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Monumental Inscriptions in the churchyard of Hythe Church. 

 

 

 

 

 

The Monumental Inscriptions in the churchyard of Hythe Church. Noted on 3rd October 1891 by Leland L. Duncan

On the West end of the altar tomb:-
In memory of Edward DOUGLAS Ensign 53rd Regiment Died November 9th 1833 aged 20. Also of Donald Douglas Died September 30th 1885 aged 62 sixth and eighth sons of Lieutenant General Sir Kenneth Douglas Baronet of Glenberrie both of whom died at Hythe and are interred in this vault.

On the South side of the tomb:-
In the Vault are deposited the Remains of Lieutenant General SIR KENNETH DOUGLAS Baronet of Glenberrie Colonel of the 58th Regiment Eldest son of Kenneth MACKENZIE Esquire of Kilcoy Castle Rosshire. He entered the army at the age of 13 and served his King and Country whenever called untill his death which took place in London November 22nd 1833 aged 69 years. He assumed the name and Arms of DOUGLAS by sign manual on the 19th October 1831 in memory of his Uncle Sir Alexander Douglas of Glenberrie. He married on the 18th December 1804 (when Lieutenant Colonel Mackenzie of the 52nd Regiment) Rachel only daughter of Robert ANDREWS Esquire of this Town and Port by whom he had nine children and left surviving six viz: Robert Andrews, Alexander Douglas, Edward, Rachel, Lynedoch and Donald. Kenneth and William died in their infancy and Kenneth his third son died in Ceylon.

On the North side of the tomb.
Within this vault are deposited the remains of Rachel DOUGLAS relict of Lieutenant General Sir Kenneth DOUGLAS Baronet who departed this life on the 24th January 1847 aged 64. To the Memory of Sir Robert Andrews Douglas Baronet of Glenberrie Major 12th Regiment who died and was buried at Mauritius November 1843 aged 36. To the Memory of Alexander Douglas Douglas Esquire late Lieutenant 68th Regiment who died in London on 6th May 1848 aged 38 and was buried in Kensel Green Cemetery To the Memory of Rachel Douglas widow of Major SNODGRASS 96th Regiment, died January 15th 1877.

On the West end of the Tomb:-
In memory of Kenneth MACKENZIE Lieutenant 58th Regiment third son of Lieutenant General Mackenzie who died and was buried at Ceylon May 1850. aged 20 years and ten months. Lyndock fifth son of the above died in Jersey 15th May 1859 aged 41 years.

Note: It is assumed that 'Glenberrie' is just a transcription error.

 

 

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