Rear Admiral John Leigh Douglas

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Admiral John Leigh Douglas (1741-1810) was the son of Reverend Alexander Douglas of Baads and Isabel Houston.

He was second-in-command of the Chanel Fleet under Admiral Cornwallis.

Rear Admiral of the White, he had been promoted Commander - 1777, Captain - 1779, Rear Admiral - 1797 and Vice Admiral - 1801

He served on the:
Cameleon: Sep 1777 - 1779, as Commanding Officer in 1779
Terrible: Dec 1779 - 1780, as Commanding Officer taking part in the attack on the Caracas Convoy and the Battles of Cape St. Vincent and Martinique in 1780.
Irresistible: in 1780, as Commanding Officer


He married Charlotte Douglas, daughter of John Douglas, MP for Hindon but died 27th November 1810 in Montague Place without issue.  She died in Cumberland St, London on 8th December 1840 in her 90th year.

Research:
1....Butlers Green in Cuckfield, with the coachhouse, stables, buildings, and gardens, formerly in occupation of Admiral John Leigh Douglas, later of Lieutenant-General Lowther Pennington, later of Edmund Smith, esquire, and sinow of James Cranbourn Strode, esquire.
2. 'He had not been employed for 20 years previously'.




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