Sir Robert Douglas, 3rd of Glenbervie
General Sir Robert Douglas, 3rd Bart of Glenbervie, Kincardine Baronetcy (Second creation) (K 1692), colonel of the Royal Scots (Regiment de Douglas), 1690-1692.
On the 14th of August 1634 Mr. Douglases son James, designed
of Ardit, was served heir to him in his lands of Stonypath, Langtoun,
Dubend, tenement in Edinburgh, Broomholes, and acres in Scurrbank.
Anne, daughter and. heiress of James Douglas of Stonypath and Airdit,
married Sir William Douglas, second baron of Glenbervie (descended
from the Earls of Angus), who thus acquired James Douglas's lands.
Their only son, Sir Robert Douglas of Glenbervie, commanded the
Royal Scots at the battle of
Steinkirk in 1692, where he fell. The title then devolved on his
cousin, Sir Robert Douglas, who changed the name ' Airdit ' to '
Glenbervie,' which, however, was afterwards displaced by the
original designation. Sir Robert Douglas, author of the " Peerage
and Baronage of Scotland, was the representative of this family.
Lord George Hamilton, son of William Duke of Hamilton, and nephew of the Earl of Dunbarton, was then appointed, on the 1st August 1692, Colonel of the Royal Scots.
On his death in 1692, Sir Robert Douglas, 3rd of Glenbervie, was succeeded by his cousin, Sir Robert Douglas of Ardit, grandson of Rev Dr George Douglas, rector of Stepney..
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