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Brigadier James Douglas

Male Abt 1655 - 1726  (~ 71 years)


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  • Name James Douglas 
    Prefix Brigadier 
    Born Abt 1655  Castle Morton, Dumfries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1726 
    Buried Morton, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1027  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2014 

    Father Captain William Douglas,   b. 1628, Nithsdale, Castle Morton, Dumfries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1707, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Esther Eliot,   b. 1630, Of Stobs, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1683  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 1650 
    Family ID F695  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Helen Stewart,   b. Abt 1680,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Jean Douglas,   b. 11 Dec 1712,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F709  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jean Maxwell,   b. 1657, Of Dinwoodie, , Dumfries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1710  (Age 53 years) 
    Married Abt 1702 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Douglas,   b. 10 Feb 1693/94, Cannongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Nisa Douglas,   b. 1696, Cannongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Young
     3. Esther Douglas,   b. 13 Jul 1697, Cannongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Christian Douglas,   b. 5 May 1699, Cannongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Marion Douglas,   b. 2 May 1701, Cannongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Archibald Douglas,   b. 2 Jun 1703, Cannongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1786, Morton, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F694  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also known as Hamish and Jamie

      Colonel of the Scots Footguards, Brigadier in the Dutch Highland Brigade 1709. Fought at Malplaquet, and elsewhere.

      Involved as a Cornet in 'riding down 6 covenanters'.

      May have been involved in the Battle of the Boyne on the side of William of Orange

      Owned the Lordship of Knochsting as well as other properties.

      Received matric of arms (Douglas & Mar) 14 Mar 1696

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] IGI2.