Earl Morton

Earl Morton is in Earl.

In 1458 James Douglas 1st Earl Morton was created 1st Earl Morton.

On 15 May 1459 James Douglas 1st Earl Morton and Joan Stewart Countess Morton (age 31) were married. She by marriage Countess Morton. She the daughter of King James I of Scotland and Joan Beaufort Queen Consort Scotland. They were first cousin once removed. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

On 22 Oct 1493 James Douglas 1st Earl Morton died. His son John Douglas 2nd Earl Morton succeeded 2nd Earl Morton, 5th Lord Dalkeith.

Battle of Flodden

On 09 Sep 1513 at the Battle of Flodden was fought at the Branxton, Northumberland [Map]. the English army was commanded by Thomas Howard 2nd Duke of Norfolk (age 70), Thomas Howard 3rd Duke of Norfolk (age 40), Edmund Howard (age 35), Thomas Dacre 2nd Baron Dacre Gilsland (age 45), Edward Stanley 1st Baron Monteagle (age 51) and Marmaduke Constable (age 56).

The English army included: Henry "Shepherd Lord" Clifford 10th Baron Clifford (age 59), William Conyers 1st Baron Conyers (age 44), Thomas Berkeley 5th Baron Berkeley (age 41) and Richard Neville 2nd Baron Latimer of Snape (age 45).

Randall Babington, John Bigod (age 38) and Thomas Fitzwilliam (age 39) were killed.

Marmaduke Constable (age 33), William Constable (age 38), George Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Aston (age 16), Edmund Walsingham (age 33), Thomas Burgh 7th Baron Cobham 5th Baron Strabolgi 1st Baron Burgh (age 25) and Walter Stonor (age 36) were knighted by Thomas Howard 3rd Duke of Norfolk (age 40).

Christopher Savage, Thomas Venables (age 44) and Brian Tunstall (age 33) were killed.

Bryan Stapleton of Wighill (age 55) was killed. (Some reports have him dying in 1518).

John Booth (age 78) was killed.

Father and son Ralph ellerker of risby in yorkshire and Ralph Ellerker were knighted by Thomas Howard Earl of Surrey (age 70).

The Scottish army suffered heavy casualties:

King James IV of Scotland (age 40) was killed. His body ws taken to London, then to Sheen Priory, Richmond; thereafter it disappeared. His son King James V of Scotland (age 1) succeeded V King Scotland.

Alexander Stewart ArchBishop of St Andrews (age 20) was killed.

David Kennedy 1st Earl Cassilis (age 43) was killed. His son Gilbert Kennedy 2nd Earl Cassilis (age 18) succeeded 2nd Earl Cassilis. Isabel Campbell Countess Cassilis by marriage Countess Cassilis.

William Sinclair 2nd Earl Caithness (age 54) was killed. His son John Sinclair 3rd Earl Caithness succeeded 3rd Earl Caithness.

Matthew Stewart 2nd Earl Lennox was killed. His son John Stewart 3rd Earl Lennox (age 23) succeeded 3rd Earl Lennox.

William Hay 4th Earl Erroll was killed. His son William Hay 5th Earl Erroll (age 18) succeeded 5th Earl Erroll.

John Douglas 2nd Earl Morton was killed. His son James Douglas 3rd Earl Morton succeeded 3rd Earl Morton, 6th Lord Dalkeith.

Adam Hepburn 2nd Earl Bothwell was killed. His son Patrick Hepburn 3rd Earl Bothwell (age 1) succeeded 3rd Earl Bothwell.

Alexander Stewart 4th of Garlies (age 32) was killed. His son Alexander Stewart 5th of Garlies (age 6) succeeded 5th Lord Garlies.

Alexander Elphinstone 1st Lord Elphinstone was killed. His son Alexander Elphinstone 2nd Lord Elphinstone (age 3) succeeded 2nd Lord Elphinstone.

Thomas Hay, George Hepburn Bishop Isles (age 59), Adam Hepburn Master (age 56), Thomas "Younger of Cushnie" Lumsden

William Douglas 6th Lord Drumlanrig was killed. William "Younger" Douglas 7th Lord Drumlanrig succeeded 7th Lord Drumlanrig.

George Seton 5th Lord Seton was killed. His son George Seton 6th Lord Seton succeeded 6th Lord Seton.

John Hay 2nd Lord Hay of Yester was killed. His son John Hay 3rd Lord Hay (age 23) succeeded 3rd Lord Hay of Yester. Elizabeth Douglas Lady Hay by marriage Lord Hay of Yester.

Robert Keith Master of Marischal (age 30), Guiscard Harbottle (age 28), John Erskine, David Home (age 22), Andrew Stewart 1st Lord Avondale (age 43), Archibald Campbell 2nd Earl Argyll (age 64), Robert Douglas of Lochleven (age 89) were killed.

Henry Sinclair 3rd Lord Sinclair (age 48) was killed. His son William Sinclair 4th Lord Sinclair succeeded 4th Lord Sinclair.

James Stewart 1st Lord of Traquair (age 33) was killed. His son William Stewart 2nd Lord Traquair (age 7) succeeded 2nd Lord Traquair.

John Maxwell 4th Lord Maxwell (age 57) was killed. His son Robert Maxwell 5th Lord Maxwell (age 20) succeeded 5th Lord Maxwell.

William Murray (age 43), Colin Oliphant (age 26), William Ruthven (age 33), George Douglas (age 44) and William Douglas (age 42) were killed.

George Home 4th Lord Home and John Stewart 2nd Earl Atholl (age 38) fought.

Brothers David Lyon of Cossins, William Lyon and George Lyon were killed.

William Graham 1st Earl Montrose (age 49) was killed. His son William Graham 2nd Earl Montrose (age 21) succeeded 2nd Earl Montrose.

Robert Erskine 4th Lord Erskine 16th Earl Mar was killed. His son John Erskine 17th Earl Mar (age 26) de jure 17th Earl Mar, Lord Erskine.

Thomas Stewart 2nd Lord Innermeath (age 52) was killed. His son Richard Stewart 3rd Lord Innermeath succeeded 3rd Lord Innermeath.

Walter Lindsay of Arden and Walter Lindsay (age 33) were killed.

William Keith of Inverugie (age 43) was killed.

David Wemyss of Wemyss (age 40) was killed.

John Somerville 1st of Cambusnethan (age 55) was killed.

Robert Crichton 2nd Lord Crichton of Sanquhar (age 41) was killed. His son Robert Crichton 3rd Lord Crichton of Sanquhar (age 22) succeeded 3rd Lord Crichton of Sanquhar

Father and son William Rollo (age 59) and Robert Rollo 5th of Duncrub (age 34) were killed.

In 1558 David Douglas 7th Earl Angus (age 43) died. His son Archibald Douglas 8th Earl Angus 5th Earl Morton (age 3) succeeded 8th Earl Angus, 5th Earl Morton.

Around 17 Feb 1571 John Maxwell 1st Earl Morton (age 17) and Elizabeth Douglas Countess Morton were married. She by marriage Countess Morton. She the daughter of David Douglas 7th Earl Angus and Margaret Hamilton Countess Angus. They were fourth cousins.

In Sep 1606 William Douglas 6th Earl Morton (age 66) died. His grandson William Douglas 7th Earl Morton (age 24) succeeded 7th Earl Morton. Anne Keith Countess Morton by marriage Countess Morton.

On 07 Aug 1648 William Douglas 7th Earl Morton (age 66) died. His son Robert Douglas 8th Earl Morton (age 32) succeeded 8th Earl Morton. Elizabeth Villiers Countess Morton (age 39) by marriage Countess Morton.

On 12 Nov 1649 Robert Douglas 8th Earl Morton (age 33) died at Kirkwall. His son William Douglas 9th Earl Morton succeeded 9th Earl Morton.

On 01 Jun 1662 William Douglas 9th Earl Morton and Grizel Middleton Countess Morton were married. She by marriage Countess Morton. She the daughter of John Middleton 1st Earl Middleton (age 54) and Grizel Durham Countess Middleton. He the son of Robert Douglas 8th Earl Morton and Elizabeth Villiers Countess Morton.

Before 01 Nov 1681 William Douglas 9th Earl Morton died. His uncle James Douglas 10th Earl Morton succeeded 10th Earl Morton.

On 25 Aug 1686 James Douglas 10th Earl Morton died. His son James Douglas 11th Earl Morton (age 26) succeeded 11th Earl Morton.

On 07 Dec 1715 James Douglas 11th Earl Morton (age 55) died. His brother Robert Douglas 12th Earl Morton (age 54) succeeded 12th Earl Morton.

On 22 Jan 1730 Robert Douglas 12th Earl Morton (age 69) died. His brother George Douglas 13th Earl Morton (age 68) succeeded 13th Earl Morton.

On 04 Jan 1738 George Douglas 13th Earl Morton (age 76) died. His son James Douglas 14th Earl Morton (age 36) succeeded 14th Earl Morton.

On 31 Jul 1755 James Douglas 14th Earl Morton (age 53) and Bridget Heathcote Countess Morton were married. She by marriage Countess Morton. He the son of George Douglas 13th Earl Morton.

On 12 Oct 1768 James Douglas 14th Earl Morton (age 66) died. His son Sholto Charles Douglas 15th Earl Morton (age 37) succeeded 15th Earl Morton.

On 25 Sep 1774 Sholto Charles Douglas 15th Earl Morton (age 43) died. His son George Douglas 16th Earl Morton (age 13) succeeded 16th Earl Morton.

On 17 Jul 1827 George Douglas 16th Earl Morton (age 66) died. His first cousin George Sholto Douglas 17th Earl Morton (age 37) succeeded 17th Earl Morton.

On 31 Mar 1858 George Sholto Douglas 17th Earl Morton (age 68) died. His son Sholto Douglas 18th Earl Morton (age 40) succeeded 18th Earl Morton. Alice Anne Lambton Countess Morton (age 26) by marriage Countess Morton.

James Douglas 4th Earl Morton was appointed 4th Earl Morton.

William Douglas 6th Earl Morton and Agnes Leslie Countess Morton were married. She by marriage Countess Morton. She the daughter of George Leslie 4th Earl Rothes.

William Douglas 6th Earl Morton succeeded 6th Earl Morton.

John Douglas 2nd Earl Morton and Janet Crichton Countess Morton were married. She by marriage Countess Morton. He the son of James Douglas 1st Earl Morton and Joan Stewart Countess Morton. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward III of England.

James Douglas 3rd Earl Morton and Catherine Stewart Countess Morton were married. She by marriage Countess Morton. She the illegitmate daughter of King James IV of Scotland and Margaret Boyd. He the son of John Douglas 2nd Earl Morton and Janet Crichton Countess Morton. They were second cousin once removed. He a great x 4 grandson of King Edward III of England. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

Earl Morton

On 29 Oct 1581 John Maxwell 1st Earl Morton (age 28) was created 1st Earl Morton.

In 1585 John Maxwell's (age 31) rights to the lands of Earl Morton were revoked; he was allowed to continue to use the title. Earl Morton effctively extinct.