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Lord James Douglas, buried in Église de Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris.

Lord James Douglas (1617–1645) was a Scottish nobleman and soldier.He was born at Douglas Castle, Douglas, South Lanarkshire, the son of William Douglas, 1st Marquess of Douglas, and his wife Margaret Hamilton, a daughter of Claud Hamilton, 1st Lord Paisley.Douglas was sent at an early age to the court of Louis XIII, where he was served the King as a Page, where he steadily moved through the levels of the Maison du Roi.A fine memorial was erected to his memory in the Chapelle de Sainte-Thérèse, within the Abbey Church.

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