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ter. At the accession of queen Anne, retired from court; and attached he was appointed secretary of state himself to his late royal highness for Scotland, and lord-high-com- Frederick prince of Wales, whom miffioner. In 1703 he was remov- he attended as gentleman of the ed from all his employments; but bed-chamber. reinstated two years after, and in By his dutchess, the lady Cathe. 1706, acted again as lord-high-com- rine Hyde, daughter of Henry Hyde misioner, and was the chief instru- earl of Rochester, he had two hopement for effecting the union be- ful fons, Henry lord Drumlanrig, tween the two kingdoms. In re- who died in 1754, and lord Charles, compenice for his services on this who survived his brother about two occasion, the queen admitted him years. to the privy-council, gratified him The duke's titles are, Charles with a pension of three thousand Douglas duke of Dover, and of pounds per annum, out of the post- Queenibery, marquis of Beverly, office, and created him a peer of and of Queensbery, earl of Queen. Great-Britain, by the titles of duke bery, and Solloway, viscount Drum. of Dover, marquis of 'Beverly, and lanrig, and baron of Rippon. baron of Rippon; as fuch he took Armorial Bearings. Quarterly, first his feat in the house of lords, at and fourth, argent, a heart gules, Westminster, and next year he was crowned with an imperial crown, constituted one of the three princi- or, on a chief azure, three mullets pal secretaries of state in Great-Bri- of the field, for Douglas; second and tain, an office in which he continu- third azure, a bend between fix ed till his death, which happened cross croslets fitche, or, for the eariin the year 1711. ''
dom of Mar; the whole within a “By his wife Mary Boyle, second bordure, or, charged within a double daughter of Charles lord Clifford, treffure fleury, and counterfleury eldest son of Richard earl of Bur- of the second, being an augmentalington, he had several children, the tion, as is also the heart in the first only survivor of whom is his grace quarter, used in memory of the pilCharles the present duke of Dover grimage made by Sir James Douand Queensbery, a nobleman of a glas, his grace's ancestor, to the very amiable character, modest, ge- holy land, with the heart of king nerous, and humane, unblemished' Robert Bruce, which at that prince's in honour, unshaken in integrity. dying request, was there interred in At the death of his father, he peti- the year 1330. tioned king George I. for a writ of Creft. On a wreath, a heart besummons to parliament, as duke of tween two wings, gules, crowned Dover ; and the cause was heard in with an imperial crown, or. the house of peers, where his claim Supporters. Two Pegasusies are was rejected by a majority. In gent, wings, crests, tails, and hoofs, the year 1726, his grace was sworn or. of the privy-council, and appointed Motto. Forward. one of the gentlemen of his ma- Chief Seats. At Drumlanrig in jetty's bed-chamber; and in the fol- Scotland ; Amesbury in Wiltshire ; lowing year -- he was made vice-ad- and Burlington gardens, Lonmiral of Scotland. He afterwards don.