ORMOND, earl of, a title
conferred in 1445 on Hugh Douglas, fourth son of James, seventh earl of
Douglas. He had a safe-conduct to pass through England with his
brothers, the earls of Douglas and Moray, 12th May 1451, and again on 2d
May 1453. For engaging in the rebellion of his brother, the eighth earl
of Douglas, in the spring of 1455, he was executed for high treason in
May of that year, and attainted. His son, Hugh, dean of Brechin, died
The title of marquis of
Ormond was bestowed, at his baptism, on Prince James Stewart, second son
of James III., “an empty title,” says Douglas (Peerage, vol. ii. p.
345,) “unusual in Scotland, without territory, and without
jurisdiction.” He was afterwards created duke of Ross.