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Sir William (2nd Bt of Kelhead) Douglas[1]

Male Abt 1675 - 1733  (~ 58 years)


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  • Name William (2nd Bt of Kelhead) Douglas 
    Prefix Sir 
    Born Abt 1675 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Oct 1733 
    • Family bible says he was aged 64 upon his death in 1733
      Family bible shows death as 26 September, 1733
    Person ID I55415  My Genealogy

    Father Sir James (1st Bt of Kelhead) Douglas,   b. 19 Sep 1639,   d. Apr 1708  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Catherine (of Queensbury) Douglas,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 28 Oct 1667 
    Family ID F24756  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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 
    Children 
     1. Sir John (3rd Bt of Kelhead) Douglas,   b. Abt 1708,   d. 13 Nov 1778, Drumlanrig, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
     2. Catherine Douglas,   b. 1707,   d. 29 Sep 1761, Springkell, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     3. William Douglas,   d. 1786
     4. Charles (of Breconwhat) Douglas,   d. 13 Dec 1770, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. James Douglas, MD,   b. Abt 1710,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Archibald Douglas,   b. Abt 1710
     7. Stewart Douglas,   d. 30 Jun 1795, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Erskine Douglas,   d. 1791
     9. Francis Edward Douglas,   d. 21 Jul 1793, Mansfield, County Nottingham Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. David Douglas,   d. Abt 1793
     11. Thomas Douglas,   d. 1744
     12. Jean Douglas,   b. Abt 1710,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Helen Douglas,   d. 1766
     14. Mary Douglas,   b. Abt 1710,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F24757  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • An only son

      Alexander Carlyle says of dining with Sir William in the summer of 1733 , with his father and Mr. Rob Jardine when Carlyle was 11 years of age 'When he met us in the Stable Yard, I took him for a Grieve or Barn Man, for he wore a Blew Bonnet over his thin Gray Hairs and a Hoddan Grey Coat. But on a nearer view of him, he appear'd to be well Bred and Sensible, and was particularly Kind to my Father who I understood had been his Godson, having been Born in the neighbourhood on a Farm his Father Rented from Sir William

  • Sources 
    1. [S883] Hamish Maclaren.