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On 14 October 1784, Duke Louis Ernest of Brunswick-Lüneburg-Bevern ( 1718-1788) laid down all his offices and left Bois-le-Duc to its new governor, Robert Douglas.

Who is this Robert Douglas?

In the picture below, Robert is on the left.

Any additional information on this event would be welcome.

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Comment by William Douglas on October 25, 2010 at 15:53
This now looks to me as Robert Douglas (1727–1809). He was the son of George Douglas of Friarshaw and his wife, Elizabeth Scott (dau of Sir Patrick Scott, Bart of Ancrum).

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