DOUGLAS, John (?1774-1838), of Grantham, Lincs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
Available from Boydell and Brewer

Constituency

Dates

1818 - Apr. 1821
12 Apr. 1822 - 1826

Family and Education

b. ?1774, 1st s. of Thomas Douglas of Grantham by w. Harriott née Lucke (she m. (2) 1791, Henry Jermyn, barrister and antiquary). educ. Rev. Hall’s sch. Grantham 1780; Oriel, Oxf. 10 Apr. 1793, aged 19. m. 2 Jan. 1837, Ellen née Hardey of Brixton Hill, Surr.,1 s.p. suc. fa. 1787.

Offices Held

Member of council, duchy of Cornwall 1819-20.

Provost marshal gen. Grenada 1836-d.

Biography

The son of a wealthy landowner with estates in the counties of Cambridge, Cheshire, Flint, Lanark, Lincoln and Middlesex and cotton mills in Lancashire, Douglas was prepared to stand for Grantham in 1818, but made way for another candidate. He was probably brought into Parliament for the 2nd Marquess of Hertford’s borough through his brother-in-law, Benjamin Bloomfield*, the Regent’s secre