Charles Douglas - 3rd Duke of Queensberry

Charles Douglas

Born ca. 1698
Died Oct 22, 1778

Alias: 

3rd Duke of Queensberry

Biography: 

3rd Duke of Queensberry. Son of James Douglas, 2nd Duke of Queensberry and Mary Boyle. Cousin of William Douglas. Married Catherine Hyde in 1720. He had 2 children, Henry Douglas (1722-1754) and Charles Douglas (1726-1756). Named Privy Councillor and Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland by George III. Succeeded as Duke of Queensberry by William Douglas, Lord March.

Life with Boswell: 

Boswell contacted the Duke in 1762-63, asking him to advance his case for a position in the guard. On December 26, 1762 the Duke wrote to him, suggesting that he got himself a non-military career.