George Douglas of Longniddry

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George Douglas of Longniddry (floruit 1580-1610) was a Scottish landowner and courtier.

He was the son of Francis Douglas of Borg and Elizabeth Fairlie. His father's tutor was John Knox, and he joined Knox in St Andrews Castle in 1547.

The lands of this branch of the Douglas family were at Longniddry in East Lothian.

George Douglas was in Denmark with James VI in 1590. He became a servant of Anne of Denmark, wife of James VI.

In July 1594 he was sent to to England with Richard Cockburn of Clerkington and James Bellenden to ask Queen Elizabeth for money. He returned to Edinburgh on 19 August and told the English ambassador Robert Bowes that he had seen wagons with presents for the baptism of Prince Henry at Berwick-upon-Tweed.

In September 1594 he was a captain of horsemen in the army sent to the north of Scotland against the 'rebel earls'.

Notes:
1. George, son and heir of Francis Douglas, is probably the 'George Douglas, apparent of Longniddry' (1588) and 'of St Germains' (1586).

See also:
  • Douglas of Longniddry


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    Sources for this article include:

  • Jane Dawson, John Knox (Yale, 2015)
  • David Stevenson, Scotland's Royal Wedding (Edinburgh, 1997
  • Annie I. Cameron, Calendar State Papers Scotland: 1593-1595, vol. 11 (Edinburgh, 1936)


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