Antoine Douglas

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Antoine Douglas, Chevalier, seigneur de Richagnard en Bugey et de Ployart en Picardie, was the son of Louis Douglas, Lord of Ployart, captain in the regiment of Picardy, Governor of Soissons, Captain of a company of one hundred men at arms, and Catherine of Aumale whom he (Louis) married on 25 January i5g2 (?1592).


He was Governor of Montreal Chateau.. The war between France and Savoy demonstrated the strategic importance of the Citadel MONTREAL. In 1602, King Henry IV ordered the demolition of the castle. In 1622, Louis XIII had it rebuilt the castle and installed a garrison. In 1635, Major Antoine de DOUGLAS was ordered to demolish the castle again. His son, Charles bought DOUGLAS County MONTREAL 1757 MONTREAL Thus entered the DOUGLAS family who lived a more modern castle built in the foothills of MONTREAL. This castle was acquired by the town in 2000.

Notes:
1.  The date in the painting, 1619, is the same date that appears above the lintel in the Douglas Chapel, Montreal La Cluse. Note also the Douglas coat of arms.
2.  Louis Douglas is referred to as 'the captain-governor of the town the Sieur du Glas (or Douglas), who was under the orders of M. de Villequier, Francois de Montmorency successor to the government of the Isle of France, which included dès-lors le Soissonnais.'

See also:
The Douglas family in France


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