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Colonel John Douglas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Henry Dec 22, 2014. 7 Replies

Samuel Douglas, former plantation owner in Jamaica, died Charleston, SC, 1799, refers in his will to one of his Executors as, "Colonel John Douglas of one of the Bahamas Islands", and I wonder if…Continue

Galloway Douglases

Started Dec 1, 2010 0 Replies

Contact me for the Galloway parents and siblings of the following:- John Douglas, Provost Marshall of Island of Grenada, died there, 31 July, 1838, aged 36. John Douglas, son of Provost of Gatehouse…Continue

'Early Douglas Settlers in America'

Started Nov 26, 2010 0 Replies

1)  From the above list, I am seeking information on: "Campbell Douglas, born Kirkcudbrightshire during 1782.  Grocer in Charleston, North Carolina.  Nat.19 October, 1813, Charleston, South…Continue

Douglas with West Indies Connections

Started Nov 26, 2010 0 Replies

Ref. West Indies List:Anyone with an interest in Robert Douglas, Kelton Settlement, Trelawny, Jamaica, ( see "two wills located at the Public Records Office in Jamaica", ) can contact me for full…Continue


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Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections.
Samuel Douglas of Windsor Plantation, Jamaica. Died 9 Jan.,!799, 'Charleston', South Carolina. Originated Galloway, Scotland.

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Marion (Douglas) Murphy

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 15:54 0 Comments

Looking for information on Marion Murphy m.s. Douglas, who resided South Carolina in the early 1800s.  Any information would be appreciated.

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At 1:46 on February 10, 2014, Helena Provan said…

Thanks Bob for replying.  Its taken some time to work out some of the Douglas families in Penninghame, or Glasserton. 

The family you suggest that might be the one I am looking for, connected to the Kennedy family, might be the line but probably further back.  Sarah Kennedy married to William had sons but they seemed to have gone to America.  You may well be correct with the link between Gilbert and William being uncle and nephew.  Quite a while ago I came across a reference giving Gilbert's mother as (I think) Mary Wilson married to William Douglas but he had been married before to Isobel Kennedy and they had a son William.  There was a family story of Helen Gray married to Hugh Douglas being a Kennedy heiress.  This is quite wrong but was Isobel the heiress of Bargany.  She apparently died at Penninghame.  I think I found the connection through something I read regarding the Cathcart family.  I have read so much and as an afterthought should take notes.







At 23:53 on December 16, 2011, julie bryce said…

Thanks Bob.  Good to have authentic information.  So kind of you to pass it on.  I will continue searching for the parents of William, who married Janet Witherspoon c 1695.  I may never be able to identify them of course -  I have been lucky to get as far back as this.  Thanks again - Julie

At 13:47 on June 8, 2011, david andrew james drysdale said…

Hi bob thanks

well your no to far away i am in stranrar brave n often i have a sister lives in glasgow, barrhead love getting over when i can will be over in august at the world pipeband champion ships in glasgow . thanks for the offer of help as i will need some help i think.

At 18:19 on November 24, 2010, William Douglas said…
Presumably it was some of these two families who founded the ill fated Douglas and Heron Bank, which led to so much misery in the south west of Scotland.
At 22:19 on November 23, 2010, William Douglas said…

I do not seem to have anything on Samuel, but I am fascinated with your linkage of him with Sir William of Castle Douglas, which, I note, come through the Heron family linking two Douglas families.

I have been looking through McKerlie's Lands and their Owners in Galloway, but am not able to find any Douglas links to the places connected with Samuel's ancestors (Mochrum, Penningham, etc)

So, I will just have to keep at it!

Yours aye,


Making conections

The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.

Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

Professions also help.

'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.

Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?

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