Douglas, Charles, 6th Marquess of Queensberry (1777 -1837)

Charles Douglas was the eldest son and heir of Sir William Douglas of Kelhead, 4th Baronet, and his wife, Grace, née Johnstone.  Until 1783 when he inherited his father's baronetcy, he was known as Sir Charles Douglas, 5th Baronet. In 1810, he succeeded his fourth cousin once removed, William Douglas, 4th Duke of Queensberry, as Marquess of Queensberry.From 1812 to 1832, he was a representative peer for Scotland. He was made a Knight of the Thistle in the 1821 Coronation Honours andcreated Baron Solway, of Kinmount, in the County of Dumfries In 1833, which granted him an automatic seat in the House of Lords.  He was also Gentleman of the Bedchamber to William IV.  On 13 August 1803, he married Lady Caroline Scott (1774–1854), the third daughter of Henry Scott, 3rd Duke of Buccleuch and 5thDuke of Queensberry; they had eight daughters.  After a period of ill health, Queensberry died at his London home at St James's Placein December 1837. The marquessate and baronetcy passed to his brother, John Douglas, and the barony became extinct.

Seat / Residence(s): Kinmount House
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Title: Douglas, Charles, 6th Marquess of Queensberry (1777 - 1837) (Stamp 1)
Dimensions (height x width): 23mm x 17mm
Monogram: Q
Heraldic Charges: dragon's head, Heraldic Charges: eagle regardant wings elevated