Prisoners of the '45

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Amongst the many taken prisoner, some of whom were subsequestly executed, were several members of the Douglas family.

An Archibald Douglas escaped from Stirling Prison in June 1746.

Sir John Douglas of Kelhead was imprisoned in the Tower of London.

Charles Douglas, Lord Mordington, son of the 4th Lord Mordington, pleaded that he could not be tried for treason as he was a peer of Great Britain.

[Another] petition on behalf of French officers is that of the Earl of Morton (S.P.Scot., 36-48) in regard to two brothers, Douglas :
' EDINBURGH, 6th August 1747-
' MY LORD,—Sometime before I left London I addressed Your Grace on behalf of two French gentlemen of the name of Douglas, officers in the Service of that Crown and prisoners of war at Penrith, that they might be allowed to return to France upon their paroles.
' Your Grace told me it was needless to make any such particular application, because they were all very soon to be exchang'd. But this day I received a letter from one of 'em telling me they were still in the same situation at Carlisle.
' I must again renew my request to Your Grace that they be allow'd to go home upon their paroles, in case they are not to be exchang'd soon. I received civilities from their relations in France, and should be glad, thro' Your Grace's means, to make them some return.
' Their names are Douglas, Capitaine dans le regiment de Languedoc and Douglas, Capitaine dans le regiment de Drummond ou Royal Ecossais, but they are both Frenchmen.
—ete. MORTON.'
These two officers appear in the List of Prisoners as Captain Charles Guillaume Douglas and Captain d'Hortore Douglas respectively.

Charles William Douglas from
Regiment: Irish Piquets Rank: Captain
Prisoner at: Inverness
William spelt Guillaume Surrendered at Inverness on 16 April 1746 and signed his parole on 17 April 1746. Pardoned on condition of permanent banishment. Discharged.

Douglas d'Hortore from France
Regiment: Ecossais Royale Rank: Captain
Prisoner No.: 691 Prisoner at: Inverness, Penrith
Surrendered at Inverness on 16 April 1746 and signed his parole on 17 April 1746.
Imprisoned at Penrith. He was a signatory to the appeal by Lord Louis Drummond on behalf of Captain James Hay of the French Royal Scots on 22 September 1746. Pardoned on condition of permanent banishment. Discharged.

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