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At 22:56 on July 10, 2017, William Douglas said…

Lt Col Hon James Stuart, born 17 April 1741 ; captain 20th Foot, 24 February 1762; lieutenant-colonel Sutherland Fencible Regiment, 1793 ; deputy-governor of Fort George, 13 January 1777 ; captain North British Veteran Battalion, 21 April 1803. Died at Fort George 4 May 1808. He died unmarried.

MARRIAGE: August 24, 1818. At Calcutta, Mr J. Campbell of the Bengal civil service, to Margaret Flora, daughter of the late Mr Douglas, West Indies, and niece of Major J. L. Stuart, honourable East India Company's service.

West Indies connection 1: James Robert Douglas, born 1825, youngest son of Archibald Douglas, advocate, died Besquia, St Vincent, on 8 November 1849

West Indies connection 2: Archibald Douglas, (1776-1860), was the son of John Douglas (1745-) and C (1745-) and Cecilia Buchanan (1740-) and a grandson of William Douglas of Leith. Archibald was in partnership with his two brothers, John and Thomas, who had sugar and cotton estates in the Guianas and the West Indies, on Berbice and Demerara. Together, they formed the Glasgow-based merchant house of J. T. and A. Douglas & Co.

At 22:33 on July 10, 2017, William Douglas said…

Grave information for Margaret Flora Campbell (Douglas), located in the Inveresk (Saint Michael, Musselburgh) Cemetery, Musselburgh Scotland.

At 22:32 on July 10, 2017, William Douglas said…

Some coincidences here?

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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