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or Douglas of Whytriggs

Douglas of Whiterigs arms The arms of Douglas of Whiterigs; the shield of arms with foliated mantling and the crest of a 'woodrose', the whole supported on a low table with claw feet, above, a motto on a ribbon, and a name on a tablet
Pen and orange-brown ink, on vellum

Signed, dated and inscribed by the artist in orange-brown ink: "ABERDEEN, February the 3.1729. This coat of Arms was Drawn and. Writen by Mathew. Buchinger born Without Hands or Feet, in Germany June the 3d. 1674"
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Original held in The British Museum

 

Douglas of Whiterigs arms A variation of the Glenbervie coat of arms

 

  • James Baird, younger of Auchmedden, had by her three sons and three daughters. James, who died at Edinburgh, October 24, 1689, in the 19th year of his age, when he was going to travel. William, who succeeded on his grandfather's death, and George, who died an infant.
    The daughters were Mary, married May 18, 1692, at Inverugy, to Sir James Dunbar of Durn and had a numerous family of children. Margaret, who was married in 1716, to James Gordon of Fechil, to whom she had two daughters. Katherine, married to John Douglas, of Fechil, son to Silvester Douglas of Whiterigs, and Mary to James Irvine, of Kingcaussie, and both had issue. The third daughter, Christian, died very young.

 

  • Douglas, James, son of George Douglas of Whiterigs, Aberdeenshire.  , Surgeon.  Settled St. Mary's Jamaica c 1754.  Died 1763

 

  • Elizabeth Urquhart, m. to John Turner, esq. of Turner Hall, and had issue. He married secondly, Anne, daughter of William Scott, merchant, in Aberdeen, and by her had one son, William, who left a son, William, now deceased. He espoused thirdly, Isabella, dau. of George Douglas, esq. of Whiterigs, of the family of Glenbervie, and had two other sons, (for whom see branch of Byth). Meldrum was succeeded at his decease, by his eldest surviving son, Keith Urquhart, esq. of Meldrum, who wedded the Hon. (afterwards Lady) Jane Duff, third daughter of William, first Earl of Fife.

 

  • William Urquhart of Meldrum (who was the son of John Urquhart of Meldrum, who was the son of Adam Urquhart of Meldrum, who was the son of Patrick Urquhart of Lenthinty and Meldrum), with his first wife Mary, daughter of Sir William Forbes of Monymusk, Baronet, had Keith Urquhart, his apparent heir, and several other children. His second wife was Anne, Daughter of William Scot of Aberdeen, with whom he had one son William. His third wife was Isabella, daughter of George Douglas of Whiterigs, with whom he had two sons, James and George.

 

  • Alexander Home, created lord Home, 2 August 1473, had issue, Alexander, who rf. in his father's lifetime, leaving issue, two sons, Alexander, 2d lord, and John, of Whiterigs, ancestor of the present earl. Not sure if this is the same Whiterigs?

 

  • John Douglas, son to Whiterigs," is witness to a baptism in St Paul's Church, Aberdeen, in 1721. " Sylvester Douglas of Whiterigs " (qv) appears in the same list, so John was his son and was the second son, as " Mr George Douglas, yr of Whiterigs" also appears.

 

  • Mr Sylvester Douglas of Whiterigs; Mr Robert Douglas, Minister of the Gospell, son to umq" 4 , Bishop of Dunblain.

 

  • James Baird, younger of Auchmedden, had by her three sons and three daughters. James, who died at Edinburgh, October 24, 1689, in the 19th year of his age, when he was going to travel. William, who succeeded on his grandfather's death, and George, who died an infant.
    The daughters were Mary, married May 18, 1692, at Inverugy, to Sir James Dunbar of Durn, and had a numerous family of children. Margaret, who was married in 1716, to James Gordon, of Fechil, to whom she had two daughters. Katherine, married to John Douglas, of Fechil, son to Silvester Douglas, of Whiterigs, and Mary to James Irvine, of Kingcaussie, and both had issue. The third daughter, Christian, died very young.

 

  • Sylvester Douglas, son of Robert Douglas, born 1625, Bishop of Brechin and Dunblane, acquired Whiterigs on his marriage to Margaret, daughter of George Keith. He died 1729, leaving George of Skelmuir, who married a daughter of Scott of Logie, and sold Whiterigs. They had Robert and James, who both died unmarried.  Sylvester's son Robert died unmarried.

 

  • Silvester Douglas, the paternal grandfather of Lord Glenbervie, eldest son of the Bishop of Dunblane, by his second wife (the only son of the first marriage having died a bachelor), married Margaret Keith, eldest daughter to George Keith of Whiteriggs. Her mother was Jane Bannerman, the daughter of Sir Alexander Bannerman of Elsick, Baronet. The estate of Whiteriggs must either have been purchased by the above-mentioned Silvester Douglas, or must have come to him in right of his wife, as he died owner of it, and was always designated by the name of Whiteriggs in Mearns . His eldest son, George, Lord Glenbervie's uncle, succeeded to it and sold it. George's issue male are extinct.


  • Disposition, 1698 May 7, by George Keith, of Whiteriggs, Fordoun, Kincardineshire, to Sylvester Douglas, of Lands of Whiteriggs and Arthrus
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    • Sylvester's son John acquired Fechel on his marriage to Margaret, daughter and co-heir of James Gordon of Fechel.  He married second, in 1754, Margaret, daughter of Thomas Forbes of Echt and died 28th February 1762.  He had Sylvester, born 24th May 1743, died 2nd May 1823.  He was created Baron Glenbervie 29th December 1800.

     

    From the Douglas Book and Douglas of Brigton Pedigree.

    (200) JAMES DOUGLAS, second son of Archibald of Glenbervie, received from his father the lands of Nether Kilmonth. He married Grizel, daughter of Irvine of Beltie, and had : —

    (a) Robert (No. 201).
    (b) Rev. James, minister at Douglas, and later at Kirkwall and Ladykirk, Orkney.
    (c) John, witness to a charter 1634.

    (201) Robert Douglas of Nether Kilmonth, married Margaret Sibbald, and had:—

    (202) Robert Douglas, born 1625. Minister successively at Laurencekirk, Bothwell, and Hamilton. In 1682 Bishop of Brechin ; in 1684 Bishop of Dunblane ; was deprived at Revolution. Died, Dundee, 23rd September 17 16, aged ninety-two. He married, first, a daughter of Irvine of Drum ; second, Elizabeth Laing. He had : —

    (a) Robert (No. 203).
    (b) Sylvester (No. 204).
    (c) William (No. 208).

    (203) REV. ROBERT DOUGLAS, minister at Bothwell till 1688. Died, unmarried, 13th March 1746. His brother: —

    (204) Sylvester Douglas of Whiterigs, which he acquired on his marriage to Margaret, daughter of George Keith. He died 1729, leaving : —

    (a) George of Skelmuir, married a daughter of Scott of Logie, and sold Whiterigs. He had : —

    (1) Robert
    (2) James. [ Both died unmarried.J

    (b) Robert, died unmarried about 1735.
    (c) John (No. 205).

    (205) JOHN DOUGLAS OF FECHEL, which he obtained on his marriage to Margaret, daughter and co-heir of James Gordon of Fechel. He married, second, in 1754, Margaret, daughter of Thomas Forbes of Echt, and died 28th February 1762, aged forty-eight. He had : —

    (206) SYLVESTER DOUGLAS, bom 24th May 1743 ; died 2nd May 1823. Created Baron Glenbervie of Kincardine 29th December 1800. He married, 26th August 1789, Lady Catherine Anne North, daughter of Frederick, Earl of Guilford, who died 6th February 1817.

    He had a son : —

    (207) Hon. Frederick Sylvester North Douglas, born 3rd February 1791 ; died 21st October 1819. He married Harriet, daughter of William Wrightson of Casworth, 19th July 1819, but died shortly after, as above stated.

     

    Note: This line is now extinct.

     

    Where is Whiteriggs?

     

    ?Whiteriggs, near Elgin, Morayshire  ??Burnside Of Whiteriggs Orton Fochabers Moray IV32 7QE There exist remains of a farmstead that is depicted on the 1846 1st edition OS map as an L-shaped steading with attached enclosure to the S. On the current edition (2006), one roofed building is shown along with two roofless rectangular buildings, and a series of 4 adjoining roofless buildings, located at NJ35SW0041.

    ?Whiterigg, near Newton St Boswells

    ?Whiterigg, near Airdrie

    But the above references lead one to think it must be in Aberdeenshire, probably in/near Fordoun, Laurencekirk.

     

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