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Douglas of Glenfinart crestThis coat of arms, over Sir John's tomb at Kilmun, is that used by Douglas of Cruixton and Douglas of Glenbervie, his antecedants.


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The following members of the Douglas family have been identified from peerage records and other sources.

Unfortunately, there seems to be some conflict, as General Sir John Douglas, G.C.B. appears to be interred in two separate locations; the three Archibalds could be the same person.

Lt.-Gen. Sir Neil Douglas of Glenfinart
Invested as a Knight Commander, Order of the Bath (K.C.B.). Father of General Sir John Douglas of Glenfinart. Brother of Mrs Douglas of Ormiston. He is the son of John Douglas and Cecilia Buchanan.
General Sir John Douglas of Glenfinart
Father: Son of Lt.-Gen. Sir Neil Douglas of Glenfinart. He married Lady Elizabeth Cathcart (d. 27 February 1896), daughter of General Sir Charles Murray Cathcart, 2nd Earl Cathcart and Henrietta Mather, on 1 June 1843. General Sir John Douglas of Glenfinart was Commander of the Forces in Scotland, gained the rank of Colonel in the service of the 79th Foot, and was invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Order of the Bath (G.C.B.). 
Major-General John Douglas
Was born before 1827. He married Rosa Maria Paget, daughter of Rt. Hon. Sir Arthur Paget and Lady Augusta Fane, on 10 March 1842. John Douglas died on 10 May 1871, without issue. Invested as a Companion, Order of the Bath (C.B.). He gained the rank of Major-General in the service of the 11th Hussars. He lived in Glenfinart, Argyllshire, Scotland, which has father, Archibald, had acquired. 
General Sir John Douglas, G.C.B.
1817 - 1888. Of the 79th Cameron Highlanders (sometime between 1873 - 1886). The sources make no reference to his home. See also: Sir John Douglas
General Sir John Douglas, G.C.B.
At Kilmun (St Munn's) Parish Church, against the north wall of the tower can be seen a mort-safe. Within a red sandstone vault lies General Sir John Douglas, G.C.B. 
Sir John Douglas
Was born before 1848. He lived in Glenfinart, Argyllshire, Scotland. Invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Order of the Bath (G.C.B.). Father of Charles John Cathcart Douglas (b. b 1864, d. 25 Apr 1926). 
Charles John Cathcart Douglas
Was born before 1864. The son of Sir John Douglas. He married Helen Tolmie Dick Bayly, daughter of General John Bayly and Jane Crum-Ewing, on 17 November 1880. He died on 25 April 1926. Charles John Cathcart Douglas held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.).
Archibald Douglas
fought in the Crimean War - and rode a horse called 'Fingal'



Archibald Douglas, Esq. of Glenfinart
was 'major landowner in the area' in 1829

The Grave of Archibald Douglas Esquire, of the Glenfinart Estate, died 1860. On the Ardentinny estate.
Archibald Douglas, Esq. of Glenfinart
Archibald was born in 1776 and died in 1860. Archibald, in business with his brothers John and Thomas Dunlop, the West-India merchants, purchased the estate of Glenfinart in Argyllshire before 1836.
General Sir John Douglas of Glenfinart
In April 1883, the landowner, General Sir John Douglas of Glenfinart was one of the promoters of the Caledonian Railway’s Gourock Harbour and Quay Bill to provide a pier and terminus at Gourock.
Mr. Chas. Douglas
Proprietor of Glenfinart in 1887; son of the late General Sir John Douglas (above) who died on 2nd September 1887(1).  Charles served in the 79th Highlanders, as did his father.

1. It is generally stated that General Sir John Douglas died in 1888.

4 armorials
Window in Glasgow Cathedral - featuring four Douglas family crests. 1) Col John Douglas of Finart, C.B. 2) Lt. Gen. Sir Neil Douglas, K.C.B., H.C. / Knight of Marie Theresa and St. Vladimir 3) Sir John Douglas, K.C.B. 4) Archibald Douglas of Glenfinart, died Nov. 1860. 'Douglas of Finart' armorial



See also:

  • Kilmun Mausoleum
  • Glenfinart House
  • Glasgow Cathedral


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