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Douglas of Blackmiln

 

 

 

 

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John Douglas, son of Archibald, 2nd of Glenbervie,  was the ancestor of Douglas of Cruixton, Quarrelholes and Blackmill/Blackmiln. Amongst his children was Thomas, a merchant in Aberdeen.

 

Thomas married Bridget, daughter of John Forbes of Abernethy.  Amongst their children was William Douglas of Blackmiln, born 21 Dec 1606.

 

This William (d 18 March 1679) was minister at Midmar, father of Robert of Blackmiln (d April 1724), in the parish of Logie-Colston. 

This may be Robert "of Blackmill" Douglas, born about 1660 in Blackmiln, son of William Douglas, and who had a brother, William.

 

Francis Douglas (bap. 1719, d. c.1790) a printer, author and publisher in Aberdeen, was the 3rd son of Robert Douglas of Blackmiln .

 

Rebellions cost money. No one were more aware of this than John Erskine, Earl of Mar (1675–1732), when he raised the banner for “King James 3rd and 8th” at Braemar on September 6, 1715, thus inciting the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715. When he needed to raise money from the landowners in Aberdeenshire, he naturally turned to the “cess” or tax collector, John Forbes of Boyndlie.

Amongst those taxed were the 'Heirs of Robert Douglas for Blackmill', in the 'paroche of Coldstane', which was valued at £100 and 'taxed' £22 2s 6d on 17th December 1715.


 

Notes:

• Coldstone is in the presbytery of Kincardine O'Neil and the synod of Aberdeen;

 

See also:

•  Douglas of Cruixton

 

 

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