Gilbert Douglas

???? - 1807


Husband of Cecilia Douglas (q.v.), dying either in 1807 or 1810. 'Douglas owned a cotton plantation named Fairfield in Demerara and had formerly lived in St Vincent, probably on his sugar estate Mount Pleasant.'


There is reportedly a memorial plaque on the wall of St Brides Collegiate Church, Bothwell, Lanarkshire to the memory of Gilbert Douglas of Douglas Park born 28/05/1749 died 10/03/1807 (his death-date was given as 10/03/1810 in at the 1868 court case of Douglas Trustees v Douglas) and also of Cecilia Douglas of Orbiston his wife born 28/02/1772 died 25/07/1862; Mullen, Stephen. 2016 "Douglas, Cecilia (1772–1862), West India planter, slave owner, and art collector." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 12 Jul. 2019.

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Associated Estates (2)

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
- 1807 [EY] → Owner

Gilbert Douglas reportedly owned the Fairfield cotton estate in Demerara until his death in 1807, and his wife Cecilia sold 'produce and land' in Demerara.

- 1807 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (3)

Deceased Husband → Widow
Uncle → Nephew
Business associates
Notes →
The two men, together with Robertson's partners, bought a town lot in Calliaqua in 1791...

Addresses (1)

Orbiston House, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Central Scotland, Scotland
Notes →

Gilbert Douglas owned Douglas Park which his widow developed into the Orbiston estate.