DOUGLAS, John (?1774-1838), of Grantham, Lincs.
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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.
Member of council, duchy of Cornwall 1819-20.
Provost marshal gen. Grenada 1836-d.
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