Philip Douglas
Philip Douglas

Philip Douglas, D.D. (27 October 1758 – 2 January 1822) was a British priest and academic in the second half of the eighteenth century and the first decades of the 19th.[1]

Douglas was born at Witham, Essex, the son of Archibald Douglas of Kirkton and his wife Elizabeth Burchard, and went to Harrow School.[2] He was a student at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, graduating B.A. in 1781; MA in 1784; and B.D. in 1793. He was appointed Fellow in 1782; Tutor in 1787 and Master in 1795. He was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge from 1795 to 1796; and again from 1810 to 1811. He was ordained in 1783 and served his title at Whittlesford. He was vicar of Gedney from 1796 until his death.[3]


  1. ^ "Douglas, Philip (DGLS776P)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. ^ Skedd, S. J. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/7914. ((cite encyclopedia)): Missing or empty |title= (help) (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  3. ^ Douglas Archives