Archibald Douglas

1776 - 1860

Claimant or beneficiary


Partner in J, T & A Douglas of Glasgow (q.v.), and brother of John Douglas (q.v.), Thomas Dunlop Douglas (q.v.) and Cecilia Douglas (q.v.).

  1. Archibald's son John Douglas (1811-1871) received 'at least £40,000' under Thomas Dunlop Douglas' will after the latter's death in 1869; his grand-daughter Mary Caroline Douglas Campbell (daughter of Archibald's daughter Anna Glassford and Richard Campbell) was also 'one of the important legatees' of Thomas Dunlop Douglas' estate.  

  2. Archibald's son John Douglas (1811-1871), an Army officer who was present at the Charge of the Light Brigade, left £102,873 on his death in 1871.


Charlotte S. M. Girard, 'Some further notes on the Douglas family', BC Studies, 72 (Winter, 1986-87), pp. 3-27.

  1. Girard, 'Some further notes', p. 19.

  2. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical dictionary of British wealth-holders Volume Three 1860-1879 (forthcoming) reference 1871/97 Douglas, John.

Further Information

Anna McNeill
Anna, John, probably Helen

Associated Claims (6)

£236 6s 11d
Unsuccessful claimant
£9,174 19s 1d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual)
£12,407 13s 2d
£13,522 6s 5d
Unsuccessful claimant
£7,168 15s 6d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual)
£3,500 8s 6d

Associated Estates (4)

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
1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Joint owner

Half the estate was shown in 1826 as in the lawful possession of J.T. & A Douglas.

1810 [EA] - 1810 [LA] → Creditor

Douglas, Reid & Co, a branch of J.,T. & A Douglas, was a creditor of the estate in 1810.

1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (6)

Name partner
Douglas, Brown & Co.
Cotton Mill  
Railway Investment
Caledonian and Dumbartonshire Junction [184666]  
Railway Investment
Glasgow, Airdrie and Monkland Junction [1846174]  
Railway Investment
Airdrie and Bathgate Junction [18462]  
Name partner
Douglas, Gallaway
West India merchant - British Guiana  

Relationships (4)

Brother → Sister

Addresses (2)

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Central Scotland, Scotland
Glenfinart, Ardentinny, Argyll, Argyll and Bute, Scotland