Robert Douglas

Aberdour, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert

When Robert Douglas was born on 5 June 1711, in Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Douglass, was 28 and his mother, Margaret Stevenson, was 28. He married Isobel Swan on 5 February 1731, in Aberdour, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Robert Douglas
Isobel Swan
Marriage: 5 February 1731
Isabell Douglas

Spouse & Children

5 February 1731
Aberdour, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom


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World Events (2)

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

Age 91

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.

Age 104

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

Gaelic: From Gaelic "dubh-ghlas," dark grey.

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  • Roberto Douglass in entry for Isabela Douglass, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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