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John Sholto Douglas, ninth marquess of Queensberry (1844–1900) by Richard William Thomas, pubd 1896 Horsham Museum (Horsham District Council); photograph National Portrait Gallery, London


Douglas, John Sholto, ninth marquess of Queensberry (1844–1900), sportsman and controversialist, was born in Florence on 20 July 1844, the first son of Archibald William Douglas, eighth marquess (1818–1858), and Caroline Margaret (1821–1904), daughter of Lieutenant-General Sir William Clayton of Harleyford, Buckinghamshire. He was the brother of the author and traveller ...