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James Monteath Douglas

Male - 1850

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  • Name James Monteath Douglas 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3rd June 1850  Monteath Mausoleum, Necropolis, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I154735  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 

    Father Walter (of Kepp) Monteath 
    Mother Jean Douglas,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F70521  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • James Monteath was a partner with Archibald Hamilton in the firm of Hamilton, Monteath & Co., wine merchants, and Distributor of stamps in Glasgow in succession to Colonel Mure of Caldwell, which office he demitted on 16th May, 1843. Mr. Monteath was the son of Walter Monteath of Kepp, and Jean, second daughter of James Douglas of Mains, and Rebecca Wallace. He was a man universally liked and respected, with a kind heart and gentle manners. His elder brother was Archibald Douglas Monteath ("the Major"), who resided at 146 West George Street, and was the recognized arbiter of beauty in Glasgow. The house was pulled down to build the new Club. Major Monteath had made a fortune in India (rumour said, by looting a treasure elephant), and on his death in 1842 James Monteath succeeded to his fortune. He also succeeded to Rosehall (now Douglas Support) under the entail and took the name of Douglas. He bought Stonebyres, and died unmarried on 3rd June, 1850.