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John Douglas, born about 1802, was the son of Robert Douglas (1773*-1830), an inn keeper from Castle Douglas. He was appointed Provost Marshall General of the island of Grenada on 3rd April 1835.

John Douglas appears to have been Acting Clerk of Council on 11th March 1826 and was Acting Provost Marshall General on 25 Nov 1828, when he signed an Act enabling free-born coloured male British subjects to sit as jurors.

John married Ellen Hardey on 2nd January 1837 in Brixton. She was of Brixton Hill. After John's death she married Joseph Mason.

His death, aged 36, on 31st July 1838 is recorded on a gravestone in Kelton graveyard. In 'Scots in the West Indies 1707-1857 Vol. 11', there is an entry: "John Douglas, ex. Castle Douglas, Provost Marshall of Grenada, died 31 Aug.,1838, heir to Grandfather John Douglas, labourer in Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire. Reg. 3, Feb.,1837."

Note: In 'The House of Commons 1790-1820' By Roland G. Thorne, History of Parliament Trust (Great Britain) an assumption is made that it was John Douglas, MP, of Grantham who became Provost Marshall of Grenada in 1836, and died there in 1838.

* 1773 or 1783?

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