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Edward Douglas, Jr. and his sister Elizabeth Willett

This blog is material in the search by James David Douglas who descends from Edward Douglas who was born in 1719 in England. As I have mentioned after the death of John Willett, husband of Elizabeth Wllett,, Elizabeth had an Inventory Sale in 1679. Among the items sold was furniture and silver. The money derived from this sale probably paid for the tickets for Edward Douglas, Jr. and his sister, Elizabeth Willett. for their trip to England. There is mention in 1681 that Elizabeth had fled the country leaving creditors unpaid. We may presume that the Rev Thomas Teackle had paved the way for the couple and contacted his friends in the clergy to give them aid. It was in 1680 that Elizabeth Willett wrote a letter to Judge Hancock Lee, commissioner for Northampton County regarding the care needed for her daughter, Martha Willett. The letter is very informative=stating that she (Elizabeth) was in England. She wanted to be sure that Martha was receiving the appropriate care and education. You can read this letter by going to Google and writing "Miles Files" and then click on version 17. f the letter

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