Captain William Henry Douglas, R.N.

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Captain William Henry Douglas was the son of Francis Douglas, Esq., many years a purser in the Royal Navy; and brother of Captain Francis Douglas, R. N.

This officer obtained a lieutenant's commission on the 11th Jan. 1797; commanded the Cracker gun-brig, in action with a division of French gun-vessels, proceeding from Fecamp to Boulogne, July 23d, 1805; and was promoted to his present rank (Commander) Dec. 4th, 1813. He married, Oct. 29th, 1811, Miss Elizabeth Love Hammick, of Plymouth.

Captain William Henry Douglas married Elizabeth Love Hammick, daughter of Stephen Hammick and Elizabeth Margaret Love, on 29 October 1811 at St. George, Stonehouse, Devon, England. They had three daughters, Louisa born 1816, Sophia born 1817 and Elizabeth, who on 21st July 1836 at Plymouth, married Carteret J. Kempson of Abingdon Street, Kensington, Westminster. William and Elizabeth's son, Stephen Francis Douglas married Mary Louisa, eldest daughter of Stratford Stratton Baxter, esq., of Mancetter-manor in In March 1860, at Mancetter, Warwickshire.




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