Douglas of Glenbervie

 

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Glenbervie armsThe Douglases of Glenbervie were descended from the Hon. Sir William Douglas, second son of Archibald, fifth earl of Angus, commonly called “the great earl.” He obtained from his father the lands of Braidwood in Lanarkshire, about the year 1510, and by his marriage with Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Sir John Auchinleck of Auchinleck in Ayrshire, he acquired the lands and barony of Glenbervie in Kincardineshire. He was knighted in 1511, but was killed at flodden in 1513.  He was succeeded by his only son, Sir Archibald Douglas, who was knighted by King James the Fifth when his lands were erected in the Barony of Glenbervie in 1538, and again in 1542.

The son of the latter, Sir William Douglas of Glenbervie, knight, (afterwards ninth earl of Angus) was a steady friend of Queen Mary. He accompanied her majesty in her expedition to the north against the earl of Huntley, and behaved with great bravery at the fight of Corrichie, in 1562 He was succeeded in the estate of Glenbervie by his second son, The Hon. Sir Robert Douglas, whose eldest son, Sir William, was by Charles the First created one of the original baronets of Nova Scotia, 30th May 1625, with a grant of sixteen hundred acres of land in that colony. Sir Robert’s only son, Sir William, second baronet, married Anne, daughter and heiress of James Douglas of Stonypath and Ardit in Fife, with whom he got a great accession to his estate. He died in the reign of Charles the Second. His only son, Sir Robert, third baronet, commanded the Scots royals at the battle of Steinkirk in 1692, where he fell, and having no male issue, the title devolved upon is cousin, Robert Douglas of Ardit, (grandson of the Rev. Dr. George Douglas, rector of Stephney,) who was the second son of Sir Robert Douglas, brother of the tenth earl of Angus. Sir Robert died in 1750. His eldest son, Sir William Douglas, fifth baronet, a lawyer of great eminence and learning, was, in 1726, chosen provost of the city of St. Andrews, and was annually re-elected for nineteen years. He married Elizabeth, daughter of John Douglas of Garvald, and died without issue in July 1764, when the title devolved upon his brother, Sir Robert Douglas, editor of the Peerage of Scotland.

The baronetage of Glenbervie lapsed on the death of his only son Sir Alexander, a physician of eminence. Sir Robert’s only daughter married Kenneth, a younger son of Donald Mackenzie of Kilcoy, and their eldest son Kenneth Mackenzie, a general in the army, who assumed the name of Douglas, was created a baronet in 1831. He died 22nd November 1833, and his eldest son, Sir Robert Andrews Douglas, 2nd baronet, a major in the army, was succeeded on his death, 1st March 1843, by his eldest son, Sir Robert Andrews Mackenzie Douglas of Glenbervie (born 19th July 1837).

Early Barons of Glenbervie

  • Hon. Sir William Douglas, second son of Archibald, fifth earl of Angus, (both of whom were killed at Flodden) acquired the lands and barony of Glenbervie in Kincardineshire, and whose son,

  • Sir Archibald Douglas, was knighted by King James the Fifth.  His son,

  • Sir William Douglas of Glenbervie was the 3rd baron, (afterwards ninth earl of Angus) He was succeeded in the estate of Glenbervie by his second son (his elder brother becoming 10th Earl of Angus),

  • The Hon. Sir Robert Douglas, whose eldest son,

  • Sir William (below), was by Charles the First created one of the original baronets of Nova Scotia, 30th May 1625,

The Douglas of Glenbervie, Kincardine Baronetcy (First creation) was created on 28 May 1625 in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia.

Sir William Douglas, 1st Baronet (died c 1660)
Sir William Douglas, 2nd Baronet (died c 1680)
Sir Robert Douglas, 3rd Baronet (died 24 Jul 1692)
Sir Robert Douglas, 4th Baronet (c 1662 - 27 Jan 1748)
Sir William Douglas, 5th Baronet (c 1690 - 23 Jul 1764)
Sir Robert Douglas, 6th Baronet (1694 - 24 Apr 1770)
Sir Alexander Douglas, 7th Baronet (1738 - 28 Nov 1812)
On his death the baronetcy became dormant

The Douglas of Glenbervie, Kincardine Baronetcy (Second creation) was created on 30 September 1831 in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom.

Sir Kenneth Mackenzie Douglas, 1st Baronet (died 22 Nov 1833)
Sir Robert Andrews Douglas, 2nd Baronet (1807 - 1 Nov 1843)
Sir Robert Andrews Mackenzie Douglas, 3rd Baronet (19 Jul 1837 - 28 Feb 1884)
Sir Kenneth Douglas, 4th Baronet (29 May 1868 - 28 Oct 1954)
Sir Sholto Courtenay Mackenzie Douglas, 5th Baronet (27 Jun 1890 - 9 Jun 1986)
Extinct on his death.

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Sir William Douglas of Glenbervie (d Flodden 09.09.1513)
Sir Archibald Douglas, 2nd of Glenbervie (d 29.09.1570)
Sir William of Glenbervie, 9th Earl of Angus (c1532 - 1591) 3rd of Glenbervie
 
Archibald Douglas (dvpsp 1584, parson of Glenbervie)
Duncan Douglas, Duncan (d. 1591 parson of Glenbervie), son of William, 9th earl of Angus
 
Sir Robert Douglas of Glenbervie
Sir William Douglas, 2nd Bart of Glenbervie (d before 01.1688) ?Married Jean Arbuthnott (Her 3rd marriage) Dau Katherine married
General Sir William Douglas, 3rd Bart of Glenbervie (dsp Steinkirk 24.07.1692)
 
Baronetcy created 30th September 1831, in the reign of William IV
Sylvester Douglas 1st Baron Glenbervie (1743 - 1823) Title became extinct on his death.
Sir Robert Andrews Douglas 2nd Bart. Of Glenbervie 
Sir Robert Douglas of Glenbervie, author (1813) of "The Peerage of Scotland." Married Ann Hay, sister of John Hay, Secretary to Prince Charles Edward
Sir Robert Douglas, 3rd Baronet of Glenbervie (1837 - 1884)
Sir William of Glenbervie.  First son of former Sir William. Married Had one daughter, Isabel Douglas. Was a supporter of Prince Charlie and a Jacobite. After Culloden fled to Caithness, and took refuge with his kinsmen, the Douglas's of Thurso or Wick. Was subject to the Act which confiscated all estates and titles Of Jacobites. Died at Wick and was buried at Lysbter Cemetery.
Donald Douglas. Son of a kinsman who gave refuge to Sir William. Married Sir William's daughter Isabel in 1811 (?) and they had four sons and a daughter, Alexander, George, William, John and Jean.
Extinct 1986
Sir Robert Douglas of Ardit and Glenbervie was a neighbour of the Pitcairns of Forthar, and his daughter Agnes married the last Pitcairn Laird of Forthar. He became the 4th Laird in 1692 succeeding his cousin.

Lorna Tichborne Nangle, daughter of Hugh Gerald Nangle and Miss Kathleen Hughes, daughter of the Rev. James E. Hughes of Cheswardine, Shropshire, - was born on the 30th September 1908, in Vernon, British Columbia. Her childhood was similar to that of her eldest sister. On the 13th June 1929, she married Captain Sholto Courtenay MacKenzie Douglas, M.C., who later became 5th Baronet of Glenbervie. They had two daughters, Jean MacKenzie, who was born 1930, and Lorna Inga MacKenzie. The marriage was dissolved and on the 4th of July 1959, she secondly married Donald Horsely Palmer, who died in 1980.

Sir Sholto Courtney Mackenzie Douglas, MC, who served with distinction in both World Wars in the Seaforth Highlanders, was the son of Donald Sholto Mackenzie Douglas and Edith Elizabeth Anne Robinson, and was the great-grandson of Lt.-Gen. Sir Kenneth Douglas, 1st Bt. He gained the rank of Captain in the service of the Seaforth Highlanders. He fought in the First World War between 1914 and 1918. He was decorated with the award of the Military Cross (M.C.). He fought in the Second World War between 1939 and 1945. He succeeded to the title of 5th Baronet Douglas, of Glenbervie, co. Kincardine [U.K., 1831] on 28 October 1954.  He lived at Glenbervie, Kincardineshire, Scotland.    DOUGLAS, Sholto CM (HB 1905-06) Lt, Seaforth Highlanders. MC
‘This officer kept his battalion headquarters well informed of the situation by going along the whole front under heavy shell and machine-gun fire and sending back valuable reports. On another occasion, in command of part of the front line, he held on until the last possible moment.’

The Fifth Earl of Angus' second son became the Baronet of Glenbervie. (See Hamilton, D., Burke's Peerage.)

Sir William Douglas of Glenbervie d. 1513 (2nd son of the Fifth Earl of Angus)

By marriage with Elizabeth, daughter of James Auchinleck acquired Glenbervie in Mearns and Kemnay.Counties, Aberdeen· Sir William died at the battle of Flodden with his brother, Master of Angus, and 200 Douglas's.

Sir Archibald Douglas of Glenbervie 1513-1588.

    Son of William of Glenbervie. Left four sons and eleven daughters.

Sir William Douglas of Glenbervie 1588-1591

Married Egidia of Graham and leaves twelve children The title of Angus goes to this Baronet in 1588 and his eldest son succeeds to the title in 1591, and Glenbervie goes to the second son.

Sir Robert of Glenbervie 1591-

Marries Elizabeth, daughter of Sir George Auchinleck of Balmano. Knighted by James VI. Was Sir William Douglas of Glenbervie. Marries Janet Irvine. Was made Baronet of Nova Scotia May 30th, 1645. His daughter Katherine Married Robert Baronet who took the name of Douglas and succeeded the title His second daughter, Jean, married Gordon of Buckie and had a son, Robert (of Ardit), father of George of Ardit, D.D. and Rector of Stepney.

Sir Robert Barnet, nee Douglas, of Glenbervie –1692

Married Katherine Douglas of Glenbervie. Killed at Battle of Steinbark, 1692, without issue

Sir Robert Douglas of Glenbervie 1692-17__

Son of Robert Douglas, D.D. of Ardit, who was Rector of Stepney, and who married Cecilia Drury, thus making Sir Robert cousin to the Baronet preceding him. Married Janet Ruthyen, daughter of Sir William Ruthven.

Sir William Douglas of Glenbervie 17__-

Married Isabel Douglas, daughter of John Douglas of Garwold; Son William succeeds. Subsequently married Janet Patterson of Dunmore, and had a son, Robert, who became author of Scottish Peerage, 1764, and was subsequently created a Baronet.  

Robert Burnett of Glenbervie (son of Alexander Burnett and Jean Arbuthnot (dvd 1648). Married Katherine Douglas, dau of Sir William Douglas Bt of Glenbervie and had issue.

Margaret, dau of Sir James Macdonald of Sleat, m., about 1738, Sir Robt. Douglas, 6th Bart. of Glenbervie.

The artist, Nathaniel Spens was a younger son of Thomas Spens 16th Baron of Lathallan in Fife and Janet Douglas of Glenbervie.

Sir Kenneth was the 1st Baronet of the Douglas of Glenbervie, Kincardine Baronetcy (second (?third) creation) and was the son of Janet Douglas, who was daughter of Sir Robert Douglas, 6th Baronet of Glenbervie (first creation).  Janet married Kenneth Mackenzie, Tutor of Kilcoy, 6th son of Kenneth Mackenzie of Kilcoy.

He married Rachel Andrews.

Glenbervie baptismKenneth, Tutor of Kilcoy, who married Janet, daughter and heiress of Sir Robert Douglas of Glenbervie, Baronet, author of the Peerage and Baronage, with issue -

(1) General Sir Kenneth Mackenzie, who succeeded to his mother's estate of Glenbervie,
and assumed the name of Douglas in addition to his own. (See Mackenzie-Douglas of Glenbervie.)

(2) Donald Mackenzie, who was born in 1772, and married, in 1809, Anne, daughter of T. Mylne
of Mylnfield, with issue -
(a) Colonel Kenneth Douglas Mackenzie,
who was born on the 1st of February, 1811, and married on the 26th
of June, 1861, Mary, second daughter of General Thomas Colomb,
Colonel 97th Regiment. Colonel Kenneth died on the 24th of August, 1873.
(b) Anne, who married Donald Maclachlan, 79th Highlanders,
with issue - Donald George Campbell, who died in the Crimea,
unmarried; Kenneth Francis, Captain Royal Artillery. He was born
on the 1st of December, 1845, and on the 9th of January, 1877,
married Amy Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the late John William
Fletcher, of the Bengal Army and of Shifnal, Salop, with
issue - Kenneth Douglas, born on the 25th of March, 1882, and
Gladys Elma; and Ann Campbell.

(3) Alexander Douglas Mackenzie of Burleston, Hants. He married in 1799 Sophia, only daughter
of General Ross Lang, County Roscommon, with issue, one son and
five daughters -
(a) Charles Douglas, who was born on the 6th of July, 1817, and on the 1st of June, 1854, married Jessie, daughter of Isaac Barker, Cumberland, with issue - Kenneth Ross, Lieutenant
78th Highlanders Charles Douglas, R.N.; Jessie Harriet Isabella; and Helen Harriet;
(b) Anne Douglas, unmarried;
(c) Amelia Georgina, who in October, 1845, married William Prue Jordan, of London, M.D., with issue, one daughter - Annie Mary Josephine, married, with issue;
(d) Frances Donald, who in 1822 married
Joseph Bristow, without issue;
(e) Jessie Barbara, who in 1845 married the Rev. Charles Cook, Canon of Exeter Cathedral, and Chaplain to the Queen; and (f) Rachel Catherine Andrews, who in 1842 married the Rev. Robert Montgomery, M.A. of Oxford, with issue - Jessie Anne Douglas Montgomery.

(4) Janet Mackenzie, who married the Rev. Dr Snodgrass, and died on the 30th of July, 1852, aged 90 years, in New South Wales;

(5) Margaret Mackenzie, who as his second wife married William Chalmers of Glenericht, with issue - General Sir William Chalmers;

(6) a daughter, who married a Mr Wilson; and (7) Barbara Mackenzie, who married Mr Keith.

(Source: http://www.fullbooks.com/History-Of-The-Mackenzies.html )

Bishop Robert Douglas of Brechin (1682-1684)  and then of Dunblane, was was 'of a lineal branch of Glenbervy'

Dalkeith letter

 

death notice

See also:
Glenbervie in our gazetteer. 
The Glenbervie chair

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