Rev. Edward Archibald Douglas

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The Rev. Edward Archibald Douglas (Archy), Rector of Drumgoon and of Castle Coote, both in County Cavan, Ireland, was the eldest son of Archibald Douglas, Esq., of Dornock (cousin to Charles, 3rd Duke of Queensberry), by Mary, eldest daughter of Sir Paul Crosflie, 4th baronet.

He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and was one of the most eloquent preachers of the day, and the intimate friend of all the most distinguished men of his time. He shone conspicuous for wit in the society of Emmett, Grattan, Thomas Moore, and a host of other celebrities. He was appointed Chaplain to HE Lord Lieutenant of Ireland,

He married, first, in 1809, the Lady Susan, widow of John Drewe, Esq., and previously of Joseph Tharpe, Esq., the third daughter of John, 4th Earl of Dunmore, by whom he had one daughter, Augusta, married to the Right Hon. John Wilson Fitzpatriek, late M.P. for Queen's County, and has issue ; secondly, Kitty, only daughter of the late James Collins, Esq., of Knaresborough and Poleyfote, in the co. of York, which lady died since her husband, on the 13th of March, aged 75.

Mr. Douglas was uncle to the present Lords Milltown and Cloncurry, his sister Emily haying married, first, Joseph, eldest son of Brice, 3rd Earl of Milltown ; and, secondly, Valentine-Browne, 2nd Lord Cloncurry. Mr. Douglas considered his claim to the Queensberry title to be valid, but we are not aware whether he actually contested it on the last duke's death.


He died on 12th February 1856, at Black Rock, Dublin, aged 76.

 

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  • Hardwickes Annual Biographies, 1856


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