Marquess of Queensberry Rules. Remembering John Sholto Douglas Today we remember John Sholto Douglas, the 9th Marquess of Queensberry and the creator of the first rules in the history of Boxing. He was born in Florence, Italy, in 1844 and died in 1900 after suffering a stroke. Northwest Chicago Suburb native that has an aptitude for development of sports. Rules sponsored by British John Sholto Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry in 1867 became the foundation of modern boxing regulations. Sports is my life, from youth to professional levels. Jay Kemp, #NextGenChamp. I make things happen! Genealogy profile for John Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry John Sholto Douglas (1844 - 1900) - Genealogy Genealogy for John Sholto Douglas (1844 - 1900) family tree on Geni, with over 200 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives. I AM GOLDEN! Sports …