Kinmount House

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Kinmount, the seat of the Marquess of Queensberry, in Cummertrees parish, Dumfriesshire, 1½ mile N by W of Cummertrees station, and 4 miles WNW of Annan. It is a beautiful edifice, built in the early part of the present century at a cost of £40, 000, and surrounded by fine pleasure-grounds. In 1668 the Hon. William Douglas of Kelhead, second son of the first Earl of Queensberry, was created a baronet; and his fifth descendant, Charles, sixth Bart. (1777-1837), in 1810 succeeded his fourth cousin once removed, the fourth Duke of Queensberry, in the Scottish titles of Viscount Qrumlanrig (cre. 1628), Earl of Queensberry (1633), Marquess of Queensberry (1682), etc. John Sholto Douglas, present and eighth Marquess (b. 1844; suc. 1858), holds 13, 243 acres in the shire, valued at £13, 385 per annum.—Ord. Sur., sh. 6, 1863. See Drumlanrig.

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