General Sir Thomas Monteath Douglas

1787 - 1868

Soldier. Born Thomas Monteath, he acquired the name Douglas in 1851 as a condition of inheriting the estate of Douglas-Support near Coatbridge in North Lanarkshire. Monteath Douglas spent much of his career in India, serving with the 35th Bengal Infantry. He was decorated for service during the First Afghan War, having distinguished himself in the defence of Jellalabad in 1841, with Sir Robert Sale. He married the only surviving daughter of Sir William Monteath Scott of Ancrum, and therefore gained control of that estate. He died without issue and was buried in a fine mausoleum overlooking Ancrum.

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