967.