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married widow Isabel Dale sister to Sir Thomas Dale, royal governor of Virginia. Isabel was born in Middlesex County, England. Edward Douglas was born in Scotland 14 Dec 1590 and died in Northampton County, Virginia 2 Nov 1657. Upon the death of Elizabeth Throgmorton Dale, the widow of Governor Dale it is presumed Edward married Isabel and his rights to an inheritance over-rode those mentioned in the will of Elizabeth Throgmorton Dale. Edward became seized, by patent, the land called "Dale's Gift" in Northampton County, Virginia."Dales Gift" was the very first patent issued in America. Upon Col Edward Douglas' death Isabel married the Rev. Thomas Teackle and in time they moved to Accomack County, Virginia.
In his will Edward Douglas mentions his cousin Edmund Boweman of Accomack County. Edmund was probably born in Scotland. It was disheartening to find only one reference to an Edward Douglas of Scotland. (See Fife County, Scotland,Dunfermline Parish Register 1561-1700} 11 Nov 1632 Andrew Elder and Janet Phine hand Isabel; wit- Edward Douglas, Thomas Douglas, William Pillonis
My efforts have been fruitless in finding Edward.Edward was a leader in Northampton County and always addressed as a gentleman.
If someone can point me in the proper direction I would be most appreciative. Henry B. Hunt, Jr.
Do you have info on this George Douglas , I have one buried at the church up the street .Inscription on stone from top to bottom line for line reads as follows
Geo. D. Douglass
born Sep. 2.d.1789 died
There are in the Virginia Colonial Abstracts several references to both Edward and George Douglas , I think vol.2
page 732 has more DUGLASS/ DUGLIS variants
Thank you Mr. Drysdale. This is my Edward Douglas. He had recently arrived on the Eastern Shore. I note, too, Mr. William Stone, High Sheriff, who shortly left to become provisional governor of Maryland. Henry B, Hunt, Jr.