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Henry Douglas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 27 1751.—Between ten and eleven o'clock at night, an unfortunate affair happened in the house of David Shield, innkeeper, in Newcastle.

 

Mr. Henry Douglas, who had been a surgeon in the navy, having some words with a sailor, named Edward Holliday, blows ensued, and the former was unluckily killed. Mr. Douglas' father, who was a younger brother of a family of consequence in the shire of Selkirk, in Scotland, gave him a liberal education, and bred him a surgeon.

 

He entered the navy in 1710, served till the peace in 1712, and soon after was employed as surgeon-major to a regiment of foot, but, happening to marry, quitted it for home practice, which he discharged with success and approbation, until another war called him back to the fleet.

 

On the return of peace, he came to Newcastle, living on his half-pay, and such practice as occurred. In his person he was about six feet high, and exceedingly well proportioned, a man of intrepid courage, good sense, real friendship, and genteel address.

 

He was entering upon his 60th year when killed. A t the ensuing assizes Holliday was tried and acquitted.

 

 

 

 

 

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