Walter Douglas of Kaigtown

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Walter Douglas of Kaigtown is the son of Malcolm Douglas of Mains and his wife, Margaret Semphill. He was born about 1580 and died after 1653. 

 

 

Dumbarton Presbytery investigated Walter Douglas of Kaigtown for burying rebel troops in his local church parish church of Kilpatrick in early 1645. The presbytery reprimanded him for his behaviour but failed to exhume the bodies of the rebel soldiers.

Douglas delayed accepting his punishment but was eventually reprimanded and ordered to pay a fine twelve months later. Douglas of Kaigtown's case undermined the kirk on a number of levels but local authorities felt uncomfortable with the process.


Walter married, about 1612, Christian Anderson, daughter of William Anderson of Stobcross, and had a son, John Douglas of Ferguston, 11th Laird of Mains


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  • Worship, Civil War and Community, 1638–1660 By Chris R. Langley


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