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Douglas of Glenbervie
Sir Robert Douglas of Glenbervie, Bart.(1694-1770)

Arms: Quarterly, 1st and 4th: Argent a man’s heart imperially crowned Proper and on a chief Azure three stars Argent; 2nd and 3rd: Argent a cross counter-embattled sable; overall an inescutcheon of the badge of a baronet, viz. Argent a saltire Azure and surtout the Royal arms Or a lion rampant Gules within a double tressure flory counterflory Gules

SOURCE, NOTES and CREDITS: Blazon reworked by J.H. Gaylor from: Nisbet, 1722, Vol 1, pages 77 & 79 and “The Baronage of Scotland”, 1798, Douglas, page 21, with the B&W illustration: Nisbet, 1722, Vol 1, Plate 8, Text & bio: Nisbet, 1722, Vol 1, pages 77 & 79, “The Baronage of Scotland”, 1798, Douglas, pages 18-21 and a Wikipedia article.,

Sir Robert Douglas of Glenbervie, 6th Baronet, 1694 - 24 April 1770 was from a family which descended from the second son of the Archibald Douglas, 5th Earl of Angus known as “Bell the Cat”, in the reign of James III. Charles I created a descendant, Sir William Douglas, a baronet 28 May 1625 in the baronetage of Nova Scotia. (This was the first creation of two of the Douglas of Glenbervie baronetcies.) Sir Robert of whom we treat succeeded to the baronetcy in July1764, was a well known genealogist. He was the compiler and author “The Peerage of Scotland, which is the second compilation of a Scots Peerage (See Craufurd for the 1st [1716] ) in one volume in 1764. Since he gave no credit to Craufurd in his preface to this work we could find, we must believe he started from scratch !

Posthumously in 1798 was published his “The Baronage of Scotland” the earliest book on the landed gentry of Scotland. The title may be misleading to those researching feudal baronies, whilst many of the landowners within held territorial baronies, the use of the word “Baronage” here relates to lairds and their families & estates and their relations and relationships to the families of the Scots landed gentry. There are no lists of feudal barons and illustrations of baronial additaments to be found. A second edition of his “Peerage” ( the 3rd compilation of the Scots Peerage ) was expanded into two volumes under the editorship of John Philip Wood, Esq. and published in 1813. The 4th compilation of the Scots Peerage greatly expanded and published, between 1907 and 1914 under the editorship of Sir James Balfour Paul, KCVO
( see article “The Scots Peerage”, ”Tak Tent”, No. 31, pp 6-9. for more details on this.)( see also entries for Sir James Balfour Paul and for George Craufurd in this album)

The artwork is a rendering by John Hamilton Gaylor

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