Captain (Rtd) the Hon Arthur James Douglas RN

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The Honourable Arthur James Douglas, born 12 Jan. 1802, is fourth son of the late Hon. John Douglas, by Lady Frances Lascelles, eldest daughter of Edward, Earl of Harewood; brother of the Earl of Morton, and of Lieut.-Col. Hon. E. G. Douglas Pennant, M.P. for Carnarvonshire; brother-in-law of the Earl of Aberdeen, and of Lieut.-Gen. the late Hon. Sir Wm. Stewart, G.C.B.; and uncle of the Marquess of Abercorn, of Lieut. Hon. George Henry Douglas, R.N., and of Lieut. William Grant Douglas, R.N.

This officer entered the Navy 24 Feb. 1816; passed his examination in 1822. He obtained his first commission 28 Feb. 1825 and was afterwards appointed – 4 March, 1825, to the Tartar 42, Capt. Thos. Brown, on the South American station – and, 20 Nov. 1829, to the Briton 46, Capts. Geo. Fras. Seymour and Hon. Wm. Gordon, employed on particular service.

[Since his last promotion, which took place 20 Nov. 1829, Commander Douglas has not been afloat]. Agents – Messrs. Stilwell.

He was granted the style and precedence of the younger son of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1835.

Arthur James Douglas died 14 Aug 1864.


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