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I have been asked to help trace the Douglas family in Norfolk, East Anglia, particularly the name variants Dagles, Dagley, Daglis, Daglos, Duglasse.  As I have recently been working on the Palestinian variant Daghlas, this looked to be an interesting project.

And it is interesting and frustrating!

I have found a 15th century Richard Duglas, both Junior and senior who served as jury men on a number of occasions, but not a lot else.

Thomas Dagley, son of Wlm (an abbreviation?) was born in Potter Heigham, Norfolk. Thomas married and died in Hempstead Norfolk in 1631 - by then he is named on documents as Thomas Duglasse!

Is anyone else working on their East Anglian ancestors?

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Comment by William Douglas on August 27, 2017 at 18:04

I am told that there is DNA evidence that there are Douglas men who could have migrated from Northamptonshire to Norfolk.

Is there a link with William Douglas, b1610 and his wife, Anne Mattie?

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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