James Douglas Stoddart Douglas

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James Douglas Stoddart Douglas was a British Conservative Party politician. He was elected at the 1841 general election as a Member of Parliament (MP) for the borough of Rochester, but was defeated at the 1847 general election.[1][2]

James Douglas Stoddart Douglas of Baads was born in 1793. He was the son of George Alexander Stoddart and unknown Bridges. He married, firstly, Margaret Braziere Douglas, daughter of George Douglas, in 1830. He married, secondly, Jane Sarah Jenkin, daughter of James Jenkin, in 1875.

Margaret and her father, George, were both adopted.[3]

He served in the Royal Navy, promoted to Lieutenant in 1815 on the Doris, 36, under Capt Robert O'Brien, then on the East India station. He became a Lieutenant in the Yeomanry Cavalry.[4]

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  1. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 258. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "R" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ The Douglas Archives
  4. ^ A Naval Biographical Dictionary, Vol 1

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Hobhouse
Ralph Bernal
Member of Parliament for Rochester
With: William Bodkin
Succeeded by
Ralph Bernal
Thomas Twisden Hodges