Charles, 3rd Lord Douglas

 

Charles, Baron DouglasCharles Douglas, 3rd Baron Douglas of Douglas was the  2nd son of Archibald James Edward Douglas, 1st Baron Douglas of Douglas and Lady Lucy Graham. He was born on 26 October 1775.

 

He was an English amateur cricketer who made 13 known appearances in major cricket matches from 1797 to 1799.
 
He was admitted to Lincoln's Inn as a barrister in 1802.  He held the office of M.P. (Tory) for Lanarkshire between 1830 and 1832. He suffered from a seizure, which affected his speech, in 1831.

He was appointed an Honorary Burgess of Glasgow,13 Oct 1830.

He succeeded to the title of 3rd Baron Douglas of Douglas [S., 1790] on 27 January 1844.

 

He died on 10 September 1848 at age 72 at 6 St. George's Place, Hyde Park, London, England, from paralysis, unmarried.

 

He is currently buried in the vault of Old St Bride's Church in Douglas, Lanarkshire.  His remains were transferred from the new Parish Church of Douglas (where he was first buried)  sometime after the renovations were carried out in 1880.

 

 

Sources for this article include:
The Peerage.com 

 

The titles passed to his younger brother.

 

This page was last updated on 21 March 2018

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