Charles James Sholto Douglas Jamaica Scotland

Biography of Charles James Sholto Douglas

Charles James Sholto Douglas was born around 1732. He was the eldest son of Sir John Douglas, Baronet of Kelhead.

Douglas matriculated at the University in 1745 undertaking an Arts course. In 1749 he was nominated for the prestigious Snell Exhibition, an annual scholarship since the mid-17th century, which enabled the holder to undertake postgraduate study at Baillol College, Oxford. As a Snell Exhibitioner, Douglas went on to graduate BA in 1753 and MA in 1756.

Douglas became barrister-at-law of the Middle Temple, in central London. He then emigrated to Jamaica, where he was appointed Collector of Customs in 1762.


Other Online Resources

Archival Materials

  • Addison, The Matriculation Albums of the University of Glasgow from 1728 to 1858 (Glasgow, 1913)


Charles James Sholto Douglas
Born 1732.
GU Degree: Arts, 1745-1749;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: civil servants; lawyers
English snippet: Snell Exhibitioner 1749
Record last updated: 25th Mar 2014

Country Associations

Jamaica Jamaica, No Region

Scotland Scotland, No Region

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student