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  1. Alexander Douglas was a Scottish aristocrat and cleric. He was the son of Sir Archibald Douglas of Kilspindie, Treasurer of Scotland. After the death of Robert Shaw, Bishop of Moray, Alexander was given crown nomination to the Apostolic see as Shaw's successor. At that time, during the minority of King James V of Scotland, Alexander's kinsman Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus, was in control of the country. However, this appointment was opposed by John Stewart, Duke of Albany, Angus' rival, who was supporting his own brother, Alexander Stewart. The fall of Angus in late 1528 appears to have doomed his candidature. He largely disappears from the records, and it is Stewart who succeeds to the bishopric. However, he does appear on some of the lists of bishops as Alexander Douglas I to distinguish him from another member of his extended family, Alexander Douglas II.
  2. Alexander Douglas was a Church of Scotland minister and bishop. Minister at Elgin for 17 years, he was elevated to the bishopric of Moray, receiving crown provision on 30 November 1602. He was not consecrated, however, for over eight years, not until he received consecration at Edinburgh on 15 March 1611. He died 11 May 1623, at Elgin. He was buried at the church of St Giles, Elgin, in a vault by a window.
    • died in (392 years ago) in Elgin
  3. Alexander Douglas a.k.a. Alex Douglas is a film director, cinematographer and a film producer.
  4. Alexander Douglas is an architect.

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Google previewA General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the United Kingdom, for M.D.CCC.XXVI. (1826)

by John Burke

Don, Alexander Douglas, Alexander Dunbar, William-R. Dunbar, William -- (Lauder) ( Cunningham) Dunbar, Archibald -- -- Dunbar, Benjamin (Sutherland) Dunlop, Thomas-W. - Elliot, William-Francis -- Fairlie, William-C. (Cunningham) Ferguson, James Forbes, ...

Google previewMummies around the World: An Encyclopedia of Mummies in History, Religion, and Popular Culture (2014)

An Encyclopedia of Mummies in History, Religion, and Popular Culture by Matt Cardin

Alexander Douglas Hamilton, tenth Duke of Hamilton and seventh Duke of Brandon, was born in St. James's Square, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Literary Pseudonyms in the English Language (2015)

by T.J. Carty

Erle Stanley Gardner KENNY, KATHRYN Nicolette Meredith Stack KENT, ALEXANDER Douglas Edward Reeman KENT, BRAD Dennis Talbot ...

Google previewMystery Women: An Encyclopedia of Leading Women Characters in Mystery Fiction Vol.1 (1860-1979) (2009)

by Colleen Barnett

Catherine Alexander Douglas Author: Sidney Sheldon The series was set in the 1940's. Catherine Alexander, the ambitious, intelligent, and attractive daughter of an ineffectual father, ...

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Photograph of William Alexander Douglas Grant

Date: 1894
Photographer: Farmer Bros.
Reference code: P790


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