Commander Charles Henry Douglas

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Charles Henry Douglas entered the Navy 9 April, 1827; passed his examination in 1835; obtained his first commission 9 May, 1839; was afterwards appointed, 3 Jan. 1840, and 11 March, 1841, to the Blenheim 72, and Druid 44, Capts. Thos. Maitland and Henry Smith, on the East India station; and was advanced to the rank he now holds 10 July, 1844.

He has since been on half-pay. Agents – Messrs. Stilwell.

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Charles Douglas was the [acknowledged] illegitimate son of the Marquess of Queensbury, a fact clearly mentioned on his marriage certificate. Charles Douglas was something of a national hero following his conduct during his period of capture by the Chinese.(Read more..)



Apparently dead by 1881.


Research notes:
1.  This is probably the Charles Henry Douglas who was appointed Inspecting Commander, the Coast Guard, in 1847.
2.  Charles Henry Douglas RN, a Commander in the Coast Guard, was posted to Wexford, Ireland in 1847. In 1844 he had married Elizabeth Page (born c. 1817), daughter of Henry Page. The couple had two sons, Edward and Arthur. Edward later made his living as an artist, predominantly painting hunting scenes, exhibiting for several years at the Royal Academy. Arthur was a traveller in soap. Charles died before 1861, when Elizabeth is recorded in the census as a widow, living in London.
3.  Edward Algernon Stuart Douglas (fl. 1880 - 1892) was a British painter in both oil and watercolour of sporting images. Douglas is said to have worked in conjunction with Ackermanns for many years, who in 1887 published a set of four coursing scenes by Douglas which were engraved by C.R. Stock.
4. 1881 census
Elizabeth DOUGLAS Head Widow Female Age64 born London, Middlesex, England No Occupation
Edward A.S. DOUGLAS Son Ummarried Male Age32 born Wexford, Ireland Artist Animal Painter
Arthur DOUGLAS Son Unmarried Male Age30 Wexford, Ireland Traveller In Soap
Dwelling 1 Castelnau Cottage
Census Place Barnes, Surrey, England
Family History Library Film 1341201
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 0847 / 81
Page Number 28


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