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Bishop John Douglas (July 14, 1721 – May 18, 1807) was a Scottish scholar and  bishop. As chaplain to the 3rd Regiment of Foot Guards, he was at the Battle of Fontenoy, 1745, where he was employed in carrying orders from general Campbell to a detachment of English troops.. He then returned to Balliol as a Snell exhibitioner; became Vicar of High Ercall, Shropshire in 1750; Canon of Windsor in 1762; Bishop of Carlisle in 1787 (and also Dean of Windsor in 1788); and Bishop of Salisbury in 1791.
•  Sir William Douglas of Kelhead was Governor of Carlisle. He was appointed the city's Governor following the seige of Carlisle in 1645.
•  The Scots suffered defeat at the Battle of Solway Moss in 1542, fought close to Carlisle. Sir James Douglas, 7th of Drumlanrig was taken prisoner following the battle  His keeper was the Master Customar of Carlisle.
•  Initially James Douglas, 2nd earl of Queensberry was a supporter of the Scottish national covenant. However, in 1645 he changed his allegiance to the king. He set out to join Montrose after his victory at Kilsyth, but on the way was captured and taken prisoner to Carlisle.




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