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Bishop John Douglas, 1743 - 1812

 

 

John Douglas was born in 1743 in Yarm, Yorkshire, the son of John Douglass and Brigit Senson or Semson. John Douglass (snr) had fled Scotland because he was a Jacobite supporter. There is some evidence that he was descended from the Thomas Douglas(1), Baillie of Edinburgh (1616-1686), the son of James, 8th laird of Cavers(1).

The family appears to have met Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745 as he and his supporters made their way south.

John Douglas' presence of the seminary at Douai in France came to an end with the French Revolution. In October 1793 the college property was confiscated, so the professors and students returned to England where the penal laws against Catholics had been relaxed. Bishop John Douglass, Vicar Apostolic of the London District, sent the earliest refugees to stay at Old Hall Green Academy, a school near to Ware, Hertfordshire, where a small school had secretly existed since 1769, and there Bishop Douglass established St. Edmund's College as the place of education for the clergy of the London District.

 

10 Sep 1790 46.8 Appointed Vicar Apostolic of London District, England, Great Britain
10 Sep 1790 46.8 Appointed Titular Bishop of Centuria
19 Dec 1790 47.0 Ordained Bishop Titular Bishop of Centuria
8 May 18124 Died Vicar Apostolic of London District, England, Great Britain

 

 

 

 

Editor's notes:
1. I have not been able to verify this information. The dates seem wrong as the 8th Laird died in 1612. Elsewhere, I record the baillie as John, son of the the 8th Laird.
2. Presumably, as a catholic, he was unmarried and had no children.

 


 

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