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Sir Robert (of Blackerstone and Blythswood) Douglas[1]

Male Abt 1593 - Abt 1669  (~ 76 years)


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  • Name Robert (of Blackerstone and Blythswood) Douglas 
    Prefix Sir 
    Born Abt 1593  Near Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1669  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I112812  My Genealogy

    Father Alexander (9th Laird of Mains) Douglas 
    Mother Grizel Henderson,   d. 1618 
    Married 1618  [5, 6
    Family ID F46022  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Douglas, Of Ivile 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Douglas
     2. Grizel Douglas
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F45986  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lady Susanna Douglas,   b. Abt 1617, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1692, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 3 Feb 1634/35  St. Andrews Church At Holborn, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9, 10
    • Conducted by the Bishop of London
    Children 
     1. Col. John Douglas,, Gentleman,   b. 1636,   d. 14 Dec 1678, Picawaxon, Charles Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     2. Alexander Douglas,   b. Abt 1638,   d. Abt 1679  (Age ~ 41 years)
     3. Robert Douglas,   b. 1641,   d. 1664  (Age 23 years)
     4. James Douglas,   b. 1643
     5. Mary Douglas,   b. 1645
     6. Sussana Douglas,   c. 7 Feb 1646/47, Edenburgh Parish, Edenburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Archibald Douglas,   c. 28 Mar 1658, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Elizabeth Douglas, The Younger,   c. 5 Jul 1659, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Charles Douglas,   c. 22 Feb 1660/61, Edenburgh Parish, Edenburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F45987  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Sir Archabald Douglas the first son and heir of Alexander Douglas became the 10th Larid of Mains. His wife was Isobel of Blyswood, married 22 July 1633. He died 1 July 1647 leaving his entire estate to his wife. Due to heavy debts, the landed estate of Mains was deeded over to John Douglas, a relative. At this time Mains stayed in the Douglas family but passed to another Douglas line.

      Sir Robert obtained Blackerston by marriage. He purchased Blythswood. It should be noted that Col. John Douglas's plantation in Maryland was named Blythswood (Blythswood) the name of the Manor in Scotland.

      Sir Robert, as did most Scots, suffered greatly from the ravages of Oliver Cromwell. This was the primary cause of his financial problems along with a default , of the city of Glasgow, on money owed to him.

  • Sources 
    1. [S252] THE DOUGLAS FAMILY- NEWMAN, LC CS71.D7341973 LCCN74-170864., p-17&18 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S252] THE DOUGLAS FAMILY- NEWMAN, LC CS71.D7341973 LCCN74-170864., p-21 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S245] BURKE'S LANDED GENTRY.

    4. [S252] THE DOUGLAS FAMILY- NEWMAN, LC CS71.D7341973 LCCN74-170864.

    5. [S239] CLAN DOUGLAS SOC. NEWSLETTER, C.D.S. newsletter (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S245] BURKE'S LANDED GENTRY, p-512 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S239] CLAN DOUGLAS SOC. NEWSLETTER, Clan Douglas Society newsletter (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S240] MARRIAGE RCD. ROBERT DOUGLAS.

    9. [S241] THE COMPLETE PEERAGE-COCKAYNE.

    10. [S242] MARRIAGE REC OF SIR ROBERT DOUGLAS.