"Birth for Deacon William Douglas complicated by calendar change. The Julian Calendar replaced by Gregorian Calendar in 1752.
The 1752 Calendar Change
Today, Americans are used to a calendar with a "year" based the…"
"Birth for Deacon William Douglas complicated by calendar change.
The 1752 Calendar Change
Today, Americans are used to a calendar with a "year" based the earth's rotation around the sun, with "months" having no relationship…"
"William W. Hough, Thanks so much for your reply
The information did come from messages found on line from Carol Maginnis but not confirmation by records. So, I was not sure, I have not been able to find her book as it is not in print and Carol has…"
"Hi, I am new. I have been looking for information about Elizabeth Douglas born 1677, granddaughter of Deacon William, by his son Robert and Mary Hempstead. The Elizabeth Douglas I am looking for married first Stephen DeWolfe 1679 - 1711, they had…"
"Thank you, William.
I will join the Deacon William Douglas group William 1610 group.
As I know very little about the Deacon William and his family, I am very eager to learn more. I am searching for his grandaughter Elizabeth Douglas who…"
Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections.
Deacon William Douglass 1609 - 1682 thru his son Robert Douglass m Mary Hempstead. Robert's daughter Elizabeth born 1677 married Stephen Dewolf who died in 1711. They were the parents of two boys Gideon and Stephen. One report - After her remarriage, (to Henry Rowland) she apprenticed her two sons: Gideon, (abt. 1706) age 6 to Peter PRATT a tanner & shoemaker. Stephen (abt. 1708) age 4 was sent to Samuel ELY to be trained as a weaver.
another report - Elizabeth Douglas was bpt. June 17, 1677. She had two dau. by her second husband: Elizabeth and Sary. Elizabeth was married to Rowland when she received her inheritance from her father. Her two sons by Stephen De Wolf were indentured when Gideon was four and Stephen was one. As a result Gideon was trained as a cordwainer, blacksmith, and sawyer. There is a serious study of the family of his wife Deborah (Raymond). Last I heard, it was still in the cellar of the Historical Society. CSM (CSM is C S Maginnis) parentheses are mine. I am in the Gideon DeWolf/Deolph (which eventually became Dolph) line.
Who is your earliest known Douglas ancestor?
Deacon William Douglass, 1601 - 1682
Comment Wall (1 comment)
You need to be a member of The Douglas Archives to add comments!
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?