Sir James Douglas Bart.

???? - 1795


HM Consul in Naples, dying in 1795. Shown as the owner of Lamberts estate on St Kitts in the Slave Registers, the compensation for which was paid to the 2nd Earl of Romney, Sir Thomas Neave and Charles Ashe A'Court (each of whom q.v.: the latter had married Sir James Douglas' grand-daughter Mary Elizabeth Gibbs). The mother of Sir James Douglas was Susannah nee Lambert, widow of Richard Holmes.

  1. Described in the will (made in 1795 and proved in 1797) of Alexander Douglas of Baads (q.v.) as his brother-in-law, husband of Alexander's sister Isobel. In his own will, proved 10/10/1795, Sir James Douglas referred to an annuity secured on his estates in St Kitts for the life of 'Mrs Ann Middleton now called Ann Douglas who has lived many years with me and my three daughters by her, Margaret Elizabeth, Anna Maria and Mary Elizabeth.' The will identifies John St Leger Douglas (q.v.) as his brother.


  1. Will of Sir James Douglas, HM's consul General at Naples of Farringdon Berkshire proved 10/10/1795, PROB 11/1266/153.

Further Information

Margaret MacKay; Isobel Douglas
Mary Elizabeth Douglas

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1795 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Previous owner

Sir James, who died in 1795, is listed as the owner of Lamberts estate on all of the St. Kitts slave registers and the 1828 Map of St. Kitts by Surveyor William McMahon.

Relationships (5)

Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Nephew → Uncle
Notes →
John St Leger Douglas and James Douglas were among the executors of the will of their uncle James George...