Douglas of Parkhead
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George Douglas of Parkhead was Captain of the
Castle of Edinburgh and
also Provost of that City in 1576 and 1577 and was employed by his
Earl of )
MORTON in several transactions of great importance. He
acquired Parkhead by marriage with Elizabeth Douglas, heiress of
that estate and had issue:
1 Sir James Douglas of Parkhead his eldest son and heir who married Elizabeth, Lady Carlyle. He was slain by Captain James Stewart, on the High Street of Edinburgh, 31st July, 1608
2 Sir George Douglas of Mordington the accomplished Gentleman of the Bedchamber to King James the Sixth.
Some show James, who married Elizabeth Carlyle, as the son of George and grandson of James, 4th Earl of Morton. The implication above is that he was a brother to Morton. Others have him as natural son of Sir George Douglas of Pittendriech, who was killed at the Battle of Pinkie in 1547, and who was father of David the seventh Earl of Angus and of James 4th Earl of Morton, Regent of Scotland.
Descended from Sir George Douglas of Pittendreich was George Douglas, b illegitimate c 1602, who married Mariota, daughter and heiress of James Douglas of Parkhead. Their son, James Douglas of Parkhead, married Lady Carlyle.
James Douglas of Parkheid left an only daughter, Elizabeth, who espoused George Douglas, an illegitimate son of Sir George Douglas of Pittendreich, the younger brother of Archibald, sixth Earl of Angus.
Not sure whose who William is the son of??
His eldest son, William, sold the estates and went abroad.
His paternal lands of Parkhead, etc., in this parish, were purchased by the Marquis of Douglas, by whose representatives they are now held.
In 1596 Sir James Douglas of Parkhead killed James Stewart, Earl of Arran. He was styled as Lord Torthorwald in 1605/6.
The Family of Douglas, Lord Torthorwald, owes it's original to George Douglas, first of the House of Parkhead, in the Shire of Lanark.—He was natural son of Sir George Douglas, of Pittendriech, who was killed at the Battle of Pinkie, in 1547, and who was Father of David, the seventh Earl of Angus, and of James, Earl of Morton, Regent of Scotland.
In the Publick Register at Edinburgh is a Charter to George DougLas, second legitimate son of George Douglas, of Parkhead, of the Barony of Carlyle, &c., in the Shires of Dumfries and Lanark, dated the 28th. of February, 1593-4,—and which he probably had acquired from his brother Sir James.
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