William Douglas of Leith
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William Douglas of Leith was the son of Robert Douglas of Cruixton (b. 31 Apr 1667) and Rachael McFarlane (b. Abt 1667).
Little is known about William Douglas (b. 3 December 1696) beyond the fact he came from Leith and that he was a merchant.
A good deal more is known about his wife, Katherine (1695-1785c),
James Dunlop and Lilias Campbell, dau of Robert Campbell and
Katherine Napier. In
1634, her great-grandfather, John Dunlop, a merchant burgess of
Glasgow, son of James Dunlop, and great-grandmother, Elizabeth,
purchased "the town and lands of Garnkirk," near Stewarton,
Ayrshire, and the name of Garnkirk was thereafter linked with the
Dunlop family, for John, a rich man, who besides being a merchant
appears to have been also a banker, built the original mansion house
of Garnkirk. He died in March 1662.
Another son, Robert, is described as 'of Port Glasgow, and may have been involved in the sugar trade.
1. This William Douglas of Leith is not to be confused with the Dr William Douglas, MD, also of Leith, whose daughter, Lydia married Andrew Snape Hamond, and whose son, Andrew Snape Douglas, became a Royal Navy Captain..
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