Douglas, tenants of Druimfin, Isle of Mull

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Extracted from The diary of James Robertson, 1842-1846
References are not to pages but to dates, given in the order year, month and day; for example, 3 July 1843 appears as 430703. Asterisked dates are of greater interest or importance than others.

DOUGLAS, Cecilia; daughter of Mrs Douglas, tenant of Druimfin. 430824.
DOUGLAS, Georgina; daughter of Mrs Douglas, tenant of Druimfin; in the past might have had a love affair with Macquarie. *431125, 431125 & n.
DOUGLAS, Jane; daughter of Mrs Douglas, tenant of Druimfin; a tall fair young woman, rather comely, large mouth, in delicate health and drinking water'. 430524, 430525, 430615, 431030, **431031, 431212, 431215.
DOUGLAS, Captain ---; probably son of Mrs Douglas, tenant of Druimfin. 430524.
DOUGLAS, Mrs ---; tenant of Druimfin June-December 1843; 'an elderly little woman of fair complexion, and something of a brusque manner'; 'clever, but rash and outspoken'; inveighs against Macquaries and indignant with young Lochbuy; the Douglases 'are really superior and agreeable people'. In 1844 her address in Edinburgh was 6 Moray Place. 430613, 430614,*430615, 430623, 430625, 430627, *430629, 430709, 430810, 430818, *430820, 430928,431029, **431114, **431122, *431125, 431130, 431213, 431215, 440109, 440122, 440522,440610., 440629, 450705. (1)
DOUGLAS, Miss ---; sister to Mrs Nisbet. *440219, 450919, *460105.
DOUGLASS, George; Sheriff of Kincardine. 440724.(2)

Notes:
1.  In 1837, John Douglas was listed as an inhabitant at 5 Moray Place. In the same year, John Learmouth - merchant was at 6, Moray-place.  Archibald Douglas, advocate, (1779-1848) of 21 Moray Place, Edinburgh, father of Francis Brown Douglas.
2.  Probably George Lewis Augustus Douglas (of Tilquhillie), Sheriff-Depute of Kincardineshire, who died on the 30th of October 1847



Research comment:
1.  There is a possibility that this is the family of Governor Sir James Douglas, of British Columbia.  The son of John Douglas and Martha Ann Telfer. He married Amelia Connolly. He he was brother of Alexander Douglas and Cecilia Douglas (later Cameron) and half brother of John Douglas; Jane Douglas; Cecilia Douglas and Georgina Douglas
2.  Anne, Cecilia, Jane and John were subscribers to Glasgow Tontine Society, Established in 1816, which invested in Glasgow property. In a tontine society, the last living inherits the property. However, Cecilia Douglas, of Douglas Park, Jane Hamilton Douglas, and Georgina and Cecilia Douglas, both daughters of John Douglas, merchant of Liverpool, were also subscribers, as is Anne Glassford  Douglas, daughter of Archibald Douglas, merchant of Glasgow. John Douglas, son of said Archibald Douglas is a subscriber.  It is not known if this is the same family. 

 

Sources

 

Sources for this article include:

•  The diary of James Robertson, 1842-1846
•  King William's Tontine: Why the Retirement Annuity of the Future Should Resemble its Past (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics 13 Apr 2015 by Moshe A. Milevsky

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