Douglas of Strathendry
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(345) is Sir William Douglas of Kirkness, who married Elizabeth
|Robert Douglas of Strathenry
||Signed petition on behalf of the shire of Fife to the king 9
'Robert Douglas of Strathenry was a
great-grandson of Sir William Douglas of Lochleven...- but
this cannot be the same person??
'Adam Smith, author of
the Inquiry into the Nature and Causes
of the Wealth of
Nations, was the son of Adam Smith, comptroller
of the customs
at Kirkaldy,(1*) and of Margaret Douglas, d1784, daughter of Mr
John Douglas of Strathenry, a considerable landed proprietor in
Fife. He was the only child of the marriage,
and was born at Kirkaldy on the 5th of June 1723, a few months
after the death of his father.'
'Col Robert Douglas of
Strathenry', cousin to Adam Smith, nephew of Adam Smith's mother,
c1768-c1817. His youngest son David Douglas, later Lord Reston,
one of the senators of the college of justice, was to be Smith's
On Smith's mother's side his kindred were much
connected with the army. His uncle, Robert Douglas of Strathendry,
and three of his uncle's sons were military officers, and so was
his cousin, Captain Skene, the laird of the neighbouring estate of
Pitlour. Colonel Patrick Ross, a distinguished officer of the
times, was also a relation, but on which side I do not know.
Jean Douglas of Strathendry
m. (25.07.1718) David Skene of Pitlour
'These two regiments (the " Windsor Foresters " and the
Forfarshire Militia), as were many others, were officered by
gentlemen belonging to the first families in the country, many of
whom were among my (SIR CHARLES BRUCE, G.C.M.G.) father's most
intimate friends ever afterwards. In " The Forfarshire " were two
of the Douglas family, who afterwards became successively Lords
Douglas brothers of my most intimate and most true friend the Hon.
Mrs. Douglas of Strathendry, ne among ten thousand. '
| the Honourable Mrs
Douglas, of Strathendry
||Chief landowner in Leslie, Fife
House, the property of the Honourable Mrs Douglas, is near the
west end of the Parish, and is an elegant mansion of modern
erection, in the manorial, or Elizabethan style. The grounds have
been laid out with great taste.
The Leslie Cemetery Company
was incorporated in 1862-67, and the Leslie Joint Stock Water
Company in 1833. It possesses a capital of £600, and has paid 7½
per cent. of dividend. The water, which is excellent and
plentiful, is brought from Balgothrie, the Countess of Rothes and
the late Hon. Mrs Douglas of Strathendry having been mainly
instrumental in introducing it.
David Douglas, Lord Reston
||At his death on 17th July 1790, Adam Smith's
library went by will to his young cousin David Douglas, son of
Colonel Robert Douglas of Strathendry, Fifeshire.
8 August 1817 At Strathendry, Andrew Clephane, Esq. advocate, to
Miss Anna Douglas.
||She was the daughter of Lt Col Hon Robert
Douglas, of Portobello, himself the son of Robert Douglas of
Strathendry and Susan Balfour
Susanna Douglas of Strathendrie d1789
||Ross (Innernethie, Scotland; derived from Ross of
Craigie. Of this branch of the ancient family of Ross is the
gallant General Sir Patrick Ross,G.C.M.G. eldest son of the late
General Patrick Ross, and grandson of Patrick Ross of lnnernethie,
by Susanna Douglas of Strathendrie, his wife, of the family of the
Earls of Morton). Arms and crest, as Ross of Craigie. Motto— Per
Patrick and Susannah married in 1734
14 Aug 1789 - At Edinburgh Mrs Susannah Douglas (died) relict of
Patrick Ross Esq of Innernethie
Craigie, daughter of Robert Craigie of Glendoik (1685-1760), married
Robert Douglas of Strathendry (1716-1803), parents of David, Lord
Reston, their youngest son.
Local historians at the Douglas family mausoleum at Greenside
Church, Leslie, Fife.
One is possibly for the Leslie family and the other for the
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