Charles Joseph de Douglas

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Charles Joseph de Douglas, K.S.L., Capt. Royal Scots, Premier Conseiller du Corps de la Noblesse des Provinces de Bugey et Valromey [said to have been a descendant in the 12th degree (?century) from Archibald, Earl of Douglas, and presumably son and h. of the Count of Douglas, Col. of the Languedoc Regt., K.S.L., who d. at Douai 29 Mar. 1748, aged 44], was LORD COUNT OF MOUNT REAL (SEIGNEUR COMTE DE MONT-REAL) in Bugey.

Son of Charles, Comte de Douglas, 1689-1750 and  Marie de Lilia, 1692-1731

He had three brothers, Capt. Joseph Marie de Douglas, Royal Scots, K.S.L. ; Francis Prosper de Douglas, K.S.L., Capt. Languedoc Regt., who m. 1737 Frances Charlotte de la Corme, granddaughter of the Governor of Mount-Real in Canada, and had issue Louis Archibald and Charles Luke; and the Rev. Peter Valentine de Douglas, Deputy to the General Assembly of the French Clergy 1762, and afterwards Archdeacon and Vicar-General of Auch. 


Translation:
Charles Joseph and Joseph-Marie Chevalier said Douglas belong to an ancient family of Scottish descent, came from Picardy and installed in the Bugey since the seventeenth century. Son of Charles Douglas, trustee of the nobility of Bugey and Marie Lilia, they were born in Montreal near Nantua, as is their brother François-Prosper Douglas. The three brothers served in the regiment of Languedoc. Joseph-Marie enters in 1739 as a cadet before moving to the bodyguards of Villeroy. The elder Charles Joseph enters as a cadet in 1740, became a second lieutenant in 1742 and lieutenant in 1744. François-Prosper is a second lieutenant in 1743, lieutenant in 1744 and in 1746 became captain of a company in the 2nd battalion. Charles Joseph and Marie Joseph pursue their career in the Royal Scots, one as second captain in 1744 and the other as a lieutenant. Both were captured in 1746 after the Battle of Culloden. Charles-Joseph becomes captain of a company in 1748 when his brother became first mate the previous year. In 1751 Charles Joseph abandons his company to his brother who becomes captain, and was appointed Governor of Saint-Claude in 1751





See also:
•  The Douglas family in France


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