James Douglas

23 March 1788–
Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland

The Life of James

James Douglas was born on 23 March 1788, in Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the son of William Douglas and Margaret Scott. He married Margaret Burgess on 4 January 1806, in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

James Douglas
1788–
Margaret Burgess
1785–
Marriage: 4 January 1806
Robina Douglas
1807–
James Douglas
1810–1866
Daniel Douglas
1812–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 January 1806
Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

    William Douglas

    MaleMale

    Margaret Scott

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(6)

    William Douglas

    Male1776–Male

    Margret Douglas

    Female1778–Female

    Janet Douglas

    Female1780–Female

    James Douglas

    Male1784–Male

    Bethia Douglas

    Female1785–Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 14

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1815

Age 27

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1820 · "The ""Radical War""."

Age 32

The Scottish Insurrection was a week of strikes and unrest with demands for reform in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The economic downturn after the Napoleonic war ended, brought increasing unrest with the Artisan workers in Scotland, seeking action to reform the government. But the insurrection was largely forgotten about, as attention was focused on the better publicized Radical events in England.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from any of the various places called Douglas from their situation on a river named with Gaelic dubh ‘dark’, ‘black’ + glas ‘stream’ (a derivative of glas ‘blue’). There are several localities in Scotland and Ireland so named, but the one from which the surname is derived in most if not all cases is 20 miles south of Glasgow, the original stronghold of the influential Douglas family and their retainers.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James Douglas in entry for Robina Douglas, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • James Douglas in entry for Daniel Douglas, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • James Douglas, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910"

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