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Clan Gathering 2014

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Who married Lady Douglas? And who was she?

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William Douglas left a comment for Susan O'Neill
"Ah! Yes, I remember now. There is an article on another page here. Use the search box top right to find Henry Downs"
William Douglas replied to Jenny Blain's discussion Douglases in Cockpen - 18th century and before
"Isabel wife of john Knox died November 1664 but more than that I have yet to discover."
Jul 28
William Douglas replied to Jenny Blain's discussion Douglases in Cockpen - 18th century and before
"John Knox son of William Knox (1569-1623), min. of Cockpen (1592-1623), graduated Edinburgh 1610, author of Common Places in Theology, married Isobel Douglas. They had a son, John, also a minister, who succeeded his father. W. Knox was the son of…"
Jul 28
William Douglas left a comment for Susan O'Neill
"Welcome to our group, Susan.Can you give further details of Henry Downs? Places with associated dates are helpful to others who may be able to connect to your family. How does he connect with the Douglas family? Yours aye, William Douglas"
Jul 28
William Douglas replied to Jenny Blain's discussion Douglases in Cockpen - 18th century and before
"Mr. George (Douglas, son of William, 9th Earl of Angus), who in 1570 received from his father the chaplaincy of Drumlithie, and in 1576 the half of Panlathie. He died at Cockburn before 15 December 1590,  and was buried at Douglas."
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William Douglas left a comment for John Douglas
"Welcome to our community network, John. Which Richard Douglas are you descended from?  If you can put dates and places, that helps others who may have a connection link into your tree, and vice versa. Yours aye, William"
Jul 27
William Douglas commented on Nigel Douglas's blog post Sending your sample to FTDNA via the Post Office
"New postage rules are causing all sorts of problems here in the UK.It would be good to raise this issue with the DNA sampling companies to see what they say."
Jul 26

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Runaway servants

Posted on June 26, 2015 at 11:59 0 Comments

Julie has contributed this: "Genealogical abstracts from the American Weekly Mercury, 1719-1746" compiled by Kenneth Scott (c) 1974 1720 Pg 02 DOUGLASS, Archabald, Scotch servant, age c. 25 – runaway from James Pemberton, of Queen Ann Co., Maryland; if runaway is captured, notice to be given to Israel Pemberton of Phila. (7/21) 

Description: Reward Offered For Three Runaway Servant Men Named James GRIGG, Archabald DOUGLASS and William WILLSON.

Date: July 21…


Flemish Roots and Scottish Branches

Posted on June 22, 2015 at 11:00 2 Comments

The Rutherfurds, like their cousins the Douglases, trace their ancestry back to West Flanders and to the powerful Erembald family. Other families in Britain who share these roots are the Ypres [Douglas], Furnes, Harnes, Lucy, Hacket and Winter families. The political events of the 11th and 12th centuries within Flanders were to change the lives of these families and push them down a migratory path which began in today's Belgium and ended up in Scotland, Ireland, America, Canada, New Zealand…


William B. Douglass, explorer

Posted on June 15, 2015 at 18:00 2 Comments

William B. Douglass, (front row, 2nd from right) was Examiner of Surveys under the General Land Office when in 1909 he was in the expedition that 'discovered' Rainbow Bridge' in San Juan County on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona.

William B. Douglass is a popular name, so I am having…


Death by drowning

Posted on June 3, 2015 at 16:14 0 Comments

Colin Douglas, one of the owners of the ‘Glenbervie’ drowned off quayhead at Demerara in February 1827 (Greenock Advertiser 10.4.1827)

David Douglas, 2nd engineer, SS Cortes, youngest son of the late James Douglas, carpenter, drowned at sea on 16th December 1874 (Greenock Telegraph 14.1.1875)

Donald Douglas, seaman, 1 Ardgowan Street, Greenock drowned at Quebec, Canada in June 1882 age 22 (Greenock Telegraph 24.7.1882)

Donald Douglas, AB, 10 Terrace Road, Greenock, lost when tug…


The Grandfather Clock Connection

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 20:16 1 Comment

14 October 2014 - "The Grandfather Clock Connection"

 Our talk on 14 October was given by Mrs Irene Hopkins and had the intriguing title of “The Grandfather Clock Connection".   Like many of us on retirement, she became immersed in family history, particularly that of her husband, Alec, who has a long…


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At 1:24 on July 14, 2015, Mary Ursula Binns said…

Charles, Jr. (Second Clerk of Court of Leesburg)

                        Married Hannah Douglass, daughter of Colonel William Douglass

buried Old Stone Church Cemetery in Leesburg, Virginia Married Hannah Douglass (see Douglass Family) 1768-1843            buried Old Stone Church Cemetery in Leesburg, Virginia

Colonel William Douglass married Sarah and they had 8 children:

Hugh Douglass, Patrick Douglass, Kitty Heale, Betty Douglass, Nancy Douglass, Hannah Douglass, & Peggy Douglass


At 8:15 on July 13, 2015, Carol Furlonger said…

Thank you for accepting me into your space!!

Robert Jennings Douglas 27 January 1895  RIP 23 January 1987.

Marjorie Mary ( Wallis) his first wife: 25 January 1899 to 21 May 1990

Thelma Kathleen ( Burt) his second wife 10 June 1916 to 15 February 2002.

If there is anyone out there who can help me with their families please let me know. I am also looking for a birth date and a married name for Joan Douglas who was the daughter of the foist marriage. 

Many thanks Carol

At 13:20 on June 27, 2015, Dianne Jean Scroop said…

Thank You for including me in your group. I will advise my sister of this site as she is an avid family historian.

At 7:27 on June 18, 2015, James David Douglas said…

 This is a good resource on the Col. Edward Douglass 1713 - 1795 line for interested researchers.  "Historic Sumner County, Tennessee", Jay Guy Cisco 1909

At 13:27 on June 4, 2015, Alexandra Victoria Douglas said…

HI William, Thank you for allowing me to join the Clan. I am researching my ancestor Alexander Douglas, born 1812 in Caithness, Scotland. Son of George Douglas born 1772, 

At 21:48 on May 20, 2015, Dorene Paul said…

Thanks for the info William! I don't have any dates for them yet!

At 3:20 on May 20, 2015, Melanie Douglas said…
Thanks William! Still figuring out how to navigate around. I took your advise and added to my this website. Did FTDNA and still trying to figure that out too. I get it down!
Thanks again!
At 20:37 on May 16, 2015, Kathryn Janisch said…

William Hello, How do I change my web address.

At 21:32 on May 11, 2015, Douglas Yozwiak said…
I am interested in learning about the origins of my mother's grandfather, Andrew Douglass who lived in Youngstown, Ohio in the USA until he died some time in the 1950s, I believe. I am also interested to learn of the origin of the double "s" at the end of that particular spelling of Douglass.

My mother's maiden name is Douglass. Hence my first name, but without the extra "s". All very confusing, I know!
At 1:52 on May 8, 2015, David Apirana Douglas Crawford said…

Hi William

Thank you for message.  I tie into the Glenbervie line through Sir Robert Andrews MacKenzie-Douglas 3rd Baronet of Glenbervie (1837-1884), who is my great-grandmother's grandfather.



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