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Thanks for the reference and pointer towards the background of Major James. He sounds like one of these larger than life characters.
Having done some work on the White connection it is pretty clear that James White would have met Rachel Douglas when they were both living in that part of Edinburgh (no 2 Patrick Square). If James was training as a surgeon - Surgeons hall is off course nearby and close to where James Uncle lived.
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Some time since I have had anything useful to contribute but I came across Major James Douglas when researching another bit of my family tree
I note that he had three daughters when he arrived in the UK in 1807 - that is Rachel, Katherine and possibly Mary. Subsequently they seemed to have stayed at St Patricks Square in Edinburgh because Rachel married a James White or Whyte from that address who was a surgeon in Edinburgh. The family appears in the…Continue