Alexander Douglas of Baads

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William Douglas of Baads, died 1705. He married Joan, daughter of James Mason of Park of Blantyre.

Their sixth son, Rev. Alexander Douglas, was Minister of Skirling 1718, and of East Calder 1725. he died 8th September 1749, in thirty-second year of his ministry. He married, 22nd April 1726, Isabel, second daughter of Andrew Houston of Calderhall. She died 4th June 1775 (Scott's Fasti).

He left issue :

{a) Son, name unknown.

{b) Alexander Douglas of 3 Finsbury Square, London, born 1731. He re-acquired Baads in 1787, and entailed it.

He married Elizabeth Taylor, and died 31st August 1797, leaving issue :

{a) George Douglas. He bought Chilston, in Kent, and succeeded to Baads. He died unmarried in 1833.

(b) Robert Douglas, predeceased his brother without issue.

{c) Isabel Douglas, married Robert Houston, and her descendants possessed Baads from 1833 till 1873.

 

Will of Alexander Douglas of Baads, Mid Lothian and of 3 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.

 

Also described as Alexander, merchant in St Kitts


 

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•  Legacies of British Slave-ownership - UCL Department of History 2017

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