William Douglas of Glenbervie 1690-1764

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Sir William DOUGLAS of Glenbervie, 5th bart, ca.1690-1764

Biographical Note

Eldest son of Sir Robert Douglas of Glenbervie (ca.1662-1748) and Mary Ruthven, he was a practising advocate. He was Provost of St Andrews, Fife, Scotland between 1726 and 1745. He is also recorded as serving as one of the inspectors of customs on tobacco (Scotland).


Used an engraved bookplate (Franks 8925): 'Douglas, William, Esqr, eldest son to Sr. Robert Douglas of Glenbervie' (presumably made before he succeeded to the baronetcy).

The extent and disposition of his library is not known.


  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903.
  • John M. Leighton, History of the County of Fife from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Volume 3, 1840, p. 57.
  • The Peerage #644983.