Archibald Douglas later Campbell, (1809 - July 1868) was the
seventeenth Laird of Mains.
|Campbell of Blythswood
He was the son of Colin Douglas of Mains and Sophia Armine,
daughter of J. Boydell. He succeeded on the death of his cousin,
Archibald Campbell of Blythswood in 1838 as twelfth Laird of
Blythswood, he inherited Blythswood House and assumed the name of
Campbell. He gave up the estate of Mains to his brother Colin.
He gained the rank of Lieutenant in the service of the 68th
In 1880, Archibald Campbell Douglas of Mains owned the farm of
Keystone and lands of Craigdow valued at £577
He married Caroline Agnes, daughter of M. Dick of Pitkerro. She
died 28th November 1897.
He died July 1868, leaving sons Archibald, Sholto Douglas and
Robert Douglas Campbell. He was succeeded by his son,
was created 1st Baron Blythswood in 1880.
Further research revealed this entry in 'The Baronage of Angus and Mearns', 1856:
WILLIAM DOUGLAS DICK, Esq. of Pitkerro, a Deputy-Lieutenant, 1843, Angus, is an offshoot of the old stem of Dick of
ARMS Argent, a fesse, azure, between two mullets in
and a crescent in base, gules. CREST A stag's head
proper, attired, or. MOTTO " Virtute " (By bravery.)
SEAT Pitkerro House, an old mansion, situated amid
extensive and finely wooded grounds and gardens, about six
north-east of Dundee.
May Dick was born in July 1884 at London, England. She was the
daughter of Brig.-Gen. Archibald Campbell Douglas Dick. She married
Major Hon. Charles Hubert Francis Noel, son of Charles William
Francis Noel, 3rd Earl of Gainsborough and Mary Elizabeth Dease, on
31 May 1912. She died on 1 April 1964 at age 79.
Isabelle, daughter of John Parrott of San Francisco, married
Lieutenant- Colonel Archibald Campbell Douglas Dick, son of William
Douglas Dick and Jane Hay, in 1883, and had six daughters by him.
Mrs Douglas Dick, wife of Brigadier Archibald
Kate Burke, writing for the website 'The John Singer Sargent Virtual
I was searching the internet for
my great-great grandparents and found paintings of them here. Mrs
Douglas-Dick (Isabelle Parrott) and Brigadier General Archibald
Douglas-Dick of Pitkerro.
great-great grandmother was born in 1863, Isabelle Parrott, daughter
of John Parrott, a Virginian banker and merchant. She is related to
Tubercio Parrott who built the house featured on Falcon Crest the TV
Series (I have been able to confirm this through pictures in a book
called 'John Parrott'). She married Brigadier Archibald
Douglas-Dick in 1883 and bore one son and six daughters and they
lived at Pitkerro Castle in Scotland. The paintings were
commissioned by Mrs. Dick's mother.
|MEMORIAL TO MR. A. W. DOUGLAS-DICK
The memory of Mr. Archibald William Douglas-Dick, of the
Scots Guards, who was missing on November 17, 1914, and is
presumed to have been killed in action at Veldhock during an
attack by the Prussian Guard, has been commemorated in the
church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Broughty Ferry, by the
installation of a new peal of nine bells. He had been
through three weeks' desperate fighting, and was the only
officer left in the trench with the sixty remaining men of
his battalion. The bells and the tower to receive them are
the gift of his parents, Brigadier-General and Mrs.
Douglas-Dick, of Pitkerro House, Kingennie, Dundee, and the
largest of them bears his initials with the words "Mater Dei
memento mei," copied from an old pre-Reformation bell.
The ceremony of blessing the bells took place on Sunday
before last in presence of an overflowing congregation in
the little church. Father Hampton, S.J., who was rector of
Beaumont whilst Mr. Douglas-Dick was a student there, was to
have preached the sermon, but was unfortunately prevented by
illness from attending. His place was taken by Father
Barrington Douglas-Dick, uncle of the young officer. The
preacher pointed to the appropriateness of bells as a
memorial, for their call to Worship would remind all that
they were consecrated to the service of God and one's
neighbours. Archibald Douglas-Dick, said the preacher, was,
above everything, deeply and fervently religious. He was a
good son and brother, staunch comrade and friend and a brave
soldier, possessing a bright and sunny disposition which
endeared him to all his brother officers. Thus he writes
home of his life in the trenches, that "amidst the squalor
and sordidness of the life "—such that we who never
witnessed it cannot realise—the one consolation was the
constant practice of his religion. The last words he is
recorded to have said were words of cheer and consolation to
a soldier friend who had just been wounded. Even as he spoke
he was cut down.
After the sermon, Father Russell,
the parish priest, acting as the deputy of the Bishop of
Dunkeld, blessed the bells, assisted by Father Stuart and
Father Toner. General and Mrs. Douglas-Dick were present at
the ceremony' in the tower.
Benediction of the
Blessed Sacrament followed, given by Canon Malcolm, of St.
Amongst those present, besides
Brigadier-General and Mrs. Douglas-Dick, their daughters,
and Captain Caulfield, were Canon M`Donald and Father
Donagher, of St. Joseph's, Dundee ; Baffles Archer and
Gullies, of Dundee Town Council; Rev. Mr. Waring, St. Mary's
Episcopal Church, Broughty Ferry ; Major Cappon, who
designed the tower. The bells were manufactured by Messrs.
Gillett & Johnston, at Croydon, Surrey ; Mr. Johnston
carrying out the ringing of the bells during the ceremony.
The Tablet, 6th August 1921
Caroline Agnes Dick, bc 1814, baptised 9 May 1814 St. Marylebone,
Death: 28 November 1897 Blythswood,
Daughter of Mungo Dick (1780-) and Janet
Married Archibald Douglas (Campbell) c1834
Archibald Douglas (1835-1908)
Sholto Douglas Campbell-Douglas (1839-1916)
Monteith Douglas (1840-1847)
Lieut. Robert Campbell Douglas, R.N.
Maj.-Gen. Sir Barrington Bulkeley Douglas (1845-1918)
Helen Janet Douglas (1847-1927)
Lieut. Walter James Douglas
Lieut.-Col. Montagu Douglas (1852-1916) (later
Montagu Douglas Campbell. He was Justice of the Peace, Renfrew, and
had been attached to the 4th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland
Highlanders. He received the DSO in 1901, and he served in South
Mungo Dick, the son of Mungo Dick (1753-1833) and Helen Taylor,
was born about 1780 at Pitkerro in Fife, Scotland.
Douglas, the daughter of Robert Douglas, 15th
Laird of Mains, (1741-1804) and Sarah Davis
(1748-), who were married 1 October 1769, was born about 1774 and
baptised at St. Martin in the Fields, Covent Garden, London,
Middlesex on 5 August 1774.
Mungo Dick and Janet Douglas were
married at St. Martin in the Fields, Covent Garden, London,
Middlesex on 28 November 1798.
Mungo Dick (Sen.) was a small
linen manufacturer, and a member of the Secession Church. In
Scotland, the first to manufacture good coloured sewing thread was
Mungo Dick of Dundee.
A General Description of the East Coast
of Scotland - 1783
.....Mr. Mungo Dick, of this place, was the
first in Scotland who made good sewing coloured threads; he so
effectually established the character of his manufacture, that in
all places of Great-Britain, Dundee threads, and good threads, are
phrases of the same import. Hence the retailers generally put over
their doors, "Dundee thread sold here." Of this article, a very
large quantity is annually manufactured.
Monuments in the Old
Church, Richmond - p. 83
Here, likewise, are memorials for Mungo
Dick, esq., of Pitkerro in the county of Forfar, who died at his
house on Richmond-hill, on the 31st of March, 1833, in his eightieth
The New Monthly Magazine - 1828
Society in India
......The other morning, Mrs. Roebuck, and Mrs. Mungo Dick (both
ladies of rank in the settlement) met each other in their carriages
in the middle of the bridge,—and there they were, my Lord, for near
an hour, quarrelling for precedence, which should go backward."
The European Magazine, Volume 34 - 1798
Mungo Dick, esq., to Miss Janet Douglas, of Weston
The Asiatic Annual Register, Volume 5 - 1802
The Lady of Mungo Dick, Esq. of a
The Asiatic Annual Register, Volume 3 - 1800
At Madras, the Lady of Mungo Dick, esq. of a son.
children of Mungo Dick and Janet Douglas were:
Janet Dick (1800-)
Louisa Dick (1801-)
William Douglas Dick
Eliza Ann Dick (1804-)
Emma Dick (1806-1836)
Campbell Dick (1807-)
Caroline Agnes Dick (1814-1897)
Janet Cicely Arthur, grand daughter
of Lt.-Col. Archibald Vivian Campbell Douglas is
considered the current (2016) Laird of Mains by the family
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