James Douglas of Baads
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James Douglas Stoddart Douglas was a British
Liberal Party politician. He was elected at the 1841 general
election as a Member of Parliament (MP) for the borough of
Rochester, but was defeated at the 1847 general election.
James Douglas Stoddart Douglas of Baads was born in 1793. He was the
son of George Alexander Stoddart and unknown Bridges. He married,
firstly, Margaret Braziere Douglas, daughter of George Douglas, in
1830. He married, secondly, Jane Sarah Jenkin, daughter of James
Jenkin, in 1875.
Margaret and her father, George, were both
He was baptised with the name of James Douglas
Stoddart. In 1873 he inherited the estate of Baads from his cousin
Elizabeth. On 1873 his name was legally changed to James Douglas
Stoddart Douglas of Baads
He served in the Royal Navy, promoted to Lieutenant in 1815 on
the Doris, 36, under Capt Robert O'Brien, then on the East India
station. He became a Lieutenant in the Yeomanry Cavalry.
Elizabeth Douglas of Baads died in 1873, unmarried, the estate then
passed to her cousin James Douglas Stoddart, who changed his name to
James Douglas Stoddart Douglas of Baads.
Baads had been in
the family til Col Walter Douglas sold it in 1720. However, in 1787,
it was bought back by Alexander Douglas of Baads (1731-1787).
James Douglas of Baads, Midlothian is thought to have died in
1875 when his estate consisting of 6629 acres in Dumfries, 3106 in
Midlothian, and 2190 in Lanark, as well as Chilston Park and 3753
acres in Kent was inherited by
Aretas Akers-Douglas, 1st Viscount Chilston
It was still in the family in 1852
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