|1.||4th Earl of, title of James Douglas. 1516--81, regent of Scotland (1572--78) for the young James VI. He was implicated in the murders of Rizzio (1566) and Darnley (1567) and played a leading role in ousting Mary, Queen of Scots; executed|
|2.||Jelly Roll, real name Ferdinand Joseph La Menthe Morton. 1885--1941, US jazz pianist, singer, and songwriter; one of the creators of New Orleans jazz|
Morton Mor·ton (môr'tn), William Thomas Green. 1819-1868.
American dentist and pioneer anesthetist who in 1846 gave the first public demonstration of ether as an anesthetic in a surgical procedure.