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Sir George Douglas of Mordington has been identified as the brother of James Douglas, Lord Torthorwald, (d Jul 1608) but may have been of an earlier generation, making him a grandson of James, 4th earl of Morton. He married, as her 3rd husband, Margaret Dundas, dau of Alexander Dundas of Fingask, who died at the battle of Pinkie.

The feudal barony of Mordington was long held by the Douglas of Dalkeith family but was split, with Crown consent, early in the 17th century. At that time Over Mordington came into the ownership of Sir James Douglas (died 1656), a son of William Douglas, 10th Earl of Angus. In 1641 Sir James Douglas was made a Lord of Parliament as Lord Mordington.

James Douglas, 1st Lord Mordington (b c1591, d 11.02.1656)
  m1. Ann Oliphant (dau of Laurence Oliphant, 5th Lord)
  i. William Douglas, 2nd Lord Mordington (bpt 27.09.1626, a 02.1677)
  m. Elizabeth Sempill (dau of Hugh Sempill, 5th Lord)
  a. James Douglas, 3rd Lord Mordington (b 1651, a 12.1677)
  m. Agnes Seton (b 24.04.1651, dau of Alexander Seton, 1st Viscount of Kingston)
  (1) George Douglas, 4th Lord Mordington (d 10.06.1741)
  m. (01.04.1715) Catherine Launder (d 06.1741, dau of Rev Robert Launder)
  (A) Charles Douglas, 5th Lord Mordington (dsp before 1791)
  (B) Mary Douglas, Baroness Mordington (d 22.07.1791)
  m. (after 1741) William Weaver (b before 1717, d 28.04.1796)
  (C) ? Campbellina Douglas
  b. William Douglas (b 1653)
  c. Francis Douglas (b 1655)
  d. Lewis Douglas (bur 07.07.1682)
  e. Anna Douglas
  m. Patrick Porterfield of Comiston
ii. James Douglas (b 1638)
  iii. Anne Douglas
  m. Robert Sempill, 7th Lord (d 01.1675)

7. George Dunbar, 10th Earl of Dunbar (d. after 8th Sep 1422), the 7th to hold the Barony of Mordington, granted the barony in 1372 to his son-in-law;
8. Sir James Douglas of Dalkeith (d. 1420), who granted the barony to his second son;
9. William Douglas, who was succeeded by his elder brother:
10. Sir James Douglas of Dalkeith (d. before May 1441), who was succeeded by his son;
11. William Douglas of Morton and Whittingham, who resigned the barony in favour of his nephew;
12. James Douglas, 1st Earl of Morton (d. before 22nd October 1493), who was succeeded by his son;
13. James Douglas, 2nd Earl of Morton (d. before September 1515), who was succeeded by his son;
14. James Douglas, 3rd Earl of Morton (d. before 4th November 1550), who was succeeded by his son-in-law;
15. James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton and Regent of Scotland (executed 2nd June 1581) when the Barony was forfeited and granted to;
16. Esmé Stewart, 8th Earl and 1st Duke of Lennox (d. 1583), who was succeeded by his son;
17. Ludovic Stewart, 2nd Duke of Lennox, Duke of Richmond and Earl of Newcastle (d. 1624), who held the barony in 1585 when the forfeiture of the 4th Earl of Morton was reversed and the Barony was granted to the 4th Earl's nephew;
18. Archibald Douglas, 8th Earl of Angus (d. 1588), on whose death the barony devolved upon;
19. William Douglas, 5th Earl of Morton (d. 1606), who was succeeded by his grandson;
20. William Douglas, 6th Earl of Morton, who, on 13th September 1636, resigned the Barony to the King in favour of;
21. Thomas Ramsay of Edrington (2), who built Edrington House, was succeeded by his son in 1653;
22. Thomas Ramsay of Edrington, who sold the Barony in 1658 to;
23. James Douglas, 3rd Lord Mordington, from whom the Barony passed in 1685 to;
24. Joseph Douglas of Edrington, who was succeeded by his nephew in 1773;
25. Joseph Douglas Watson of Edrington, who sold the Barony in 1785 to;
26. William Marshall of Ingram and of Edrington, who was succeeded by his son in 1792;

Graham Senior-Milne (formerly Milne) of Edrington, is the 41st Baron of Mordington

1.  14/May/1730 Joseph Douglas of Edrington paid 900 merks Scotts in lands of Soultra.
2.  Thomas Ramsay of the family of Ramsay of Edington, near Chirnside, Berwickshire, apparently a branch of the family of Ramsay, Earls of Dalhousie

See also:
•  Mordington
•  Sir George Douglas, formerly Lt Colonel in Ramsays' Regiment. A link with Thomas Ramsay is presumed.

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