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Stewart Douglas

Male - 1795

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  • Name Stewart Douglas 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Jun 1795  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I106747  My Genealogy

    Father Sir William (2nd Bt of Kelhead) Douglas,   b. Abt 1675,   d. 10 Oct 1733  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Mother Helen Erskine,   b. Abt Feb 1682/83, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1754  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 8 Sep 1705 
    Family ID F24757  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Lieutenant-general and colonel of 99th regiment of foot; was at the Battle of Dettingen in 1743.
      Died unmarried.
      Clive Douglas states "90th Regiment of Foot".
      A Colonel Stewart Douglas of Hurkledale was a substantial landholder in the parish of Cummertrees, Dumfriesshire, circa 1770.
      On 12 November 1779, Stewart Douglas wrote a most bitter letter to his nephew, Sir William Douglas of Kelhead, regarding the proposed sale of the lands and contents of Hurkledale and Todholes to cover debts. The letter was addressed from St. Mary Le Bone. He questions "whether it is necessary in discharge of your debts to Strip me Naked or not; but then perhaps it may be necessary for you, or Some of my most active persecutors, to get something into Pocket for the Wages of their Sins" There is much more in this vein over some five pages. Stewart Douglas also provides an attachment outlining that the value of Hurkledale is sufficient to cover debts. He also accuses Sir William of even wanting to sell his uncle's breeches.
      On 4 September, 1779, Stewart Douglas wrote a letter to the Duke of Queensberry (not named but evident from the contents regarding a promise he stated the previous Duke had made regarding the security of the Estate of Kelhead)) regarding a request to raise a regiment