West Indies Douglases

 

A collection of names connected with the West Indies

 

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Denzil Douglas, Prime Minister of St Kitts, and leader of the St Kitts Labour Party.

Colonel John Douglas (1682-1783) held the office of Member of the Legislative Assembly (M.L.A.) [St. Kitts].  He was a son of Walter Douglas of Baads.

 

Colonel Walter Douglas of Baads (1670-1739)  Governor-General of the Leeward Islands. He was a son of William Douglas of Baads.

 

Aretas Akers was born on the island of St Kitts in 1734, the eldest son of Edmund Akers, a man of English descent, who owned land on St Vincent. Akers acquired his own estates on St Kitts, and much later, inherited his father's estates on St Vincent. Akers added to his position of strength and influence in the islands through his marriage to Jean Douglas, the niece of the Governor of the Leeward Islands. He maintained his connections with Great Britain - having his children educated in Scotland and England. Jean Douglas died in 1768, soon after the birth of her seventh child - Akers did not remarry.

Aretas Akers-Douglas, 1st Viscount Chilston was descended from six generations of West Indies sugar planters and slave owners.

Alexander Douglas of Baads (1731-1787), a merchant on the St Kitts, who may have inherited part of Aretas Akers estate.

 

John St. Leger Douglas of Pall Mall, co. Middlesex, Esq.  (Son of Col Walter Douglas of Baads.)


Will dated 7 Dec. 1779. (559 Cornwallis.) All my plantations real & personal estate to my brother Lt Col. James Douglas & Alex' Douglas of Devonshire Sq., on trust. My dau. Mary Willett £6000. My dau. Charlotte £6000 at 21. Alex' Douglas £100. My said brother James £1000. Geo. Gavillear £100 & £20 a year for his services. Trustees to hold all my plantations in the Island of S' Christopher's for my son W" Douglas, remainder to my daus. ; in the latter event £4000 to my brother James. Trustees to be Ex'ors. Witnessed by Edward Wilmot, Richard Wiles, Mark Clay.

 

John St. Leger Douglas, Esq. – College.  1772 Hurricane Damage in the Basseterre Area Dwelling house, woura house, store and sick house levelled with the ground; roofs of the coopers shop and stable blown into a cane piece; part of the stone wall of the mule and cattle pen thrown down, the whole of which damage cannot be repaired for less than 500 l.

James Douglas Stoddart Douglas inherited 'slave-property' in Grenada  (possiblly Mirebeau or Merabeau, Estate) through his wife Margaret, adopted daughter of George Douglas of Chilston Park and Baads.

 

Walter Douglas, son of William, was Captain General of !be Leeward Islands. He was suspended from that office in 1716, and fined £500 and sentenced to five years imprisonment. A slab in St. John's Churchyard, Antigua, records the death, in 1713, of his youngest son, who was the "great grandson by his mother's side, to Anthony St. Leger of Ireland, twice Lord Chancellor". There were many of the Douglas family in the West Indies, mostly in the Island of St. Kitts. On 4th January, 1739, John Douglas granted a Deed of Gift to his brother, James George Douglas. The gift consisted of seven negroes in trust for his children, who were all infants. James George Douglas was the agent in this country for the island of St. Kitts until 1752. In 1756 Alexander Douglas was a member of the Assembly in St. Kitts. The plantation belonging to Walter Douglas was called Pensez-y-bien, and was 560 acres in size. Another plantation in the island of Tobago was called Calderhall, and another in Grenada, named Merabeau. The Douglas family were large landowners in the West Indies, and leading members of the community, much the same as the other members of the family in West Calder.

 

The Honourable Harry Douglas, MP in 2004: Minister of State: Ministry of Water and Housing, Jamaica.

'Sir James Douglas, the admiral on the Leeward Islands', who could be:
James Douglas (1703-1787), a naval officer - later Admiral - who served in the Caribbean in the 1760s and acquired plantation Weilburg in Essequibo by 1762, at a time when British colonists were encouraged to settle by governor Storm van’s Gravesande. In 1750, he had bought the estate of Bridge End near Kelso in Scotland, and renamed it Springwood Park. He was knighted in 1759 and went on to serve as the MP for Orkney and Shetland (1754-61 and 1761-68). Weilburg was managed first by a Thomas Grant, with Lachlan Maclean as attorney - Maclean being replaced in 1765 by James Douglas’s brother-in-law, William Brisbane of Ayr, and from 1767 by Robert Milne.

 

Lt Col Robert Douglas, a Scots soldier serving in the Dutch army, was second-in- command in the expedition which suppressed the Berbice slave rising of 1763. According to van’s Gravesande he was a brother of James Douglas (above) and, according to Netscher’s history of the Dutch in Guyana, he had married into a prominent Dutch family, de Brauw.

 

Dr Patrick Douglas was a friend of Robert Burns, the Bard, and invited him  (August 1786) to take a position as a bookkeeper on an estate in the town of Port Antonio, Jamaica, managed by his brother, Charles. Burns had negotiated a three-year contract at a wage of £30 a year, but failed to make the journey.

Douglas, John. Clergyman. Sh. 1732 to Antigua.

 

Douglas, Charles 17, b. 1714, Orkney, Indentured servant emigrated from London to  Jamaica December 1731

 

Douglas, Charles, pre 1782. sett. St. Kits.

 

Douglas, James, son of George Douglas of Whiterigs, Aberdeenshire.  , Surgeon.  Settled St. Mary's Jamaica c 1754.  Died 1763

 

Pts. John Douglas of Kellhead. Sh. pre 1762.  Sett. Jamaica.

 

Douglas, John.  Clergyman.  Sh. 1732 to Antigua.

 

John Douglas bn abt 1799, Scotland from Jamaica to Boston 1816 Naturalized Washington, DC 1828

 

Douglas, Robert. 15. b. 1706.  "A poor lad".  AberdeenIndentured servant for Jamaica, June 1721.

 

Douglas, Robert. d. 24 Oct. 1779 St. Kitts.

 

Rear Admiral Peter John Douglas R.N. was born 30 June, 1787 and served much of his naval career in the West Indies

 

Commander William Manners Wellington Douglas Son of Rear Admiral Peter John Douglas, also served time in the West Indies

 

Sir Charles Douglas, Bart, bc1728, d1789 knighted for his service in the West Indies

 

Captain John Erskine Douglas R.N. served 1799 West Indies station

 

David DOUGLASS,, actor, born in England about 1720; died in Kingston, Jamaica, W.I. 

 

Charles Douglass's Regiment of Marines was raised to serve in the West Indies

Charles James Sholto Douglas (son of 4th Bt (or 3rd?) of Kelhead) m1.abt 1755 Basilia Dawes (dau of James Dawes of Rockspring, Jamaica)

Douglas Charles S., overseer, Konigsberg estate Parish of St Mary, Jamaica, 1878

Captain Andrew Douglas of Mains was involved in the slave trade of the late 17th and early 18th centuries.

The following are mentioned in a Jamaican Act of 1801: ' John Douglas, Sholto Douglas, Archibald Douglas, Robert Douglas, Edmund Douglas, Catherine Douglas, and Elizabeth Douglas, free quadroons and the reputed children of Peter Douglas of the parish of St John in the county of Middlesex to the same rights and privileges under certain restrictions' 7.12.1801

John Douglas jnr (1803-77) had three children in Guyana by a ‘free coloured’ woman Martha Ann Ritchie, who came there from Barbados, with her mother Rebecca, in the 1790s. One of the children, James, went on to become the first Governor of British Columbia & Vancouver Island and was knighted in 1883.

James Robert Douglas b. 4 Feb 1825; d. 8 Nov 1849, St Vincent, West Indies.

Maj Gen William Douglas married, in December 1885, Ellen Lytcott (a Lady of Grace of St John of Jerusalem (London Gazette of 5 Mar 1918)), daughter of Samuel Taylor, Crown Solicitor, Barbados.

 

Howard Douglas d. 11 Aug 1820, West Indies.

 

Douglas, Charles P. (1921-) of Ayr was Senior Lecturer at the Univ. of West Indies (1959-65).

 

Robert Douglas of Ardrossan, (1759- 1847), a grandson of William Douglas of Leith, had a fleet of sailing ships  importing tobacco from Virginia and visited West Indies regularly, one of his brothers was resident there  and Sir James Douglas, Gov. of Vancouver 1858  ( a cousin ) was born  in Demerara  British Guiana 5.6.1803 , his mother was a Miss Richie, a Creole lady of Demerara. Robert's brother Colin lived for some time at Demerara  while he was conducting his business there.

 

Gilbert Douglas, a West India merchant in Glasgow, had large plantations in the Island of St. Vincent

 

Two wills located at the Public Record Office in Jamaica:
1. Robert Douglas written Oct. 16, 1849 and probated July 31, 1852.
2. Charles Graham Douglas' will was probated Feb. 4. 1843. (see below)

Here is a brief summary of Robert Douglas' will.
He lived at Kelton Settlement, Trelawny, Jamaica.
Sister Elizabeth Steed of 377 8th Street New York USA
Sister Jane Blythe of Castle Douglas, County Kirkcudbright, UK called Scotland.
Brother James Douglas of Albany , USA.
All my estate and personal divided to them.
My father , John Douglas, my gold watch and if I die then to James Douglas to be kept in the family.

William Bernard and John Mackie of Trelawny
James Douglas, Executors.
Source: Register General's Office. Twickenham Park, Jamaica.

Note: His father, John, married as his first wife Mary Sargent, Robert's mother.

 

Charles Graham Douglas, (See above) of St. John (now St. Catherine), who died about the year 1823. He was a person of colour, and was apparently possessed of a good deal of property.


Major James Douglas was born in 1634. He was the son of Sir Archibald Douglas ('who lived at Dornock'). He died after 1663 at Jamaica. His last will was dated 1663. he had a son, Thomas Douglas+ b. 1660, d. 1717. 

 

Thomas Douglas was born in 1660. He was the son of Major James Douglas. He married Lady unknown Watson at Jamaica. He died in 1717. They had a son, Samuel Douglas, b. 1700

 

Samuel Douglas, b. circa 1720, son of the above Samuel, b. 1700, was a merchant at Kingston, Jamaica

 

Samuel Douglas, of Windsor Plantation, Jamaica, was the son of Nathaniel Douglas and Margaret Heron, and 1st cousin to Sir William Douglas of Castle Douglas

 

Samuel Douglas, a merchant in Jamaica, was admitted as a burgess and guildsbrother of Ayr on 4 April 1751

Samuel Douglas, merchant in Savannah, Georgia, loyalist in 1776, settled in Jamaica by 1782

 

In 1811, Douglas, Samuel, deceased, Windsor Castle, was recorded as having owned 171 slaves and 10 stock. He apparently started the Windsor Castle plantation. It appears to have been sold to John Crosman, owner of Change Hill, Decoy Pen and Hazard plantations. (See document below)

 

Campbell Douglas, born 12 March, 1781, to 1st marriage of William Douglas in 'Craignine', Minnigaff, Kirkcudbrightshire. William's brother was Samuel Douglas of 'Windsor Castle' plantation, Jamaica, who died Charleston, NC., 9 Jan., 1799. Both brothers were 1st cousins of Sir William Douglas of Castle Douglas. ?next generation?


Revd Aretas Akers (1824–1856) (father of Aretas Akers-Douglas), was descended from six generations of West Indies sugar planters and slave owners

 

Charles Douglas - brother of Dr Patrick Douglas of Garallan, whose Jamaican estate, near Port Antonio, he managed. He offered Burns the position of book-keeper when the poet meditated emigration.  See: Burns and the Douglas connection

 

Wm. Douglas, 3d Duke of H., and Anne, Duchess in her own right, arrived (?1711) as Governor. (?Jamaica)

 

Monumental inscriptions:

  • {Ab.) JOHN DOUGLAS, ESQR., OB. FEB. I2t'i, l8l2, AET. 47.
  • SAMUEL DOUGLAS,— DIED FEBRY. 9* 1 863, AGED 40 YRS.
  • CHARLOTTE DOUGLAS, — DIED NOVR. 21^', 1862, AGED 3 1 YRS.
  • WILLIAM DOUGLAS, ESQR., DIED 1 5* OCT., 1 837, AGED 59 YEARS & 7 MONTHS.
  • {Ab) RICHARD SPEAR, ESQ., SECRETARY TO REAR-ADMIRAL DOUGLAS, OB. 14 NOVR., 1815, AET. 27.
  • {Ab) LIEUT. JOHN DOUGLAS, 64th RECT., DIED OF FEVER, AT PORT ROYAL, 20th AUGT., 1834, AGED 31.  Unmarried. Son of Canon William Douglas

 

The following are all residents of Jamaica:

Lt. Col. Allan Garth Douglas, b1945
Daphne Rowena Douglas
Hon. Easton Wentworth Xavier Douglas
Ludlow Lawson Douglas, b1934
Joy Eleanor Douglas, b1959

 

George Alexander Douglas, of Kingston, Jamaica, died 23rd Oct 1927, brother of Major General Henry Edward Manning Douglas VC, sons of George Alexander Douglas, also of Kingston, Jamaica.

 

A database of Douglases of Bermuda, the family of two brothers, Robert and Eric Douglas of Bermuda formerly St Kitts & Nevis can be found here>>>.  Sadly, there are few dates attached to the names.

 

Eileen Douglas, seamstress, Trinidad

 

Effie Douglas, 24, mulatto, (Colonel Tyng (former owner)). Free woman on board the Grand Dutchess (sic) of Russia bound for St. John's; Stephen Holman, Master (Date not known) (Probably not West Indies)

Henry Douglas, presents his patent 3 Feb. 1711-12. Provost-Marshall of the Leeward Islands, replacing Mr Perrie

Commission for Henry Douglas as Provost Marshal of the Leeward Islands. St. James Court, December 15,1714, in the room of Afton (sic) Warner

 

 ??For- dated 30 Nov. 1752. M.L 66. M.I. at St. born in Edinburgh; ProvostMarshalGeneral of the Leeward Islands 1714; died Jan. 1715; died 22 and bur. 24 Merchant, eventual heir to his at St. John's. at St. John's 12 of London, John's.??

 

Mary, dan. and heiress of Henry Douglas, Esq. ; mar. 2ndly (settlement dated 19 Jan. 1763) Dr. Michael McNamara. Her will dated 26 March 1763 ; proved 26 Jan. 1778. He was of Great George Street, Westminster, in 1777; Ex'or to Robert Christian.

John Bouke Douglass of Antigua. Dispenser. Recorded 1808.

 

John Douglas, Provost Marshall of Grenada, 1836-1838

 

May...(6th ?) (1795) at Naples, after a long and painful illness, Sir James Douglas, bart, the British consul-general. His remains were interred in the evening of the 16th, in the English burying-ground, with the greatest decency. Lady Douglas, his second wife, with three daughters, are to inherit his property, which lies in St. Christopher's, in the West Indies.

 

...the estate in the parish of Old Road, Antigua late of Henry Douglas, Esq., and now of Sir George Douglas, Bart.,

Henry Douglas-Hamilton, living 1771. Stated to have owned large estates in Nevis called "Hamiltons."

Betto Douglas, The case of

(Jan 1780?) At St. Christopher's, Robert Douglas, efq; governor of all his majesty's forts and.fortifications in that island. This gentleman's death was occasioned by a most extraordinary accident indeed; leaning against the paljisades which enclosed his court-yard, and being rather corpulent and heavy, the wood gave way. and he falling with great violence, occasioned a contusion of the spine, of which ne died in 24 hours, labouring under the most excruciating torture, but perfectly placid and resigned. He has left the bulk of his fortune (which is very considerable) to his brother, Capt. John Douglas, of his Majesty's ship the Terrible.

 

Lord Archibald Douglas-Hamilton 1673-1754 was Governor of Jamaica in 1714.

 

Alexander Josiah Douglas, messenger on the "Governor's Station," came from Jamaica in January 1909 to work on the Panama Canal. Douglas came to the Isthmus in 1909 with his mother to join his brother who was already working for the Canal.  He worked in Panama as clerk and watchman for a short time, then became an attendant at Ancon Hospital, where his brother was working. He first worked in the "private" wards where the nurses quarters are now located, then in the isolation wards, at that time located near the present site of the Governor's house at Balboa Heights. He remained there until 1918, then took over his present job as messenger for the Executive Department in the Administration Building.

 

Sir William (Randolph) Douglas, (b. Sept. 24, 1921, Barbados - d. Aug. 12, 2003, Pau, France), acting governor-general of Barbados (1976, 1984). He was chief justice in 1965-86 and ambassador to the United States in 1987-91. He was knighted in 1969.

 

Seven brothers migrated to Jamaica and settled in the parish of St. Ann and St. Elizabeth. The Eldest Brother, William 'Captain' Douglas settled in River Wood on land which he purchased from Lord Sutton Brown . He renamed the place Douglas Castle.  Amongst the (2012) The Douglas Castle Community Development Foundation Board Members are: Mrs. Patsy Douglas, Mr. Linchmore Douglas, Mr. Vessel Douglas nad Mr. Lenmore Douglas.

 

Christian, youngest daughter of Sir William Cunningham of Caprinton, married Sir John Douglas of Kelhead. Their son, James, was collector of customs for the island of Jamaica (Presumably this man>>>)

 

Thought to be an extract from the will of John Dickson:
I hereby give and bequeath thirty six acres of Land known as Cole Bottom being part of Samuels Cove joining on Haughton Tower Spring and Samuels Cove to Elizabeth Douglas and her two children James and Patrick To hold to them their heirs and assigns for ever and I hereby give and bequeath to each of them the said Elizabeth Douglas and her two children the sum of three hundred pounds the said sums to be paid to the said Elizabeth Douglas twelve months after my decease and to be paid to the said James and Patrick when of age the interest to be payable annually to them for their support and the said respective sums to be paid from my wharf and the negroes attached to it as hereinafter mentioned. I also devise that a house be put up to the value of three hundred pounds at the expence of Cousins Cove estate on said Land in such place as the said Elizabeth Douglas may point out …
Elizabeth Douglas may have been one of Dickson's mulatto mistress.

ALEXANDER DOUGLAS  (of Baads), licen. by Presb. of Biggar 14th June 1716; ord. to Skirling 29th April 1718; dep. 1719; reponed 1721; pres. by George I., and adin. 28th Oct. 1725; died 5th Sept. 1749. He marr. Isabella (died 4th June 1775), daugh. of Andrew Houston of Calder, and had issue-Sholto; Alexander, merchant in St Kitts; Jean (marr. Aretas B. Akers of St Kitts); Robert, planter in St Kitts; Isabella; Mary (marr. James Stoddart, min. of Kirkintilloch); Admiral John Leigh, R.N.

Trinidadian architect Tara Keens Douglas presented a series of carnival costumes made from folded paper and twisted rope as part of her ... (Living in Toronto)

 

Extract from Slavery, Family and Gentry Capitalism in the British Atlantic
... noteworthy parncipants in Demerara and Essequibo were members of the Douglas family. Sir James Douglas, MP for the Orkney and Shetland Islands, owned Weilburg plantation in Demerara from about I765. Clarke's relationship with the Douglas family paid a variety of dividends. Gedney Clarke Jr supplied Douglas' plantation with slaves and provisions, the gross value or his account being £5,588 during an eighteen-month period in 1766-7. In addition to the command held by James Douglas, another member of the family, Robert Douglas(1), was in 1760 appointed Commander-in-Chief on the Leeward Island station, and two years later, he attained the rank of Rear Admiral. Beyond their financial and military heft, the Douglases were also politically useful by virtue of their connections in Scotland and Holland. Admiral james Douglas' patron (and probably kinsman) was James Douglas, 14th Earl of Morton, a leading member of me Scottish aristocracy. Through Robert Douglas, who had married into a prominent Dutch family, Gedney Clarke Sr and Jr gained an introduction to Count William Bentinck, the patron of Demerara at the Hague. In due course, the Clarkes lobbied Bentinck, seeking to be compensated by the Estates General for their defence of the colony in the amount of 41,060 guilders IS stuyvers.

Sir Thomas Monteath, (1788–1868), an army officer in the East India Company, was born on 25 November 1788 at Hanover, Jamaica, the son of Thomas Monteath of Kippen. He took the surname Douglas on 18 December 1850, on inheriting the estate of Douglas Support, which had been entailed to the descendants of his paternal grandmother by her sister Margaret, duchess of Douglas.

 

Lord William Robert Keith Douglas owned sugar plantation estates in Tobago which had formerly belonged to his father-in-law, Walter Irvine

 

Roman Catholic marriage in Jamaica
Stewart, Malcolm Nil [Neil?] m 10/12/1872 Catherine Douglas, both of Bellevue. Wit: Doctor William Cruise and Brother D. Reeys.


Hamley, John Emmanuel m 6/2/1869 Jane Pilkin, both of Kingston. Wit: James Christopher Lyon, Emily E. Douglas, Ursela Hamley, Henry George Pilkin, Catherine B. Phillips, Julia Douglas, John B. Douglas [sigs]. Min: JD.  

David Douglas and Pompey Douglas, labourers, were granted land at Stricken, Heuval, British Guiana c1840

Nathaniel Douglas of of Bath, Westmoorland, Jamaa(sic) wrote to Thomas Jefferson on 18 September 1806 regarding loss of property/income.

 

Anna Charlotte Douglas, wife of Henry Lowndes, died St Thomas in the Vale, Jamaica, on 2 September 1853.  Comment: Anna was the daughter of Alexander Broadfoot and Margaret Douglas, daughter of William Douglas, WS. Why she is listed as Douglas is not known.

Campbell Douglas, Jamaica, married Agnes Marshall a merchant in Glasgow, in Hamilton on 1 July 1793

Charles James Sholto Douglas, born after 1710, son of Sir John Douglas of Kelhead, Dumfries-shire, and Christian Cunningham, Customs Office of Jamaica

 

Charles S. Douglas, overseer, Konigsberg estate, St Mary, Annotto Bay, Jamaica c1878

 

Charles Douglas 1, 2 and 3

 

Hugh Douglas of Douglas Hall was described as 'originally a native of Scotland' who 'had long carried on business in Demerara, from which he returned in November 1800 to Glasgow, where he resided for two or three months' before retuning to Demerara. His partnership of Hugh Douglas & Co in Demerara was dissolved in 1804.  Also in 1835: Died yesterday afternoon, much regretted Margaret, youngest daughter of Hugh Douglas, Esq., formerly of this colony [Guiana Chronicle Friday 26 June 1835].

James Douglas, formerly in Jamaica, then Wigton, 23 November 1826

James Robert Douglas, born 1825, youngest son of Archibald Douglas, advocate, died Besquia, St Vincent, on 8 November 1849

John Douglas, in Antigua 1713

John Douglas, in St Kitts, father of James Douglas who matriculated at Glasgow University in 1748

Robert Douglas, in St Kitts, 1776

Robert Douglas, late in Jamaica, now Burntisland, Fife, husband of Janet Ross, 14 March 1848

Robert Douglas, in Tobago, 1850

Samuel Douglas merchant in Savannah, Georgia. Loyalist in 1776, settled in Jamaica by 1782

W.R. Keith Douglas, a planter on Buccero Estate, Tobago, 1836.  His father-n-law was Walter Irvine.

Walter Irvine had been among the original grantees of land in Tobago under the 1764 Proclamation. Together with John Irvine, Walter Irvine was granted the Woodlands estate. In 1832 the estate's owners were shown as 'Douglas & Irvine'; the estate was still in cultivation in 1862.

 

Charles (Bobby) Wood writes: Samuel H Douglas 1880-1977, my Mother one his children, and me all grew up in Troja, St. Catherine. There is Douglas family still living there, some of us went to Douglas Castle and met some there who knew of us inc. Samuel Douglas. We also looked the same, I remember that Grandpa had a brother came back from Cuba, was married to Miss May in Troja, but left her and moved to Douglas Castle.

 

Will of Alexander Douglas of Baads, Mid Lothian and of Finsbury Square merchant proved 27/10/1797. Under the will, he left to his son George his estate of Miraubeou [sic] in Grenada (subject to his wife's annuity of £450 p.a.), his estate in Tobago called Calder Hall, and 400 acres at Bloody Bay in Tobago. To his son Robert he left his share in the leased Lamberts or Middle Island estate on St Kitts and £7000, to his daughter Isabella Houstoun he left £4000 and to his sister Isabella the wife of Sir James Douglas HM Consul at Naples he left an annuity of £200 p.a. He left £50,000 in trust, £10,000 to be laid out on land in England and £40,000 in Scotland. The estate of Baads was left in entail.


Kingston, May 30, 1811.

TO BE SOLD, NIGHTINGALE-GROVE

Plantation, situate in the parish of Portland, consisting of a considerable quantity of full bearing Coffee, and 30 Acres, lately planted, and abounds with Provisions. This property is distant from Port-Antonio harbour about seven miles, the greatest part of it a carriage road. There are on the premises a comfortable Dwelling-House, with outoffices, and a set of works, with barbiques capable of taking off a large crop. With this property will be sold 100 SLAVES, most of them prime creoles;also the STOCK and HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE.

Time will be given for the greatest part of the purchase-money, on giving approved security. For particulars application to be made to Charles Douglas, Esq. the proprietor, in Portland; or, in this city, to Dr. Alexander Clachar.

JAMAICA, ss.—IN CHANCERY.

The ATTORNEY-GENERAL ex rel. MURPHY & al. vs.
POLLOCK & al.

IN Pursuance of the Final Decree of this Honourable Court, made in the above Cause the 1st day of August instant, I do hereby give notice, That I will, on Monday the 20th day of January next ensuing the date hereof, between the hours of 11 and 12 of the clock in the forenoon, at the Tavern commonly called the Cross-Keys, in the town of St. Jago de la Vega, set up to sale, and actually cause to be sold, to the highest and best bidder or bidders, and upon the best terms that can be gotten for the same, the Lands comprising the Plantation or Settlement called WINDSOR CASTLE, in the pleadings mentioned, situate, lying, and being, in the parish of St. Mary, either together or in parcels, and the Slaves, and the offsprings of the females of them, together or in families, and all other the estate of the Testator, Samuel Douglas, dec. in the Pleadings named, in such manner as shall appear to be most advantageous for carrying into effect the said Testator's Will.

And whereas I am directed by the said Final Decree (after applying the first of the proceeds of the sales in manner therein mentioned) to apply and appropriate the remainder of the monies to arise from the said sales, and the means in the said Decree mentioned, in payment and satisfaction of the Debts and Legacies of the said Testator remaining unpaid (if any), for which debts and legacies application shall be made within six months, I do therefore hereby give public notice thereof to the said Creditors and Legatees of the said Samuel Douglas, to make application to me, at my Office, in the town of St. Jago de la Vega, on or before the 24th day of February next ensuing the date hereof.

Given under my hand, this 24th day of August,
1811. J. J. VIDAL, M. C. C.
18th Century Journals - May Kingston 1811 18th Century Journals - Kingston August 1811

 

Notes:
1. This seems wrong. In 1760 James Douglas was appointed to the Dublin as commodore and commander-in-chief on the Leeward Islands station.

 

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