John Douglas of
Garvald - 'Head of the Douglases of Garvald', was the son of Sir
William Douglas, 9th of Cavers, and his wife, Ann, daughter of
William Douglas, 4th of Whittinghame.
John Douglas of
Garvald had a daughter, Elizabeth (or Isabel), who married Sir
William Douglas, 5th of Glenbervie. He died without children.
She died 11th May 1777.
Sir William Douglas, died about
1658. He married Ann, daughter of Douglas of Whittinghame, and
had two sons : —
(a) Sir Archibald
(b) John, ancestor
of Douglas of Garvald. He purchased the lands of Garvald from
James Douglas, brother of Sir Archibald of Whittinghame, 1631
(Great Seal Register). In Stodart's MS. are Lewis Douglas of
Garvald (see below) and a son, William of Garvald, 1686-1704.
Christian Douglas, spouse to Archibald Douglas of Garvald, lands
at Cunziertoun, and others, Date of Tailzie: 3 Dec 1705 Date of
registration: 6 Nov 1707. Rev. James Douglas, D.D., Prebendary
of Durham Cathedral, died 1780. He was served heir to Archibald
Douglas of Cunziertoun 28th September 1736. He married Jean,
daughter of Halyburton of Pitcur, but had no issue.
CHARLES STIRLING 3rd OF KIPPENDAVIE, born Dec. 14, 1680; married
first, in 1703, Katherine, second daughter of Alexander
Arbuthnott of Knox, second son of the first Viscount Arbuthnott;
married second (contract dated Mar. 9, 1709) Christian Douglas,
widow of Douglas of Garvald. She is referred to by Sir Walter
Scott in his " Tales of a Grandfather," Vol. II, 3d series, p.
24, as assisting the adherents of the Stuart family in the
rising of 1715 : " Fresh intelligence came to them from Lady
Kippendavie, who seems to have been as correct in her
intelligence and accurate in communicating with the insurgent
army, as she was singular in her choice of messengers. This last
being an old woman, who confirmed the tidings of the enemy's
approach." Sheriffmuir, at which the battle of 1715 was fought,
is on the property of Kippendavie and is close to the mansion
Charles Stirling of Kippendavie died before Nov. 6,
1736. (His son, Patrick Stirling, 4th of Kippendavie married
Margaret Douglas daughter of Sylvester Douglas, of
An unnamed source has her as the widow of 'Graham of
???other issue - Archibald dsp, George dsp,
James dsp, Alexander, Christian. Not sure if this refers to
Christian's first marriage or Charles' first marriage.
Sir William Douglas of Glenbervie, the fifth baronet,
half-brother of Agnes Pitcairn was a lawyer of great eminence
and learning, was chosen in 1726 Provost of the city of St
Andrews, and was annually re-elected for nineteen years
He married Elizabeth (also known as Isabel),
daughter of John Douglas of Garvald, and died without children
in July 1764, when his half-brother Sir Robert succeeded as
sixth baronet. He was the eldest son by the second marriage of
Sir Robert and Lady Dunmure, and own brother of Agnes Douglas,
who married David Pitcairn of that Ilk and Forthar.
27 July 1743: Lewis Douglas of Garvald and Jane Field (sic),
only son of John Douglas of Garvald (died 1785) married...?
Douglas, Lewis, d. 1785.
Unto the Right Honourable the Lords
of Council and Session, the petition of Mr. Lewis Douglas of
Garvet advocate, and Thomas Boyes writer in Edinburgh, creditors
of the deceased Sir Archibald Fleming of Farm..[Edinburgh].
Douglas, Lewis, d. 1785. (but see below; dead by
Memorial for Mr. Lewis Douglas of Garvald,
advocate, creditor of Sir Archibald Fleming of Farm, against Mr.
Robert Blackwood of Pittreavie, advocate..[Edinburgh]. 
1st March 1784, at Elgin, Marriage of Mr William
Robertson, merchant, to Miss Jane Douglas, daughter of the
deceased Lewis Douglas of Garvald.
Capt. John Douglas,
(apparently a property owner in Tolbooth Wynd, Leith, 1791)
'late of ye Marines', son of the deceased Mr Lewis Douglas of
Lewis Douglas of Garvald is mentioned in The Heraldry of the Douglases under person (86) in the Douglases of Cavers section.
It suggests that he was a son of John Douglas, who purchased the
lands of Garvald from James Douglas, himself the brother of Sir
Archibald Douglas of Whittinghame in 1631. This John was
the son of Sir William Douglas of Cavers, who died about 1658
and his wife, Ann, daughter of a Douglas of Whittinghame. Also
included is an extract from Stoddart's MS mentioning Lewis
Douglas of Garvald and a son, William of Garvald, 1686-1701.
9th July 1795, at Dalkeith. Death of
Miss Marjory Douglas, daughter of the late Lewis Douglas
William Douglas of Garvald was a freeholder in 1813.
John Douglas of Garvald was a 'Chief landowner' in 1835.
William Douglas of Garvald was declared a lunatic in 1835.
Prior to 1835, he and his father had feued out 'sundry lots' in
the village of Garvald.
William Douglas, 3rd of
Whittinghame's (d c1572) daughter, Isobel, married Walter Scott
of Synton (d 11.07.1608). Their son, George Scott of Synton
married Mary Gladstaines. Their son, George Scott, 1st of
Broonraw, married a Douglas of Garvald. Their son Archibald
Scott was 2nd of Broonlaw.
Christine Douglas (b on 31
May 1738 in Garvald) was the daughter of Thomas Douglas and
James Douglas and his wife
Marion Paxton had a son, George, baptised in Garvald on 24 Apr
1768 and a daughter, Marion, also in Garvald on 22 Oct 1769.
Their daughters, Barbara and Helen were baptised in Stenton on
9 Feb 1772 and 22 May 1773, respectively.
Donald Douglas, 1736-1768, married Isabel Douglas, daughter of
Elizabeth Douglas, who was born in Garvald.
Hypotheses: Lewis Douglas of Garvald married Janet, who died in
1804. He had a daughter, Marjory, who died in Dalkeith on 9 July
1794, by which time her father, Lewis, was also dead. She
had another daughter, Janet (or Jessie) who married first a Mr Cruikshank
and secondly, at Jean Field, Dalkeith, Simon Fraser of Ford
(died 1819) (Janet would appear to have married thirdly a Mr
Dykes) and a son, John, who may have been Capt John Douglas of
the Royal Marines. Another son, described as 'eldest brother'
was William, who died 18 June 1839. William may have been the
'confirmed lunatic'. BUT I also have a record of Jean
Cruikshank, daughter of Charles Douglas of Cliftonhall. marrying
Simon Fraser of Ford on 9 July 1794. For details of a court case
involving this family, and naming the participants, see
Wright Vs Fraser.
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