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Sir James Douglas (1st Baronet Douglas)


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1703HPO
First Known Service1.7.1732CSORN
FatherGeorge DouglasHPO
MotherElizabeth ScottHPO
WifeHelen Brisbane (d.1766) - Married 1753HPO
WifeLady Helen Boyle - Married 25.9.1768HPO
SonGeorge, 2nd Bt. (1754-1821)HPO
Son
James DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1825
HPO
SonUnknownHPO
SonUnknownHPO
DaughterUnknownHPO
DaughterUnknownHPO
DaughterUnknownHPO
Last Known Service8.4.1782CSORN
Date of Death2.11.1787TRN3

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1.7.1732 LieutenantADM 6/14
27.9.173414.3.1737/38
Ipswich (70) 1730-1764
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1757 Renamed "Ipswich Hulk"
, Third Lieutenant ADM 6/15/195
ADM 6/14
5.5.1741 CommanderADM 6/16
5.5.17411.9.1743
Princess Royal (18) 1739-1750
British 18 Gun
Unrated Storeship
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/173
Confirmed 2.2.1741/42
ADM 6/16
7.174110.1741Operations against Santiago 
2.9.174318.3.1743/44
Ferret (14) 1743-1757
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/215
ADM 6/16
19.3.1743/44 CaptainCSORN
19.3.1743/4425.5.1744
Ruby (44) 1708-1748
British 44 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1744 Renamed "Mermaid"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/280
BWAS-1603
26.5.174422.5.1745
Mermaid (44) 1708-1748
British 44 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1744 Renamed "Mermaid"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/311
ADM 6/16
23.5.174523.9.1747
Vigilant (60) 1745-1759
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/222
Issued by
Peter WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1748
, Barbados
Confirmed 1.5.1747
BWAS-1714
18.3.1747/4829.7.1748
Berwick (70) 1743-1760
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/334
BWAS-1714
15.5.17546.5.1768Elected a Member of Parliament for Orkney and ShetlandHPO
14.2.175525.3.1755
Fougueux (64) 1747-1759
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/137
ADM 6/18
26.3.175515.2.1757
Bedford (64) 1741-1787
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1767 Renamed "Bedford Hulk"
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/149
BWAS-1714
4.4.175722.9.1759
Alcide (64) 1755-1772
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/378
BWAS-1714
5.6.175812.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo 
16.10.1759 Appointed Knight BachelorHPO
18.2.1760 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Barbados & the Leeward Islands ADM 6/19/137ADM 6/19
18.2.176018.2.1762
Stirling Castle (64) 1742-1762
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore
W029
3.6.17617.6.1761Commander-in-Chief at the Occupation of Dominica 
3.6.17617.6.1761Occupation of Dominica 
1762 Appointed Commander-in-Chief — JamaicaHJ-DB
7.1.176210.2.1762Operations against Martinique 
18.2.17625.10.1763
Dublin (74) 1757-1784
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Commodore
BWAS-1714
6.6.176213.8.1762Operations against Havana 
21.10.1762 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
18.10.1770 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
24.10.1770 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1.11.177325.7.1776
Marlborough (74) 1767-1800
British 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the White
BWAS-1714
18.5.17741777Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Portsmouth ADM 6/21/30ADM 6/21
7.12.1775 Vice-Admiral of the RedADM 6/21
29.1.1778 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
8.4.1782 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
26.7.1786 Created 1st Baronet DouglasHPO


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