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Order to Archibald Douglas20th October 1794 - Order to Lord Archibald Douglas to raise a regiment of fencible men. Framed document. Lord Archibald Douglas was commanding officer to Colonel Charles Hunter, 8th Laird of Burnside, who helped to set up the Angus Regiment of Fencibles in 1794.


Charles Hunter, 8th Laird of Burnside, was instrumental in setting up the Angus Regiment of Fencibles. His son, David, 9th Laird of Burnside went on to fight with the Militia in Ireland and became a General.

Lord Archibald Douglas's name, as commanding officer, appears on a list of the Officers who landed at Dunackadee on the 16 & 17 June 1795. The second in command was Lieutenant Colonel David Hunter. A Captain William Douglas is also listed.

A letter from Lord Douglas, Bothwell Castle, to Charles Hunter of Burnside in 1798 concerning a commission for Mr Henderson of Parkhill and other militia matters indicates his interest in the regiment. it is possible that Col Archibald and Capt William are relatives.





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