DOUGLAS, Hon. Robert (d. 1730).
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Family and Education
3rd s. of James Douglas, 10th Earl of Morton [S]; bro. of Hon. George Douglas*. unm. suc. bro. as 12th Earl of Morton [S] 7 Dec. 1715.
Steward and justiciar of Orkney and Shetland 1696, 1702.1
MP [S] Kirkwall 1702–7.
Douglas owed his seat in the Scottish parliament to the influence of his elder brother, the 11th Earl of Morton, who was a supporter of the Duke of Queensberry’s Court party. The Morton interest at Kirkwall originated in a grant of lands in Orkney and Shetland from Charles I as a reward for the extensive financial assistance given to the royalist cause by William, Earl