Rev. Dr. James Douglas, D.D.

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James Douglas, D. D. was inſtalled (in the fourth stall) the 11th of October, 1659, being removed from the fifth ſtall (where he had been inſtalled the 17th of Auguſt, 1759). He was by birth a Scotchman, of the Tiviotdale family; was educated at Eton, and an exhibitioner of Baliol College, Oxford: Had a ſmall living near Bridgewater; afterwards was vicar of Kellow, 1735, and rector of Long Newton, 1742, which he reſigned for this prebend, and the rectory of Great Stainton, in this county; was alſo curate of Witton Gilbert. He departed this life on the 29th of July, 1780, and was interred in the eaſtern tranſept of Durham Cathedral. laborum."

He was served heir to Archibald Douglas of Cunziertoun 28th September 1736. The son of Archibald Douglas of Cavers, who died in 1741 and Anna, daughter of Francis Scott of Gorrenberry, he married Jean, daughter of Halyburton of Pitcur, in 1750, but had no issue.

Although James was the third son, both of his older brothers dying before him, he succeeded as laird of Cavers in 1774.

He died in 1780.


Notes:
•  Possibly the Ja. Douglas, D. D. 19 Feb. 1773, p. m. Gregory as Curate. Thomas Richardſon, p. m. Douglas.

See also:
•  Douglas of Garvald
•  Cunziertoun

 

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•  The history and antiquities of the county palatine, of Durham: by William Hutchinson



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