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I would really appreciate any information on these two that any one has. They had a son, Hugh Douglas, 1713. I think their dates might be about 1688. If I can link these up to earlier Douglas' I can complete that branch of my family.



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Comment by James David Douglas on July 8, 2017 at 18:46

The two references I provided are possibly of two different persons. I have no personal knowledge of the James Douglas/ Jean Farquhar line and was only posting found references that may or may not have some revelence. I probably should have included a disclaimer to that effect. I apologize for any potential confusion.

Thank you - William

Comment by William Douglas on July 8, 2017 at 18:17

If Jean, the daughter of James Farquhar and Jean Porterfield, was born in 1713, how can she be the mother of Marion Douglas, baptized Jun 1721 in New Cummnock, Ayrshire, Scotland? She certainly could not be the mother of Hugh, also born 1713!

Elsewhere I have seen Jean, the daughter of James Farquhar and Jean Porterfield as the wife of John White, of Neuk.

Comment by James David Douglas on July 7, 2017 at 7:58
Comment by James David Douglas on July 7, 2017 at 7:55

"Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch( : 2 January 2015), Jean Farquhar in entry for Marion Douglas, Jun 1721; citing , NEW CUMNOCK, AYR, SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,041,400.

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'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.

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