Rear Admiral Stair Douglas




27 Oct 1764 - 22 Nov 1826


Promoted Captain - 1795


Post Captain in the Royal Navy, Rear Admiral of the White in the Royal Navy

Son of Charles James Sholto Douglas and Basilia Dawes (dau of James Dawes of Rockspring, Jamaica)


Grandson of Sir John Douglas, 3rd Bart of Kelhead and Christian Cunningham (b 23.04.1710, d 11.1741, dau of Sir William Cunningham of Caprington)



Rear-adm. Stair Douglas.
22 Nov 1826. At Ashling, near Chichester, Rear-admiral Stair Douglas.
This officer was a grandson of Sir John Douglas, of Kilhead, bart. He served as a Midshipman during the American war, with bis uncle Capt. Stair Douglas(1); received his first commission as a Lieutenant from Lord Rodney; was promoted to the rank of Commander in the Scorpion sloop of war, on the Jamaica station, in 1795; became a Post-captain Sept. 13, 1797; obtained the command of the Nvmphe frigate, in MOO: and commanded tbe Bellona, of 74 guns, forming part of Lord Gambier's fleet on the memorable llth of April, 1809. His promotion to the rank of Rear-admiral took place July 19, 1821. He married, July 1802, Anne, daughter of John Payne, esq. of Stubington House in Hampshire.




Anne, daughter of John Payne, Esq., b. 4 Sept. 1780, m. 24 July 1802, Rear-Admiral Stair Douglas, 3rd son of Major (Charles) James-Sholto, who was
b. 27 Oct. 1764, and d. 22Nov. 1826, leaving issue by her,
1 Elizabeth-Louisa, b. 7 July 1803, m. 5 May 1830, At Funtingdon, Sussex, the Rev. Henry-James Legge.—See Dartmouth.
2 Rev. Stair, b. 22 Sept. 1804, m. 15 Feb. 1831, Maria Edith, youngest daughter of Woodbine Parish, Commissioner of Excise.
3 Lucy, b. 30 May 1813.
4 Helen Frances, b. 19 Oct. 1822.


1.  Captain Stair Douglas commanded the Prince William of 64 guns, in the action between Sir Samuel Hood and the Count de Grasse, off Martinique, April 29, 1781;


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