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Im looking for Douglas(s) in Wootton, Northamptonshire.
My ancestor Joseph Douglas left there and moved to Bradford, Yorkshire (between 1861 - 1870).
Joseph was born in Wootton, Northamptonshire in 1848. His father is Samuel Douglas born 1823, Wootton, and his father Joseph born 1800, Wootton.
I was surprised that my ancestor hadnt moved from Scotland, so Im wondering what they were doing in Wootton, all Ive discovered so far is that they built houses! I havent got any further back.
Has anyone got any ancestors from Wootton?
Welcome to our network, Susan.
if you put Northamptonshire into the search box at the top of the page, you will find others searching in this county - most notably those seeking the ancestors of William Douglas, born 1610.
Other Northamptonshire relted Douglases can be found here: http://search.atomz.com/search/?sp-q=Northamptonshire&sp-a=sp10...
Thank you for the reply and the web site address.
I didnt realise how many Douglas' were in Northamptonshire! This will keep me busy!
If you put the name Joseph Douglas into FreeReg bp's you will find virtually all the men who come up are from the Easton Maudit Douglas family. Wootton isn't very far from Easton Maudit so you might try to investigate any links between your Joseph b 1800 and the latest Joseph bp' at Easton Maudit in 1745 (who was a butcher) who may have been the Joseph who died in 1794, buried at EM. What doesn't show up on FreeReg is that there was one Joseph in Chipping Warden bp 1759 and one bp'd at Bugbrooke 1724. The Easton Maudit family seemed to go back there to have their children bp'd, or to marry or to be buried even when they had moved to other nearby villages. At least until the late 1700s when they seem to have dispersed. Do you have spouses names for Joseph, Samuel?
Thank you for replying, I hadnt thought of the FreeReg site.
Joseph born 1800, married a Mary Martin, (but Im not sure about that) in Wootton, 16 Dec 1823, I think I got that bit of information from the family search web site.
Samuel married Maria, but no maiden name, and no place, I just have the year 1845, but guessing it would of been in Wootton, as she is on the census' as been born there.
I will look further into the Easton Maudit families, I dont know the area at all, so I think I may need a quick geography lesson!
I, too am a 'Northamptonshire' Douglas. My paper trail leads back to George Douglas d1801 Culworth Northants. I have never been able to establish a link between Culworth, Easton Maudit, Wootton etc Douglases. There were lots of different branches scattered over Northants. Interestingly, you say they were builders, do you think they were labourers or developers ? If you do come up with any connection to Culworth please let me know. George has proved to be a most stubborn brick wall !