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William Douglas left a comment for Richard Nielsen
"I have a located a Christian Douglas of Stronchrubie, Assynt, who lived with one servant in 1774 W"
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"A wee warning - do not confuse the Douglas family of Rosehall, Sutherland with those of Rosehall, Lanarkshire!"
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"Welcome to our group, Richard. My research leads me to the belief that the Douglas family in Sutherland originated in the Borders, both English and Scottish. Following the Clearances, many sheep farmers were 'imported' to bring expertise…"
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Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections.
George Douglas born abt 1853 in Assynt, Sutherland. Married to Isabella Sutherland born June 18, 1868 in Rosehall, Sutherland
Who is your earliest known Douglas ancestor?
Walter Douglas, father of George Douglas, born in 1853

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At 12:09 on July 26, 2017, William Douglas said…

I have a located a Christian Douglas of Stronchrubie, Assynt, who lived with one servant in 1774

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At 11:31 on July 26, 2017, William Douglas said…

A wee warning - do not confuse the Douglas family of Rosehall, Sutherland with those of Rosehall, Lanarkshire!

At 11:29 on July 26, 2017, William Douglas said…

Welcome to our group, Richard.

My research leads me to the belief that the Douglas family in Sutherland originated in the Borders, both English and Scottish. Following the Clearances, many sheep farmers were 'imported' to bring expertise to the new occupants of the Highlands, sheep.

Families dispersed across the county to take up their new positions. Thus one brother might be in Farr, on the north coast, and another in Assynt, on the west coast.

I am NOT suggesting you will find your Douglas family here http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=364444.0 but this forum provices an interesting insight into the time and place - and is generally accurate.

Yours aye,

William

 
 
 

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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