Alexander Douglas

 

1585 - 1661 (Died aged 76)

 

A cadet in the service of King James 6th of Scotland 

 

The first of the family to settle in England. Descended from the Morton line of Douglas. Came in the retinue of James 6th/1st in 1603 on his accession to the English throne. The King granted possession of land near Reath in Yorkshire.

 

By their adherence to the house of Stuart during the civil wars, having raised a troop of horsemen, at their own expense, from among their tenantry, which were made prisoners on their march to join the king's forces, they were despoiled of their estates, which were never restored, notwithstanding reiterated applications to Charles the second ; this being one of the many instances of ingratitude in that monarch.

 

Uncertain who his father was.

 

Marriage 1 daughter of Sir Marmaduke Langdale(1)
Children:
  1. Alexander Douglas

 

Notes:
1. Source: Burkes Peerage.  Who this Marmaduke Langdale is has not been identified.  He cannot be the Royalist who married Lennox Rhodes as they married in 1626.

2.  There is a theory that this Alexander is the same Alexander who owned Cramond Tower, but we note that he was married to Margaret Inglis.

 

See also:

  • Douglas of Gyrn
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