Henry Alexander Douglas

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Henry Alexander Douglas, born in 1871, was the third son of Sir William Douglas 4th Baronet of Kelhead (d.1783) and Grace Johnstone (d.1836).

A merchant in London and Director of the Provincial Bank of Ireland from 1825, he went bankrupt in 1836.

He married in Castle Stewart, in 1812, Elizabeth Dalzell, daughter of Robert Dalzell of Glenae. Amongst their 10 children were:
William Henry (1813), Robert Johnstone-Douglas (1814) who married a daughter of the Marquess of Queensberry, Henry Alexander (1821) who became Bishop of Bombay, and Edward Octavius of Kilchassie (1830).

A son, John, erected a memorial window to Henry and Elizabeth in Old St Pauls, Edinburgh.

He died in 1837 owning just £20.

Old St. Paul's, Edinburgh contains a memorial window to the parents of John Douglas, namely Henry Alexander Douglas and Elizabeth Dalzell, Henry's two sisters, Catherine and Christian and Henry and Elizabeth's son, Henry, the Anglican Bishop of Bombay. The memorial was erected by John's brother, Edward and his wife Hannah Charlotte Scott-Douglas.


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