Charles James Sholto Douglas

 

A slave owner in Jamaica, who in December 1767 released a slave, Cuaffee, who had betrayed a conspiracy.

Son of Sir John Douglas, 3rd Bart of Kelhead and Christian Cunningham, he married Basilia Dawes (dau of James Dawes of Rockspring, Jamaica) and was the father of Captain Stair Douglas

He married secondly Mary Bullock (dau of Rev. Richard Bullock)

The following are mentioned in a Jamaican Act of 1801: ' John Douglas, Sholto Douglas, Archibald Douglas, Robert Douglas, Edmund Douglas, Catherine Douglas, and Elizabeth Douglas, free quadroons and the reputed children of Peter Douglas of the parish of St John in the county of Middlesex to the same rights and privileges under certain restrictions' 7.12.1801

See also: The Slave Trade

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