Sir James Douglas (1st Baronet Douglas)

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
SonJames Douglas (1755-1839)HPO
Last Known Service8.4.1782CSORN
Date of Death2.11.1787TRN3

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1.7.1732 Lieutenant ADM 6/14/189ADM 6/14
27.9.173414.3.1737/38Ipswich (70), Third Lieutenant ADM 6/15/195ADM 6/14
5.5.1741 Commander ADM 6/16/143ADM 6/16
5.5.17411.9.1743Princess Royal (18), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/173
Commission confirmed 2.2.1741/42
ADM 6/16
7.174110.1741Operations against Santiago 
2.9.174318.3.1743/44Ferret (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/215ADM 6/16
19.3.1743/44 Captain ADM 6/16/280CSORN
19.3.1743/4425.5.1744Ruby (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/280BWAS-1603
26.5.174422.5.1745Mermaid (44), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/16/311ADM 6/16
23.5.174523.9.1747Vigilant (60), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/222
Issued by Peter Warren (1703-1752), Barbados
Commission confirmed 1.5.1747
18.3.1747/4829.7.1748Berwick (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/334BWAS-1714
15.5.17546.5.1768Elected a Member of Parliament for Orkney and ShetlandHPO
14.2.175525.3.1755Fougueux (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/137ADM 6/18
26.3.175515.2.1757Bedford (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/149BWAS-1714
4.4.175722.9.1759Alcide (64), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/378BWAS-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
18.2.176018.2.1762Stirling Castle (64), as Flag Officer, CommodoreW029
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 
18.2.17625.10.1763Dublin (74), as Flag Officer, CommodoreBWAS-1714
6.6.176213.8.1762Operations against Havana 
21.10.1762 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/19/445CSORN
18.10.1770 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/20/302CSORN
24.10.1770 Vice-Admiral of the White ADM 6/20/305CSORN
1.11.177325.7.1776Marlborough (74), as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
18.5.17741777Appointed Commander-in-Chief — Portsmouth ADM 6/21/30ADM 6/21
7.12.1775 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/21/155ADM 6/21
29.1.1778 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
8.4.1782 Admiral of the White ADM 6/22/447CSORN
26.7.1786 Created 1st Baronet DouglasHPO


HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
W029Seven Years War ProjectRichard CoutureWeb Site
HJ-DBHistoric JamaicaFrank CundallBook
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive

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