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Archibald Douglas, 1st Earl of Forfar

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Archibald Douglas, 1st Earl of Forfar

Archibald Douglas, 1st Earl of Forfar, 2nd Earl of Ormonde (3 May 1653 – 11 November 1712) was a Scottish peer.

He was the second son and youngest child of Archibald Douglas, Earl of Angus and 1st Earl of Ormond, by his second wife, Jean Wemyss, the daughter of David Wemyss, 2nd Earl of Wemyss and the Hon. Anna Balfour of Burleigh. He was also the younger half-brother of James Douglas, 2nd Marquess of Douglas and the younger brother of Lady Margaret Douglas, wife of Alexander Seton, 1st Viscount of Kingston.

He was made the Earl of Forfar and Lord of Wandell and Hartside on the 2 October 1661 at the age of eight. He married Robina Lockhart (b.1662-d.1741), daughter of Sir William Lockhart of Lee and Robina Sewster, on the 19th of August, 1679 at Lincoln's Inn Chapel, London, England.

His only son, Archibald Douglas, 2nd Earl of Forfar, was born in 1692.

He was a Privy Counsellor to both King William II and Queen Anne from 1689 until his death in 1712. He served as [[Keeper of the Privy Seal of

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