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Robert Wilhelm Douglas (23.06.1724, Tallinn, Harjumaa - 20.10.1778, Järvamaa) was the son of Gustav Otto Douglas and Helena von Schlippenbach.


He "was much more modest than his father . In 1760-1778гг. He was the landowner of Albu estate. Having retired in the rank of colonel, has devoted himself to work and mangement of Albu and Kukevere estates.


Translated from Estonian:

While the Count Gustav Otto von Douglas has gone down in history as a particularly brutal and violent man, his descendants are reflected in the archival material as well organized household heads.

Robert Douglas has since survived many documents describing in detail the manor economy, including the main building and furnishing lists of plants in greenhouses. Gen. Douglas Albu quite understand his son Robert Wilhelm von Douglas (23.06.1724-10.20.1778 Tallinn Albu), who had his infamous father, a much more modest person.

Completed military service colonel was limited by Robert Wilhelm von Albu and operating Douglas Kukevere landlords.

He married Juliane Margarethe von Knorringiga (1725-1805), and they were born 10 children.

Lastly Douglas Albus was the son of Robert Wilhelm, the district Marshal von
Robert Archibald Douglas (Albu 13/11/1754 - 16/02/1818 Albu), who owned the mansion Jõhvi. He was married to Sophie Eleonore von Mohrenschildtiga (1761 Tallinn - Albu 1815), and they had one daughter.


The Douglas-period manor between the records can be found in a fascinating undated fragment of a manor house, a description of what is likely to be considered, however, Albuks. It stands in the main building has a small entrance hall or vestibule, which the three-step stair leads. The house is a four-door hinge and latch, and two links. On both sides of the door are two windows. Vestibule door, which can be inside. It has two iron hinges and latch, door handle and lock. This room is about 4 fathoms long and three fathoms wide, and has 12 windows, three of them are õhuaknad. The room has a tiled stove and next to it is toauks, while having no lock, but instead of iron hinges and hooks. However, there is still room in the fireplace.
remaining text is unfortunately lost.

Description of the manor 16 November of 1799.

now preserved manor baroque main building is already regarded as the third in that position. When exactly was the main building of the present shape, it is difficult to say. Chances are that it has already started to build the Adam Schrapfferi at 17 century. Undated, but probably 18 century, from the main building of the descriptions were, according to the manor house hallway or entrance hall, living room, bedroom, children's room, eestuba, housekeeper room, writing or workshop and kitchen, plus more space, which is described as "the next room" or perhaps "room corridor at the end. " Children's room furniture accounted for as a big screen, two armchairs, two-Couch, two bed, two round tables and one closet.


Douglass have preserved many beautiful manuscript written documents that describe in detail the manor economy (inventariloendid, vakuraamatud) and the manor house. His essay Topographische Nachrichten von dem Kreise und Ost-Jerweschen Matissen Kirchspiel gelegene Guth von Alp lists Robert Archibald Douglas Manor, first under pastures and beside estates and villages, then mentioning himself as the owner of the manor. Douglas also notes that the manor there is a vegetable and orchard. Previous audit of the manor, 553 male and 524 female soul soul.

further describes his manors and karjamõisaid, their locations, and outbuildings. Albu mansion belonged to as a sauna, two-assist, two horse stables, two fences, two barns nuumhärgade for the garden. On the fourth page, he describes the details manor belonged to the villages and then the peasants situation, assessing the relative good: they have a good ground, they earn the manor according vakuraamatus with the obligations and do not pay obrokit, but all public taxes paid by them for the mansion.

Manor does not have any attachment textures or factory, but the manor complex includes three wooden wine cuisine, pubs and manor which products are going to Tallinn. Wrinkles are manor in a total of six.



Douglas Estonia Coat of Arms
Robert's coat of arms.


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