James Douglas (died 1751)

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James Douglas (died 2 June 1751) was a British politician.

He succeeded Henry Vane, 1st Earl of Darlington as the Member of Parliament for St. Mawes from 1741 to 1747 and for Malmesbury from 1747 until his death in 1751.[1]

Douglas was a younger son of James Douglas, a merchant in London, of the family of Douglas of Friarshaw, and his wife (née Russell). He married Albinia, daughter of Major-General William Farrington and widow of Robert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster; she died on 29 July 1745.[2]


  1. ^ Lea, R. S. (1970). "Douglas, James (d. 1751)". In Sedgwick, Romney. The House of Commons 1715-1754. The History of Parliament Trust. 
  2. ^ Johnston, G. Harvey (1907). The Heraldry of the Douglases. Edinburgh & London: W. & A.K. Johnston. p. 35. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Henry Vane
Richard Plumer
Member of Parliament for St. Mawes
With: Robert Nugent
Succeeded by
Robert Nugent
The Lord Sundon
Preceded by
Giles Earle
William Rawlinson Earle
Member of Parliament for Malmesbury
With: John Lee
Succeeded by
John Lee
Lord Edward Digby