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Alexander Douglas WS

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander Douglas WSAlexander Douglas was son of Dr. Christopher Douglas, a physician in Kelso. and Pringle Home, daughter of George Home, 6th of Bassendean was born on 19th June 1780 in Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland.

 

He had two brothers, Dr James Douglas of Kelso and Captain Pringle Home Douglas RN.

Dr. Christopher Douglas was a friend of John Wesley; when Wesley visited the Douglases his sermon given in Kelso churchyd was witnessed by Sir Walter Scott as a child; Alexander Douglas, WS, came into possession of the MS of ?Bride of Lammermoor? through his clients, the Ballantyne family (friends of Scott); in 1916 the son Alexander Sholto Douglas gifted the MS to the Signet Library, Edinburgh.

 

He married Janet Hardie Bow b: 4 Jan 1792 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland c: 13 Mar 1793 in Edinburgh.

 

Children of Alexander and Janet Douglas
Christopher Douglas b: 13 Feb 1811 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland c: ABT 22 Mar 1811 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Alexander Sholto Douglas b: 27 Nov 1829 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland c: ABT 4 Jan 1830 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

 

It is possible that he had a daughter, born 2nd June 1826 in Albany st, Edinburgh, and that he was the auditor of Edinburgh Life Assurance Company in 1828.

 

He died on 1st July 1851.

 



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