Douglas of Mains (Cont)


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Sir John Kennedy, 2nd Bart of Culzean (d 1742)
  m. (mcrt 15.03.1705) Jean Douglas (d 01.11.1767, dau of Andrew Douglas of Mains)
  (1) Sir John Kennedy, 3rd Bart of Culzean (d unm 10.04.1744)
(2) Sir Thomas Kennedy, 4th Bart of Culzean, 9th Earl of Cassillis (d unm 30.11.1775)
  The earldom was inherited from his kinsman, the 8th Earl - above.
  (3) David Kennedy, 10th Earl of Cassillis (d unm 18.12.1792)
  The earldom passed to his kinsman, Alexander Kennedy - below.
  (4) Elizabeth Kennedy
  m. (1729) Sir John Cathcart, 2nd Bart of Carleton
  (5) Anne Kennedy
  m. (mcrt 16.03.1738) John Blair of Dunskey
  (A) Jane Blair (d 02.02.1817)
  m. (1770) Sir James Hunter, later Hunter-Blair of Dunskey, 1st Bart (b 21.02.1741, d 01.07.1787)
  (6) Clementina Kennedy (dsp 11.03.1760)
  m. George Watson of Bilton Park
  (7)+ 9 sons and 5 daughters (d young unm)

The following lineage conflicts with that recorded earlier:

Colin Douglas, 16th of Mains
b 26.01.1781, d 29.04.1820 at Dunally House, Halliford, Middlesex

married Sophia Armine Boydell, daughter of J. Boydell, in 1805.


They had children:

  • Lieutenant Colin Douglas d. 16 Jul 1847
  • Archibald Campbell, 17th of Mains and 12th of Blythswood+ b. c 1809, d. 11 Jul 1868
  • Susan, d 21 Mar 1888, married Richard Wheatley Lunley.  Died aged 80. Second daughter of Colin Douglas of Mains.
  • Agnes Marion, 1814-1856.  Fifth and youngest daughter of Colin Douglas of Mains.
  • Ellen Douglas, d 1 Mar 1912 She was the last surviving daughter of Colin Douglas of Mains. Lived at Dunally House, Halliford.



17th - 21st

  • Archibald Douglas 17th of Mains (1820-38), Lord Blythswood from 1838 and father of Archibald Campbell, 1st Baron Blythswood

  • Colin Douglas, 18th of Mains (1838-47) (brother of Colin)

  • John Campbell Douglas, 19th of Mains (1847-57), the son of Campbell Douglas (fifth son of John Douglas (13th) of Mains) Acquired Balvie estate and renamed the house "Mains", demolishing the original.

  • Archibald Campbell Douglas (1857-18??) known to be alive in October 1885)
  • Archibald Campbell Douglas
  • Brig-Gen Douglas Campbell Douglas, 20th of Mains (1854-1927)

  • Lt-Col Archibald Vivian Campbell Douglas, 21st of Mains.   Lt.-Col. Archibald Vivian Campbell Douglas was born on 6 November 1902. He is the son of Brig.-Gen. Douglas Douglas of Mains and Violet Averil Margaret Vivian. He married Elizabeth Cicely Bunsen, daughter of Sir Maurice de Bunsen, 1st Bt., in 1927.



  • John Campbell Douglas, 18th of Mains (Note alternative number and succession)
    d 1857

    Father: Campbell Douglas
    Agnes Marshall, dau of Robert Marshall

    Married 1: Helen Bogle (d 1856, dau of Hugh, himself the son Archibald Bogle of Calderbank)

    1. Archibald Campbell Douglas

    2. Charles Campbell Douglas, b1844

    3. Agnes Douglas, m1868 Alexander Henry Campbell. 

    4. Jane Douglas, d1866


    Archibald Campbell Douglas (19th of Mains)

    Married 10 Oct 1867 Elizabeth Christian Stirling, only daughter of Robert Speirs, of Burnbrae, Renfrewshire, and Culdees Castle, Perthshire, by Mary, his wife, eldest daughter of William Milliken Napier, Bt, of Milliken.


      Brig-Gen Douglas Campbell (died 1927) married 11 Oct 1899  VIOLET AVERIL MARGARET AGNES VIVIAN, born 3 Dec 1871; she died 30 Mar 1943 and left issue:
    • MARGARET ELLA DOUGLAS, married James Frederick Gault;
    • AGNES VIOLET AVERIL DOUGLAS, born 1901; married John Christie Stewart;
    • Lt-Col. ARCHIBALD VIVIAN CAMPBELL DOUGLAS, born 6 Nov 1902; married 1927 Elizabeth Cicely de Bunsen, daughter of Sir Maurice de Bunsen 1st and had issue:
    • JEAN VIOLET, married 5 Mar 1953 as his first wife David Hervey Erskine (born 5 Nov 1924; he married (2) 1985 Caroline Mary Lascelles; had issue by Jean Violet Douglas:
    • JANET CICELY ERSKINE, born 28 Dec 1955; married Gordon Drake Arthur and had issue:
    • CATHERINE MARJORIE ERSKINE, born 20 Feb 1958; married Edward Georges Rossdale and had issue:
    • MARY VIOLA ERSKINE, born 1962; married Edward Seymour Adams and had issue:
    • CATHERINE HILDA, born 20 Nov 1929; married Peter Assheton Joynson and had issue:
      • MICHAEL WILLIAM JOYNSON, married Juliet Carolyn Burges Pope;


    The present [c1886] proprietor of Mains, Archibald Campbell Douglas, is the repre-
    sentative of a race who, though they have never resided in it, have been con-
    nected with Strathblane for well nigh five hundred years. Mr. Douglas married
    in 1867 Eliza Christian, only daughter of Robert Spier of Culdees, and niece
    of the late Sir Robert Milliken Napier of Napier, Bart.






    See also:


    Research note:

    Lord of the Manor of Halliford, Middlesex

    In 1540 Henry VIII included Halliford in his new honor of Hampton Court. It later belonged to Queen Henrietta Maria and in 1650, as Crown property, it was sold by Parliament to William Westbrooke, who already held it on lease. Eight years later it passed from James Westbrooke to Richard Hill. At the Restoration the queen dowager regained the manor and it later became part of Queen Catherine of Braganza's dower. Matthew Johnson obtained a lease of the manor in 1680 and until about 1754 the leases were held by his family. Lessees of different families followed until 1832, when the manor and lands were sold. Thomas Nettleship bought the manorial rights and 33 acres, while Thomas Carr bought 110 acres, including the manor-house and Watersplash Farm. By 1845 R. W. Lumley (d. 1852) held the manorial rights. They were later held by his widow Susan (d. 1888) and Louisa Lumley. Between 1886 and 1890 they passed to Susan Lumley's nephew Sir Archibald Campbell, Bt., later Lord Blythswood (d. 1908). In 1914 his widow owned them and they remained in the family until 1922, when they were sold with land for building. It has not been possible to trace the lords of the manor after this. Their title had for many years been an empty one since there were no copyholders by 1739, and the courts had then been long disused.

    Susan Lumley was the widow of Robert Wheatley Lumley, (1804-1852), and daughter of Colin Douglas, who died in 1820.  

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