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Rear Admiral Hon George Henry Douglas


He married Charlotte Martha Parker, daughter of Admiral Sir William Parker, 1st Bt., on 18 July 1850. He died on 19 June 1905 at age 83.

They had three children:

Has ChildrenBlanche Douglas   She married George Ponsonby Talbot, son of Rear-Admiral Sir Charles Talbot and Hon. Charlotte Georgiana Ponsonby, on 29 September 1887. She died on 19 March 1922.

 Has ChildrenMajor George Sholto Douglas   b. 27 Apr 1858,  He married Lady Laura Mary Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, daughter of William FitzWilliam, Viscount Milton and Laura Maria Theresa Beauclerk, on 30 April 1889. He died on 10 February 1916 at age 57.

 He lived at Eden Hall, Kelso.

                They had five children:
                Margaret Laura Douglas   d. 2 Oct 1933
                Katharine Charlotte Douglas+
                Archibald Sholto George Douglas+   b. 17 Mar 1896
                Captain David Sholto William Douglas+   b. 26 Aug 1899
                John Sholto Henry Douglas+   b. 16 Jun 1903, d. 15 Oct 1960

                Alice Frances Douglas, 15 Oct 1851 - 20 Jul 1852. She has a commemorative window in St Mary's Church, Dalmahoy.



Rear Admiral of the White, 


Ships: Between 1853 and 1856, he commanded Cruizer in Woolwich, and the in the Baltic during the Russian war.


Promoted Captain - 1782
Promoted Rear Admiral - 1804


Admiral Hon. George Henry Douglas R.N., was in 1879, Agent to Earl Fitzwilliam, Cortworth House


The following is from William O'Byrne's Naval Biographical Dictionary: -

The Honourable George Henry Douglas, born 5 Oct. 1821, is second son of the Earl of Morton, by Frances Theodora, eldest daughter of the Right Hon. Sir Geo. Henry Rose, G.C.B.; brother-in-law of Viscount Milton; and nephew of Commander Hon. Arthur Jas. Douglas, R.N.

This officer was officially noticed for his services on the coast of Syria, when Midshipman of the Carysfort 26, Capt. Henry Byam Martin.

He passed his examination 29 July, 1841; served afterwards in the East Indies on board the Thalia 42, Capt. Chas. Hope, and Wanderer 16, Capt. Geo. Henry Seymour; and, on 22 Oct. 1844, was promoted to his present rank, while in the Victoria and Albert yacht, Capt. Lord Adolphus FitzClarence(1).

His appointments have since been – 16 Nov. 1844, to the Caledonia 120, flag-ship at Devonport of Sir David Milne – and, 11 March, 1845, to the Hibernia 104, bearing the flag of Sir Wm. Parker, under whom he is now serving in the Mediterranean.




1.   The Victoria and Albert was the royal yacht; Capt. Lord Adolphus FitzClarence was the illegitimate child of Prince William, Duke of Clarence (later William IV) and his mistress, Dorothy Jordan.  His cousin, William Grant Douglas, later a Royal Navy captain, also served on the V&A.

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