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Sir John James Scott Douglas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lt John James Douglas, 15th Hussars
Oil on canvas by Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823), unfinished on his death and probably completed by a pupil, c1823.  Douglas here wears the uniform of the 15th Hussars. Raeburn probably abandoned the painting when Douglas transferred regiment in 1819
Sir John James, 3rd Baronet , was the son of Sir George Douglas  2nd Baronet of Springwood. .

Douglas (1792-1836) joined the 15th Light Dragoons in 1813 and saw active service in the Peninsula and at Waterloo. In 1819 he purchased a captaincy in the 22nd Light Dragoons but the following year the regiment was disbanded and he went on to half pay. He succeeded his father as 3rd Baronet in 1821. Shortly afterwards, he married Hannah Charlotte, heiress of Henry Scott of Belford and changed the family name to Scott Douglas. The lands of Longnewton were thus added to the estate of Springwood Park.

There is an iron plaque set into the boundary wall of Springwood Park estate opposite to the end of the Rennie bridge which was put there by Sir John James to indicate the boundary of his estate. He died in 1836 and was succeeded by his son Sir George Henry Scott Douglas. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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