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Derek J. H. Douglas writes:
My 3rd great grandfather, Rev. Matthew J. Douglas (1829-1865) is listed as a private on the rolls of the Confederacy's 11th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment (Holman's) in 1863. It is said that he was held prisoner in a cave at Cumberland Gap and starved to death, according to a family story that my grandfather Jessie Esler Douglas (1916-1970) was told by his father, George Washington Douglas (1891-1931). This story has…
The Marquis of Douglas, son of the Duke of Hamilton, was sent in 1807 as Ambassador to St. Petersburg.
The Marquis of Douglas in 1808 was allowed to pass through France on his way home from Russia, his health being unequal to a sea passage.
This seems to have been a 'Special Mission'.
The Duke in 1807 was Archibald Hamilton, 9th Duke of Hamilton. His son, Alexander, later 10th Duke of Hamilton, was presumably Marquis of Douglas in 1807?