Douglas and the sugar industry

 

Some Douglases involved in the Scottish sugar trade:

DOUGLAS George - (age 25) Leith North Leith 1841 1841 census online
DOUGLAS James - (age 20) (clerk) (90 Gilmour Pl) Edinburgh 1881 1881 census CD
DOUGLAS John of Argyll (age 22) (lab) (68 Holmscroft St) Greenock 1881 1881 census CD
DOUGLAS Robert - - - Leith 1695 Hutcheson

??? Is this the 'Robert Douglas of Leith' mentioned elsewhere???

William Douglas b. 1864 in Ayrshire d. 29 Oct 1942 was connected with demerera sugar. He was the son of William Douglas(1) who was said to have lost his house and livelihood after the city of Glasgow Bank crash in 1878.

 

Plantation owners in the West Indies were probably connected with the trade, as were those who were merchants

Note:
1.  Only one Douglas was a shareholder (Archibald Douglas, a Lanark shepherd, who owned £600 of stock), so presumably this William Douglas was an account holder.

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This page was last updated on 18 August 2015

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